CCMN lecture series: Dr Ernesto Ciabatti, University of Cambridge
29 February 2024, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Title: ‘Novel approaches for functional connectomics in mammals’
This event is free.
Anna Roberts – UCL, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology
Medawar, G01Lankester Lecture TheatreGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
Abstract: Over the past few decades, breakthrough technologies for recording and manipulating neuronal activity in large neuronal populations have shifted the focus from individual neurons to neural networks. Moreover, the recent completion of several connectomes, with more on the horizon, promises to revolutionise systems neuroscience. However, the utility of connectomic maps will be limited without the means to functionally access neural networks in vivo. In this seminar, I will outline my work in developing non-toxic transsynaptic viral vectors designed for long-term functional manipulation of neural circuits and discuss future directions for functional connectomics in mammals.
About the Speaker
Dr Ernesto Ciabatti
EPSRC Fellow, MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology at University of CambridgeMore about Dr Ernesto Ciabatti