A new study by PhD student Martina Rosato (MCN) shows that combined cellular and molecular profiling is able to reveal novel biological insight into the polygenic nature of schizophrenia. The study was published last month in Molecular Psychiatry.
Together with clinicians and researchers from Utrecht, Nijmegen and Twente, CNCR researchers Verhage, Cornelisse, Meijer (FGA) and Linkenkaer-Hansen (INF) received a €1,8M grant to improve personalized medicine for children with autism.
A study performed by PhD students Mariana Matos and Esther Visser in the team of Michel van den Oever reveals that expression of a remote fear memory depends on a small ensemble of neurons in the medial prefrontal that functions as an enduring physical memory trace, or engram.
A team of researchers from the CNCR (led by Priyanka Rao-Ruiz and Michel van den Oever, MCN lab) and the Erasmus MC (led by Steven Kushner, Dept. of Psychiatry) used a sensitive and unbiased RNA sequencing approach to identify gene expression signatures critical to the storage of long-term memories by sparse ensembles of hippocampal neurons. This collaborative effort was published in Nature Communications.
Dr. Marieke Meijer and a team of FGA/CNCR researchers, together with iPSC-experts from the University of Bonn, published a novel method to study synapse formation and function in individual iPSC-derived human neurons in Cell Reports.