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.

70

RESEARCHERS

30

YEARS
average age

20

PROFESSORS

60%

WOMEN
researchers

50+

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
per year

Automated segmentation of brain cells for clonal analyses in fluorescence microscopy images

Journal of Neuroscience Methods , July 2019
Massimo Salvi, Valentina Cerrato, Annalisa Buffo, Filippo Molinari

18 november 2019

Environmentally Relevant Perinatal Exposures to Bisphenol A Disrupt Postnatal Kiss1/NKB Neuronal Maturation and Puberty Onset in Female Mice

Environmental Health Perspectives , October 2019
Ruiz-Pino F, Miceli D, Franssen D, Vazquez MJ, Farinetti A, Castellano JM, Panzica G, Tena-Sempere M

31 october 2019

Alessandro Vercelli is the President Elect of the Italian Society for Neuroscience

The results of the elections were announced in Perugia on 28th September, during the 18th National Congress of SINS.
Our researchers Valentina Cerrato and Serena Stanga have been awarded with SINS Travel Grant.

29 september 2019

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

Events & Meetings

27 february 2020

GLIAL CELLS-NEURON CROSSTALK IN CNS HEALTH AND DISEASE

University of Turin, Italy   
The Workshop is aimed at PhD students and young Postdocs with the goal to promote a thorough understanding of the functions of glial cells in health and disease. The program includes lectures on the newest conceptual advancements and methodological approaches in the study of glial cells in synaptic functions, development and CNS diseases.

Deadline for registration: December 23, 2019.

29 november 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