Synaptic transfer of visual information in the retina
|Dates:||4 February 2015|
|Times:||12:00 - 13:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, University staff|
|Speaker:||Professor Leon Lagnado|
Part of the Leaders in Science Lecture Series, hosted by the Faculty of Life Sciences.
Professor Leon Lagnado
Role: Neuroscience Systems Biology
Organisation: University of Sussex
Biography: Synapses are the most numerous computational elements within neural circuits. The process of chemical transmission can transform neural signals and, because synapses are plastic, these transformations can be altered over different time-scales to adjust the input-output relation of the circuit as a whole. I will describe experimental strategies that allow the synaptic basis of neural circuit function to be studied in vivo by imaging of genetically-encoded reporters. I will illustrate how these reporters can be used to understand the synaptic processing of visual information in the retina of zebrafish.
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre 6