The mission of the Section Molecular Neurobiology is to study the central nervous system (CNS) during healthy ageing and neurodegenerative diseases using state of the art techniques.
In the context of the central theme Healthy Ageing of the University of Groningen, the interrelated fields of interest of the section are neurophysiology and neuroimmunology. CNS ageing and inflammatory neurodegeneration are central topics. These processes are mainly studied in the context of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).
The research in the section is supported by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the University of Groningen, and a wide array of scientific and charity foundations, including the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Deltaplan Dementia, the Dutch MS Research Foundation, and the Dutch Alzheimer’s Foundation. Several projects are carried out in the MS Center Noord Nederland and the Alzheimer Center Groningen. Some projects are also performed in collaboration with biomedical and nutritional companies.