“Imaging Brains in Action – Using Advanced Optical Techniques to Visualize Dynamic Events in Living Organisms”, Dr. Robert Prevedel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Speaker: Dr. Robert Prevedel, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Host: Dr. Dagmar Ehrnhöfer, BioMed X

Outline of the talk

The brain is arguably one of the most complex systems and elucidating how it works is one of the great challenges in science. However, current neuroscience research is severely limited by the available technologies. Our lab innovates new optical tools and methods that allow to record neuronal activity non-invasively in a range of model organisms. In my talk I will present some of our recent results for which we developed high-speed volumetric calcium imaging methods for C. Elegans, zebrafish larvae and the mouse neocortex.

About Robert

  • since 2016: Groupleader, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2011-2016: Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow (Marie Curie), Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and Max F. Perutz Laboratories GmbH (MFPL), Vienna, Austria
  • 2013-2016: External Lecturer, FH IMC Krems, Krems, Austria
  • 2009-2011: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Canada