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Team “Brain Development”


CNS development and plasticity Main domain : Cellular & molecular neurosciences Bassem HASSAN’s team investigates the formation of neurons and neural circuits during brain development, focusing on the transcriptional control of stem cells fate during early neurogenesis in Drosophila and mouse, and the emergence of individuality in Drosophila visual circuits and behavior.


The team also explores the role of Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) as a Wnt receptor in brain
The 3 mains aims are:

  • To unravel the role of proneural proteins in generation and diversification of neurons from neural progenitors
  • To investigate the link between wiring variability and individualized innate behavior
  • To understand the normal physiological function of human disease genes during brain development

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