Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering




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RSMRoyal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





The ability to manipulate and track neuronal communication is essential to understanding the mechanisms underlying our sensations, perceptions, thoughts, emotions and actions. With a growing toolbox of optical dyes, genetic sensors and actuators, Neuroscience has made science fiction-scale progress toward realizing this important prerequisite for neural circuit reverse engineering. A parallel revolution in photonics research is taking shape to exploit the full potential of photo-molecular tools for brain circuit interrogation. My goal is to engineer bridges between recent optical technology and Neurophysiologists endeavoring to close the loop between theory and experimentation.



Quicke P, Song C, McKimm EJ, et al., 2019, Single-neuron level one-photon voltage imaging with sparsely targeted genetically encoded voltage indicators, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Vol:13, ISSN:1662-5102

Soor N, Quicke P, Howe C, et al., 2019, All-optical crosstalk-free manipulation and readout of Chronos-expressing Neurons, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol:52, ISSN:0022-3727

Quicke P, Reynolds S, Neil M, et al., 2018, High speed functional imaging with source localized multifocal two-photon microscopy, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol:9, ISSN:2156-7085, Pages:3678-3693

Ronzitti E, Conti R, Zampini V, et al., 2017, Submillisecond Optogenetic Control of Neuronal Firing with Two-Photon Holographic Photoactivation of Chronos, Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:37, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:10679-10689

Cazé RD, Jarvis S, Foust AJ, et al., 2017, Dendrites enable a robust mechanism for neuronal stimulus selectivity, Neural Computation, Vol:29, ISSN:0899-7667, Pages:2511-2527

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