At the LBN we want a better cure for patients affected by neurodegenerative disorders, a family of debilitating and irreversible illnesses that greatly affect the life of patients and caregivers. Our vision is to improve the understanding of human neurodegenerative disorders at the functional and molecular level.

The LBN is part of the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland, a center of excellence for the cure of neurological disorders. The integration within a clinical center offers the unique opportunity for a reciprocal fostering of disease inspired basic research and translation of our findings into effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative disorders.

The LBN research platform is a comprehensive approach based on cellular and animal models of disease coupled to innovative functional analysis and state of the art molecular and genetic methodologies. Our studies are focused on the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the initiation, progression and consequences of motor disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Another equally important objective of the LBN is the training and education of young scientists to foster their career in basic and clinical research and the accomplishment of an academic degree.

As part of the scientific community, we advocate the exchange of data and know-how with national and international research team and the dissemination of our rationale and results through specialized and general communication channels.