Identifying novel cerebellar circuits via optogenetics

Start Date & Time: 
Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 12:00
End Date & Time: 
Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 13:00
Venue: 

Meeting room 7C
Level 7

 

Speaker: 
Speaker Details: 

Prof George Augustine
Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health,
LKC Medicine

Identifying novel cerebellar circuits via optogenetics

Synopsis: 

The well-defined anatomy of the cerebellum make this brain region an ideal platform for understanding how neural circuits process information. We have used optogenetics-based photostimulation to map the function and spatial organization of cerebellar local circuits with unprecedented speed and precision. Our results have identified the first new cerebellar molecular layer interneuron since the days of Cajal and have uncovered several novel features of interneuron information processing.

Host: 

Prof Zhang Su-Chun
Programme Director, NBD

Other Information: 

Pizza will be served