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Professor Benedikt Berninger Dr. rer. nat.
Benedikt Berninger

Professor Benedikt Berninger Dr. rer. nat.

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Professor of Developmental Neurobiology

Research subject areas

  • Neuroscience


I lead my own lab group within the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology and supervise several PhD and MSc students. My lab’s research primarily focuses on how to initiate neurogenesis in the mammalian brain, as typically most adult mammals are incapable of regenerating neurons after embryonic development. We do this by converting support cells into induced neurons, using in vitro and in vivo virus-based models. We also study neural stem cell models, to further inform our research in integrating newly generated neurons within existing networks. We hope that our research will ultimately pave the way for new strategies for regenerating the diseased brain in humans. Our work is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Please see my  Research Staff Profile for more detail.

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Key Collaborators:

  • Professor Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Universidad Miguel Hernández
  • Dr Francois Guillemot, The Francis Crick Institute
  • Dr Nicholas Luscombe, The Francis Crick Institute
  • Professor Oscar Marin, King's College London