After graduating in Physics at the University of Madrid in 2004, Álvaro Tejero-Cantero moved to the University of Munich (LMU) to complete a Masters Thesis (Hons.) on Quantum Entanglement at the Arnold Sommerfield Center for Theoretical Physics. He went on to work for two years as a professional: first at the German Aerospace Centre, where he managed an European FP6 research network and developed forecasts of air traffic for climate models, and later, as a Software Engineer for astronomical metadata at the European Southern Observatory.
For his PhD, started in 2008 at the Computational Neuroscience group of Prof. C. Leibold (Graduate School for Systemic Neuroscience and LMU Munich), he investigated how inhibition and excitation to hippocampal pyramidal cells intertwine during ripples in vitro and extended a theoretical model to assess how feedback inhibition improves the capacity of the brain for sequences of memories. Álvaro joins the group of Dr. D. Dupret where he will be studying how circuit dynamics in the hippocampal formation contribute to the processing of mnemonic information.
Yves Weissenberger joins the Group of Dr. David Dupret for his second lab rotation as an MSc Neuroscience student at Oxford University. Working with Dr. Alvaro Tejero-Cantero, Yves will use multi-site electrophysiology as well as computational modelling to investigate how distributed neural circuits in the mouse brain interact to enable reward-driven learning about spatial environments. Yves received a BA in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University, where he previously studied how the brain solves correspondence problems in vision.
Endre Marosi has joined Peter Somogyi’s lab for a two month visit as part of the Oxford Cajal Scholarship scheme. He won the Ramon y Cajal competition with his essay “Superresolution light microscopes in biology” and a test on “What are the physical and physiological limits on the size of animals and how does the nervous system adapts to changes in body size?”
Endre completed his third year of high school at the Franciscan Gimnazium of Szentedre, Hungary and plans to read biomedical science at university.
Sara graduated in Physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain, in 2009. Sara then stayed on at the University of Barcelona to complete her Masters degree in Biophysics (2010), during which she undertook her final research project in the Neurophysics Laboratory led by Dr. Jordi Soriano. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the same place, with Dr. Jordi Soriano as her thesis advisor. Her PhD project is focused on the characterization of activity dynamics and functional network connectivity within clustered neuronal cultures.