Open Hardware efforts featured @Nature Magazine

We are delighted that several of our efforts to promote the use of Open Hardware in research in education were featured in a recent Nature Technology Feature by Sandeep Ravindran.

New zebrafish colour vision paper on bioRxiv

Near-optimal rotation of colour space by zebrafish cones in vivo.

Yoshimatsu T, Bartel P, Schroeder C, Janiak FK, St-Pierre F, Berens P, Baden T. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.26.356089. direct link. pdf.

Vertebrate Vision: Lessons from non-model species. Special Issue out now

The special review issue on “Vertebrate Vision: Lessons from non-model Species” is now out in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology.

In this work we brought together experts on the visual systems of diverse groups of vertebrates, from lampreys to ground squirrels.

Two new “remote” lab additions

We are delighted to have two “remote” lab members join us this month:

Aisha Wamala joins us remotely from London as TReND General coordinator to cover for the maternity leave of Samyra Salek

Carola Yovanovich joins us remotely from São Paulo for a project on the evolution of retinal layering

LED-Zappelin’ out @HardwareX

Maxime’s paper on our 2p scan interdigitated LED zapper is now out in HardwareX complete with BOM and detailed build instructions. Want an easy and low cost way to zap your prep without swamping the PMTs? We got you covered!

Paper on TReND out in Neuron

Nearly a decade after founding TReND together with Lucia Prieto Godino and Sadiq Yusuf, we are delighted to summarize our efforts and their impact in fostering (Neuro)science...

New paper out in Current Biology

Congratulations to Mingyi, John, Paul, Filip and Takeshi on their new paper on zebrafish RGCs! Thanks also to our excellent collaborator Julie Semmelhack in Hong Kong, who is now...

New paper on bioRxiv: 20 years of African Neuroscience

Congratulations to Mahmoud and his team for putting this together. Delighted to be involved Maina MB$, Ahmad U, Ibrahim HA, Hamidu SK, Nasr FE, Salihu AT, Abushouk AI, Abdurrazak...

UV vision paper out in Neuron

We are excited to see our latest work on UV-vision in zebrafish out in Neuron Yoshimatsu T§, Schroeder C, Nevala NE, Berens P, Baden T§. Fovea-like Photoreceptor Specializations...

PPE produced by the lab to help healthcare workers

Lab members have over the past weeks been putting together an impressive collection of DIY PPE for local healthcare workers here in Brighton and elsewhere. Our collection...

Wellcome Investigator Award in Science

We are delighted that our application "How to connect an eye to a brain" to the Wellcome Trust has been successful! Thanks to all involved, including our key collaborators on...

Sussex Visions live @Worldwide Neuro

We are excited to join the new Worldwide Neuroscience project (https://www.worldwideneuro.com/) with a series of talks about vision science. Thanks to Jeff Diamond for kicking...

New PLoS Biol paper on COVID-19 response through Open Hardware

Chagas AM§, Molloy JC, Prieto Godino LL, Baden T. Leveraging Open Hardware to Alleviate the Burden of COVID-19 on Global Health Systems. PLoS Biol pbio.3000730. direct link....

Marvin’s Chicken-vision review now online

Seifert M§, Baden T, Osorio D. The Retinal Basis of Vision in Chicken. Sem Cell Dev Biol. (in press). direct link. (preprints.org version).  pdf. The article will be part of a...

First PhD student from the lab passes her viva!

We are delighted to announce that Dr (!) Noora Nevala has just passed her PhD defense with flying colours! She is the first PhD student from the lab to graduate! For her PhD,...

COVID-19 and Open Hardware – new preprint live

Chagas AM§, Molloy JC, Prieto Godino LL, Baden T. Leveraging Open Hardware to Alleviate the Burden of COVID-19 on Global Health Systems. preprints.org doi:...

New on bioRxiv: LED Zappelin’

We are delighted to present a simple LED zapper that lets you used LEDs for visual stimulation and/or optogenetics during 2-photon imaging. Developed and written up by PhD...

New review on preprints.org: The retinal basis of vision in Chicken

Seifert M§, Baden T, Osorio D. The Retinal Basis of Vision in Chicken. preprints.org 2020030188. direct link. pdf.

New on bioRxiv: Zebrafish RGC functions

We are delighted to see this one up on bioRxiv. Using 2p imaging and photolabelling we characterized RGCs in larval zebrafish. We find that RGCs across the eye are both...

New review out in Nature Rev Neuroscience

We are delighted to present our musings on the retinal basis of vision across species. Punchline: Every retina is unique, and we need to study more diverse species at depth to...

Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact

We are delighted to announce that Tom has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Nature Research Award for Driving Global Impact, in collaboration with Tencent. The...

New book chapter on 2p imaging published

As part of the book "Multiphoton Microscopy, Ed E Hartveit, Springer Nature" book we are delighted to see our chapter on 2p imaging in the retina online. Euler T§, Franke K,...

Filip’s paper on divergent excitation 2P microscopy on bioRxiv

We are excited to present our latest tinkering efforts on bioRxiv. Pimp your 2P microscope in a matter of hours for 3D mesoscale imaging! Janiak FK§, Bartel P, Bale M, Yoshimatsu...

Stimulator paper out in eLife

We are delighted that our paper on how to build a arbitrary spectrum spatial stimulator for vision research is now out at eLife! Great collaboration with the Tuebingen folks!...

Dispatch on motion vision paper out in CB

He are delighted to dispatch on the Yonehara lab's (DANDRITE, Aarhus) recent paper on space time wiring in the mouse ON-DS motion pathway: Paper: Matsumoto A., Briggman K.L.,...

Returned from ERM 2019, Helsinki

We just returned from the biennial European Retina meeting, held this year in Helsinki. Of note is that the conference offered to upload the posters to a freely accessible online...

Two new collaboration-preprints

We are delighted that two more pre-prints are now online, driven by collaborators in Tuebingen, Germany (Euler, Berens, Franke and Arrenberg labs). Dehmelt FA, Meier R, Hinz J,...

New on bioRxiv: Zebrafish prey capture uses single UV-cones!

Yoshimatsu T§, Schroeder C, Berens P, Baden T§. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of photoreceptor tuning for prey capture in larval zebrafish. bioRxiv doi:...

LF “molecular” Postdoc!

We are currently looking for a postdoc with a strong background in zebrafish molecular biology. Details can be found here and here. Deadline September 4th 2019.

Noora’s paper on Natural imaging out at Sci Rep

We are delighted that Noora's paper on Hyperspectral imaging of natural scenes, and how to build the imaging device in the first place, is now out at Scientific Reports. All with...

Shortlisted for Nature Global Impact Award

We are delighted that our work on open hardware has been shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards for driving global impact, in partnership with Tencent. The overall winner an...

Review of vertebrate colour vision published

We are delighted that our review on the retinal basis of vertebrate colour vision is now out at Ann Rev Vis Sci. Baden T§ and Osorio D§. The Retinal Basis of Vertebrate Color...

Filip wins poster award at #SLB2019

Congratulations to Filip Janiak for winning the power award at Sculpted Light in the Brain conference (SLB 2019 https://www.sculptedlight.org/) for his design of a non-collimated...

Noora wins “3-minute thesis” competition

Many congratulation to Noora Nevala for winning our local "3-minute thesis" competition!

New preprint on bioRxiv

We are delighted that our collaborative paper with the Euler and Franke labs at the University of Tuebingen, Germany is now online on bioRxiv. Here, we describe our efforts to...

The lab is 3!!

3-year labiversay BBQ by the lovely Brighton Beach

Takeshi wins SN Postdoc Prize!

Congratulations to Takeshi Yoshimatsu for winning this year's Sussex Neuroscience Postdoc Prize. The honour is awarded each year to an outstanding postdoc from within the 50...

Colour Vision Meeting @HHMI Janelia

This week some of us are partaking in the Colour Vision Meeting at Janelia. We are now in day 2 and things are in full swing. Follow the meet at #JaneliaColour19  

Elected to Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology

We are delighted to announce that Tom has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology (FRSB). "The Royal Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology:...

Lab’s 3D printing efforts featured on BBC

Last Tuesday 26th March 2019 the lab's work on 3D printing and electronics to build Open Hardware science equipment was featured as a special report on BBC One News (South-East)....

New preprint: Studying a light sensor with light (review)

We are delighted to upload our latest take on 2-photon imaging in the retina. /w Thomas Euler and Katrin Franke, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Euler T§, Franke K, Baden T....

Mahmoud’s paper on Nigerian Neuroscience out @EJN

Maina MB§, Yunusa MG, Bukar AM, Ahmad U, Salihu AT, Ibrahim HA, Muhammad A, Hamidu SK, Yaro AU, Awadelkareem MA, and Baden T. African Neuroscience on the Global Stage: Nigeria as...

Tessa gets prestigious Leverhulme PhD studentship

Congratulations to Tessa for winning a spot on the Leverhulme PhD programme on "Sensation and Perception to Awareness" at Sussex. Tessa will be looking at light-driven synaptic...

Takeshi presenting at Cosyne 2019, Lisbon

Takeshi just presented his beautiful work on UV-cones in the zebrafish retina at the "Retinal Circuits for Seeing Nature" workshop organised by Philipp Berens an colleagues,...

Louise joins the lab

We are delighted to welcome Louise Bezuidenhout to the lab. Working remotely, Louise joins us part time while also working as a post-doc in social sciences at Oxford. Louise will...

Paul joins the lab!

We are excited to welcome Paul Roberts as a new postdoc in the lab. With a background in Mathematics, Paul joins us following a Postdoc in Birmingham and PhD from Oxford. He will...

Impressions from Zebrafish Imaging Conference 2018

Some impressions from our lab's activities at he recent . ">Zebrafish imaging conference held in Brighton. Pictures by our very own Mingyi Zhou! In total we presented 5...

New posters online

Following the 5th Imaging Structure and Function in the Zebrafish Brain Conference 2018 held here in Brighton last week, we have now uploaded our new conference posters to...

Review of Vertebrate Colour vision – now available as preprint

We are excited to see our new review on the retinal basis of vertebrate colour vision available now on preprints.org! Baden T and Osorio D. The Retinal Basis of Vertebrate Color...