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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… Read More

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 agonized… Read More

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… Read More

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 the smell of… Read More

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 cycle of day… Read More

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 Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at… Read More

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 Massachusetts,… Read More

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. Click here to read Moshe Parnas, Andrew Lin, Wolf Huetteroth and Gero Miesenböck on 'Odor… Read More

Fruit flies are more individual than we thought

— Apr 27, 2013

CNCB-led study finds widespread transposition in the fly brain suggesting each fly is a unique individual. Fruit flies, Drosophila, are more individual than previously thought, according to new… Read More

Gero Miesenböck is awarded The Brain Prize 2013 for his pioneering work on optogenetics

— 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… Read More