About the lab

The Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (Barcelona) was created in January 2006 with the support of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and the European Commission’s Marie Curie Excellence Grants Program. The group is part of the Spanish Network of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIBERNED).

The research conducted in our group is geared toward elucidating the molecular mechanisms of neuron cell death occurring in neurodegenerative disorders, with the aim of finding a cure for this group of disabling, currently incurable, neurological diseases. To this end, our work mostly focus on Parkinson’s disease, a particular neurodegenerative disorder mainly characterized by the degeneration of a specific set of neurons that are anatomically confined to a small region of the brain called substantia nigra pars compacta and that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease should allow the development of new therapeutic strategies aimed at blocking neuronal death in this disorder, as well as elicit important clues to identifying molecular pathways that might be common to other neurodegenerative conditions
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