ERC Synergy Grant to investigate axolotl brain regeneration

The European Research Council (ERC) awarded a Synergy Grant to IMP senior group leader Elly Tanaka and two international collaborators to delve deep into the regenerative abilities of the axolotl central nervous system. The project aims to map the axolotl brain, tease out the underlying mechanisms of regeneration, and to identify factors that might help improve brain regeneration when it fails.

Axolotl brain with neuronal projections labelled via electroporation of DNA encoding a fluorescent protein (credit: Katharina Lust/IMP).

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