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.




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Detrimental and protective action of microglial extracellular vesicleson myelin lesions: astrocyte involvement in remyelination failure.

Acta Neuropathologica , July 2019
Marta Lombardi, Roberta Parolisi, Federica Scaroni, Elisabetta Bonfanti, Alice Gualerzi, Martina Gabrielli, Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo, Antonio Uccelli, Paola Giussani, Paola Viani, Cecilia Garlanda, Maria P. Abbracchio, Linda Chaabane, Annalisa Buffo, Marta Fumagalli, Claudia Verderio.

10 september 2019

Allele-specific silencing as treatment for gene duplication disorders: proof-of-principle in autosomal dominant leukodystrophy.

Brain , 29 May 2019
Giorgio E, Lorenzati M, Rivetti di Val Cervo P, Brussino A, Cernigoj M, Della Sala E, Bartoletti Stella A, Ferrero M, Caiazzo M, Capellari S, Cortelli P, Conti L, Cattaneo E, Buffo A, Brusco A.

25 june 2019

Events & Meetings

20 september 2019

NICO Progress Report - INN Open Neuroscience Forum 2019

Our young researchers present their work to collegues. From January to December, every two weeks, on friday at 2:00 pm
Seminars Room, NICO

14 november 2019

BraYn 2019 Milan, 14-16 November

The main goal of the BraYn initiative is to organize a scientific conference involving different laboratories across Italy and Europe where young researchers, especially PhD students and junior postdocs, can share their knowledge, skills and ideas to establish new collaborations between different research groups.