Nov - Dan Bendor announced as finalist in Eppendorf & Science prize in Neurobiology for his essay Play it again, brain
Oct - Liz Marozzi awarded PhD for thesis entitled "Cellular and molecular characterisation of context representation in entorhinal cortex"
Sept - The IBN welcomes Dan Bendor as new PI
July - Sam Solomon and Kate Jeffery awarded an NC3Rs grant for their project entitled "Reducing the number of non-human primates in research by developing a rodent model of selective attention"
Dec - Kate Jeffery awarded a 3-year BBSRC grant to study the neural encoding of three-dimensional space
Nov - Bex Knight awarded PhD for thesis entitled "Integration of sensory cues by the head direction system"
Aug - Madeleine Verriotis awarded PhD for thesis entitled "Exploring the brain's representation of three-dimensional space"
- Paper from Jeffery lab in Nature Neuroscience on 3D spatial encoding. See also Mail on Sunday article and podcast discussion on Skeptics Guide to the Universe (mins 16-22)
July - Hugo Spiers awarded a 6-year James S McDonnell Junior Scholar Award for the Study of Human Cognition
- Francesca Cacucci awarded a 5-year ERC starting grant to study development of the spatial representation
- Kate Jeffery awarded a 3-year MRC grant to study the retrosplenial head direction system
June - Kate Jeffery elected as Fellow of the Society of Biology
April - Francesca Cacucci awarded 3-year BBSRC grant to study the development of the spatial representation
- Hugo Spiers awarded a 3-year Wellcome project grant, together with Demis Hassabis and Dharsh Kumaran, to study brain navigation systems in humans
March - Sam Solomon appointed to a post in the IBN, starting March 2012