Principal investigator

Professor Mikko Juusola



I study how animals sense, recall, think and behave, typically concentrating on information processing in the eye and brain circuits of an established genetic model organism, Drosophila. In my research, I use a broad multidisciplinary systems approach that combines theory with experiments. 

Our laboratory develops and refines methods for in vivo electrophysiology, 2-photon calcium imaging, fly genetics, mathematical analysis, biophysical modelling and behavioural studies and uses them to quantify neural mechanisms and dynamics that contribute to perception, cognition and behaviours.

With Aurel Lazar I have been organising a summer workshop "Methods of System Identification for Studying Information Processing in Sensory Systems": 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Besides science, I much enjoy running/training with "Monday Night Club" and hiking in the Peak District and beyond with my wife and kids.

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