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28/10/2020 10h00
Ourania SEMELIDOU from Frick's lab will give a presentation entitled 'Revealing the neuronal circuitry of adaptive behaviours in Drosophila melanogaster'.
2020-10-28 10:00:00 2020-10-28 10:45:00 Europe/Paris Ourania SEMELIDOU 0

Andreas Frick (Neurocentre Magendie) has received a Research Award from the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI).

His project:
Atypical sensory experience is a core feature of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and may be strongly determinant of other core symptoms of the disorder. Atypical sensory information processing, and associated behavioral symptoms related to the perception of touch, are very common in ASD and exert a strong negative influence on day-to-day life. Nonetheless, there is a surprising paucity of neurobiological studies addressing this aspect of ASD pathology, or specifically attempting to target this symptom for therapeutic rescue. In collaboration with Prof. S. Heinemann (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena), they are exploring a novel therapeutic strategy for treating sensory symptoms in ASD.

24/06/2020 10h30
Rafael De Sa from Frick's lab will give a presentation entitled "Single-cell RNA and electrophysiological profiling of D1+ and D2+ principal neurons of the prefrontal cortex"

Job offers
Postdoc Position in sensory information processing and perception

The Cortical Plasticity group at the Neurocentre Magendie (Bordeaux, France) is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to join their group in 2020.

We are interested in the function of neocortical circuits and their pathophysiological modification in neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, we study sensory information processing and perception. To address this, we will use in vivo calcium imaging (two-photon/miniscope) and electrophysiological approaches (multi-electrode/whole-cell) in behaving mice.
We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive candidate with experience in in vivo electrophysiology and/or calcium imaging and analysis of this data. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions to the direction and conceptualization of the project. The appointee must have a PhD or equivalent qualification in either neuroscience, life sciences, medicine, or physics. The candidate should also have a good level of proficiency in English.

The team is based at the Neurocentre Magendie, an INSERM research institute, and a member of the Bordeaux Neurocampus — a center of excellence for neuroscience research in France. The day-to-day language is English, but support would be provided for learning French if the candidate so wishes.

The project is funded for three years.

Interested applicants should send a cv, brief statement of research experience and interests, and names of 2-3 references to Dr. Andreas Frick:

18/12/2019 10h45
Sourav GHOSH from Frick's lab will give a presentation entitled 'A common excitability phenotype of neocortical neurons in genetic forms of autism'

On 3 December 2019, Andreas Frick received the Marcel Dassault Award for his work on the processing of sensory information in the ASD.

PhD/HDR defense
13/09/2019 14h00
Rafaël DE SA from Frick's lab will give a presentation entitled 'The role of intrinsic neuronal excitability for Prelimbic network function'

from Frick's lab will give a presentation entitled 'The role of intrinsic neuronal excitability for Prelimbic network function'
Date de la soutenance: 13/09/2019 - 14h00
Lieu: PGF

The work of the Frick team was featured at a recent Simon's Foundation workshop exploring atypical sensory experience in autism