Our new project: SoniCelegans-and beyond!

A new, fascinating, interdisciplinary project, in collaboration with Michael Gurevich, Associate Professor of Performing Arts Technology.

The overarching theme of this project is to explore the concepts of learning, memory, neuronal networks, navigation, spatial orientation in an interdisciplinary way that bridges two research fields that are traditionally considered distant: experimental neurobiology and performing arts. Continue Reading »

Our work at the Annual Geriatrics Center Research Symposium

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”. 

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Links for KeynoteFlyer and Symposium-Schedule. Continue Reading »

Our group at the 8th Midwest C. elegans meeting!

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 »

Eleni serves as a panelist at the Science as Art Competition Reception

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!

Panelists include:
Eleni Gourgou, Assistant Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Continue Reading »

Eleni’s seminar at NJIT

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 »