Connecting European Neuroscience

Dickson, Barry J.

FENS Conference Committee member (2012 - 2013)

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1984: B.Sc. University of Melbourne, Australia
1987: B.Sc. (Hons.) University of Melbourne, Australia
1992: Ph.D. University of Zürich, Switzerland

Predoctoral Research Experience

1984-1986
Research Assistant - Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia
1987-1989
Research Assistant -Laboratory of Dr. Jochem Spiess, Salk Institute, San Diego, California

Postdoctoral Training

1993-1994
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof Ernst Hafen, Zoologisches Institut der Universität Zu?rich, Switzerland
1994-1995
Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Corey Goodman, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley

Academic Positions

1996-1998
Junior Group Leader (Oberassistent), Zoologisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Switzerland
1998-2002
Group Leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
2003-2005
Senior Scientist, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), Vienna
2006-present
Director, Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna, Austria

Research Grants

1992
EMBO Short Term Fellowship
1994-1995
Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship
1996-1998
Grant No. 31-45842.95 from the Swiss National Science Foundation; CHF 366,700
1996-1997
Grant from the Hoffman-La Roche Research Foundation (CHF 58,000)
1998-2000
Grant No. 31-45842.95 extended by the Swiss National Science Foundation; CHF 366,700 Discontinued 1999 due to relocation
2001-2004
Human Frontiers of Science Program Coapplicants: Tadashi Uemura, Liqun Luo and Mu-Ming Poo; $ 250,000
2001-2004
European Union "FLYSNP" (coordinator) Coapplicants: Ann-Christine Syvänen, Montserrat Aguade, Markus Kostrzewa, Istvan Kiss, Daniel St. Johnston, David Ish-Horowicz (Total 2,212,099)
2001-2004
Grant No. P15004 from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF); EUR 296,851)
2004-2007
Grant No. P16607 from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF); EUR 431,424)
2005-2010
Grant No. Z98-B09 Wittgenstein Prize from the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF); EUR 1.300.000
2006-2009
Grant No. LS05035 from Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF); EUR 326.746
2006-2009
Grant No. GZ200.147/1-VI/1a2006 GEN-AU 2 from bm:bwk; EUR 72.628
2007-2010
Human Frontiers of Science Program Coapplicants: Rachel Wilson, Gero Miesenböck, Daniel Robert (Total $ 400,000)
2008-2010
Grant No. P20909-B09 from the Austrian Science Foundation
2008-2010
European Union "Cancer Pathways" (coordinator M. Boutros)
2009-2014
European Research Council Advanced Grant "Neural basis of Drosophila mating behaviours"; EUR 2,492,164

Awards

2000
EMBO Young Investigator Award
2003
EMBO Membership
2005
Wittgenstein Prize, Austrian Science Foundation
2006
Remedios Caro Almela Prize for Research in Developmental
 
Neurobiology
2009
Elected AAAS Fellow

Editorial Boards

2003-
Trends in Neuroscience
2003-2006
PLoS Biology
2006-
Current Opinion in Neurobiology
 
Scientific Advisory Boards and Committees
2005-2008
HFSP, long-term fellowship committee
2007-2010
ERC Starting Grants, Neuroscience panel
2008-
Scientific Committee, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon
2008-201
SAB, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen
2008-2011
SAB, Max Planck Institute of Genetics and Cell Biology, Dresden
2009-2011
SAC, EMBL, Heidelberg
2010-2011
SAB, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille-Luminy
2012-
Review Committee, Institute of Neurosciences, Shanghai

PhD theses supervised:

2000
Timothy Newsome
2001
Valérie Vivancos
2002
Srikanth Rajagopalan
2003
Kirsten Senti
2003
Krystyna Keleman
2005
Jürg Berger
2005
Marko Brankatschk
2005
Georg Dietzl
2006
Africa Couto
2006
Giorgio Gilestro
2006
Duda Kvitsiani
2006
Ebru Demir
2007
Amina Kurtovic
2007
Shay Rotkopf
2008
Nilay Yapici
2009
Jai Yu
2009
Bettina Spitzweck
2010
Martin Häsemeyer
2010
Kai Feng
2011
Sabrina Joerchel
2012
Salil Bidaye

Selected Publications

  • Dickson, B.J., Cline, H., Polleux, F., and Ghosh, A. (2001) Making connections. EMBO Reports 2: 182-186
  • Dickson, B.J. (2001). Moving On (Perspectives). Science 291: 1910-1911
  • Dickson, B.J. and Senti, K.-A. (2002) Axon Guidance: Growth cones make an unexpected turn. Curr. Biol. 12: R218-R220
  • Dickson, B.J. and Keleman, K. (2002) Quick Guide: Netrins. Curr. Biol. 12: R154-R155
  • Dickson, B.J. (2002) Molecular Mechanisms of Axon Guidance. Science 298: 1959-1964
  • Dickson, B.J. (2003) Wiring the Brain with Insulin (Perspectives). Science 300: 440-441
  • Schnorrer, F. and Dickson, B. J. (2004) Axon Guidance: Morphogens Show the Way. Curr. Biol. 14: R19-R21.
  • Dickson, B.J. and Walsh, C.A. (2004) Development: Editorial Overview. Curr. Op. Neurobiol. 14: 1-5
  • Schnorrer, F. and Dickson, B. J. (2004) Muscle Building: Mechanisms of Myotube Guidance and Attachment Site Selection. Developmental Cell 7: 9-20
  • Holt, C.E. and Dickson, B.J. (2005) Sugar Codes for Axons? Neuron 46: 169-172
  • Dickson, B.J. (2005) Wnts send axons up and down the spinal cord. Nature Neuroscience 8:1130-1132
  • 19. Yu, J.Y. and Dickson, B.J. (2006) Sexual behaviour: Do a few dead neurons make the difference? Curr. Biol. 16, 23-25.
  • 20. Dickson B.J. and Gilestro, G.F. (2006) Regulation of commissural axon pathfinding by slit and itsrobo receptors. Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 22: 651-675
  • 21. Dickson, B.J. and Moser, E.I. (2008) Neurobiology of Behaviour: Editorial Overview. Curr. Op. Neurobiol. 17: 672-674
  • 22. Yu, J.Y. and Dickson, B.J. (2008) Hidden female talent. (News and Views). Nature 453: 41-42
  • 23. Dickson, B.J. (2008) Wired for sex: the neurobiology of Drosophila mating decisions. Science 322: 904-909
  • 24. Dickson, B.J. and Zou, Y. (2010). Navigating intermediate targets: the nervous system midline.Cold Spring Harbor Perspect. Biol. 2(8): a002055

Barry J. Dickson

Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 7
A-1030 Vienna
Austria

Telephone: +43 1 797 30 3000
Fax: +43 1 798 93 90
E-mail: dickson@imp.ac.at

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