The road to independence: how to get funding in neuroscience

Check out the 3rd in a series of 10 opinion articles in the European Journal of Neuroscience by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence! The article offers a range of tips and points to current funding opportunities for young Neuroscientists trying to fund their research in Europe. The other 2 articles of this series can be […]

REMOD: A Tool for Analyzing and Remodeling the Dendritic Architecture of Neural Cells

Dendritic morphology is a key determinant of how individual neurons acquire a unique signal processing profile. The highly branched dendritic structure that originates from the cell body, explores the surrounding 3D space in a fractal-like manner, until it reaches a certain amount of complexity. Its shape undergoes significant alterations under various physiological or neuropathological conditions. […]

A Simple Method to Simultaneously Detect and Identify Spikes from Raw Extracellular Recordings

A Simple Method to Simultaneously Detect and Identify Spikes from Raw Extracellular Recordings Panagiotis C. Petrantonakis* and Panayiota Poirazi* Computational Biology Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas, Heraklion, Greece The ability to track when and which neurons fire in the vicinity of an electrode, in an efficient and reliable manner can […]

The activities of the FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence come into focus

The ten most important things for a successful career in neuroscience. Interview with Yiota (Panayiota) Poirazi and Carlos Ribeiro from the FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence. Read the full interview of two Network members on how they feel about the Network and about the outcomes of its first meeting, held in London in April 2015. More info is available […]

Press Release: IMBB researcher Panayiota Poirazi is Chair of the FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence

THE FENS-KAVLI NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE is a prestigious network of 30-35 outstanding young European neuroscientists that represent the most talented scholars among their peer group. It is supported by the Kavli Foundation and the Federation for European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). The first 20 members were selected in December 2014 and another 10-15 will be selected […]

Why memory is the key to a better future

Dr. Poirazi participated at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015, which took place in Dalian, China. In this video she talks about the forthcoming wave of new revolutionary technologies that will allow neuroscientists to track and manipulate the activity of neurons in the human brain, in non-invasive ways. Ultimately, this will enable the development of novel and highly effective therapeutic approaches that can overcome […]

Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015

Panayiota Poirazi, together with the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas and the ERC President, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, held a Press Briefing on Frontier Research on behalf of the European Research Council at World Economic Forum‘s ”Summer Davos”, in Dalian, China, on 9 September 2015.

Alexandra Tzilivaki wins Google EMEA fellowship

Alexandra Tzilivaki, an undergraduate Biology student working in our lab, has been awarded the prestigious pan-European “Google EMEA Scholarship” for the academic year 2015-2016 (www.google.com/edu/scholarships). Applicants for the EMEA scholarship have been screened by Google for their academic standing, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science. Alexandra is the only recipient working in a […]

IMBB researcher elected member of the Young Academy of Europe

Heraklion, February 12th 2015. Panayiota Poirazi, a Research Director at IMBB-FORTH was elected yesterday member of the Young Academy of Europe. The Young Academy of Europe is a pan-European initiative of outstanding young scientists who wished to create a platform for networking, scientific exchange and science policy. Membership to this prestigious Academy is based on […]

Panayiota Poirazi is one of the 20 top neuroscientists forming the FENS-KAVLI Network of Excellence

THE FENS-KAVLI NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE is a prestigious network of 30 outstanding young European neuroscientists that represent the most talented scholars among their peer group. The first 20 members were selected in December 2014 and another 10 will be selected in 2015. Panayiota Poirazi, a Research Director at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology […]