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2015.11.26 | Research news, Awards, People

Two prestigious grants awarded to postdoc Ana Oliveira

Postdoc Ana Oliveira from Keisuke Yonehara's group has been awarded both a MOBILEX mobility grant from the Danich Council for Independent Research, and a Lundbeck Foundation Postdoc Fellowship from the Lundbeck Foundation, which will fund her research for 2+1 years on "Dissecting neuronal circuits underlying visually-guided behaviors".

Sadegh Nabavi has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Starting Grants. (Photo: DANDRITE)
Figure 1. Sadegh Nabavi will use optogenetics to modify memory strength at the synaptic level to study why only some synapses, and hence memories, become permanent (Figure: Sadegh Nabavi)
Figure 2. a) Fear conditioning with optogenetics. Diagram of rat’s fear memory circuit receiving optogenetically driven input stimulation (laser) paired with a shock (left). Animal is tested one day later (right) by optical activation of the input (blue). Time plot shows normalized number of lever presses (1 min bins) to a previously learned cued lever-press task. b) LTD inactivates memory. In vivo field response in lateral amygdala to single optical stimulus (left) before and after LTD induction (1Hz). Animal is tested one day later (right). c) LTP reactivates memory. Same as b) except animal receives an LTP protocol (100Hz). (Figure: Sadegh Nabavi, published in Nature (Nabavi et al., 2014))

2015.11.19 | Awards, SadeghNabavi

ERC Starting Grant for research in memory formation and consolidation

DANDRITE Group Leader Sadegh Nabavi is awarded an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 million for research into memory formation to answer the fundamental questions on why some memories last and some are soon lost.

2015.11.18 | News from the management

Job opportunity at DANDRITE

PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in Neuroplasticity and Memory. In this call DANDRITE seeks highly motivated and ambitious PhD and postdoc candidates to investigate the cellular mechanisms of memory consolidation, including the role of neuromodulators, in rodents (WT and transgenics), in Group Leader Sadegh Nabavi's group. Application deadline…

2015.11.17 | People

New research assistant at DANDRITE

Niels Andersen started as research assistant in Sadegh Nabavi’s group on 16 November 2015. Niels aims to develop a method with which two converging neural input tracts can be optically stimulated independently in vivo, since a challenge in studying mammalian brain circuits is to independently activate two intermingled populations of neurons.

2015.11.06 | News from the management

Job opportunity at DANDRITE

In this call DANDRITE seeks one postdoctoral researcher for a two year position on “Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Parkinson’s Disease” in Group Leader Mark Denham's group. Application deadline December 18, 2015.

2015.11.05 | Knowledge exchange

"Spotlight on Denmark" - featured article in Nature Jobs

DANDRITE's five newly recruited young Group leaders and director Poul Nissen are interviewed in this feature on Denmark regarding talent attraction, collaborations, and conducting research in general. The article was published in NatureJobs in November 2015.

2015.11.04 | News from the management

AIAS-COFUND Fellowships available

AIAS is pleased to announce that the third Call for AIAS-COFUND Marie Curie Fellowships has just opened this week for talented researchers from around the world. Read more here.

2015.11.03 | News from the management

Job opportunity at DANDRITE

In this call DANDRITE seeks one postdoctoral researcher for a two year position on “Circuit assembly in mouse visual system” in Group Leader Keisuke Yonehara's group. Application deadline December 31, 2015.

2015.11.02 | People

New assistant at DANDRITE

Misugi Yonehara started as an assistant in Keisuke Yonehara’s group per 1 November 2015. She will be helping with cleaning tasks (e.g. autoclaving), filling up materials on shelves, genotyping of mice, and administrative secretary support tasks such as AURUS, travel booking, etc.

2015.11.02 | People

New PhD student at DANDRITE

Juliane Martin started as PhD student in Duda Kvitsiani’s group per 1 November 2015. She will be studying neural circuits subserving foraging decisions in mice by combining optogenetics with electrophysiology in freely behaving animals. In her studies, she will record specific cell-types from mouse prefrontal cortex as well as from subcortical…

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