Robert Hindges

Robert Hindges

Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Group Leader


Robert Hindges was born in Basel, Switzerland. He graduated in Microbiology from the University of Z?rich in 1992 (Dipl. Mikrobiol.), where he also obtained his Doctoral Degree in Molecular Biology in 1996 (Dr. phil II). He subsequently joined the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California as a postdoctoral fellow in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory with Dennis O?Leary. In 2006, he moved to the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology at King?s College London as a Group Leader and Lecturer, where he was further promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader in Developmental Neurobiology in 2010 and 2015, respectively. He has made fundamental contributions to the field of visual system development, in particular the formation of visual maps in the brain and his work is now described in basic neuroscience textbooks.

Besides his position as a principle investigator, Robert Hindges is the Academic Director of the KCL Genome Editing and Embryology Core Facility (GEEC@KCL), which offers state-of-the-art technologies to the research community. He has served as organizer of several international EMBO Practical Courses and the European Axon Guidance Conference in 2015.


Thompson Reuters Researcher ID: C-5344-2009

Related News:

Inhibitory synapses provide scaffold to balance growing excitation during early development

Crucial role for inhibitory synapses uncovered

Understanding the subcellular distribution and interactions of teneurins

New publication from the Hindges lab

Robert Hindges appointed Managing Director of the CDN

Reorganisation of management at the Centre

All publications:


Horton S, Mastrolia V, Jackson RE, Kemlo S, Pereira Machado PM, Carbajal MA, Hindges R, Fleck RA, Aguiar P, Neves G, Burrone J (2024) Excitatory and inhibitory synapses show a tight subcellular correlation that weakens over development. Cell Rep 43: 114361

Gogou C, Beugelink JW, Frias CP, Kresik L, Jaroszynska N, Drescher U, Janssen BJC, Hindges R, Meijer DH (2024) Alternative splicing controls teneurin-3 compact dimer formation for neuronal recognition. Nat Commun 15: 3648

Read E, Hindges R (2024) A novel locomotion-based prepulse inhibition assay in zebrafish larvae. MicroPubl Biol 2024


Hindges R, Lele Z (2022) Editorial: Cell adhesion molecules in neural development and disease. Front Neurosci 16: 1112300
Cheung A, Schachermayer G, Biehler A, Wallis A, Missaire M, Hindges R (2022) Teneurin paralogues are able to localise synaptic sites driven by the intracellular domain and have the potential to form cis-heterodimers. Front Neurosci 16: 915149