24 June 2021
The Department's most prestigious named lecture was delivered this year by Shaw Prize winner and Waynflete Professor of Physiology Gero Miesenböck FRS in honour of our 1913 Waynflete Professor and Nobel Laureate Sir Charles Sherrington OM GBE PRS. The lecture was followed by the unveiling of The Physiological Society blue plaque honouring Sherrington by Sir Colin Blakemore FRS.
6 April 2021
The Annual Review Prize Lecture is The Physiological Society's most prestigious lecture.
27 January 2021
A new paper from the Goodwin group based in DPAG's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour has shown how males and females are programmed differently in terms of sex.
27 November 2020
Hundreds of dietary supplements have been reported to improve cognitive and emotional function in humans, but few have scientific foundation. A new study from the Waddell group provides fresh insight into how dietary Magnesium supplementation can influence memory performance.
22 May 2020
The collaborating groups of Professor Stephen Goodwin and Professor Scott Waddell based in The Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB) are shedding new light on what precisely constitutes a neuronal cell type.
12 August 2019
A new Medium article from our Department explores how optogenetics has transformed neuroscientific research and opened new possibilities for the treatment of brain disorders, and sheds light on the series of early research work undertaken by Professor Gero Miesenböck and his team to evolve this breakthrough technology.
28 March 2019
Professor Miesenböck's project will seek to understand why we need to sleep by studying how the brain responds to sleep loss.
16 January 2019
Congratulations are in order for Associate Professor Tim Vogels, who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and an ERC Consolidator grant.
17 October 2018
Gero Miesenböck will give the 2018 Francis Crick Lecture on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge. The lecture, entitled “Light Sleep” is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
16 November 2016
Scientists have identified the neural pathway in male fruit flies that allows them to perform their complex mating ritual, paving the way for deeper studies into sexual behavior and how it can be modified by social experience.
28 January 2016
Gero Miesenböck has won a BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for the development of optogenetics. He shares the € 400,000 prize with Edward Boyden of MIT and Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University.
28 September 2015
The Department celebrated Professor Fran Ashcroft's DBE and Professor Gero Miesenboeck's FRS.
28 September 2015
Prof Gero Miesenböck will receive the Heinrich Wieland Prize 2015 for his conception and first experimental demonstration of optogenetics.