January 2023: Jan Kirchner and Christoph Miehl defend their PhD with a summa cum laude. The lab is on a roll!
July 2022: Leonidas Richter defends his PhD with a summa cum laude.
May 2022: Samuel Eckmann defends his PhD with a summa cum laude.
May 2022: Julijana was awarded the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022.
June 2021: Julijana was awarded the Kandel Prize in Neuroscience 2021 and will give a lecture at the FENS Forum in Paris.
Apr 2021: Julijana joins the new cohort of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Scholars! The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is composed of junior and mid-career European neuroscientists who are committed to shaping the future of neuroscience through global research plans, training and world-wide collaboration. You can read the full press release here.
Mar 2021: The first PhD student from the Gjorgjieva lab successfully defends his PhD thesis. He was "knighted" and got to sign his name on a wodden sword, a new tradition for the lab.
May 2020: Nearly a year since our last post... We live in a truly different world at the moment, a strange one, it's still taking us time to get used to it. Most of us are working from home and keeping healthy. Science-wise, we have published a few papers and submitted a few more. Summer schools, conferences and scientific visits postponed to next year.
Aug 2019: It's been a while since we posted anything and so much has happened. Auguste Schulz handed in her master thesis (MSNE Engineering), Luis got accepted to the Cajal course, TUM was awarded an excellent university status (for the third time!), Sebastian and Christoph joined as PhD students, we submitted a few papers. Stay tuned for more.
Jan 2019: Four of our abstracts get accepted to Cosyne!
Dec 2018: Julijana gets awarded a three-year grant from the Behrens-Weise Foundation to work on dendritic rules of synaptic plasticity.
Julijana receives the 2018 research prize for Computational Biology from the Peter and Traudl Engelhorn Foundation. The award ceremony was in November 2018, and here are some pictures from it.
Oct 2018: Our paper with Leonidas in collaboration with Nate Miska, Brian Cary and Gina Turrigiano from Brandeis University gets accepted in eLife!
Oct 2018: Michael Deistler from the elite master program in Neuroengineering at TUM completes a rotation in the lab, implementing published connectomes of the Drosophila larva ventral nerve cord in dynamical systems to generate crawling.
Oct 2018: Several group members attend the Spontaneous Activity meeting in Leiden, Netherlands. JG gave a talk, and we had three posters.
Oct 2018: Auguste Schultz joins the lab as a Master student from the elite master program in Neuroengineering at TUM. Welcome!!
Sept 2018: A solid representation of our group at the Bernstein meeting in Berlin. JG gave a talk at the main meeting, Marina organized a workshop and gave a talk on her work on Drosophila larva, and six students presented posters.
Sept 2018: Yue (Kris) Wu successfully completes his master thesis in Engineering at TUM in Munich. He will stay in the lab for a bit to finish a few papers before pursuing a PhD.
Sept 2018: Varsha Vasudevan submits her master thesis in the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience in Frankfurt. She will next go to the the Einstein Center in Berlin to do her PhD. Great work Varsha and good luck!
Aug 2018: Leonidas receives a travel grant from the Bernstein Network to attend the Bernstein Conference in Berlin.
Julijana receives a starting grant from the European Research Council! Woop woop! Here are the official results. Our project, NeuroDevo, will study how neural circuits are built and organized during early postnatal development, and how they are modified by intact and perturbed sensory-evoked activity. To do this we will use quantitative data analysis, experiment-driven theory and computational modeling.
May 2018: Enes Senel joins the lab as a Master student from Computer Science at TUM. Welcome Enes!
Leonidas gets accepted to the Cajal course in Computational Neuroscience in Lisbon, Portugal. Well done!
Feb 2018: Marina and Julijana are awarded the Cosyne Mentorship Award to attend Cosyne.
Jan 2018: Two abstracts accepted at Cosyne! Out of 704 submissions, only 56% were accepted. Sebastian will present about robustness and flexibility in neural circuits, and Marina and Jan will present about the role of spontaneous activity in the development of the visual cortex.
Jan 2018: Marina is awarded a Capes-Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt and the Capes Foundation. Huge congratulations!
Julijana was elected to the interim steering committee of the Bernstein Network to help structure the future of the Network.
July 2017: Kai Röth wins a travel grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds to attend the Cajal course in Computational Neuroscience in Lisbon, Portugal. Well done!
Our review on theoretical models of neural circuit development is accepted in Current Opinion in Neurobiology.
June 2017: a very successful and inspiring conference on Mathematical Neuroscience in Boulder, CO! 10 plenary speakers, 45 contributed talks and 60 posters. Thanks to co-organizers Zack and Robert for the seamless organization.
Apr 2017: Marina Wosniack joins our lab as a postdoc to work on the joint project in collaboration with the Grunwald Kadow lab. Marina did her PhD in Physics at the University of Parana in Brazil and comes with a unique background to analyse behavioral data and build statistical models. She will spend her time at WZW in Freising and at the MPI for Brain Research in Frankfurt. Welcome Marina!
Apr 2017: Yue (Kris) Wu joins our lab as a student intern from TUM for six months to analyse electrophysiological data from our collaboration with Gina Turrigiano and Keith Hengen at Brandeis University. Welcome Kris!
Mar 2017: Jasper Lendla joins the lab for an internship. Welcome Jasper.
The Bernstein Network for Computational Neuroscience writes about JG.