Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders

People at NERF: Rik van Daal

27 July 2018

Postgraduate student Rik van Daal won an award for his MSc thesis supervised by Bob Puers (Faculty of Engineering) and Fabian Kloosterman (NERF). Now that he graduated...

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KU Leuven grant for Karl Farrow and Lieve Moons

25 June 2018

Great news for Karl Farrow and KU Leuven colleague Lieve Moons, from the department of biology. Together they secured a C1 grant from the university to investigate the causal...

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People at NERF: Meet Guillem

07 May 2018

Hi Guillem! You recently started your PhD at NERF in the lab of Aya Takeoka. What is your project all about? My aim is to understand how a specific sensory...

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Origami for cells: self-folding 3D cell grippers for recording

08 March 2018

Jordi Cools, who joined the Haesler lab as neural engineer last December, recently published the research he did at imec in the journal Advanced Science. The paper presents self-folding...

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Marie Curie grant for Norma Kuhn

02 February 2018

Many congratulations to Norma Kuhn from the Farrow lab on obtaining a very competitive Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship! Norma's work will focus on visual feature-gating in a brain...

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EU funding for STARDUST consortium

05 December 2017

The EU has granted almost €4 million to the STARDUST project; a backronym for ‘in vivo optogeneticS, elecTrophysiology and phArmacology with an ultRasonically-powered DUST for Parkinson's Disease’. ...

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FWO doctoral scholarship for Elke Vermandere

03 January 2017

Congratulations to NERF fellow Elke Vermandere who was awarded a strategic basic research doctoral scholarship from the FWO in a collaborative project together with Lut Arckens (KUL). Elke will use...

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Michal Slezak joins the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg

30 September 2016

The NERF team congratulates Dr. Slezak to his new position as Group Leader in the BMP team (Brain Microcircuits in Psychiatric Diseases) at the BioMed X Innovation Center in Heidelberg,...

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Eve Marder awarded prestigious Kavli Prize

03 June 2016

Eve Marder, NERF SAB member from 2013 till 2015, has been awarded the renowned Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for her groundbreaking research on the nervous system. Eve Marder used the simple...

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Alexandre Pouget to receive Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences

26 April 2016

The Carnegie Mellon University will award the fourth annual Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Sciences to NERF Scientific Advisory Board member Alexandre Pouget. Alexandre...

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Open Positions at NERF: Group Leaders

23 July 2015

NERF is currently recruiting Group Leaders with research interest in areas such as the study of information processing in neuronal circuits, including computational approaches, neuroengineering or the development of novel...

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Open Neuro-Technologist position at NERF

20 March 2015

NERF seeks currently an enthusiatic, inquisitive Neuro-Technologist who will organize the development of neuro-technologies directed towards the study of brain function in living animals. The focus is on the development...

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Canada’s Governor General met NERF

19 November 2014

NERF director Vincent Bonin had the pleasure to give an overview of research currently conducted at NERF when introducing Canada’s Governor General David Johnston to the young...

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Open positions in NERF operations team

01 October 2014

NERF is currently looking for an Office Coordinator and a full-time Management Assistant to reinforce its small but agile operations team and to assist the NERF director and the NERF...

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Open Research Positions at NERF

05 May 2014

NERF is currently seeking to recruite 1-2 additional Group Leaders who will investigate brain function in a living animal. The focus is on studying information processing in neuronal circuits and...

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New Associated Research Group at NERF

16 February 2014

NERF welcomes the collaboration with Prof. Michele Giugliano, associate scientist from the Department of Theoretical Neurobiology & Neuroengineering at the University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium. His interests are...

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NERF welcomes Karl Farrow as fifth Group Leader

27 May 2013

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Karl Farrow will join NERF as fifth Group Leader. Originally from Toronto in Canada, Dr. Farrow is an accomplished retinal neurophysiologist. He worked...

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New Operations Manager at NERF

15 March 2013

We welcome our new Operations Manager Els Lemmens who will strengthen the central administration team and support NERF in the necessary groundwork required to keep our bustling research environment afloat....

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New NERF management

01 January 2013

As of January 1st 2013, NERF will be managed in a bottom-up fashion. The new NERF Management Committee is composed of the five NERF Group Leaders. One of them will be...

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NERF welcomes Sebastian Haesler as Group Leader

19 November 2012

On November 15th Dr. Sebastian Haesler officially joined NERF as a new Group Leader. Dr. Haesler completed his doctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Constance Scharff, then at the...

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