Reconstructing structure and function of a neuronal circuit
The function of neuronal circuits is thought to be determined largely by specific connections between neurons. But this assumption has been difficult to test because the reconstruction of the synaptic connectivity of a neuronal circuit - its "wiring diagram" - is a major challenge. Researchers from the Friedrich lab now recorded neuronal activity throughout the olfactory bulb of a zebrafish larva and subsequently reconstructed all neurons and their synaptic connections. The wiring diagram obtained was necessary and sufficient to explain a compl... Read more
The Computational Biology platform - Data scientists at the FMI
Michael Stadler has been leading the FMI Computational Biology technology platform since 2008. In an interview, he explains how the platform is set up and how it supports the FMI research groups, he shares what he likes most about his job, and he talks about the future of computational biology.... Read more
About the FMI
The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), based in Basel, Switzerland, is a world-class biomedical research institute, affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research.
New Video - FMI group leader Charisios Tsiairis
What can microscopic aquatic creatures teach us about growing new body parts?
150 years of DNA discovery
Did you know that it’s our name giver – Friedrich Miescher – who first discovered DNA/nucleic acid 150 years ago?
National Future Day 2019 at the FMI
See some photos from the event
Upcoming Seminars & Events
Small RNAs in the Transgenerational Inheritance of Epigenetic Information.
Testicular expression of long non-coding RNAs is affected by curative GnRHa treatment of cryptorchidism.