Research Programme 2014-2017
The overall objective of the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience is to perform co-ordinated multidisciplinary research of the brain functions on all levels from single molecules through individual cells and acutely isolated nervous tissues to the brain networks operating in vivo to further advance the discoveries in physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system. In particular, the main strategic direction of the centre is the in depth study of neuronal-glial biology in normal and pathological brain.
The strategic research plan for 2014-2017 concentrates on 3 main programmes which include:
- Characterization of the role of glial cells in the physiology of the nervous system;
- In depth characterization of structural and functional changes of neuronal-glial networking in the aged brain; and
- The role of neuroglia in neurodegenerative diseases and other neurological disorders.
In terms of strategic research interests, the Achucarro centre endorses the Declaration of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain