Our research is devoted to the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying information storage in the central nervous system. We are fascinated by the processes that occur in brain circuits following a specific experience and that underlie the consolidation of recently acquired memories and their modification upon re-experience. We believe that a better knowledge of these processes will not only foster the understanding of brain function in general but provides a key to therapeutic intervention in neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from intellectual disabilities to stress-induced affective disorders.
Our new paper is published in Psychopharmacology: Hippocampal network oscillations at the interplay between innate anxiety and learned fear.
We welcome our new SynAGE students: Miguel del Ángel (TP2) and Katharina Klinger (TP10) ! We are looking forward to working on mechanisms of healthy synaptic ageing with you !
Our consortial project GeNeRARe has been approved for a second funding period. Here we will study mechanisms of rare genetic disorders, such as Noonan syndrome and Costello syndrome.