Axon guidance and formation of neural circuits in the visual system

Uwe Drescher

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology

A fundamental challenge in neuroscience is to identify and to understand the molecules and mechanisms that ensure that developing neurons form the correct connections. The deregulation of processes which control neural circuit formation are very likely involved in the aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. For a better understanding of these disorders it is crucially important to first understand the normal development of neural circuits.