Speakers on November 25


Marina Wosniack

Title: "How your brain taught itself to see"

Marina Wosniack did her PhD in physics in Brazil and started her postdoc in the Gjorgjieva Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in 2017. Marina uses mathematical models, data analysis and computer simulations to investigate the developing brain.

Marina's talk will be about how spontaneous activity in the developing brain, i.e., activity not produced by sensory input, drives the correct wiring of neurons.

 


Lorenz Fenk

Title: "On the brain of sleeping dragons"

Lorenz studied Evolutionary Anthropology in Vienna before undertaking a doctorate at the University of Cambridge, exploring genetic and neural underpinnings of chemosensation in the nematode worm C. elegans. In 2017 he joined the Laurent lab at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, where he currently pursues his broad interests in neural network dynamics, behaviour, and evolution.

He is looking forward to talk about how the study of sleep and associated brain rhythms in reptiles has helped shed light on the evolution and function of an enigmatic brain region, called the claustrum.

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