Forschungsschwerpunkt Translationale Neurowissenschaften Mainz

Welcome

to the Mouse Behavior Unit (MBU) of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz.

 

The Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz was founded in November 2010.

The ultimate goal of the basic and clinical research in the FTN is to clarify physiological and pathophysiological processes of neural adjustment and homeostasis of the nervous system, and to translate the results into clinical activities.

The following issues are key focuses of FTN research interests: Plasticity, neuro-degeneration, neuro-regeneration and interplay between the immune and nervous systems during these processes.

Behavior is the most complex brain function and is often affected during brain disorders, this is why the animal models with behavioral outcome are of key importance for translational research. Mouse Behavior Outcome Unit (MBU) was founded in order to provide comprehensive behavioral expertise for FTN research projects.