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Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary efforts. Our research portfolio addresses the major obstacles of neurodegeneration research, across multiple biological scales and disease stages.
electrical chip

Brain-on-a-chip

We want to transform existing research models for neurodegeneration by creating experimental brain models based on patients' cells on an electrical chip.
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Personalized risk profiling

Personalized risk profiling

We aim to create a tool to measure people’s genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease and link this to the different underlying pathological mechanisms.
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The eye as window to the brain

The eye as window to the brain

We are developing an advanced eye camera to scan the retina, the most accessible part of our central nervous system, to detect signs of neurodegenerative diseases long before the first symptoms. Earlier diagnosis via the eye is sensitive and non-invasive, and will allow us to follow disease progression over time, provide better individualized patient care, and evaluate the success of new therapies in clinical studies.
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Brain stimulation

Electrical stimulation to protect the brain

We are developing a minimally invasive way to electrically stimulate the brain in order to preserve neurons in brain regions that are involved in cognitive functioning. This will delay functional decline in patients with neurodegenerative diseases and significantly improve their quality of life.
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