We are excited to share our latest review, Dendrites and Efficiency: Optimizing Performance and Resource Utilization, which has been published in Current Opinion in Neurobiology. In this review, PhD candidates Roman Makarov and Michalis Pagkalos, together with Dr. Panayiota Poirazi, explore the growing body of recent experimental and theoretical works that highlight the crucial role […]
We are overjoyed to congratulate two of the Ph.D. candidates in our lab for receiving travel grants for the 30th Meeting of the Hellenic Society for Neuroscience at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens. Both of them have been accepted to present their work in two different posters. Learn more about this […]
We are excited and proud to announce that Ioanna Pandi a very talented Ph.D. candidate in our lab, recently received one of the 11 travel grants for international students for The Brain Conference: Structuring Knowledge for Flexible Behaviour organized by FENS in Rungsted Kyst, Denmark. She was also selected to give a talk and present […]
Deciphering the secrets of the brain is considered to be one of the most important scientific endeavours of the 21st century. A better understanding of the mechanisms underlying brain function will contribute both to research into the treatment of neurological diseases and to the field of Artificial Intelligence, which has become an integral part of […]
We are excited to share our latest study in collaboration with the lab of Jayeeta Basu at NYU. In this work we joined forces to study how the brain conveys important environmental cues like novelty and reward. Using dendritic electrophysiology, optogenetics and computational modeling we uncovered a disinhibitory microcircuit that gates dendritic spikes in CA1 pyramidal neurons […]
The recent FENS forum of 2022 saw a “passing of the torch” for FENS leadership. It is our great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Poirazi, now elected as Secretary General, alongside Prof. Ole Kiehl (president elect) and Assoc. Prof. Aniko Korosi (treasurer elect)! See the press releases from FENS and FORTH for more details.
We are excited to share our latest study in collaboration with the lab of Alcino Silva at UCLA. This work, published in NEURON, explores the role of neuromodulation by dopamine to the linking of memories. Memories are often linked, meaning that recall of one memory triggers the recall of another. In this study, UCLA scientists A. Chowdhury, A. […]
Dr Poirazi recently represented Greece and IMBB-FORTH as a plenary speaker in FENS Forum 2022, the largest European Neuroscience meeting that took place this year in Paris . In her presentation, she discussed how computational modelling has helped us illuminate dendritic functions and their role in cognitive processes. She also presented the main findings of […]
How neurons really work is slowly being elucidated. That will help both Medicine and the search for better Artificial Intelligence. A recent article from The Economist lists our lab’s work among pioneering studies with far reaching implications in the fields of Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence!! For more information click here.