Events Archive

Megan Carey

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Complex control of complex behavior by the cerebellum

2:00 pm, Tuesday 04 June 2024

Joel Levine

University of Toronto

Evolutionary Implications of Drosophila Social Networks

3:00 pm, Friday 24 May 2024

Zvulun Elazar

Department of Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science

Mechanism of Autophagy in Health and Disease

11:00 am, Friday 03 May 2024

Julie H. Simpson

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UC Santa Barbara

Command, Connect, Clean: Mapping neural circuits for fly grooming as a model motor sequence

2:00 pm, Wednesday 01 May 2024

Susana Lima

Champalimaud Centre for teh Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal

Should I mate or should I go: cyclical control of female rejection behaviour

12:00 pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024

Matthias Landgraf

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Fit for this world? - Critical periods of development specify cellular properties

12:00 pm, Thursday 18 January 2024

Paul Frankland

University of Toronto

Ontogeny of hippocampus-dependent memory

4:00 pm, Thursday 18 January 2024


Paul Frankland is a Senior Scientist in the program in Neurosciences & Mental Health at the Hospital for Sick Children, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neurobiology, and is appointed as a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology, Department of Physiology and Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. He is also a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) in the program for Child and Brain Development. His research program combines behavior, imaging and molecular approaches to study the neurobiology of memory. Using contemporary tools, Frankland has tackled classical questions in the memory field: Why do we lose our earliest childhood memories? Are memories are broadly distributed or localized in the brain? How does the brain forget? Is it possible to implant memories?

Christopher Dunsby

Imperial College London

High-speed 3D light-sheet microscopy

12:00 pm, Wednesday 22 November 2023

Sha Liu

Department of Neurosciences, Leuven Brain Institute

Single-Cell Transcriptomics Reveals that Glial Cells Integrate Homeostatic and Circadian Processes To Drive Sleep-Wake Cycles

12:00 pm, Thursday 18 May 2023

Gerry Rubin

HHMI Janelia Research Campus

Part 1: Context-dependent gating of visual attention in Drosophila Part 2: Strategies for annotating the fly connectome with information on neuropeptide signaling and gap junctions

3:00 pm, Thursday 11 May 2023

William Wisden

Imperial College London

A link between stress and restorative sleep

12:00 pm, Monday 31 October 2022

Annika Barber

Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

Coordination of neuropeptide signaling in the Drosophila clock output network

12:00 pm, Monday 25 July 2022

Stephane Dissell

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, University of Missouri

Single cell resolution of a sleep-regulating circuit in Drosophila

12:00 pm, Thursday 07 July 2022

Dr Andrew Lin

Sheffield University

Sparse coding for odour-specific memories through homeostatic plasticity

12:00 pm, Thursday 23 June 2022

Professor Vanessa Ruta

The Rockefeller Univervisty

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Postponed until further notice.

Jeff Donlea

David Greffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Investigating the Role for Sleep in Responses to Neural Injury

12:00 pm, Tuesday 10 March 2020

Stanley Heinze

Department of Biology, Lund University

From Connectomes to Nanowires - the Quest to Understand the Central Complex across Insect Species

12:00 pm, Wednesday 26 February 2020

David Stern

HHMI, Janelia Research Campus

Neural Evolution of Context-Dependent Fly Song

12:00 pm, Tuesday 04 February 2020

Alicia Hidalgo

School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

How to make a Plastic Brain

12:00 pm, Friday 17 January 2020

Mikhail Shchepinov

Retrotope, Inc

Lipid Deuteration against Neurodegeneration

4:00 pm, Tuesday 07 January 2020

Amita Sehgal

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

How Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Interact with Basic Physiology

12:00 pm, Thursday 12 December 2019

Lisa Fenk

The Rockefeller Univervisty

Active Sensation in Drosophila

12:00 pm, Monday 09 December 2019

Thomas Klausberger

Department of Cognitive Neurobiology, Medical University of Vienna

Prefrontal Network Dynamics for Cognition

12:00 pm, Wednesday 13 November 2019

Alexander Stark

IMP - Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna

Decoding Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila

12:00 pm, Thursday 16 May 2019

Lukas Sjulson

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Cocaine Place Conditioning Strengthens Location-Specific Hippocampal Inputs to the Nucleus Accumbens

12:00 pm, Friday 26 April 2019

Hans-Ulrich Dodt - Please note new date and time

Institute of Solid State Electronics, Vienna

Nearly Isotropic 3D-Imaging of Mouse Brains, Fly Brains and Human Tumors with Light Sheets Beyond the Diffraction Limit

4:00 pm, Wednesday 17 April 2019

Mani Ramaswami

Trinity College, Dublin

Deciphering Mechanisms of Perceptual Silencing: From Molecules to Neural Systems

12:00 pm, Friday 29 March 2019

Michael Hastings

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Cell-autonomous and Circuit-level Mechanisms of Circadian Timekeeping in Mammals: Genes, Neurons, and Astrocytes

12:00 pm, Wednesday 20 February 2019

Valentin Nägerl

Institut Interdisciplinaire de Neurosciences (IINS), Université de Bordeaux

Mind the Gap: Super-resolution Imaging of the Extracellular Space of the Brain

12:00 pm, Tuesday 22 January 2019

Giulio Tononi

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sleep: A Window on Consciousness

12:00 pm, Tuesday 11 December 2018

Chiara Cirelli

Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin

The price of being awake and the function of sleep: synaptic homeostasis

4:00 pm, Monday 10 December 2018

William Schafer

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

The Neuromodulatory Connectome: Wire and Wireless Networks

12:00 pm, Thursday 15 November 2018

Larry Abbott

Columbia University

Operating Principles of a Learning Network in Electric Fish

12:00 pm, Monday 08 October 2018

Mark Wu

Johns Hopkins University

Temporal Coding-Induced Synaptic Plasticity Determines Clock-Driven Sleep Quality

12:00 pm, Thursday 12 April 2018

Gina Turrigiano

Brandeis University

Self-Tuning Neurons, Firing Rate Homeostasis, and Sleep/Wake States

12:00 pm, Friday 06 April 2018

Karim Nader

Department of Psychology, McGill University

Specific impairments of consolidation, reconsolidation and long-term memory maintenance lead to memory erasure. Targeting memories as a new therapeutic approach to psychopathologies

12:00 pm, Monday 26 March 2018

Pico Caroni

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Time Units for Learning and their Implementation Through Neuronal Assemblies

12:00 pm, Wednesday 07 March 2018

Valentina Emiliani

Université Paris Descartes

Toward circuit optogenetics

12:00 pm, Friday 16 February 2018

Simon Laughlin

Cambridge University

The Economic Benefits of a Neural Circuit Motif

12:00 pm, Friday 26 January 2018

Mala Murthy

Princeton University

Neural Mechanisms for Dynamic Acoustic Communication in Flies

12:00 pm, Wednesday 06 December 2017

Thanos Siapas

California Institute of Technology

Hippocampal Dynamics and Memory Processing

12:00 pm, Monday 20 November 2017

Andreas Luthi

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Ensemble Coding in Amygdala Circuits

12:00 pm, Friday 10 November 2017

Mark Stopfer

National Institute of Health

“Neural Codes for the sense of Taste”

12:00 pm, Monday 30 October 2017

Gaspar Jekely

Living Systems Institute, Exeter University

Neural Circuits Underlying the Whole-body Coordination of Behaviour in Platynereis Larvae

12:00 pm, Friday 20 October 2017

André Fiala

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Learning and Memory in Drosophila: Linking Behavior, Neuronal Circuits and Synpatic Plasticity

12:00 pm, Wednesday 18 October 2017

Barry Dickson

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Neurobiology of Drosophila Mating Behaviors

12:00 pm, Monday 09 October 2017

Cancelled - Hubert Amrein

11:00 am, Friday 01 September 2017

Vilaiwan Fernandes

Department of Biology, New York University

Glia Relay Differentiation Cues to Coordinate Neuronal Development in Drosophila

12:00 pm, Wednesday 28 June 2017

Nicholas Franks

Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London

Overlapping Mechanisms of Sleep and Sedation

12:00 pm, Monday 12 June 2017

Gaby Maimon

The Rockefeller University

A Circuit Architecture for Angular Integration

12:00 pm, Monday 03 April 2017

Michael Krashes

National Institute of Health

Hunger-Driven Motivational State Competition

12:00 pm, Thursday 30 March 2017

Tom Clandinin

Stanford University

Dissecting the Circuits and Algorithms That Process Visual Motion

12:00 pm, Tuesday 21 March 2017

Bart Deplancke

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

On the impact of genetic variation on molecular and organismal (immunological) phenotypes

12:00 pm, Thursday 02 March 2017

Bert Sakmann

Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie

From Single Cells and Columns to Cortical Networks: Coincidence Detection and Synaptic Transmission

12:00 pm, Thursday 17 November 2016

Robert Kittel

Universität Würzburg

Synaptic Vesicle Tethering to the Drosophila Active Zone Cytomatrix

12:00 pm, Wednesday 12 October 2016

Davi Bock

Janelia Research Campus

Tracing Memory Circuits in Drosophila melanogaster Using Whole-Brain Electron Microscopy

12:00 pm, Friday 07 October 2016

Benjamin Kaupp

Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (caesar)

At the Physical Limit – How to Detect a Single Molecule

12:00 pm, Monday 26 September 2016

Shaul Druckmann

Janelia Research Campus

Relating Circuit Dynamics to Computation: Robustness and Dimension-specific Computation in Cortical Dynamics

12:00 pm, Monday 25 April 2016

Susana Lima

Champalimaud Center for the Unknown

Neural Mechanisms Underlying State Dependent Modulation of Sexual Behavior

12:00 pm, Wednesday 16 March 2016

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

CRISPR-Cas9: Biological Roles, Mechanisms, and Evolution

12:00 pm, Monday 07 March 2016

Bill Harris

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

How It Grows: The Retina

1:00 pm, Friday 12 February 2016

Rainer Friedrich

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel

Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Neuronal Computations in Olfaction

12:00 pm, Tuesday 19 January 2016

Máté Lengyel

Cambridge University

Adaptation to Natural Input Statistics: a Key to Dendritic Computation and Plasticity

12:00 pm, Tuesday 24 November 2015

William T. Newsome

Stanford University School of Medicine

Neural Population Dynamics in Prefrontal Cortex Indicate Changes-of-mind on Single Behavioral Trials

12:00 pm, Thursday 12 November 2015

Scott Sternson

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Neurobiology of Hunger

12:00 pm, Monday 12 October 2015

Howard Berg

Harvard University

Motile Behavior of E. coli: Navigation by a Single-celled Nervous System

12:00 pm, Tuesday 06 October 2015

Daisuke Yamamoto

Tohoku University Graduate School of Life Sciences

What are Fruitless Proteins Really Doing for LOVEly Fruit Flies?

12:00 pm, Friday 18 September 2015

Kristin Scott

University of California, Berkeley

Taste Processing in Drosophila

12:00 pm, Monday 07 September 2015

Ilaria Testa

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

RESOLFT Super Resolution Microscopy: Application for Life Sciences

Thursday 04 June 2015

Richard Benton

University of Lausanne

Evolution of Olfactory Circuits

Thursday 21 May 2015

Randolf Menzel

Freie Universität Berlin

Memory Codes and Their Transformations In the Brain of the Honeybee

Friday 08 May 2015

Eric Kandel

Columbia University

Functional Prions: A Perspective

Friday 20 March 2015

Megan Carey

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Cerebellar Circuit Contributions to Locomotor Coordination in Mice

Friday 30 January 2015

Rudy Behnia

New York University

Processing Properties of ON and OFF Pathways for Drosophila Motion Detection

Monday 05 January 2015

Rui Costa

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Generating and Shaping Novel Action Repertoires

Thursday 11 December 2014

Michael Brecht

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin

A Grid Cell Grid

Friday 05 December 2014

Pavan Ramdya

Center for Integrative Genomics, Lausanne

The Organization of Behavior in Drosophila: Insights from Robotics

Tuesday 02 December 2014

Alexander Borst

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

The Holy Grail of Fly Motion Vision

Monday 24 November 2014

Maria Luisa Vasconcelos

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Circuits of Innate Behaviour

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Greg Jefferis

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Sex Circuits and Brain Maps

Monday 30 June 2014

Paul Taghert

Washington University Medical School

Mechanisms of Neuropeptide Synchronization in Drosophila Circadian Neural Circuits

Monday 09 June 2014

Gilles Laurent

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Explorations of a Simple Visual Cortex

Monday 19 May 2014

Ravi Allada

Northwestern University

Neural Control of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Friday 16 May 2014

Edvard Moser

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Grid Cells and Neural Maps for Space

Monday 24 March 2014

Michael Nitabach

Yale University

Neural Circuits Controlling Innate Behavior: Wriggling Worms and Snoozing Flies

Thursday 13 March 2014

Laurent Keller

University of Lausanne

Ants, Sex Chromosomes and Social Evolution

Monday 17 February 2014

Johannes Seelig

Janelia Farm

Neural Circuits and Representations Underlying Visuomotor Integration in Drosophila

Thursday 13 February 2014

Winfried Denk

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Towards the Circuit Diagram of the Mouse Brain

Monday 10 February 2014

Kenta Asahina

California Institute of Technology

Neuropeptides, Sexually Dimorphic Neurons, and Male Aggression

Monday 13 January 2014

Marcus Stensmyr

Lund University

Drosophila Olfactory Neuroecology

Thursday 09 January 2014

Andrew Straw

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna

Using Virtual Reality and Genetics to Dissect the Visual Guidance of Fly Locomotion

Monday 29 April 2013

James Rothman

Yale University

The Mechanism of Synchronous Neurotransmitter Release

Monday 23 April 2012