Principal Investigators

    MUDr. Ladislav Vyklický, DrSc.


    Institute of Physiology of the AS CR, v.v.i.

    Contact information of lead PI


    Czech Republic

    Title of project or programme

    Project of excellence in the field of neuroscience

    Source of funding information

    Czech Science Foundation

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 3,274,407

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years


    The project/programme is most relevant to:

    Alzheimer's disease & other dementias


    Research Abstract

    Neurodegenerative disorders are common in the aging population, but also in young adults, and have become a serious socio-economic problem. These etiologically heterogenous diseases lead to severe cognitive, motor and sensory deficiencies. The proposal aims to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of these diseases, from the genetic up to the system level. The project will enable creation of a network of high level scientific teams and thus promote an inter-disciplinary approach that would otherwise not be feasible based on individual projects of any single partner. Using a broad battery of methods, the mechanisms involved in regulating gene expression, membrane receptor function, inter-cellular communication, extra-cellular space modulation, and glia function will be investigated. As the research will be aimed at understanding basic processes, the output will lead to innovative and effective treatments of the diseases, e.g. using neuroactive steroids, stem cells etc. The project will also provide a unique basis for PhD training in neuroscience.

    Lay Summary

    Further information available at:

Types: Investments > €500k
Member States: Czech Republic
Diseases: Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
Years: 2016
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A

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