Dr Marco Canepari visits Marco Capogna’s lab to optically record back-propagating action potential with calcium and voltage-imaging in interneurons of hippocampal slices. This ongoing collaboration joins visitor’s expertise in high-resolution imaging techniques with the expertise of Marco Capogna on synaptic inhibition and interneuron physiology. Marco Canepari is a senior scientist at the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, Inserm, France. His visit to Oxford is supported by a short-term travel grant by the Physiological Society UK.
Silvia Willadt has joined Marco Capogna's lab supported by a NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools) stipend for Training Stay and by an International Junior Research Grant from the Physiological Society, UK. The aim of her stay is to learn to identify and record selective interneurons of the hippocampus in vitro to detect GABAergic signals in dendrites of pyramidal cells by using voltage imaging. Silvia, who originally is from Freiburg, Germany, is a PhD student of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr. Marco Canepari and Prof.
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”.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lucas Black to the Unit as our new Imaging Research Scientist.
Michaël Bazelot started his Neurophysiology studies in the University of Toulouse at the Center for Animal Cognition (CRCA). He characterized the GABAergic transmission in honeybee antennal lobe cells culture with patch clamp recordings. He then did his PhD at the Cortex and Epilepsy INSERM Unit directed by Dr. Richard Miles in Paris. He studied the origin of spontaneous and single cell induced local field potentials in the CA3 region of rats and mice hippocampus in vitro.