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Koen awarded ERC starting grant

Our very own Koen Vervaeke was awarded an ERC starting grant today. This is fantastic news and will open up for establishing a whole team of researchers.


The title of the project is “The role of 5HT3a inhibitory interneurons in sensory processing”.

About the starting grants from the ERC website: “ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a proper research team and to start conducting independent research in Europe. The scheme targets promising researchers who have the proven potential of becoming independent research leaders. It will support the creation of excellent new research teams.”

CINPLA goes to Sundvolden

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences arranged a conference for the Strategic Research Initiatives 09.02 – 10.02 at Sundvolden. The conference consisted of lectures from the leaders of each of the SRIs, a poster session and social activities. CINPLA made a strong showing, with 7 posters as well as an interactive session featuring an Integrate-and-fire app. Milad and Svenn-Arne even won awards for their posters!

All the posters can be viewed here:

brainTissue (winner), lgn (runner-up), spike_sorting, polychaos, CSEmeetthecinplas

The posters are licenced under a
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Poster awards to Milad and Svenn-Arne

Milad Hobbi Mobarhan from CINPLA won the poster competition at the Strategic Research Environments’ conference, hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. With the price comes a travel grant of 20,000 NOK.

Svenn-Arne Dragly from CINPLA and Even Sannes Riiser from CELS were runner ups and was both awarded with travel grants of 5000 NOK.

Congratulations to Milad, Svenn-Arne and Even!

National education price awarded to CINPLA member

Professor Anders-Malthe Sørenssen was awarded the annual Olav Thon Foundation price for outstanding education. The price was awarded for his work on modernizing the physics education at the University of Oslo. He has increased the use of computational methods and challenged undergraduate students with current research problems.

Read the announcment from the Olav Thon Foundation. More information from the Department of Physics and the dean’s blog.