- Miesenboeck Group Research Group
Waynflete Professor of Physiology
Gero Miesenböck studied medicine at the University of Innsbruck in his native Austria and did postdoctoral research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He was on the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Yale University before coming to Oxford in 2007. Gero is the founding director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB).
He has received numerous international awards for the invention of optogenetics, including the InBev Baillet-Latour International Health Prize (2012), the Brain Prize (2013), and the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine (2013).
Experience-dependent rewiring of specific inhibitory connections in adult neocortex.
Kätzel D. and Miesenböck G., (2014), PLoS Biol, 12
Photocontrol of neural activity: biophysical mechanisms and performance in vivo.
Sjulson L. and Miesenböck G., (2008), Chem Rev, 108, 1588 - 1602
Visualizing secretion and synaptic transmission with pH-sensitive green fluorescent proteins.
Miesenböck G. et al, (1998), Nature, 394, 192 - 195