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 …

Researcher in Spotlight – James Boardman

April 19th, 2018

In our website feature “Researcher in Spotlight” this month we ask our researcher James Boardman to tell us a bit more about himself. Could you give us a quick overview of your background and career so far? I studied medicine at UCL and took an intercalated BSc in Neuroscience during this time. I completed postgraduate paediatric training in London, including a part-time MSc in clinical paediatrics at UCL, and then took time out of the clinic to do my PhD …