The Consortium

The Neuro Stem Modulation Consortium is comprised of 10 research groups within Austria. The consortium is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) as a Special Research Program (SFB).

The central goal of this consortium is to break new ground in dissecting the molecular mechanisms that regulate neural progenitors and stem cells in space and time to generate the huge diversity of neurons found in the central nervous system.

We hypothesize that proper integration of extrinsic signals and changes in the internal state of neural stem cell lineages and neuronal subtypes are critical for the establishment of neural circuits and a functional nervous system.We aim at characterizing the mechanisms that regulate temporal identity in neural stem cells and analyzing how they are modulated by extrinsic factors and during regeneration.

Consortium Institutions