La Translational Neuroscience Unit is a collaborative platform between clinical and basic researchers of the Parc Taulí Research and Innovation Institute (I3PT) and the Neuroscience Institute of the UAB (INc-UAB). It is through this structure that INCC recognizes the I3PT's Neuroscience and Mental Health Area as the UAB's Associated Research Unit.
The UAB Institute of Neuroscience (INc-UAB) is made up of neuroscientists who study how the healthy and diseased brain works. The specialties of the more than 200 members of the INC research groups fall into these strategic areas: Neurodegeneration and Aging, Neurodegeneration and Repair and Behavioral Neuroscience. The INC publishes more than 100 scientific articles a year in the most important journals in Neuroscience and its researchers receive public and private funding both at national and international levels. In addition, we have Histology, Cell Culture, Microscopy, Conduct and Stereotaxy services that support researchers at our institute and other public and private institutions. Our main goals are excellence in the study of the nervous system, enhance translational research and transfer this knowledge to society. In order to understand the basics of brain functioning we use both animal models, cell cultures, computational models and human studies.
The strategic areas of the INC are:
- Cognitive Disorders in Aging and Neurodegeneration
- Motor disorders of the Nervous System
The objectives of the Translational Neuroscience Unit are:
- Develop projects for improve the knowledge of the neurobiological basis of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders by mixed research teams that carry out the clinical validation of the results obtained in basic research, the identification of biomarkers applicable to the detection, diagnosis, therapeutics and prognostic evaluation of these disorders.
- Develop research projects that require systematic and efficient psychophysiological, neurophysiological and / or neurocognitive evaluation, in the study of neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and the effects of psychoactive treatments.
- Enhance the pre and postdoctoral teaching in translational neuroscience research, for the training of researchers of excellence.