Professor Mikko Juusola

Mikko

Professor of Systems Neuroscience
Department of Biomedical Science
Alfred Denny Building
The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN
United Kingdom

Room: B2 222b (office), B2 218 (lab1), B2 219 (lab2)
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1087

email : M.Juusola@sheffield.ac.uk

Lab homepage: http://cognition.group.shef.ac.uk/


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Research Interests

  • Neural processing, particularly in the visual system of Drosophila
  • Efficient codes and circuitry, form-function relationships, attention, learning and memory

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History

Career

  • 2015- present: High-End Foreign Expert (PI); selected by the Chinese National Recruitment Program
  • 2013-Present: Jane and Aatos Erkko Research Fellow (PI)
  • 2013-present: Professor of Systems Neuroscience (PI)
    Drosophila Vision Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
  • 2012-Present: Visiting Professor (PI)
    Cognition in Small Brains Institute, National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2005-2012: Reader (PI)
    Drosophila Vision Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
  • 2008-2012: Guest Professor (PI)
    National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 1999-2007: Royal Society University Research Fellow (PI), Universities of Cambridge & Sheffield
  • 1997-1999: Academy of Finland Research Fellow (PI), University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1996: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1995-1996: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 1993-1995: Alberta Heritage Foundation Medical Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada

Education

  • 1995, Docent in Neurophysiology, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 1993, Ph. D. (Neurophysiology), University of Oulu, Finland
  • 1993, M.D., University of Oulu, Finland

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Activities and Distinctions

  • Selected as a High-End Foreign Expert; by the Chinese National Recruitment Program of High-End Foreign Experts (2015)
  • Visiting Professor and PI in State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • Visiting Professor in Department of Physics and Docent of Neurophysiology, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Grant reviewer for UK/EU/US Research Councils and Charities
  • Reviewer for many leading scientific journals
  • Teacher in many advanced international courses
  • Examiner of higher degrees in UK and abroad

Current Grant Funding

  • BBSRC, UK
  • EPSRC, UK
  • Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Finland
  • The University of Sheffield, UK
  • National Science Foundation of China
  • National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing, China
  • Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Publications in 2015-16

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Group Members

  • Diana Rien, Post-Doc
  • Jouni Takalo, Post-Doc
  • Zhuoyi Song, Post-Doc
  • Narendra Solanki, Post-Doc
  • David Jaciuch, Ph.D. student
  • Neveen Mansour, Ph.D. student
  • Raúl Gil de Sagredo, Ph.D. student (primary supervisor: Gonzalo de Polavieja, Cajal Institute, Madrid)