After graduating in Econometrics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2008, Gido van de Ven completed an MA in Statistics at UC Berkeley in 2011. In Berkeley and Rotterdam, he focused on time series analysis, machine learning and, in particular, the estimation of causal interactions between brain regions from functional MRI data. In 2011 Gido moved to the University of Oxford commencing an MSc in Neuroscience. As part of this course he spent four months working with Dr Riikka Möttönen studying the role of the articulatory motor cortex during speech perception in a combined TMS/MEG-experiment.
Gido has joined the Unit for five months as a member of the Bolam lab. Under the supervision of Dr Juan Mena-Segovia he will be characterising the synaptic organisation of brainstem structures by means of the juxtacellular labeling technique.