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 Gido

Gido van de Ven graduated in Econometrics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2008, after which he completed an MA in Statistics at UC Berkeley in 2011. In this past work, Gido focused notably on time series analysis and machine learning to analyse functional MRI data.

In 2011 Gido moved to the University of Oxford for an MSc in Neuroscience. In his first MSc project he performed TMS/MEG-experiments in Dr Kate Watkin's lab with Dr Riikka Möttönen to study the role of the articulatory motor cortex during speech perception.

For his second project, Gido joined Prof Bolam's lab at the MRC ANU to characterize neurons in the Peduncolopontine nucleus using in vivo juxtacellular recording/labelling with Dr Mena-Segovia. In October 2013 Gido joined Dr David Dupret's group for his D.Phil to study the behavioural role of hippocampal network oscillatory patterns by means of multi-channel extracellular recordings and closed-loop optogenetic feedback.