The Molnar group, in particular Dr Anna Hoerder-Saubedissen participated in a multinational consortium led by the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle. Their research focused particularly on the differences in the first generated largely transient neurons in the cerebral cortex, the subplate cells.
A new atlas of gene expression in the pre- and postnatal primate brain is revealed online this week in Nature. It is hoped that the high-resolution map will shed light, not just on how the brain develops, but also on the processes that underpin neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia.
Read more (Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics website)