KOKI focuses on basic research in the field of neuroscience: neurotransmission, learning and memory, behavior, brain damage related to aging and epilepsy, and the regulation of hormone secretion by the central and the peripheral nervous system. The research groups take a multidisciplinary approach to problems, integrating traditional, well-founded and proven methods (anatomy, electrophysiology, neurochemistry and pharmacology methodology) with the latest technologies. The five departments of the Institute, the Departments of Pharmacology, Endocrine Neurobiology, Cellular and Network Neurobiology, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience, Behavioral Neurobiology, operate divided into research groups and laboratories. Since 2004, the Institute has also included the Medical Gene Technology Unit, which works in the field of transgenic animal technology.


Director: Zoltán Nusser