The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) carries out fundamental neuroscience research with special emphasis on the brain and the visual system. Its research focuses on development, plasticity and ageing and it is often linked to clinical research questions.The scientific structure comprises three levels of biological complexity:

  • genetic and molecular approaches
  • cellular approaches and network function
  • system approaches


The research program is carried out in 20 research groups.
In addition, the NIN includes the Netherlands Brain Bank


Scientific Director Pieter R. Roelfsema, PhD
Vice Director Chris I. de Zeeuw, PhD
Managing Director Ronald van der Neut, PhD




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