Institute of Neuroscience (INc)

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    Edifici M planta 1ª torre M1

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

In 2003, researchers with different backgrounds (biology, psychology, medicine, etc.) investigating the nervous system at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), created a platform to join forces and build synergies between groups. Since then, the Institute has been growing, and nowadays there are around 200 members, among researchers, students and support staff.

The main strategic goal is to leave traditional disciplines behind, and from a multidisciplinary and translational approach, investigate the challenges posed by neurosciences in the XXI century: neurodegeneration, neuroregeneration, how the healthy brain works, what happens when it gets sick, and how we could cure it.

We explore all levels of biological organization: from molecular interactions to complex behaviors, using cell cultures, animal models or human patients. The final objective is to find new molecular, cellular, genetic and psychological therapies to nervous system pathologies.

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Cognitive disorders in aging and neurodegeneration.
  • Motor disorders of the nervous system.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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