Neural Organoids

Neural organoids, also known as cerebral organoids, are hPSC-derived three-dimensional in vitro culture systems that recapitulate the developmental processes and organization of the developing human brain. These ‘mini-brains’ provide a physiologically relevant in vitro 3D brain model for the study of neurological development and disease processes that are unique to the human nervous system. They have important applications in studying human brain development and neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia or brain defects caused by Zika virus infection.

We've created these resources to support your work with cerebral organoids, and to give you a glimpse into how cerebral organoids are being used by scientists in the field of neuroscience.

  • Jürgen Knoblich, PhD

    Jürgen Knoblich, PhD

    Jürgen Knoblich, Ph.D., Deputy Scientific Director, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

  • Madeline Lancaster

    Madeline Lancaster

    Madeline Lancaster, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology