How do nervous systems sense the world and generate behaviours? How do circuits of neurons process information? And how can we treat diseases that interfere with these processes? Answering these questions is a challenge that involves disciplines from molecular biology to engineering and psychiatry to computer science.

At the University of Sussex, there are over 50 research groups working on these questions, and this community is represented by Sussex Neuroscience. Our aim is to further world-class research that will help us understand the nervous system in both health and disease.

Tom Baden elected as FENS-Kavli scholar 

Tom BadenDr Tom Baden, School of Life Sciences, has been elected as one of 15 new scholars to join the prestigious FENS-Kavli network of 35 outstanding young European neuroscientists at early to mid-career stages. This high-level multidisciplinary network aims to put young researchers at the forefront of promoting and advancing neuroscience in Europe and beyond, through influencing science policy, providing opportunities for young scientists, and facilitiating the exchange between science and society.

Since the network was established in 2014, Kavli scholars have written a number of articles to guide young neuroscientists in their careers, including "The Hitchiker's Guide to a Neuroscience Career" in Neuron and a series of opinion articles in the European Journal of Neuroscience. They have also created a position document on science policy and funding issues and entered into bilateral discussions with the  Europen Commissioner on Research, Innovation and Science. The Scholars will also run a series of networking socials and student prizes at the FENS Forum 2016.

On being elected as a FENS-Kavli scholar, Tom said, "I am humbled and excited to join this group of outstanding young Neuroscientists and I look forward to working with my new colleagues and the FENS community to promote neuroscience research, education and public outreach across the continent." Tom recently joined Sussex Neuroscience as a Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience. His research focuses on visual information processing of natural inputs

 

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