Gene-environment interactions mechanisms of pathogenesis in models of schizophrenia

Grant number: 566618 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011



We will use genetic mouse models of schizophrenia to understand how specific abnormal behaviours are caused, focusing on cells and molecules within the brain. We will investigate how the gene mutations disrupts communication between, and production of, brain cells (neurons), and the role of mental and physical activity. The results of this project will not only have implications for understanding schizophrenia, but also for other brain disorders involving cognitive problems, such as dementia.