Congratulations DR Marvin!

We are most delighted that Marvin Seifert has just passed his PhD viva!

For his thesis, which was done in collaboration with Daniel Osorio, Marvin looked at what the chicken eye tells the chicken brain. Combining MEA recordings with patterend spectral stimulation he worked out lots of exciting and new things in the way that birds process spectral information. Poster teaser below, watch this space for paperz!

Thank you to Almut Kelber and Miguel Maravall for serving as examiners!


Seifert M§, Baden T, Osorio D. The Retinal Basis of Vision in Chicken. Sem Cell Dev Biol. direct link. ( version).  pdf.

Congratulations Tessa and George!

Congratulations to Tessa Herzog and George Kafetzis for winning this year’s Talk and Posters awards, respectively, at the annual Sussex Life Sciences PhD symposium!

The awards recorgnise Tessa’s work on in vivo synaptic function of photoreceptors, and George’s ventures into trying to understand the retinal basis of vision in sharks!

For a flavour, see their recent conference posters below!

New BBSRC grant

We are excited that our BBSRC grant “Spectral Circuits for Figure-Ground Segregation in Motion Vision” has been funded


Filip Janiak wins SN Postdoc Award

We are delighted that Filip Janiak has been awarded this year’s Sussex Neuroscience postdoc award. The award  recognises both Filip’s recent publication on non-telecentric 2P microscopy, and more broadly his numerous contributions to the Department’s scientific activities!

Non-telecentric two-photon microscopy for 3D random access mesoscale imaging.

F. K. Janiak, P. Bartel, M. R. Bale, T. Yoshimatsu, E. Komulainen, M. Zhou, K. Staras, L. L. Prieto-Godino, T. Euler, M. Maravall & T. Baden.

Nature Communications volume 13, Article number: 544 (2022)