- 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).
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Writing memories with light-addressable reinforcement circuitry.
Claridge-Chang A. et al, (2009), Cell, 139, 405 - 415
The optogenetic catechism.
Miesenböck G., (2009), Science, 326, 395 - 399
Sex-specific control and tuning of the pattern generator for courtship song in Drosophila.
Clyne JD. and Miesenböck G., (2008), Cell, 133, 354 - 363
Remote control of behavior through genetically targeted photostimulation of neurons.
Lima SQ. and Miesenböck G., (2005), Cell, 121, 141 - 152
Selective photostimulation of genetically chARGed neurons.
Zemelman BV. et al, (2002), Neuron, 33, 15 - 22
FoxP influences the speed and accuracy of a perceptual decision in Drosophila.
DasGupta S. et al, (2014), Science, 344, 901 - 904
Sparse, decorrelated odor coding in the mushroom body enhances learned odor discrimination.
Lin AC. et al, (2014), Nat Neurosci, 17, 559 - 568
Neuronal machinery of sleep homeostasis in Drosophila.
Donlea JM. et al, (2014), Neuron, 81, 860 - 872
Experience-dependent rewiring of specific inhibitory connections in adult neocortex.
Kätzel D. and Miesenböck G., (2014), PLoS Biol, 12
Odor discrimination in Drosophila: from neural population codes to behavior.
Parnas M. et al, (2013), Neuron, 79, 932 - 944