A new BNU postgraduate student

Yunqi Ma (from Harbin Insitute of Technology, HIT) has accepted a postgraduate position in our BNU laboratory. Welcome to the team :)

27/07/2017 Mikko

New students to start 2017

Joni Kemppainen and Ben Scales will start their Ph.D. studies on honeybee vision and behaviour projects this October. Welcome to the team :)

29/05/2017 Mikko


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:

13/10/2016 Mikko

Brains on Board

A new EPSRC 5-year program grant: "Brains on Board" will be activated on Jan 2017.

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. 

The other co-PIs running their specific subprojects are: Thomas Nowotny (Sussex), Andy Philippides (Sussex) and Lars Chittka (Queen Mary).

Honeybee VR system1

12/10/2016 Mikko

Phototransduction 2016

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.

Firth Court group photo

King delivers the key note

Lab tour

06/09/2016 Mikko

Matti Weckstrom passed away

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. 

Last meal together with Matti on 28 July 2015

Matti Weckström, photo by Kentaro Arikawa

29/10/2015 Mikko Juusola

Sid Dongre passes his viva

Sid Dongre just passed his viva - many congrats to Dr. Sid! :) 

28/07/2015 Mikko Juusola

New Research Associates

Warm welcome to our new Research Associates, Drs. Zhuoyi Song and Narendra Solanki, who will start working with us this summer 

Testing optomotor responses in red light

Clarity Drosophila head

13/05/2015 Mikko Juusola

Old Images from lab outings

Here are some shots from the superconducting magic circles that make you fly

Uwe levitates in the Peak District

Flying Xiaofeng

Smokers rise up in the air

A leprechaun about to hover

07/07/2015 Mikko Juusola