Robert Hindges

Robert Hindges

Managing Director, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, Group Leader


Robert Hindges was born in Basel, Switzerland. He graduated in Microbiology from the University of Zürich 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

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Selected publications:

Antinucci P, Hindges R (2018) Orientation-Selective Retinal Circuits in Vertebrates. Front Neural Circuits 12: 11
Antinucci P, Suleyman O, Monfries C, Hindges R (2016) Neural Mechanisms Generating Orientation Selectivity in the Retina. Curr Biol 26: 1802-15
Missaire M, Hindges R (2015) The role of cell adhesion molecules in visual circuit formation: from neurite outgrowth to maps and synaptic specificity. Dev Neurobiol 75: 569-83