We are pleased to announce that we have uploaded a manuscript “Mixtures are more salient stimuli in olfaction” onto the pre-print server BioRxiv. We are now organizing preliminary experimental data which would support our modelling and analysis results and looking forward to submit the work to a journal soon.
Ho Ka gave a featured oral presentation in the main meeting of CNS 2017, a major conference in the field of computational neuroscience. In his talk titled ‘Mixture processing in a biophysical model of honey bees’, he talked about our recent progress in building a ‘statistical biophysical model’ and using the model to studying mixture processing in honey bees, or insects in general. The presentation received positive feedback from experts working on modelling and sensory processing.
Thomas delivered a talk on Bio-inspired computing and control to a great audience at today’s BrighonSEO conference.
The slides are available here: http://users.sussex.ac.uk/~tn41/media/Nowotny-BrightonSEO-2017.pptx
Ho Ka Chan gave a talk on “Discriminating between correlated and uncorrelated signals with a small neural circuit” at the 9th Dynamics Days Asia Pacific in Hong Kong. The 4-day conference covered multi-disciplinary topics related to dynamical systems, including thermodynamics, network science, system biology and neuroscience. The Odor Objects presentation was given in the track “Neural Dynamics and Modeling I” and aroused much interest in the audience.
Thomas Nowotny presented a poster and a spotlight on “Odor-background segregation and source localization using fast olfactory processing” at the 16th HFSP Awardees Meeting at the Biopolis Singapore. In an intense 3 day programme, presentations ranging from texture detection in Drosophila to genomics of sacred ibis mummies were covered. The Odor Objects presentation was well-received.
Poster presented at HFSP.
Most of the project met in Konstanz for a first detailed planning meeting. A mini-sympoium was also held for the staff and students of the biology and neurobiology laboratories where project memebers presnted and discussed their past and proposed research.