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AII amacrine

The Neural Networks and Microcircuits Research Group performs basic and translational research within the area of neuroscience:

  • The Lundervold lab has a focus on pattern recognition in structural and functional biomedical magnetic resonance images (MRI) and its application in clinical neurology and neurobiological research.

  • The Retinal Microcircuits Laboratory, led by Meg Veruki and Espen Hartveit has a focus on the synaptic and cellular mechanisms of visual processing in neural microcircuits in the mammalian retina.

Figure: Reconstructions of a synaptically coupled AII amacrine cell and rod bipolar cell from the mammalian retina. Zandt et al., (2017) Brain Struct Funct 222:151-182

Congratulations
Prof. Meg Veruki

Top List of Excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

Prof. Meg Veruki of the Retinal Microcircuits research group has been selected to the "Top List" of Excellent Women in European Vision Research and Ophthalmology 2021

Visionaries of the Quarter
Meg and Espen have been chosen as Visionaries of the Quarter

European Vision Institute selects Meg and Espen as Visionaries of the Quarter for summer 2021

Meg Veruki and Espen Hartveit from the Retinal Microcircuits Research Group at the Department of Biomedicine have been chosen to be the Visionaries of the Quarter for the European Vision Institute.

Neuroscience
Mikroskopisk bilde av en nervecelle i netthinnen

Extrasynaptic glutamate receptors in the retina

The Retinal Microcircuits Research Group investigates how neurons in the retina communicate to produce vision. In their latest study, they looked outside the conventional neural circuits and found some unexpected receptor molecules in unexpected locations.

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Eye exhibition opening

Opened a new eye exhibition

Doctoral candidates from around the world have gathered to communicate their research on the retina. The result is an interactive eye exhibit at VilVite Science Center.

Computational and Personalized Medicine
Arvid og Alexander Lundervold på kontor med datamaskinen

Bergen Research Foundation awards funding to Professor Arvid Lundervold

Bergen Medical Research Foundation (BFS) has announced to award funding for 4-years to Professor Arvid Lundervold for his project „Computational Medical Imaging and Machine Learning».

Multiphoton Microscopy

Just published! Multiphoton Microscopy edited by Espen Hartveit, group leader and co-PI of the Retinal Microcircuits Group.

This book covers the latest techniques and strategies used in multiphoton excitation (MPE) microscopy. Chapters cover the fundamentals of MPE microscopy as applied to both in vitro and in vivo experimental systems; information on how to combine MPE microscopy with targeted electrophysiological recordings, calcium imaging, and transmembrane voltage imaging; methods to investigate cellular and large-scale neural morphology; signaling in astrocytes; and ways to use MPE microscopy to study the retina.