A new study by PhD student Sara Hijazi (MCN) shows that reducing the activity of interneurons in the hippocampus restores memory and delays Alzheimer’s disease progression in mice. The study is published in Molecular Psychiatry.
PhD student Kyoko Watanabe (CNCR-CTG) publishes a novel way of using single cell gene expression data to prioritize cell types in disease. Her paper features as Editor’s highlight in Nature Communications
In this study Marinka Brouwer (FGA) shows that adhesion molecule SALM1 binds an intracellular protein complex via one domain and organizes synapse development via another. The study was a collaboration between FGA and MCN.
Femke Feringa (FGA) did her PhD in cancer research but decided to switch to neurodegeneration and study why genes involved in immune responses and cholesterol metabolism are among the strongest associations with Alzheimer’s disease.
Wijnand Geraerts, biologist by training, designed CNCR together with Menno Witter and Dorret Boomsma, promoting groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research and bringing scientists with different backgrounds together within CNCR.
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.