Our laboratory combines electrophysiology and neuroanatomy tools. We work on zebrafish, rodents and human samples to understand the structural and functional organization of the nervous system. Our current interest are: 1) the effect of hyperoxia on the structure and function of the human brain; 2) chemokine expression during traumatic brain injury and epilepsy; 3) change in gene activation during traumatic brain injury; 4) organization and function of the hippocampal inhibitory network in epilepsy; 5) developing a high throughput method using zebrafish embryos for neuro-, cardio and environmental toxicity assessment and drug screening; 6) change in the neuronal network during ageing.
Neurodegeneration, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hyper and hypoxia, traumatic brain injury.
2016-2019 Visual genetics: establishment of a new discipline to visualize neuronal nuclear functions in real time in intact nervous system by 4D Raman spectroscopy, Horizon 2020, €4.27M, Consortium lead
2017-2021 Transcribing the processes of life: Visual Genetics, H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, €1.29M, Consortium lead