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

Stem Cell-Derived Human Striatal Progenitors Innervate Striatal Targets and Alleviate Sensorimotor Deficit in a Rat Model of Huntington Disease

Stem Cell Reports , 16 April 2020

Besusso D, Schellino R, Boido M, Belloli S, Parolisi R, Conforti P, Faedo A, Cernigoj M,Campus I, Laporta A, Dickinson Bocchi V, Murtaj V, Parmar M,Spaiardi P, Talpo F,Maniezzi C, Toselli MG, Biella G, Moresco RM, Vercelli A, Buffo A, and Cattaneo E

20 april 2020

Understanding the effects of air pollution on neurogenesis and gliogenesis in the growing and adult brain

Current Opinion in Pharmacology , February 2020

Boda E, Rigamonti AE, Bollati V

10 april 2020

Cerebellar plasticity and associative memories are controlled by perineuronal nets

PNAS , 24 March 2020

Carulli D, Broersen R, de Winter F, Muir EM, Mešković M, de Waal M, de Vries S, Boele HJ, Canto CB, De Zeeuw CI, Verhaagen J

30 march 2020

CITK loss inhibits growth of Group 3 and 4 medulloblastoma cells and sensitizes them to DNA-damaging agents.

Cancers , 26 February 2020

G Pallavicini, G Iegiani, G Berto, E Calamia, E Trevisiol, A Veltri, S Allis and F Di Cunto

18 March 2020

Cerebellar Astrocytes: Much More Than Passive Bystanders In Ataxia Pathophysiology

Journal of Clinical Medicine , 11 March 2020
Review - V. Cerrato

17 March 2020