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Brain circuit analysis

The Brain Circuit Analysis Special Interest Group studies neuronal circuits in health and disease using advanced methods for the perturbation and recording of cell activity. 

An illuminated mouse brain, shining in red, blue and green. Photo.
Inducible viral vectors can be used to investigate the effect of human alpha synucelin on dopamine release and reuptake inside the rodent brain. Photo: Andreas Heuer's group.

In alignment with MultiPark's strategic goals

  • Elucidate disease mechanisms at molecular, cellular and circuitry levels, guiding the development of new therapies, such as restoration of lost brain functions based on cell- and gene-based replacement strategies.
  • Develop new animal models that better re-capitulate disease related pathology in order to obtain state-of-the art experimental tools for mechanism-oriented studies and drug screening.
  • To stay in the forefront of the rapid developments of technology advances in neuroscience and capture their potential to transform tomorrow’s therapies and diagnostics.
  • Implement new technologies and concepts to ensure that our strong neuroscience environment remains at the international forefront in the future.
  • To maintain and develop MultiPark-supported state-of-the-art technical platforms and infrastructures (e.g. experimental animal models, virus production, advanced imaging and molecular analysis).

Overarching goals

  • Create an environment of interactions, sharing and collaboration between groups
  • Educate and inform about existing technologies available in the network
  • Implement and develop techniques that enable brain circuit analysis

Planned activities

  • Topics relevant to our SIG will be covered in the Driver Seat NeuroscienceTalks seminar series
  • Upcoming Driver Seat Talks day on Brain Circuit Analysis
Schematic of how a brain circuit analysis can be made. Collage.

Convening person

Andreas Heuer. Photo.

Andreas Heuer

Associate senior lecturer

Also group leader of the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

andreas [dot] heuer [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (andreas[dot]heuer[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Link to Andreas Heuer's profile in the LU Research Portal

Twitter: @BN_Laboratory, @driverseattalks