The new headquarters of the European Brain Research Institute are located at the Regina Elena building of the ‘Sapienza’ University in Rome. The Institute has modern, well equipped laboratories to develop high level research, in consonance with the most prestigious national and international research centres.
The relocation of EBRI to ‘Sapienza’ University will strengthen its contact with the students and research groups that are present on the university campus, such as IIT, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, the National Research Centre (CNR), and university hospitals, so as to enhance at the national and international level research activities in the neurosciences.
EBRI has a core staff of about 60, including scientists, technicians, and administrative personnel. The Institute is equipped with technology platforms (genomics, bioinformatics, imaging) and independent research groups that work with advanced techniques, through a multidisciplinary approach involving genetics, molecular biology, neurophysiology, computational analysis and optogenetics.
Following the vision of its founder, Rita Levi-Montalcini, EBRI strives to create a stimulating and motivating work environment for brain research, with the objective of understanding brain mechanisms so as to identifying disease biomarkers for early detection and prevention, as well as novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, senile dementia, autism, schizophrenia, epilepsy, etc..
EBRI is committed to training young researchers and to providing a proper environment for the development of independent investigators in the neurosciences. The research training of young fellows is accomplished via established collaborations with local and international universities.