The European Brain Research Institute in Rome
Neurotrophic Factors and Neurodegenerative Diseases
The mission of the recently established European Brain Research Institute (EBRI) nonprofits foundation, is the study of the central nervous system, from the neurons to the whole brain, in health and diseases. EBRI was founded by the inspiring scientific vision of prof. Rita Levi-Montalcini, who received the Nobel Prize in 1986 for the discovery of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF).
Understanding how the brain works, and how it malfunctions in disease, will ultimately depend on our ability to integrate the different hierarchical levels of the brain organization into one unified conceptual framework, from molecules to behaviour. The research at EBRI aims at understanding the molecular basis of neurological diseases with a special focus on neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer´s, Parkinson, Huntington and ALS diseases, in order to develop novel therapeutic strategies.