£20m boost for research into the developing brain

The Simons Foundation has pledged £20 million for pioneering studies into the biological mechanisms that underpin changes in brain development associated with autism. The Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain will be based at the Patrick Wild Centre.

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“This is an amazing opportunity to bring together a range of scientific and clinical expertise at the University with the aim of understanding how the brain develops on multiple levels, including molecular biology, neural circuitry, genetics, behaviour and cognition. By combining these approaches, we will learn how a healthy brain matures and gain valuable insights into the developmental origins of autism.” – Professor Peter Kind Director, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain and the Patrick Wild Centre.

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