Research groups
Cellular Neuroscience
Attila Sik (professor) E-mail:
Tel.: +36 (72) 536-000 (ext: 29302)
Research interest

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.

Clinical relevance

Neurodegeneration, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, hyper and hypoxia, traumatic brain injury.

Electron microscopy
Raman spectroscopy
In vitro multichannel recordings
Organotypic cultures
Track tracing
Laboratory members

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