Laboratory of Neural Plasticity studies protein structure using x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance in order to understand the function of the molecules in living organisms. Focus is especially made on cell recognition molecules and growth factors and peptide mimetics for these molecules.
In 2010 three additional groups of the Department of Neuroscience and Phamacology have merged with the Laboratory of Neural Plasticity. These groups specialize in neuroanatomy including neuronal tracings, stereology, and gene expression by use of in semiquantitative situ hybridization and qRT-PCR. Therefore, the Laboratory of Neural Plasticity now also possesses the Department's neurohistological laboratory.