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$, Ahmad U, Ibrahim HA, Hamidu SK, Nasr FE, Salihu AT, Abushouk AI, Abdurrazak M, Awadelkareem MA, Amin A, Imam A, Akinrinade ID, Yakubu AH, Azeez IA, Yunusa GM, Adamu AA, Ibrahim HB, Bukar AM, Yaro AU, Prieto-Godino LL$ and Baden T$. 20 years of African Neuroscience: Waking a sleeping giant. bioRxiv

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 includes various versions of masks and faceshields. Well done everyone, in particular Andre Maia Chagas, Marvin Seifert and Maxime Zimmermann!

See also our new article on this approach here.

See below for some impressions!


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 this project as well as the reviewers for their enthusiastic support!

We look forward to 5 years of exciting retina science in our new favorite little critter, the larval zebrafish!

Sussex Visions live @Worldwide Neuro

We are excited to join the new Worldwide Neuroscience project ( with a series of talks about vision science. Thanks to Jeff Diamond for kicking off the series earlier today with his exciting talk about inner retinal processing in mice! With 300 live participants, and by now (only a few hours later) >600 hits, we think this has gone rather well!

Stay tuned for the next talks which will include the likes of EJ Chichilnisky, Marion Silies, Tim Gollisch, Katrin Franke, Peter Neri,  Thomas Euler and others!

Thanks to our very own Maxime Zimmermann for hosting and organising this one, and to Tim Vogels for inviting us to participate in the first place!

You can watch Jeff’s talk here.