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.

A warm welcome to Gido

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.