Researcher in Spotlight – Stuart Cobb

August 9th, 2018

in our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher Stuart Cobb to tell us a bit more about himself Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? I graduated in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, having studied the first part of my degree at Queen’s University, Canada. I then moved to the University of Oxford to conduct early studies on the role of interneurons in brain oscillations. I continued …

A novel mechanism for timing of neuronal activity

May 21st, 2018

Derek Garden, Marlies Oostland, Ian Duguid, Matt Nolan and colleagues have published a study demonstrating a novel mechanism for timing of neuronal activity. The study suggests new directions for research into mechanisms for cognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders. The study focusses on a relatively under-explored brain area called the inferior olive. Neurons in this area are a key coordinator of activity in the cerebellum, forming a system that is well studied for its role in movement and that is also …

Researcher in Spotlight – Adrian Bird

May 15th, 2018

In our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher Adrian Bird to tell us a bit more about himself.   Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? I have held the Buchanan Chair of Genetics since 1990. I graduated in Biochemistry from the University of Sussex and obtained a PhD in Edinburgh. That was followed by postdoctoral experience at Yale and Zurich Universities, after which I joined the MRC …