With the creation of the BrainVisionCenter in 2021, a multidisciplinary, modern research institute has been founded, applying knowledge and innovation at a high level, where industrial and engineering expertise meets brain research and medical science. The project synthesises the latest results from several modern disciplines, such as neurobiology, acousto-optics, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, mathematics, physics, laser physics and robotics, and puts them at the service of research and development and the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
The long-term mission of the BrainVisionCenter is to develop and introduce new neurophotonic tools and brain interfaces for neurobiological research. It aims to make functional losses due to brain injuries caused by accidents, hereditary and acquired diseases reversible. Dedicated research will focus on the basic research of vision restoration and the development of specialised research tools, chemical reagents and viral vectors for this purpose.
The BrainVisionCenter focuses on brain-related research, the use of genetic technologies and the development of various therapeutic procedures using special light stimulation.
It is involved in the research and development of medical therapies for vision restoration in the forms of blindness where the optic nerve is damaged or absent, conducted by the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB).
The brain interfaces to be developed will also open up therapeutic possibilities for other central nervous system diseases such as dementia, functional losses after cerebral infarction, various forms of depression and epilepsy.
All of this is based on the unparalleled integration of three unique bodies of knowledge and expertise in the BrainVisionCenter Research Institute and Competence Centre. Prof. Dr. Botond Roska’s gene therapy developments in vision restoration research, Prof. dr. Balázs Rózsa’s expertise in medical, research instrumentation development and laser physics, and Dr. Arnold Szabó’s special tissue sample survival model enable the mission of the research institute to contribute at a high level to the national and international scientific achievements in knowledge creation and intellectual product development.
The BrainVisionCenter is a research, development and service centre enabling translational research of the highest importance. The resulting research and knowledge transfer infrastructure will provide access to state-of-the-art multiphoton techniques, neurophotonic tools and methods. The programme will enable the collaboration and joint development of researchers, research institutions, students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, and the maintenance of a high level of scientific domestic research base, thus promoting the repatriation of Hungarian researchers.
The BrainVisionCenter is committed to honouring the achievements of knowledge creation and knowledge-intensive sectors, to nurturing the next generation of researchers and to supporting outstanding talents.