[Comp-neuro] PhD position: population coding in the retina

Olivier Marre olivier.marre at gmail.com
Mon May 2 17:49:58 CEST 2016

A funded PhD position is available at the Vision Institute, Paris, to work
with Olivier Marre on population coding in the retina.

We have developed methods to record the activity of a large number
(100-200) of ganglion cells, the output of the retina. The student will
perform experiments and analyze data to understand how information can be
coded in this activity. A particular emphasis will be put on the coding of
trajectories of moving objects in different visual contexts.

The research project is highly interdisciplinary. Applicants should have a
quantitative background or some programming experience. A background in
biology is welcomed but not required. The student will be trained to
perform in vitro retina experiments.

The Vision Institute ( http://www.institut-vision.org ) is a research
center located in the center of Paris and dedicated to research on vision
and vision diseases, with the aim of bridging the gap between academic,
clinical, and industrial research. It is affiliated to Pierre and Marie
Curie University.

This PhD is funded as part of a project involving Drs Frédéric Chavane and
Ivo Vanzetta (INT Timone, Marseille, France) and Dr Bruno Cessac (INRIA,
Sophia-Antipolis). Collaborations with these labs will therefore be

The position should ideally start in October 2016.

For more information, please contact Olivier Marre: olivier.marre at inserm.fr
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