Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders

New research reveals central role of the hippocampus in instructing the neocortex in spatial navigation and memory

17 July 2018

A research collaboration between the labs of Vincent Bonin at NERF and Bruce McNaughton at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, has provided new...

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Proximal and distal modulation with new optoelectrode

30 March 2018

As part of a collaboration between several partners, including the Haesler lab and scientists at KU Leuven and imec, a new optoelectrode was designed, fabricated and tested. The optolelectrode...

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Odor response in zebrafish: zooming in on cilia

21 March 2018

Several sensory systems, including vision and olfaction, rely on cilia-mediated sensory transduction. In vertebrates, olfactory sensory neurons located in the nasal cavity detect odors. Cilia on olfactory sensory neurons are...

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New algorithm for improved respiration measurements

19 March 2018

All mammals breath by actively ventilating their lungs. Inhalation is essential for the delivery of oxygen, but also of airborne odorants that direct our sense of smell. Thus, accurate measurement...

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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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Functional ultrasound imaging and 2P imaging to study the neurovascular unit

20 November 2017

Alan Urban, Clément Brunner and Gabriel Montaldo (Urban lab) teamed up with researchers in Tel Aviv and Milan to write an extensive review on the advances in...

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The brain’s response to silicon probe implants

15 November 2017

Silicon probes are small, scalable devices that allow high-quality extracellular in vivo recordings from multiple neurons simultaneously. These probes can be mass-produced at low cost, and while they have been...

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Meet us at Neuroscience 2017!

10 November 2017

A large NERF delegation is on its way to Washtington DC for the annual SfN meeting. The world’s largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians starts tomorrow and...

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New silicon probes record activity of hundreds of neurons simultaneously

08 November 2017

In a $5.5 million collaboration led by researchers at HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, scientists at Janelia, the Allen Institute, and University College London (with grant funding from Gatsby and...

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Navigation and spatial memory: new brain region identified to be involved

16 August 2017

Navigation in mammals including humans and rodents depends on specialized neural networks that encode the animal’s location and trajectory in the environment, serving essentially as a GPS, findings...

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Localizing the source of smells in a single sniff

22 May 2017

Mice spontaneously gather information about their environment through exploratory sniffing. Identifying smells and localizing their source is not only essential for navigation, but also to obtain food and avoid danger. ...

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Katja Reinhard has been awarded an INCOMING [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship and a non-stipendiary EMBO Longterm Fellowship

30 January 2017

Katja Reinhard, Postoctoral Scientist at Farrow Lab, has been awarded has been awarded an INCOMING [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (collaboration between FWO and Horizon 2020) and a non-stipendiary EMBO...

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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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Dun Mao successfully defended his PhD thesis

19 December 2016

NERF fellow and Bonin lab member Dun Mao successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Neural Correlates of Sensation and Navigation in the Retrosplenial Cortex" at the University of Lethbridge on...

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Neuronus 2016 awards for NERF students

05 May 2016

The Neuronus IBRO & IRUN Neuroscience Forum is an annual conference at the Jagiellonien University in Krakow (Poland) for young researchers from diverse sub-disciplines of neuroscience. Organized by a team...

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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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FWO funds three NERF research projects

01 January 2016

The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) awarded three project grants to NERF researchers for the research period 2016-2019.  The projects of NERF principal investigators Vincent Bonin, Karl Farrow and Fabian...

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New insights into link between taste and behavior

07 December 2015

​Evolutionary conserved brainstem circuits are the first relay for gustatory information in the vertebrate brain. While the brainstem circuits act as our life support system and they mediate vital taste...

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Alpha-Synuclein Protein Aggregation in Parkinson’s Disease

24 June 2015

Researchers of the Laboratory for Neurobiology and Gene Therapy, KUL, of the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, CNRS, and of the Theoretical Neurobiology and Neuroengineering Laboratory, University Antwerp, among those NERF...

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Emre Yaksi chosen as FENS-Kavli Scholar

09 January 2015

FENS (The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) and The Kavli Foundation have announced the first FENS-Kavli Scholars – 20 young European neurosciencists chosen for the excellence of their research, as...

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Karl Farrow receives Swiss OphthAWARD

05 September 2013

At this year’s annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Ophthalmology (SOG-SSO), which took place in Locarno last week, Karl Farrow was awarded the Swiss OphthAWARD in the...

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ERC Starting Grant for Emre Yaksi

26 August 2013

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded NERF Principal Investigator Emre Yaksi a Starting Grant for his work on the senses of smell and taste. The project aims at unraveling...

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Sebastian Haesler wins Career Development Award

11 April 2013

NERF Group Leader Sebastian Haesler receives a Career Development Award of the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). The HFSP supports innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms...

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Emre Yaksi receives FENS EJN Young Investigator Award 2014

31 March 2013

The FENS Young Investigator Award is a biennial prize. It is given in recognition of outstanding scientific work in all areas of neuroscience to a young researcher (under the age...

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Young Investigator Grant for NERF Group Leader

25 March 2013

Newly arrived NERF member Sebastian Haesler received a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the New York, USA-based nonprofit organization. The Brain & Behavior Research...

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