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)


Is our retina really upside down?



Congratulations Dr. John!

We are most delighted that John Bear has just passed his PhD viva!

For his thesis, John investigated spectral processing in zebrafish retinal ganglion cells.

Thank you to Ryan MacDonald and George Kemenes for serving as examiners, and Kevin Staras for chairing!


John’s PhD publication:

Zhou M*, Bear J*, Roberts PA, Janiak FK, Semmelhack J, Yoshimatsu T, Baden T§. Zebrafish Retinal Ganglion Cells Asymmetrically Encode Spectral and Temporal Information Across Visual Space. Current Biology 30, 2927-2942. (bioRxiv version). direct link. pdf.


Boehringer Ingelheim-FENS Research Award 2022

“The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and Boehringer Ingelheim are delighted to announce the recipients of the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2022: Prof. Tom Baden (UK) and Prof. Tatjana Tchumatchenko (DE).

FENS and Boehringer Ingelheim would like to congratulate both winners for their outstanding scientific achievements. The award will be presented during the FENS Forum on 9-13 July 2022 in Paris, France, where the two awardees will jointly give the Boehringer-Ingelheim / FENS Research Award lecture.”

Winners of the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2022 announced