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.

Welcome back to Artur Koroknai


We are delighted to welcome back Artur Koroknai for a short visit to Professor Somogyi’s laboratory. Artur is a previous winner of the Oxford Ramon y Cajal Scholarship. He won with his essay: "Does the organization and function of the nervous system reflects its phylogenetic developmental level? Or… Why humans are causing the sixth great extinction of life in the history of the Earth?"

Artur is in his second year reading medicine at the Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine and during his time in the Unit he will be working with Linda Katona studying the role of cell-type specific synaptic organisation of hippocampal and septal neurons recorded in vivo during behaviour. He will carry out immunohistochemistry for the investigation of neurons using light and epifluorescence microscopy and he will analyse the spike trains of the recorded cells in order to identify behaviour-related firing patterns.