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.




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Italy-Japan approaches to neural regeneration

The webinar is organized by the  Science and Technology Office, Embassy of Italy - Tokyo  in collaboration with the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO), University of Turin, under the framework of the Italian Research Day in Japan 2022 and of the Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Health and Medical Sciences between the Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Italy’s Ministry of Health.

8 june 2022

Not all oligodendrocyte precursors are created equal

Nature Communication , 28 April 2022

Molecular and functional heterogeneity in dorsal and ventral oligodendrocyte progenitor cells of the mouse forebrain in response to DNA damage. 

Enrica Boda, Martina Lorenzati, Roberta Parolisi, Brian Harding, Gianmarco Pallavicini, Luca Bonfanti, Amanda Moccia, Stephanie Bielas, Ferdinando Di Cunto, Annalisa Buffo

5 may 2022

Blood Vessels: The Pathway Used by Schwann Cells to Colonize Nerve Conduits

International Journal of Molecular Sciences , February 2022 

Fornasari B. E., Zen F., Nato G., Fogli M., Luzzati F., Ronchi G., Raimondo S., Gambarotta G

Research Group NICO: Nerve Regeneration and Adult Neurogenesis 

27 april 2022

Giuseppe Levi Talent School Inaugural Event

The University of Turin, Department of Neuroscience ‘Rita Levi Montalcini’ and the Turin Academy of Science are honored to present the  Giuseppe Levi Talent School .

The Inaugural Event was held on  April 5 2022 , at the Turin Academy of Science, with the participation of Prof. Michael W. Young, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2017, The Rockefeller University, New York.

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5 april 2022

Intellectual disability: Sara Bonzano wins the post-doctoral grant from the Accademia dei Lincei to unveil novel etiopathogenetic mechanisms

Dr. Sara Bonzano, post doc of the NICO research group of Adult Neurogenesis led by profs. Luca Bonfanti and Paolo Peretto, will be able to carry out the study in 2022 thanks to the post-doctoral grant awarded by the Interdisciplinary Center Linceo "Beniamino Segre" - Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei - in the field of Biomedicine.

27 january 2022

IBRO-PERC Support for Soft Skills Training: First Edition Attendees

Building up a career in Neuroscience
Grant and CV writing + job interview preparation

The  first edition of the School  proposed by NICO - University of Turin has successfully concluded with the participation of 16 PhD students and postdocs from European - in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine, Poland and Italy - and Indian research institutes.

The course, realized thanks to the support of  IBRO-PERC Support for Soft Skills Training , was held online from  November 29 to December 4, 2021.

16 december 2021

SPACER: A single cell SPAtiotemporal transcriptomic atlas to unveil CERebellar development and function in mouse

SPACER , conceived by Prof. Annalisa Buffo and by the post doc Valentina Cerrato from the Physiopathology of neural stem cells group , is among the projects selected as winners of a highly competitive call of the European consortium EASI Genomics, in the frame of the Horizon 2020 program. In total, 143 research groups from 27 countries all over the world applied in response to this call, but only 33 projects were selected.

10 november 2021