SYNDI 2017

Systems Neuroscience and Decision Making = SYNDI: We had our first joint conference + lab retreat with the Kvitsiani lab! Invited speakers included Peter Bartho and Zoltan Somogyvari from Budapest, Arash Fassihi from Trieste and Laura Jimenez from Munich.

Adam Williamson’s visit

Adam is at the forefront of developing tools combining in vivo recording and drug delivery with high potential for future clinical use in collaboration with prof. George Malliaras. We are collaborating with Adam’s lab on testing these tools and judging their usefulness in neurodegenerative dementias like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. See below the abstract of Adam’s…

Antal Berenyi’s seminar

Let me invite you to the talk of Antal Berényi at KOKI lecture room at 11 am on 9 March. Title and abstract: Coupling single neuronal activity to complex brain functions: large-scale, high-resolution approaches to dissect and to modify neuronal network activities. Antal Berényi MTA-SZTE ‘‘Momentum’’ Oscillatory Neuronal Networks Research Group, Department of Physiology, University…

Duda Kvitsiani’s visit

Duda visited us and we conducted a successful one-day acute experiment – with a chronic silicon probe inserted in the auditory cortex. It was a great group effort! Duda also gave a seminar: Title: “Foraging decisions in flies and mice” Abstract: Foraging for food and energy resources is fundamental for animal survival. Therefore it is…

Gergo Orban’s seminar

To kickstart 2017, let me invite you to a seminar lecture by Gergo Orban (Wigner Research Center for Physics, Hung. Acad. Sci.) to be held in the KOKI lecture room on 5 Jan at 11 am. Orban’s group aims to understand the computational principles underlying sensory processing. The speaker is a Lendulet Research Fellow and…

DARE grant

Duda Kvitsiani and Balazs Hangya got the DARE grant! The project is entitled: “Electrophysiological recordings and manipulation of single neurons in behaving animals”. Electrophysiological methods have the necessary temporal resolution to capture the microsecond timescale of neuronal firing; however, spatial information about the exact location of the recorded cells has been proven hard to extract…