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Research project

BBSRC Optical Activation of a C.elegans

Project overview

Optogenetic manipulation of C elegans to interrogate neural substrates of behaviour.


Lead researcher

Professor Lindy Holden-Dye BSc, MSc, PhD, FRSB, FBPhS


Research interests

  • Neuropharmacology
  • Invertebrate neuroscience
  • Nematode neurobiology
Other researchers

Professor Vincent O'connor

Professor of Neurochemistry

Research interests

  • Molecular mechanism of synaptic function and dysfunction
  • Synaptic degeneration
  • Genetic models of synaptic and neuronal dysfunction

Research outputs

James Dillon,
Caitriona Murray,
Richard J. Edwards,
Fernando Calahorro,
Takeshi Ishihara,
Isao Katsura,
& Vincent O’Connor
, 2015 , The Journal of Biological Chemistry , 290 (24) , 15052--15065
Type: article
Caitriona Murray,
Vincent O'Connor,
Richard J. Edwards,
Nina Kruger,
Claudia Welz,
Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna,
Achim Harder,
, 2011 , Molecular Pharmacology , 79 (6) , 1031--1043
Type: article
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