Professor Mikko Juusola

School of Biosciences

Professor of Systems Neuroscience

Mikko Juusola
M.Juusola@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1087

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Professor Mikko Juusola
School of Biosciences
B2 222b
Alfred Denny Building
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN
Profile
  • 2013-present: Professor of Systems Neuroscience (PI), Drosophila Vision Laboratory, School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield
  • 2015-2017: High-End Foreign Expert (PI); selected by the Chinese National Recruitment Program
  • 2013-2017: Jane and Aatos Erkko Research Fellow (PI)
  • 2012-Present: Visiting Professor (PI), Cognition in Small Brains Institute, National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 2005-2012: Reader (PI), Drosophila Vision Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield
  • 2008-2012: Guest Professor (PI), National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
  • 1999-2007: Royal Society University Research Fellow (PI), Universities of Cambridge & Sheffield
  • 1997-1999: Academy of Finland Research Fellow (PI), University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1996: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 1995-1996: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • 1993-1995: Alberta Heritage Foundation Medical Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada

Education

  • 1995, Docent in Neurophysiology, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 1993, Ph. D. (Neurophysiology), University of Oulu, Finland
  • 1993, M.D., University of Oulu, Finland
Research interests
  • Neural processing, particularly in the visual system of Drosophila
  • Efficient codes and circuitry, form-function relationships, attention, learning and memory

Neural mechanisms of cognition in small brains: Experiments and theory to decode perception and action

Goal:

  • Spearhead our Sheffield and Beijing laboratories to be among the best in the world in studying visual information processing and cognition in the Drosophila brain.

Approaches and interests:

  • Development and use of novel experimental and theoretical techniques and original ideas to study information processing in sensory-neural circuits in vivo.
  • Building innovative analytical methods and instruments & then exploiting them scientifically.
  • Neural processing, particularly in the Drosophila visual system, efficient codes and circuitry, form-function relationships, perception, adaptive and collective behaviours, attention, learning and memory, and cognition.
Publications

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Journal articles

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Journal articles

Chapters

  • Juusola M, Song Z & Hardie R (2015) Phototransduction Biophysics, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience (pp. 2359-2376). Springer New York RIS download Bibtex download
  • Juusola M, Song Z & Hardie R (2013) Phototransduction Biophysics, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience (pp. 1-20). Springer New York RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Friederich U, Billings SA, Juusola M & Coca D (2013) We now know what fly photoreceptors compute. BMC Neuroscience, Vol. 14(S1) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Friederich U, Billings SA, Juusola MA & Coca D (2012) Reverse engineering gain adaptation in sensory systems. Proceedings of the 9th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMed 2012 (pp 420-425) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Billings SA, Song Z, Postma M, Chen W, Coca D, Hardie RC, Juusola M & De Schutter E (2011) Does Calcium diffusional feedback lead to slow light adaptation in Drosophila photoreceptors—a 3D biophysical modelling approach. Computational and System Neuroscience Conf RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gonzalez-Bellido PT, Kostyleva R, Juusola M, Wardill TJ & Meinertzhagen IA (2009) Dissecting the resolution of a fruit fly retina. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, Vol. 153A(2) (pp S54-S55) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gonzalez-Bellido PT, Juusola M, Kostyleva R, Meinertzhagen IA & Wardill TJ (2009) Dissecting the resolution of a fruit fly retina. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, Vol. 153A(2) (pp S157-S157) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wardill TJ & Juusola MI (2009) Exploring visual motion circuitry in Drosophila with ultraviolet light. COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, Vol. 153A(2) (pp S158-S158) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Friederich U, Coca D, Billings S & Juusola M (2009) Data Modelling for Analysis of Adaptive Changes in Fly Photoreceptors. NEURAL INFORMATION PROCESSING, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 5863 (pp 34-48) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Song Z, Coca D, Billings SA, Postma M, Hardie RC & Juusola M (2009) Biophysical Modeling of a Drosophila Photoreceptor.. ICONIP (1), Vol. 5863 (pp 57-71) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • de Polavieja GG, Harsch A, Robinson H & Juusola M (2005) Slow conductances encode stimulus history into spike shapes. MECHANISMS, SYMBOLS AND MODELS UNDERLYING COGNITION, PT 1, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 3561 (pp 150-155) RIS download Bibtex download

Website content

  • Juusola M Home Page. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Undergraduate and postgraduate taught modules

Undergraduate:

  • Level 3 Practical and Dissertation Modules
Professional activities

Invited talks 2019-20