The MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC ANU) closed on the 31 March after 30 years of world leading research on the complex networks of the brain. From 1 April, the ANU becomes the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford (MRC BNDU).
Our goal is to understand and exploit the interactions between nerve cells that are critical for brain functions, with a special focus on the brain circuits underlying movement and memory...we aim to develop and deliver novel therapies that specifically target the disturbed circuit interactions arising in disease.
- Professor Peter Brown
The new unit, led by director Professor Peter Brown, will build on the previous unit's success, using animal models and patients to understand brain circuitry in some of the most prevalent and debilitating brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, memory disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.
The MRC BNDU will be uniquely multidisciplinary and integrate research programmes covering clinical, experimental and computational neuroscience in both the Department of Pharmacology and the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences.