The mission of the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience is to advance knowledge of the function of the nervous system in order to further insight into brain development and plasticity in relation to neurological and psychiatric disorders, and to facilitate the development of new pharmacological treatments for these disorders. The Rudolf Magnus Institute has four distinct identities. 1. The Rudolf Magnus Institute is multidisciplinary research institute of the Utrecht University, encompassing groups from the faculties of Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine (in total about 140 FTE). 2. The Rudolf Magnus Institute is a research institute within the University Medical Center Utrecht. 3. The Rudolf Magnus Institute hosts the PhD program Clinical and Experimental Neuroscience of the Utrecht Graduate School of Life Science. Presently160 PhD student are enrolled in the PhD-training program. 4. The Rudolf Magnus Institute represents all research activities within the Division of Neuroscience of the UMC Utrecht. The Division of Neuroscience employs about 1000 healthcare professionals and scientists, and about 300 staff within the Division are actively involved in scientific research.