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Massry Prize 2016

Massry Prize 2016

Aug 15, 2016

Gero Miesenböck has won the Massry Prize 2016 for his work on optogenetics.

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Sandman’s role in sleep control

Sandman’s role in sleep control

Aug 3, 2016

Sleep-promoting neurons switch between electrical activity and silence as a function of sleep need. The switch is operated by dopamine and involves the antagonistic regulation of two potassium...

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Feed-forward inhibition in the mushroom body

Feed-forward inhibition in the mushroom body

May 19, 2016

Toggling feedforward inhibition in the mushroom body

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The neurotransmitter of the mushroom body is acetylcholine!

The neurotransmitter of the mushroom body is acetylcholine!

Mar 3, 2016

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter of mushroom body neurons

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Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2015

Frontiers of Knowledge Awards 2015

Jan 26, 2016

Gero Miesenböck has won a BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for the development of optogenetics.

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Heinrich Wieland Prize 2015

Heinrich Wieland Prize 2015

Sep 15, 2015

Gero Miesenböck will receive the Heinrich Wieland Prize 2015 for his conception and first experimental demonstration of optogenetics.

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Gero Miesenböck elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

Gero Miesenböck elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society

May 1, 2015

The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK. Its Fellowship is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers, and...

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Memories located?

Memories located?

Apr 9, 2015

Localising fruit fly memory

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Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences

Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences

Dec 22, 2014

Scott Waddell has received the Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences 2014. Each year, the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation awards the Prize to a young researcher (under 45), recognized in...

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FENS-Kavli Scholar

FENS-Kavli Scholar

Dec 19, 2014

Tim Vogels is among 20 young European neuroscience researchers chosen to be the first FENS-Kavli Scholars.

 

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Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty fruit flies

Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty fruit flies

Nov 17, 2014

Drinking water is innately rewarding to thirsty animals. A recent study from the Waddell lab in Nature Neuroscience demonstrated that neural circuit mechanisms of water wanting, learning and...

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Waddell lab featured in <em>The Observer</em>

Waddell lab featured in The Observer

Oct 12, 2014

Science fiction fantasies such as Total Recall, Blade Runner and Eternal Sunshine could become reality for more read:

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Martin Booth awarded ICO Prize 2014

Martin Booth awarded ICO Prize 2014

Oct 3, 2014

Professor Martin Booth has been awarded the ICO Prize 2014 by the International Commission for Optics for “his innovative and pioneering research on dynamic optical methods and new approaches to...

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Think before you act!

Think before you act!

May 22, 2014

Fruit flies take time to deliberate when faced with difficult decisions. The process is linked to FoxP, a gene associated with cognitive development and language in humans. Have you ever...

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Scott Waddell elected as EMBO Member 2014

Scott Waddell elected as EMBO Member 2014

May 7, 2014

Prof Scott Waddell, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the CNCB, has been elected as a Member of EMBO, in recognition of his molecular biology-directed studies of brain...

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How the brain forms distinct memories

How the brain forms distinct memories

Feb 23, 2014

Sparse odour coding by the Kenyon cells of the mushroom body generates a large number of precisely addressable locations for the storage of odour-specific memories. Anyone who associates...

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The switch that says it’s time to sleep

The switch that says it’s time to sleep

Feb 19, 2014

A small group of neurons put flies to sleep when they need to rest. The body uses two mechanisms to regulate sleep. One is the body clock, which attunes humans and animals to the 24 hour...

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CNCB’s Brian Patton becomes Royal Society University Research Fellow

CNCB’s Brian Patton becomes Royal Society University Research Fellow

Oct 8, 2013

Dr Brian Patton is recognised by The Royal Society for his work on imaging deep tissue neural processes using nanodiamonds (ND). Dr Brian Patton of the

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Gabbay Award for optogenetics

Gabbay Award for optogenetics

Oct 2, 2013

Gero Miesenböck is one of this year's recipients of the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine. The award, presented by the Rosenstiel Center of Brandeis University in...

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Two CNCB papers in Neuron

Two CNCB papers in Neuron

Sep 9, 2013

A CNCB double bill—papers from the Miesenböck and Waddell groups—appears in the September 4 issue of Neuron.

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Fruit fly brains use reward signals like ours

Fruit fly brains use reward signals like ours

Apr 27, 2013

CNCB team shows that the neural reward system of flies is more similar to that of mammals than previously thought. A team led by Scott Waddell of the Centre for Neural Circuits and...

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The Brain Prize 2013

The Brain Prize 2013

Apr 27, 2013

Professor Gero Miesenböck, Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at the University of Oxford, has been awarded The Brain Prize 2013 "for the invention and refinement of...

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Gene regulation specialist Korneel Hens establishes new lab at CNCB

Gene regulation specialist Korneel Hens establishes new lab at CNCB

Nov 1, 2012

Dr Korneel Hens joins CNCB as Group Leader, to explore how regulatory networks in neurons act to integrate and...

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InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize 2012

InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize 2012

May 3, 2012

Gero Miesenböck was awarded the InBev-Baillet Latour...

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