Welcome to our lab!

The major research goal in our laboratory is to understand how neurons and behaviour evolves with the age of the animal. C. elegans is well suited to address this question: it has a very well characterised nervous system, the lifespan genetics is well understood, It is transparent and short living. Several approaches are used including genetics, optogenetics, behaviour, and quantitative cell biology.

Our lab is part of the of the Neurophysiology Lab , the ULB Neuroscience Institute (UNI) of the University of Brussels (ULB)


Patrick Laurent, PhD
Lab de Neurophysiologie
ULB, Campus Erasme CP 601
Bldg. C Room C3-143
808, Route de Lennik
B-1070 Brussels
Email: patrick.laurent@ulb.ac.be