“Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neural Homeostasis”
The German Research Foundation (DFG) has established a new Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) at the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) to January 1, 2013. The new research consortium of scientists from Mainz and Frankfurt, coordinated by Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. Robert Nitsch, Director of the Institute of Microscopic Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University Medical Center Mainz, is funded with a total of around EUR 9.3 million for an initial period of four years. The CRC aims to explore the molecular and cellular interdependencies, which enable the brain to maintain a balanced function – the network homeostasis. From a deeper understanding of such mechanisms, the work of the participating scientists will lead to a better understanding of homeostatic mechanisms and their role after harmful events, and thereby build the basis for an improvement in diagnosis and, ultimately, treatment.