Connecting European Neuroscience

Acsady, Laszlo

FENS-IBRO European Neuroscience Schools Programme Committee Member
(representative of FENS 2010-2014)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Experience and Positions Held

1991-1996 Ph. D. Student Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest.
1996- 1997 Postdoctoral research fellow Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
1997-2002 Senior research fellow, Institute of Experimental Medicine,
2003-2008 Full Professor as Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellow
2008 Full Professor Head of Laboratory of Thalamus Research
Editorial Board Membership
1998-2008 European Journal of Neuroscience Deputy Section Editor
2008- European Journal of Neuroscience Associate Editor
2008- Journal of Neuroscience MethodsEditorial Board Member
2008- Frontiers in NeuroscienceEditorial Board
2009 Frontiers in Neuroscience Methods -Associate Editor
2009- Journal of NeuoroscienceAssociate Editor
Scientometric data
Peer reviewed paper: 41
Cumulative impact factor: 200.4
Number of citations: 2264
Hirsch index: 23.

Honours & Awards

1996: Academy Prize for Young Scientist, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1998: Bolyai Scholarship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2002: Cortical Explorer Prize, Krieg Cortical Kudos of the Cajal Club
2002: Bolyai-plaquette, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Administrative & organisational experience

Role in Scientific Committees
2007-2010 Hungarian Scientific Research Fundreview panel member
2008- Hungarian Academy of SciencesNeurobiology Committeemember
2008-2009 Hungarian Academy of SciencesScientific Advisory Board
2009- Hungarian Neuroscience Society- Member of the Governing Council
2010- Hungarian Academy of SciencesMember of The General Assembly
2010- Hungarian Academy of SciencesMember of the Nomination Committee
Public awareness events
2010- Brain AwarenessWeek Lecture"What does our brain do when we are thinking?"

Organisation of national and international meetings

Expertise in national or international training of students

2001- Accredited PhD tutor, Number of PhD thesis supervised: 4
2009- Organization of a PhD course in Semmelweis University, Budapest.
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Selected Publications

  • 1.Wanaberbecq N, Bodor AL, Bokor H, Slezia A, Luethi A and Acsady L (2008) Contrasting the Functional Properties of GABAergic Axon Terminals with Single and Multiple Synapses in the Thalamus. In press in J. Neurosci.
  • 2. Bokor H,Acsady L, Deschenes M. (2008) Vibrissal responses of thalamic cells that project to the septal columns of the barrel cortex and to the second somatosensory area. J Neurosci. 28: 5169-77.
  • 3. Bodor AL, Giber K, Rovo Z, Ulbert I and Acsady L (2008) Structural correlates of efficient GABAergic transmission in the basal ganglia-thalamus pathway. J. Neurosci. 28: 3090-102.
  • 4. Bartho P., SleziaA.,VargaV., Bokor H., Pinault D., Buzsaki G,Acsady L (2007) Cortical control of zona incerta. J Neurosci. 27: 1670- 1681.
  • 5. Pinault D, Slezia A,Acsady L (2006) Corticothalamic 5-9 Hz Oscillations are More Pro-EpileptogenicThan Sleep Spindles in Rats.J. Physiol. 574: 209-224.
  • 6. Bokor H, Frere SGA, Eyre MD, Slezia A, Ulbert I, Luethi A and Acsady L (2005) Selective GABAergic Control of Higher Order Thalamic Relays. Neuron 45: 929-940.
  • 7. Lavallee P, Urbain N, Dufresne C, Bokor H,Acsady L, Deschenes M (2005) Feedforward inhibitory control of sensory information in higher order thalamic nuclei. J. Neurosci. 25: 7489-98.
  • 8. Bartho P, Freund T. F. and Acsady L (2002) Selective GABAergic innervation of thalamic nuclei from zona incerta. Eur J. Neuroscience. 16: 999-1014.
  • 9. Acsady L, Katona I, Martinez-Guijarro FJ, Buzsaki G, and Freund T. F. (2000) Unusual target selectivity of perisomatic inhibitory cells in the hilar region of the rat hippocampus. J. Neurosci 20: 6907-6919.
  • 10 Acsady L., Kamondi A., Sik A., Freund T. F. and Buzsaki G. (1998) GABAergic cells are the major postsynaptic targets of mossy fibers in the rat hippocampus. J. Neurosci. 18: 3386-3403.

Acsady, Laszlo

Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Inst. of Experim. Medicine
Laboratory of Thalamus Research
Szigony utca 43