This is an historical archive of the activities of the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit (MRC ANU) that operated at the University of Oxford from 1985 until March 2015. The MRC ANU established a reputation for world-leading research on the brain, for training new generations of scientists, and for engaging the general public in neuroscience. The successes of the MRC ANU are now built upon at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford.

FENS Forum 2012: contribution of Marco Capogna lab

Marco Capogna’s group contributed to the 8th FENS forum of neuroscience held in Barcelona. Marco Capogna joined the FENS Satellite Meeting: “How mind emerges from brain, a view into the future” (download PDF of programme), organised by B-Debate, Barcelona, and gave a talk entitled: “Theta network oscillations: focus on GABAergic cells”. Marco Capogna was also a speaker at the FENS symposium S55 entitled:  “Amygdala inhibitory circuits and the control of fear”.

The laboratory presented three posters which were all well attended. Miroslawa Manko, a DPhil student, and Thomas Bienvenu (funded by Region Aquitaine Grant from Cyril Herry's lab INSERM Bordeaux) presented posters on amygdala neurons in vitro and in vivo, entitled “Mechanisms of GABAA-slow evoked by NPY expressing GABAergic cells in amygdala”, and “Structure and function of a novel intercalated cell type in the amygdala”, respectively. Gengyu Li, a DPhil student, presented data in a poster on hippocampal GABAergic neurons obtained using paired recording and voltage-imaging approaches. The title of the poster was: “Nitric oxide modulates synaptic inhibition in the stratum lacunosum moleculare of the hippocampus”.