Neuroscience institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi

The main goal of NICO research center is to study the fundamental biological mechanisms of nervous system function, whose knowledge is essential for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric disorders.

NICO is an interdepartmental institute of Turin University devoted to Neuroscience. We focus in developing a multidisciplinary approach that combines the skills and expertise of our faculty, with the goal of integrating basic research and its clinical applications.

70

RESEARCHERS

30

YEARS
average age

20

PROFESSORS

60%

WOMEN
researchers

50+

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
per year

The transcription factor Nurr1 is up-regulated in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients and SOD1-G93A mice

Disease Models and Mechanisms , 18 March 2020

Valeria Valsecchi*, Marina Boido*, Francesca Montarolo, Michela Guglielmotto, Simona Perga, Serena Martire, Santina Cutrupi, Andrea Iannello, Nadia Gionchiglia, Elena Signorino, Andrea Calvo, Giuseppe Fuda, Adriano Chiò, Antonio Bertolotto and Alessandro Vercelli

31 march 2020

Cerebellar plasticity and associative memories are controlled by perineuronal nets

PNAS, 24 March 2020

Carulli D, Broersen R, de Winter F, Muir EM, Mešković M, de Waal M, de Vries S, Boele HJ, Canto CB, De Zeeuw CI, Verhaagen J

30 march 2020

Brain Structural Plasticity: From Adult Neurogenesis to Immature Neurons

Frontiers in Neurogenesis , February 2020 

C La Rosa, R Parolisi1 and L Bonfanti

11 february 2020

Events & Meetings

10 april 2020

Technical Report NICO

Un appuntamento per far conoscere potenzialità e modalità d'uso degli strumenti acquisiti recentemente dal NICO e favorire le collaborazioni fra i gruppi.