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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

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The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and Ikerbasque – the Basque Foundation for Science fostered the creation of the Basque Center for Neuroscience research devoted to the figure of Nicolas Achucarro (Bilbao, 1880-1918), the first international recognized Basque neuroscientist.

Achucarro performs work-class research in the study of neuronal-glial biology in normal and pathological brain, which is the base for training students and disseminate the created knowledge to the Society, so well-being of people and sustainable social development is fostered.

Achucarro focuses its research on the brain function in physiology and pathophysiology, with a particular emphasis on:

  • In-depth understanding of the organisation and information processing in neural circuitries;
  • Identification of genetic and molecular backgrounds of neural circuits during development and ageing;
  • Characterisation of genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases; and
  • Translational research aimed at the development of new strategies for the treatment of brain diseases.

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Ikerbasque achieves 6.2M ? from Europe to hire 50 senior scientists

Ikerbasque hs achieved from Europe  a new 6.2 million euro grant to hire senior scientists. This funding will make possible to hire 50 new researchers coming from all over the world to develop their research in all universities and research centers of the Basque Country, Ikerbasque achieved last year 6.2 million euros from the European […]

 
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