Recent Publications



Topic Editors:
Lisa Topolnik, Laval University, Canada
Marlene Bartos, University of Freiburg, Germany

Attila Losonczy
Henry Markram
Stefan Remy
Idan Segev
Frances Skinner
Imre Vida

Deadline for abstract submission: 10 Jan 2014
Deadline for full article submission: 01 Jun 2014

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Research Highlights

Tyan L, Chamberland S, Magnin E, Camiré O, Francavilla R, David LS, Deisseroth K, Topolnik L
J Neurosci. 2014 Mar 26;34(13):4534-47. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3813-13.2014.

Dendritic inhibition provided by interneuron-specific cells controls the firing rate and timing of the hippocampal feedback inhibitory circuitry.

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A novel form of burst-firing-induced long-term potentiation has been uncovered at inhibitory synapses onto CCK-positive interneurons.

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Lab Life

Welcome to Linda David, a Postdoc who joined the lab to work on plasticity of inhibitory synapses, using optogenetic approaches.


Welcome to Xiao Luo, a MSc student from  the University of Dundee, UK. During his PhD Xiao will develop a new optogenetic approach to study cortico-hippocampal interactions.



June 2-12, 2014
Summer Imaging School "Frontiers in Neurophotonics"
Our lab will demonstrate advanced two-photon Ca2+ imaging and optogenetics experiments.

October 25, 2013
Lisa Topolnik and Marlene Bartos launched the research topic NEW INSIGHTS INTO DENDRITIC INHIBITION in Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience. Article submissions now open!

June 9-14, 2013
Hippocampal Spring Conference in Taormina, Sicily
Session organized by Dr. Lisa Topolnik: Activity-dependent regulation of hippocampal inhibition; a new look at synaptic and dendritic plasticity.


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interneurons, dendrites, spines, mossy fiber boutons, filopodias, calcium signals...

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