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. Named after the 1927 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Heinrich Wieland,… Read More

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 technologists from or living and working in the UK and the… Read More

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 the… Read More

FENS-Kavli Scholar

— Dec 19, 2014

Tim Vogels is among 20 young European neuroscience researchers chosen to be the first FENS-Kavli Scholars. The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and The Kavli Foundation… Read More

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 demonstrated that neural circuit mechanisms of water wanting, learning and liking can be distinguished by… Read More

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