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.

Somogyi Lab at FENS Forum 2012

At the 8th FENS forum of neuroscience held in Barcelona, aside from The Brain Prize 2011 lecture given by Peter Somogyi, the laboratory presented three posters which were all well attended.

Linda Katona, a DPhil student, and Dr. Damien Lapray, presented their work on the activity of different identified interneuron types in the hippocampal CA1 area of freely behaving rats. Their respective posters were entitled “Behaviourally-defined activity dynamics of GABAergic O-LM interneurons in the rat hippocampus” and “Behavioural state-dependent contribution of identified CA1 stratum pyramidale GABAergic interneurons and pyramidal cells to network activity”.

The third poster, by Dr. Tim Viney, presented data on the “Inhibition of identified hippocampal CA3 axo-axonic interneurons during network oscillations in vivo” using an anaesthetised preparation.