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

ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

The Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi is a proud signatory of the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion.
The Declaration represents our commitment to make science more inclusive.

11 january 2021

G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor - 2 articles

Neuroendocrinology , 2020 June 22

Frontiers in Endocrinology , 2020 August 7

 

9 november 2020

Mitochondrial Dysfunctions: A Red Thread across Neurodegenerative Diseases

International Journal of Molecular Sciences , May 2020

Serena Stanga*, Anna Caretto, Marina Boido, Alessandro Vercelli

17 september 2020

Phylogenetic variation in cortical layer II immature neuron reservoir of mammals

eLife, 21 July 2020

Chiara La Rosa, Francesca Cavallo, Alessandra Pecora, Matteo Chincarini, Ugo Ala, Chris G Faulkes, Juan Nacher, Bruno Cozzi, Chet C Sherwood, Irmgard Amrein, Luca Bonfanti 

21 July 2020

Conditional inactivation of Npy1r gene in mice induces sex-related differences of metabolic and behavioral functions

Hormones and Behavior , September 2020

Ilaria Bertocchi, Alessandra Oberto, Angela Longo, Paola Palanza, Carola Eva

16 September 2020

NSC-Reconstruct - Novel Strategies for Cell-based Neural Reconstruction (Horizon 2020)

The European project NSC-Reconstruct - Novel Strategies for Cell-based Neural Reconstruction (Horizon 2020) has started today with a web-kick-off meeting. Prof. Annalisa Buffo (NICO - Department of Neuroscience of the University of Turin) leads work package 3, which is aimed at developing strategies for the repair of complex brain networks, such as those affected in Huntington's disease.

The overall goal of the project is to develop and optimize strategies based on effective neuronal replacement and circuit reconstruction to treat neurodegenerative diseases. NSC-Reconstruct is coordinated by Prof. Elena Cattaneo, University of Milan which brings together 13 partners including universities, research centers, industries and SMEs from six European countries.

3 april 2020

Events & Meetings

29 january 2021
11 february 2021

Virtual Meeting STEROIDS and NERVOUS SYSTEM

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the  11th International Meeting on Steroids and Nervous System and the associate   Satellite Symposium   have been moved to 2022 , but, in order not to totally miss our meeting, together with the Scientific Committee, we have decided to organize a virtual event that includes 5 plenary lectures, a series of short free communications presented by young researchers and also a poster exhibition.