On Monday, May 3rd from 9:00am-12:00pm the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center will be holding the annual Geriatrics Center Symposium-virtual. Eleni will be presenting our key findings on “C. elegans maze learning through the prism of aging”.
Today, Friday April 23, the 8th Midwest C. elegans Meeting took place, for the first time virtually, due to covid-19 restrictions. We are grateful to the organizers for an impeccable and fascinating event!
Our group participated with two presentations:
~ Schiavone Maria*, Zhang Zhaoyuan*, Gourgou Eleni: “Multiple event-based and bipedalism-inspired analysis of C. elegans locomotion”. Continue Reading »
Our manuscript titled Caenorhabditis elegans learning in a structured maze is a multisensory behavior, by Gourgou E., Adiga K., Goettemoeller A., Chieh C., and A-L Hsu, has been accepted for publication in iScience !
In this work, we show that C. elegans nematodes learn to associate food with a combination of proprioceptive cues and information Continue Reading »
Online; Friday, February 26, 2-3pm EST EST FREE (Registration required)
The reception for the 2021 Science as Art Competition will feature a Faculty panel discussion followed by an awards ceremony. View the finalists and place your vote for the Science as Art People’s Choice Award!
Michael Ivanitskiy, a talented young mathematician just joined our team! Michael graduated from UoM Department of Mathematics last Spring. He is now on a gap year, preparing to pursue graduate studies next year. Michael will be working with Eleni and Victoria (Dept of Mathematics, see People) on the mathematical component of the C. Continue Reading »
A very special publication, titled “A journey to ‘tame a small metazoan organism’, seen through the artistic eyes of C. elegans researchers” was just published in the Journal of Neuroscience. It is a photo gallery, honoring Sydney Brenner and John Sulston, and their legacy, which is no other than the entire C. elegansContinue Reading »
On Friday, October 30, Eleni is giving a talk at the Biomedical Engineering Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She is going to talk about C. elegans spatial learning in T-mazes, the development of WormMaze platform, the mathematical model created to capture learning in the maze and guide future experiments (credit: Continue Reading »
The William Mirsky Memorial Fellowship award is presented annually to two U-M Mechanical Engineering Master’s students who have shown outstanding research and high academic achievement. Congratulations, Maria Schiavone! Well-deserved!
LuCelegans (Luce: light in latin; Light–up C. elegans), or the Interactive Worm Project, is about building the first interactive, physical, 3–dimensional prototype of C. elegans nervous system. You can read more about the first phase of LuCelegans here.
For the second phase, LuCelegans has been selected to be part of the interdisciplinary, fascinating and Continue Reading »