- Unit14 Sep 2011
We welcome the return of Dr John Tukker for a short visit to Professor Somogyi lab. John completed his Ph.D. with Dr Thomas Klausberger and Professor Somogyi and is now a postdoctoral scientist at the Humbold-Universitat zu Berlin.
- Unit12 Sep 2011
Welcome to Katie Rose who joins Paul Bolam's lab for a week of work experience. Katie is about to start her final year for a BSc in psychology at Newcastle University and is keen to see 'neuroscience in action' during this week.
- Unit12 Sep 2011
We are pleased to welcome Dimitrtios Kotzadimitriou who is joining Professor Somogyi's lab for a short visit as a Visiting Student from the University of Patras, Greece. Dimitrios completed his BSc research project at the University of Patras, Greece and more recently his MSc with Dr Stephanie Schorge , UCL Institute of Neurology, London.
- Unit8 Sep 2011
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Todor Gerdjikov from Leicester University for a sabbatical leave in the Unit. In collaboration with Dr Juan Mena-Segovia, Dr. Gerdjikov will develop a project aiming to identify the functional connectivity between cholinergic and dopaminergic structures during behavioural tasks.
- Unit26 Aug 2011
Marco Capogna attended, chaired a session and presented a poster (Bienvenu T, Busti D, Magill PJ, Ferraguti F & Capogna M, Cell type-specific contribution of amygdala interneurons to network synchrony in vivo) at the Gordon Research Conference on Inhibition in the CNSon July 24-29 at the Colby College, Maine.
Marco Capogna also attended the Gordon Research Conference on Amygdala in Health & Disease on July 31- August 05 at the Colby College, Maine.Thomas Bienvenu attended, presented a poster (Bienvenu T, Busti D, Magill PJ, Ferraguti F & Capogna M, Cell type-specific contribution of amygdala interneurons to network synchrony in vivo), gave a short talk, and awarded best posters prize at the same conference.
- Unit18 Aug 2011
Thomas Bienvenu successfully defended (only minor corrections have been requested by the examiners) his D.Phil. thesis entitled: "Functional specialisation of GABAergic cells in the basolateral amygdala" on the 18th of August 2011. Thomas was supervised by Dr. Marco Capogna. His internal examiner was Dr. Colin Akerman, and his external examiner was Prof. Andreas Luthi from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland.
- Unit15 Aug 2011
We are pleased to welcome back Professor Yannis Dalezios from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, for a sabbatical leave collaborative visit to Professor Peter Somogyi's Lab.
Professor Dalezios studies the synaptic interactions between neurons to reveal the organization of neural networks in the brain including cortical and subcortical oculomotor areas/nuclei, the neocortex and the hippocampus. His expertise in electron microscopy and statistics facilitates several projects and he also trains others in the Unit.
- Unit15 Aug 2011
We are delighted to welcome back István Lukács, a visiting student from the Medical University of Targu Mures, Romania to Peter Somogyi's lab for a month long visit. Istvan was a previous winner of Oxford Cajal Scholarship scheme. He joins the project on the defining neuronal spatio-temporal relationships in the septo-hippocampal system.
- Unit9 Aug 2011
Welcome back to Dr. Pablo Henny. Pablo, who spent three years working on dopamine neurons in the Unit, returns to the Unit for 3-week visit. Pablo will analyse in the electron microscope material that he generated while here in Oxford. He is interested in the axon initial segments of dopamine neurons.
- Unit1 Aug 2011
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Swiejkowski to the Unit. Daniel has joined Thomas Klausberger's group as an MRC Career Development Fellow to examine temporal relationships between the medial septum, the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex.
Daniel completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Wróbel at the Laboratory of the Visual System, Nencki Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, and spent further two years as a member of Professor Paul Heggelund's research groupat the University of Oslo.