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October 24, 2017

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September 1, 2020

Contextual fear conditioning (CFC) in rodents is the most widely used behavioural paradigm in neuroscience research to elucidate the neurobiological mechanisms underlying learning and memory. It is based on the pairing of an aversive unconditioned stimulus (US; e.g. mi...

January 25, 2018


October 24, 2017

Our recent research (Gantois et al. Nature Medicine) is featured in this article on Prescriber UK. 


August 13, 2017

Great profile of Prof. Nahum Sonenberg by PNAS


March 27, 2017

The Simons Foundation has pledged £20 million for pioneering studies into the biological mechanisms that underpin changes in brain development associated with autism. The Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain will be based at the Patrick Wild Centre. 


October 19, 2016

This program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic science, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators. Our lab secured 2-year support to develop novel mouse models of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) using targeted g...

September 14, 2016

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual with experience in molecular/cellular neurobiology and imaging to join an existing team with expertise in neurobiology and neurophysiology.


June 30, 2016

Presenting our research today at the 7th biannual EMCCS-FENS and EBBS-EMCCS joint FENS satellite meeting in Copenhagen. Congratulations and thanks to Ángel Barco, Shira Knafo and Nicolas C. Petersen for the excellent organisation.

June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016

Patrick Smith, who did his experimental project in our lab, finishes with first class and top of his Honours Neuroscience class. Patrick developed a new fluorescent reporter for monitoring protein synthesis in neurons. Great job Patrick!

September 1, 2015

Our lab has secured funding for the project "Translational control of neuronal mRNAs in autism spectrum disorders". We will apply diverse biochemical and electrophysiological imaging and behavioural approaches in transgenic rodents to elucidate the neurobiological basi...

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