Principal Investigators

To tackle problems related to brain functions from different perspectives, FLiACT is composed of 11 European full partners and 1 associated partner from the USA. Each partner is specialised in different areas of systems neuroscience. Three of the full network partners are small enterprises (SMEs) with strong connections with academia.

This project was initiated by three institutes: CRG, MPI-Martinsreid and IBDML. Ilona Kadow, Nicolas Gompel and Benjamin Prud'homme will assist Matthieu Louis in the project coordination.

Principal investigator

Main strengths

Matthieu Louis

CRG

Quantification of behaviour & circuit function

Ilona Kadow

MPI-Martinsreid

Development & function of the olfactory system

Benjamin Prud'homme IBDML Behavioural evolution
Bill Hansson 
& Silke Sachse
MPI-Jena Chemical ecology and ethology

Carlos Ribeiro

CF

Metabolic control of behaviour

Roland Strauss

Univ. Mainz

Spacial orientation & control of motor output

Bassem Hassan

VIB-Leuven

Neuro-genomics

Simon Sprecher

Univ. Fribourg

Development & function of the visual system

Andrew Straw

IMP

Visual behavior in Drosophila

Hans Nicasy
(SME)

Peira

Bioengineering (hardware development)

Barbara Weyn
(SME)

DCILabs

Machine vision (software development)

Douglas Armstrong
(SME)

Brainwave-Discovery

In vivo drug testing in Drosophila brain

Julie Simpson
(associated partner)

JFRC

Connectomics

Barry Dickson

(associated partner)

JFRC Multisensory integration