Narendra's farewell dinner in Ashoka Restaurant (19 April 2018)
2-6 April 2018, Joni, Neveen and Mikko were in ESRF Grenoble with Rajmund (Lund, Sweden), Marko (Oulu, Finland), Paulus (Oulu, Finland) and Gabor (Szeged, Hungary) for testing how photomechanical photoreceptor movements affect Drosophila visual information processing. ESRF made a little story about our research in their newsletter.
Yunqi Ma (from Harbin Insitute of Technology, HIT) has accepted a postgraduate position in our BNU laboratory. Welcome to the team :)
Joni Kemppainen and Ben Scales will start their Ph.D. studies on honeybee vision and behaviour projects this October. Welcome to the team :)
A new 4-year BBSRC White Rose Ph.D. studentship available in our laboratory to study honeybee vision in bespoke virtual reality systems, starting in 2017.
Please contact Mikko for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
This grant involves five subprojects, each run by its own PI, with James Marshall (Computer Science, Sheffield) being the overall PI of the whole endeavour (his subproject is to build flying robots).
Mikko's subproject is to study the honeybee vision using bespoke VR-systems and electrophysiology.
Many thanks for Zhuoyi, Diana and Florence for organising the Phototransduction 2016 meeting in Sheffield. It was all great fun - great weather, great food and wine, and of course great speakers presenting their exciting science.
Zhuoyi, Florence and Diana are organising the 1st interdisciplinary UK phototransduction & synaptic transmission workshop in Sheffield 31st August - 2nd September, 2016
Their workshop boasts an outstanding speaker list of leading International scientists
Our very good friend, Mikko's and Jouni's former Ph.D. supervisor and collaborator Prof. Matti Weckström (University of Oulu, Finland) died suddenly and unexpectedly of acute illness on 24 October 2015. He was only 56. Matti will be dearly missed. The picture below is from our lab pub outing after Sid's viva voce (Matti was his external examiner) in Sheffield this July.
Sid Dongre just passed his viva - many congrats to Dr. Sid! :)
Warm welcome to our new Research Associates, Drs. Zhuoyi Song and Narendra Solanki, who will start working with us this summer
Here are some shots from the superconducting magic circles that make you fly