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Uncovering the basis of behavioral individuality across developmental time-scales

Project description

Tracing the origins of behavioural individuality

The "nature versus nurture" debate has dominated our understanding of individual behavioural variation. Is it genetic heterogeneity or differences in environmental exposures that form the bases of individual behaviour? Recent studies have shown that stable behavioural variation is observed among isogenic individuals raised in the same environment. The EU-funded BehavIndividuality project will shed light on novel processes that establish and maintain inter-individual diversity in neuronal and behavioural patterns. It will identify neuronal circuits and variations that lead to different behavioural states; moreover, it will study the role of conserved epigenetic mechanisms in generating stable neuronal and behavioural variations by integrating high-throughput gene expression as well as neuronal and behavioural analyses in single animals. The project will also research how stressful conditions affect behavioural individuality.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Host institution

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 375 000

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 375 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments