All Unit members rejoice and congratulate Marco and Pete, the Unit Programme Leaders honoured in Oxford University’s Recognition of Distinction Awards for 2014:
Marco Capogna, Professor of Cellular Neuropharmacology
Peter J. Magill, Professor of Neurobiology
These titles are fitting recognitions of Marco and Pete's outstanding research performances over many years in the Unit’s research programmes, pursuing multidisciplinary systems neuroscience and tackling cellular mechanisms of network operations in behaviourally- and clinically-important brain systems such as the basal ganglia and the temporal lobe mnemonic network.
- newsEx-Unit member Ole Paulsen, currently lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics at the University of Oxford, has been appointed Professor of Physiology (1883) at the University of Cambridge from the 1st of January 2010. Ole joined Peter Somogyi's group in 1993 and made seminal contributions to the Unit's programme.
Jozsef received the ad hominem title of Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, Department of Pharmacology in recognition of his research contribution and teaching. All Unit members rejoice and wish him a productive and enjoyable continuation of his brilliant career.
The Paton Prize is awarded each year to the student who gives the best transfer talk in the Department of Pharmacology at the end of their second year of doctoral studies, and is in memory of Professor Sir William Paton previous head of the Department.
In recognition of their excellent standard of presentation Linda Katona and Chloe Lim were awarded jointly the 2012 Paton Prize.
Tatjana Lalic successfully defended her D.Phil. thesis, 'Synaptic transmission of hippocampal mossy fibres in health and disease', on the 4th of December 2009. Tatjana was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. Her internal examiner was Dr. Colin Akerman (on the right), and her external was Dr. Urs Gerber from the University of Zurich, Switzerland (on the left).
Thomas Bienvenu successfully defended (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners) his D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Functional specialisation of GABAergic cells in the basolateral amygdala" on the 18th of August 2011. Thomas was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. His internal examiner was Dr. Colin Akerman, and his external examiner was Prof. Andreas Luthi from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland.