Oct 22

Amanda Sierra dará una conferencia dentro del programa de actividades de Zientzia Astea 2019

El título de la charla es "Tu cerebro te engaña: un viaje desde la sensación hasta las ilusiones sensoriales"

El martes 22 de octubre, a las 7 de la tarde en el Bizkaia Aretoa de Bilbao, nuestra compañera Amanda Sierra, líder del grupo de investigación en biología de las células gliales de ACHUCARRO será una de las ponentes del ciclo de conferencias organizadas en el seno de la Semana de la Ciencia (Zientzia Astea) 2019.


Sep 15

Registration period open for the Achucarro International Glia School 2020

This advanced training course will be held in our premises, from June 23 to 25, 2020

We are willing to receive application from young neuroscientists, gliologists, to attend the second edition of the Achucarro International Glia School, organised by ACHUCARRO.

Aug 05

New equipment for automated imaging and immunoassays

We have just incorporated two new platforms for High-Content Screening and Single Molecule Array.

ACHUCARRO continues strengthening and widening the range of technologies to perform research on the biology of neuron – glia interactions. Our Imaging and Proteomics facilities have received new technologies to help advance in the sophistication of our research projects.

July 04

Astrocytes control mapping of synaptic connections and memories

Mazahir T. Hasan developed a genetic approach to selectively block vesicular release from astrocytes.

Human brain has roughly 100 billion neurons and about the same number of glia cells, which have been traditionally considered to be playing a support role for neurons. Neurons are connected through synaptic connections which involve the participation of presynaptic and postsynaptic neurons, with electrical transmission moving from pre-to-postsynaptic direction.

Jul 09

Christian Giaume, agur eta ohore

Our friend and colleague Christian Giaume passed away last week

Christian Giaume (Nice, 1951 - Paris, 2019) was Research Director at the Collège de France, and researcher at CNRS, and member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of ACHUCARRO.

Christian Giaume

After completing a thesis on electrical synapses of invertebrates at the Pasteur Institute he pioneered a highly productive neuroscientific career focused on the molecular constituents of glial gap junctions and connexins, a topic in which he made key discoveries and become a world leader. His work led him to propose that instead of a "glial syncytium", astroglia is organized in networks that are plastic and exhibit a specific spatial organization. He also studied the contribution of astroglial connexin channels in the control of synaptic plasticity in several mouse models of brain pathology such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, neuropathic pain, and sleep disorders.

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