Research Programme 2018-2021

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 2018-2021 continues concentrating on the 3 main programmes established in 2014, 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.


This research programmes is aligned with the objectives and principles that inspired the Declaration of the European Dana Alliance for the Brain, that we endorse and commit to.

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