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Interrogating Human Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis

Project description

Breaking new ground in the field of adult hippocampal neurogenesis

The hippocampus is a brain area critical for learning and memory. Impairment of adult hippocampal neurogenesis is linked to cognitive dysfunction and mood dysregulation in rodents. The hippocampus is particularly vulnerable to damage at the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, the ERC-funded HumAN project will shed light on the mechanisms that control the maturation and synaptic integration of newly generated cells in human beings. It will also identify the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases, thereby facilitating the identification of potential novel therapeutic targets for these as yet incurable conditions. The project will determine, for the first time, whether new neurons integrate efficiently into the human hippocampus.

Host institution

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 300 458,76
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid

Beneficiaries (2)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 300 458,76
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 693 333,98
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid