New technologies for target discovery in neuropsychiatric disorders (2022-2027)
Neuropsychiatric disorders (NPDs) are major causes of human suffering, loss of lives and productivity all over the world. Currently used pharmacotherapies against NPDs have low efficacy and specificity and were introduced 50-100 years ago mainly based on accidental findings. However, recent molecular genetic studies have revealed strongly associated genetic loci, enriched in brain pathways and proteins, and possible new therapeutic targets for NPDs. Moreover, revolutionary new technological breakthroughs have been reported in computational and experimental molecular life sciences. These technologies will be refined, applied and combined in the NeuroConvergence project for systematic identification and testing of new molecular targets in the treatment of NPDs.
More information can be found in the NFR project bank.
- Ammar Malik (postdoc, 2022-2025)