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

NICO in the top 10 EJN articles written by researchers in Italy

The European Journal of Neuroscience presented a collection of pioneering and original research and reviews articles in the fields of molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural and cognitive neurosciences free to access until the end of 2018. A pubblication by Prof. Stefano Geuna's Research Group is one of 10 written by researchers in Italy.

11 september 2018

Chronic treatment with tributyltin induces sexually dimorphic alterations in the hypothalamic POMC system of adult mice.

Cell Tissue Research , 4 August 2018
Farinetti A, Marraudino M, Ponti G, Panzica GC, Gotti S

3 september 2018

Neuron-Astroglia Cell Fate Decision in the Adult Mouse Hippocampal Neurogenic Niche Is Cell-Intrinsically Controlled by COUP-TFI In Vivo

Cell Reports , 10 July 2018
S Bonzano, I Crisci, A Podlesny-Drabiniok, Chiara Rolando, W Krezel, M Studer, S De Marchis

13 July 2018

Events & Meetings

21 september 2018

NICO Progress Report - INN Open Neuroscience Forum

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

26 september 2018

Vision4D MULTIDIMENSIONAL QUANTITATIVE IMAGE ANALYSIS

WORKSHOP
Maurizio Abbate, ARIVIS
Prof. Ferdinando Di Cunto, NICO - UNITO

16 february 2019

Torino - 10th International Meeting STEROIDS and NERVOUS SYSTEM

Since 2001, this meeting represented an important event for basic and clinical researchers working on this emerging scientific topic. We will address state-of-the-art approaches in the field of steroids and nervous system, including behavior, epigenetics, genomic and non-genomic actions, the vitamin D, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders, and the interference among endocrine disruptors and steroid signaling.