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Building brains

Understanding how the human central nervous system (CNS) is built is one of the key remaining tasks in neurobiology. We investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the formation of the nervous system. Our research focuses on brain regionalisation, tissue and cell morphogenesis, neurogenesis, neuronal fate specification and migration.

Our key questions:

  • What are the cellular and molecular mechanisms shaping the CNS?
  • How, and when, is cellular diversity defined and how is it tweaked by evolution?
  • What are the evolutionary dynamics controlling changes during CNS development?
  • How early in development are species-specific attributes defined? Are these developments irreversible?

Building brains is a key research theme of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, which brings together world-leading researchers across King's College London.

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Our research

Our research

Leading the world in understanding brain function and finding new treatments for patients

What is neuroscience?

What is neuroscience?

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, from structure to function, in health and disease

Discover more about Neuroscience at King’s

Centres

Centres

Specialist neuroscience centres, world-leading in understanding the brain at all stages of life

Resources

Resources

World-class neuroscience facilities, including MRI, neuroimaging equipment, and King's Brain Bank

PhD

PhD

Join a lively community of PhD students, learning from world-leading neuroscience researchers

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Suffrage science

7 September 2020

The Suffrage Science Awards

The Suffrage Science awards, curated by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, celebrate…