Gilles Laurent#


Gilles Laurent
Email:gilles.laurent 'at' brain.mpg.de
Membership Number:4529
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:glaurent
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://brain.mpg.de



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2008 Visiting Scholar (sabbatical), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • 2002 - 2011 Lawrence A. Hanson Chair, Professor of Biology and CNS, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA (on leave from 2009 to 2011)
  • 2000 - 2002 Professor of Biology and CNS, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1996 - 2000 Associate Professor of Biology and CNS, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1990 - 1995 Assistant Professor of Biology and Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1987 - 90 Royal Society Locke Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • 1987 - 90 Research Fellow, Downing College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • 1985 - 87 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Systems, computational and cellular neuroscience
  • Cellular computation
  • Olfactory coding
  • Vision
  • Cortex and hippocampal evolution
  • Sleep mechanisms and evolution
  • Camouflage in cephalopods
  • Insect, rat, zebrafish, reptile, turtle, lizard, cuttlefish

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Member, EMBO
  • 2013 - 2018 Advanced Investigator ERC grant
  • 2002 Fellow Associate, Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • 2001 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2000 - 2003 McKnight Neuroscience Investigator Award
  • 1993 - 1998 National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow Award
  • 1993 L.L. and A.W. Ferguson Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1992 L.L. and A.W. Ferguson Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1991 - 1994 McKnight Neuroscience Young Investigator Award
  • 1991 - 1993 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow Award
  • 1990 - 1993 Searle Fellow Award
  • 1987 International Society for Neuroethology Prize
  • 1987 - 1990 Royal Society Locke Research Fellow, UK
  • 1987 - 1990 Research Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge, UK
  • 1985 1985 City of Toulouse Prize (Natural and Life Sciences), France

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