Title: The impact of impaired neurogenesis on cognition, behaviour and brain activity
Funding body: Bailey Thomas Charitable fund
Funding Awarded: £55,574
PI: Dr Megan Freeth
CI(s): Dr Alisdair McNeill (SiTRAN) & Prof Liz Milne
Neurons are responsible for brain activity and enable us to think, learn and interact with others. The process by which these neurons are formed is called “neurogenesis”. This project focuses on those with “impaired neurogenesis”, or underdeveloped neuron formation. It will establish how people with two genetic syndromes associated with impaired neurogenesis (SOX11-, MYT1L-, syndromes) think, learn and behave. The project will also identify whether there are abnormalities in brain activity associated with impaired neurogenesis.