Publications

Papers

Mizusaki BEP, Stepanyants A, Chklovskii DB, & Sjöström PJ: Neocortex: a lean mean memory storage machine. Nature Neuroscience (2016) 19(5):643-644

Farmer WT, Abrahamsson T, Chierzi S, Lui C, Zaelzer C, Jones EV, Ponroy Bally B, Chen GG, Théroux JF, Peng J, Bourque CW, Charron F, Ernst C, Sjöström PJ, and Murai KK: Neurons Diversify Astrocytes in the Adult Brain Through Sonic Hedgehog Signaling. Science (2016) 351(6275):849-854 DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3103

Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Mancino A, Gregor E, Chung A, Huynh L, Burwell S, Maheux J, Farrant M, & Sjöström PJ: Synapse-specific expression of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in neocortical layer 5. The Journal of Physiology (2016) 594(4):837-861. (Editor's Choice)

Larsen RS & Sjöström: Synapse-type-specific plasticity in local circuits. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2015) 35:127-135.

Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ, & van Rossum MCW: Unified pre- and postsynaptic long-term plasticity enables reliable and flexible learning. eLife (2015) DOI:10.7554/eLife.09457.

Ferreira TA, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Jayabal S, Chung AJ, Watt AJ, Sjöström PJ, & van Meyel DJ: Neuronal morphometry directly from bitmap images. Nature Methods (2014) 11(10):982-984, DOI:10.1038/nmeth.3125.

Blackman AV, Grabuschnig S, Legenstein R, Sjöström PJ: A comparison of manual neuronal reconstruction from biocytin histology or 2-photon imaging: morphometry and computer modeling. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy (2014) 8:65, DOI: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00065.

Blackman AV, Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Sjöström PJ: Target-cell-specific short-term plasticity in local circuits. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (2013) 5:11, DOI: 10.3389/fnsyn.2013.00011.

Costa RP, Sjöström PJ, & van Rossum MCW: Probabilistic inference of short-term synaptic plasticity in neocortical microcircuits. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (2013) 7:75, DOI:10.3389/fncom.2013.00075.

Costa RP, Watt AJ, & Sjöström PJ: How to train a neuron. eLife (2013) 2:e00491, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.00491.

Buchanan KA, Blackman AV, Moreau AW, Elgar D, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J, & Sjöström PJ: Target-Specific Expression of Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Neuron (2012) 75:451-466.

Markram H, Gerstner W, & Sjöström PJ: Spike-timing-dependent plasticity: a comprehensive overview. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (2012) 4(2):1-3.

Costa RP, & Sjöström PJ: One cell to rule them all, and in the dendrites bind them. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (2011) 3(5):1-2.

Markram H, Gerstner MW & Sjöström PJ: A history of spike-timing-dependent plasticity. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience (2011) 3(4):1-24.

Ko H, Hofer SB, Pichler B, Buchanan KA, Sjöström PJ, & Mrsic-Flogel T: Functional specificity of local synaptic connections in neocortical networks. Nature (2011) 473:87-91.

Sjöström PJ & Gerstner W: Spike-timing dependent plasticity. Scholarpedia (2010) 5(2):1362.

Buchanan KA & Sjöström PJ: A piece of the neocortical puzzle: the pyramid-Martinotti cell reciprocating principle. Journal of Physiology (2009) 587.22:5301-5302.

Watt AJ, Cuntz H, Mori M, Nusser Z, Sjöström PJ, and Häusser M: Traveling waves in developing cerebellar cortex mediated by asymmetrical Purkinje cell connectivity. Nature Neuroscience (2009) 12:463-473. 

Sjöström PJ, Rancz EA, Roth A, and Häusser M: Dendritic Excitability and Synaptic Plasticity. Physiological Reviews (2008) 88:769-840.

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, and Nelson SB: Multiple forms of long-term plasticity at unitary neocortical layer 5 synapses. Neuropharmacology (2007) 52:176-184.

Varshney LR, Sjöström PJ, Chklovskii DB: Optimal Information Storage in Noisy Synapses under Resource Constraints. Neuron (2006) 52:409-423.

Sjöström PJ and Häusser M: A cooperative switch determines the sign of synaptic plasticity in distal dendrites of neocortical pyramidal neurons. Neuron (2006) 20:227-238.

Duguid I and Sjöström PJ: Novel presynaptic mechanisms for coincidence detection in synaptic plasticity. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2006) 16:312-22. 

Song S, Sjöström PJ, Reigl M, Nelson S, Chklovskii DB: Highly Nonrandom Features of Synaptic Connectivity in Local Cortical Circuits. PLoS Biology (2005) 3:507-519. 

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Endocannabinoid-dependent neocortical layer-5 LTD in the absence of postsynaptic spiking. Journal of Neurophysiology (2004) 923:3338-3343. 

Watt AJ, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M, Nelson SB, Turrigiano GG: A proportional but slower NMDA potentiation follows AMPA potentiation in LTP. Nature Neuroscience (2004) 7:518-524. 

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Neocortical LTD via coincident activation of presynaptic NMDA and cannabinoid receptors. Neuron (2003) 39:641-654. 

Nelson SB, Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG: Rate and timing in cortical synaptic plasticity. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B (2002) 357:1851-1857. 

Sjöström PJ, Nelson SB: Spike timing, calcium signals and synaptic plasticity. Current Opinion in Neurobiology (2002) 12:305-314.

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Rate, Timing, and Cooperativity Jointly Determine Cortical Synaptic Plasticity. Neuron (2001) 32:1149-1164. 

Sjöström, Jesper: Lysenko och Kreationismen. Folkvett, 3-4:6-20 (1999). (Journal of the Swedish skeptic society Föreningen för Vetenskap & Folkbildning.)

Sjöström PJ, Frydel BR, Wahlberg LU: Artificial Neural Network-Aided Image Analysis System for Cell Counting. Cytometry, 36:18-26 (1999).

Books and Book Chapters

Abrahamsson T, Lalanne T, Watt AJ, & Sjöström PJ: In-vitro investigation of synaptic plasticity. Cold Spring Harb Protoc (2016, in press) doi:10.1101/pdb.top 087262

Maheux J, Froemke RC, & Sjöström PJ: Functional plasticity at dendritic synapses. In Dendrites, 3rd ed (2016) Eds. Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, Michael Häusser, Oxford University Press.

Markram H, Gerstner W, & Sjöström PJ (Eds): Spike-timing-dependent plasticity: a comprehensive overview. Frontiers Research Topic eBook (2012) 575 pages, ISBN: 978-2-88919-043-0, Frontiers Media SA. 

Sjöström PJ: Lysenko och kreationisterna. In Fakta eller fantasier. Föreställningar i vetenskapens gränstrakter, Ed. J. Jerkert, Leopard förlag, 2007.

Editorial Work

Markram H, Gerstner W, Sjöström PJ: Special Topic in Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience on Spike-timing dependent plasticity, 32 articles, 2010-2011.

Markram H, Gerstner W, Sjöström PJ: Special Topic in Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience on Theory and models of spike-timing dependent plasticity, 13 articles, 2010-2011.

Abstracts

Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Gregor E, Mancino A, Burwell S, Farrant M, and Sjöström PJ: Synapse-specific expression of calcium-permeable AMPA receptors in neocortical layer-5 sharpens basket cell-mediated inhibition. SFN 2015 382.09/A72, Chicago IL USA.

Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan K, Elgar D, Blackman A, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones A, van Rossum M, and Sjöström PJ: Presynaptic NMDA receptors act via RIM1αβ to control the readily-releasable pool in layer-5 pyramidal neurons. SFN 2015 36.02/B41, Chicago IL USA.

Cela E, Chung AJ, Wang T, and Sjöström PJ: An optogenetic kindling model of neocortical epilepsy. SFN 2015 495.02/G16, Chicago IL USA.

Cela E, Chung AJ, Wang T, and Sjöström PJ: A model of epilepsy based on optogenetic kindling. CAN 2015, May 24-27, Vancouver Canada.

Cela E, Chung AJ, Wang T, and Sjöström PJ: A model of epilepsy based on optogenetic kindling. At the "Neurobiology of Epilepsy: From Genes to Networks" meeting, May 4-5, 2015 Université de Montréal, Canada.

Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ, van Rossum MCW: Reliable and flexible receptive field development through unified pre- and postsynaptic STDP. Integrated Systems Neuroscience Workshop 2015, 23-24 March 2015, Manchester UK.

Costa RP, Froemke RC, Sjöström PJ, van Rossum MCW: Memory savings through unified pre- and postsynaptic STDP. COSYNE 2015, 5-8 March 2015, Salt Lake City UT USA.

Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, van Rossum MCW, Sjöström PJ: Control of vesicle release by cortical presynaptic NMDA receptors. SFN 2014 246.14/GG28, Washington DC USA.

Cela E, Chung AJ, and Sjöström PJ: A model of epilepsy based on optogenetic kindling. SFN 2014 520.17/Z15, Washington DC USA.

Costa RP, Sjöström PJ, and van Rossum MCW: A unified model of pre and postsynaptic STDP. T 129, Bernstein Conference, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2-5 Sept 2014. DOI: 10.12751/nncn.bc2014.0283

Cela E and Sjöström PJ: Optogenetic kindling of cortical circuits elicits epilepsy. P2.97, ISDN, 19-24 July 2014, Montreal QC Canada.

Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M, Sjöström PJ: Calcium-permeable AMPA receptors and synapse-specific plasticity in the neocortical layer-5 microcircuit. Physiology 2014, 30 June-2 July, London, UK.

Cela E, Chung A, Wang T, Chen LY, Sjöström PJ: A novel optogenetic kindling model of epilepsy. Canadian Neuroscience Meeting 2014, May 25-28, Montreal QC Canada.

Abrahamsson T, Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, Tudor-Jones AA, van Rossum MCW, Sjöström PJ: Control of vesicle release by cortical presynaptic NMDA receptors. Canadian Neuroscience Meeting 2014, May 25-28, Montreal QC Canada.

Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Costa RP, Chung AJ, Farrant M, Sjöström PJ: Synapse-specific plasticity in the neocortical layer-5 microcircuit. Canadian Neuroscience Meeting 2014, May 25-28, Montreal QC Canada.

Oyrer J, Lalanne T, Chung AJ, Sjöström PJ, Farrant M: Calcium-permeable AMPARs in local circuits of mouse visual cortex. SFN 2013 801.21/E3, San Diego CA USA.

Lalanne T, Oyrer J, Chung A, Farrant M, Sjöström PJ: Synapse-specific expression of Cp-AMPARs in neocortical inhibitory neurons. McGill University IPN Retreat 2013.

Sjöström PJ, Moreau AW, Buchanan KA, Blackman AV, Elgar D, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J: Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits.FENS Featured Regional Meeting, Sept 11-14, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.

Costa RP, Sjöström PJ, van Rossum MCW: Probabilistic Inference of Synaptic Dynamics in Neocortical Microcircuits. CNS*2013, Paris, France, July 13-18, 2013. [Abstract]

Moreau AW, Buchanan KA, Blackman AV, Elgar D, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J, Sjöström PJ: Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits. 11e Colloque de la Société des Neurosciences 2013, May 21 - 24, 2013, Lyon, France.

Costa RP, Sjöström PJ, van Rossum MCW: Probabilistic Inference Reveals Synapse-specific Synaptic Dynamics in Neocortical Microcircuits. Computational and Systems Neuroscience Meeting (CoSyNe), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 2013.

Blackman AV, Buchanan KA, Moreau AW, Elgar D, Costa RP, Lalanne T, Tudor Jones AA, Oyrer J, Sjöström PJ: Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits. SFN 2012, 144.02/D15.

Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Oyrer J, van Rossum MCW, Sjöström PJ: Presynaptic NMDA receptors differentially regulate release probability at neocortical excitatory synapses. SFN 2012, 144.22/D35.

Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Oyrer J, Blackman AV, Sjöström PJ: Presynaptic NMDA Receptors Differentially Regulate Release Probability at Neocortical Excitatory Synapses. UCL Neuroscience Symposium 2011:32.

Blackman AV, Buchanan KA, Moreau AW, Elgar D, Costa RP, Oyrer J, Tudor Jones AA, Sjöström PJ: Target-Specific Expression of Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Local Neocortical Circuits. UCL Neuroscience Symposium 2011:39.

Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Blackman AV, Tudor Jones AA, Sjöström PJ: Differential expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortex. FENS Abstr., vol.5, 014.2, 2010.

Buchanan KA, Blackman AV, Elgar D, Tudor Jones AA, Sjöström PJ: Differential Expression of Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Layer-5 Neurons of the Visual Cortex.. UCL Neuroscience Symposium 2010.

Costa RP, Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Oyrer J, Blackman AV, Sjöström PJ: Presynaptic NMDA Receptors Differentially Increase Basal Release Probability in Neocortex. Edinburgh Neuroinformatics Centre, Doctoral Training Centre Day 2010.

Buchanan KA, Elgar D, Tudor Jones AA, Blackman AV, Rutledge M, Sjöström PJ: Control of Neurotransmitter Release by Presynaptic NMDA Receptors. Acta Physiologica, 198(677):99 (2010), talk at the Joint Meeting of the Scandinavian and German Physiological Societies.

Buchanan KA, Tudor Jones AA, Elgar D, Rutledge M, Sjöström PJ: Differential expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in layer-5 neurons of the mouse visual cortex. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 822.8 (2009).

Watt A, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: Fluorescence-assisted targeting of elusive synaptic connections. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 104.1 (2009).

Watt A, Cuntz H, Mori M, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: Traveling waves in juvenile cerebellar cortex mediated by directed synaptic connections between purkinje cells. Days of Molecular Medicine, April 17-19 2008, The Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Abstract 115.

Cuntz H, Watt A, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: Activity waves in a network model of Purkinje cells mediated by asymmetric axonal connectivity. COSYNE08, Session II - poster 76, Abstract #99.

Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: A co-operative switch determines the sign of synaptic plasticity in distal dendrites of neocortical pyramidal neurons. The Physiological Society 2006 Main Meeting, C63.

Watt AJ, Sjöström PJ, Mori M, Ramakrishnan L & Häusser M: Functional synaptic connections between mouse cerebellar Purkinje cells. The Physiological Society 2006 Main Meeting, C108.

Varshney LR, Sjöström PJ, Chklovskii DB: Optimal information storage in noisy synapses. 2006 CSHL Meeting on Channels, Receptors & Synapses.

Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: A dendritic switch between Hebbian and anti-Hebbian plasticity at distal neocortical synapses. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 161.11 (2005).

Watt AJ, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M: Monosynaptic inhibitory connections between pairs of Purkinje cells in mouse cerebellar cortex. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 179.13 (2005).

Sjöström PJ, Kitamura K, Häusser M: Synaptic plasticity depends on dendritic location and input origin in layer 5 neurons. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 56.6 (2004).

Reigl M, Song S, Sjöström PJ, Nelson SB, Chklovskii DB: Statistics of connectivity among layer 5 pyramidal neurons. Monte Verità STDP Meeting, Ascona, Switzerland (2004).

Watt AJ, Sjöström PJ, Häusser M, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Proportional but temporally distinct potentiation of AMPA and NMDA currents at neocortical synapses. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 375.2 (2003).

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Two forms of LTP at visual cortical layer-5 synapses. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 257.2 (2003).

Reigl M, Song S, Sjöström PJ, Nelson SB, Chklovskii DB: Statistics of connectivity among layer 5 pyramidal neurons. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 257.3 (2003).

Taneja P, Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Presynaptic N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors regulate neurotransmission at excitatory synapses in rat visual cortex. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 902.9 (2003).

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: A Presynaptic Coincidence Detection Mechanism for LTD in Visual Cortical Layer-5 Neurons. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 647.6 (2002).

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Cooperativity and Frequency Dependence of Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Visual Cortical Layer-5 Pairs. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 923.11 (2001).

Sjöström PJ, Turrigiano GG, Nelson SB: Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity in the Developing Rat Visual Cortex. Soc Neurosci Abstr, 419.7 (2000).

Sjöström PJ, Wahlberg LU: Automated Cell Recognition and Counting Based on a Combination of Artificial Neural Networks and Standard Image Analysis Methods. 3rd ICCNS, International Conference for Cognitive and Neural Systems, Boston, MA, May 1999.

Invited Talks

Synapse-specific expression of ionotropic glutamate receptors in neocortical microcircuits. Workshop on Synaptic Plasticity, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 8 Sept 2015.

Neocortical optogenetic kindling: Emergent seizures after repeated hyperactivity. CNS 2015, at the satellite workshop on Synaptic Plasticity and Homeostasis, Prague, Czech Republic, 23 July 2015.

Synapse-specific plasticity in neocortical microcircuits. Bernstein Conference, at the satellite workshop on Supervised synaptic learning rules for spiking neural networks, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2-5 Sept 2014.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Dept of Bioengineering, Imperial College, London UK, 6 May 2014.

Target-specific expression of presynaptic NMDA receptors in neocortical microcircuits. Part of symposium on "Presynaptic NMDA receptors and plasticity" at the FENS Featured Regional Meeting 2013, in Prague, Czech Republic, 11-14 September 2013. [Abstract]

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. NIH, Bethesda MD USA, 14 May 2013.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. CRIUSMQ, Université Laval, Quebec QC, 22 Mar 2013.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Stockholm Brain Institute, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 11 Mar 2013.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Einstein College of Medicine, NY, NY, USA, 30 Nov 2012.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity. Keynote lecture at the "Spiking Neural Networks - Dynamics, Structure and Plasticity" conference of the Bernstein Center Freiburg, University of Freiburg, Germany, 4-5 Oct 2012.

Synaptic Plasticity in Neocortical Circuits. Center for Studies in Behavioural Neurobiology, Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, 21 Sept 2012.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. International Conference for Neurons and Brain Disease, McGill University, Montréal, Canada, 26-28 June 2012.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Département de physiologie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 3 Feb 2012.

Presynaptic NMDA Receptors in Neocortical Microcircuits. Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 27 Jan 2012.

Synaptic Plasticity in Cortical Circuits. Talk at the Workshop on Learning and Plasticity at the Centre International de Recontres Mathématiques, Marseille, France, Nov 7-11, 2011.

Synaptic Plasticity in Neoortical Circuits. Talk at the symposium Synaptic Integration and Plasticity in Developing and Mature Neural Circuitry at the Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, Quebec City, June 1, 2011.

Synaptic Plasticity in Cortical Circuits. Seminar at Bristol University, UK, Dec 3, 2010.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Seminar at Linköping University, Sweden, Apr 8, 2010.

Control of Neurotransmitter Release by Presynaptic NMDA Receptors. Talk at the Joint Meeting of the Scandinavian and German Physiological Societies, Copenhagen, Denmark, Mar 29, 2010. [Abstract]

Synaptic Plasticity in Cortical Circuits. Talk at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience at McGill University, Canada, Mar 18, 2010.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Seminar at Cardiff University, UK, Mar 12, 2010.

STDP in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Talk at the 7th Paris Area Computational Neurosciences Day, "Synaptic Plasticity: From receptors to networks", Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology, Université René Descartes Paris 5, France, Dec 14, 2009.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Seminar at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, UK, Nov 12, 2009.

Presynaptic Coincidence Detection in Cortical Synapses. Inaugural speaker at the "Cortex Club", Dept of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK, May 19, 2009.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Seminar at the Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience, Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Switzerland, Nov 12, 2008.

Pre and Postsynaptic LTP and LTD in Neocortex. Talk at the Integrative Approaches to Brain Complexity meeting at Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire UK, October 1 - 5, 2008.

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Neocortical Layer-5 Pyramidal Neurons. Seminar at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL, London, UK, April 23, 2008.

A dendritic switch for synaptic plasticity. Plenary talk at the Global Center of Excellence International Workshop , Tokyo, Japan, Mar 7, 2008, plus concluding remarks at the GCOE Retreat at the Tomiura Royal Hotel, Minamiboso, Chiba, Japan, March 8-9, 2008.

Presynaptic Potentiation and Depression in the Cortex. Session at the Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity, St. Lucia, Caribbean, Feb 9-16, 2008.

Rules governing the induction and expression of neocortical STDP. Talk at the Neuroinformatics Doctoral Training Centre day, Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation, University of Edinburgh, September 13, 2007.

A dendritic switch for synaptic plasticity. Seminar at the Laboratory of Neurophysics and Physiology, Université René Descartes Paris 5, May 21, 2007.

A dendritic switch for synaptic plasticity. Invited talk at the Dendrites: Molecules, Structure & Function Gordon Conference, March 18-23, 2007, at the Four Points Sheraton, Harbortown, Ventura, CA.

A dendritic switch between Hebbian and anti-Hebbian plasticity at distal neocortical synapses. Invited talk at the Biomedical Centre of Uppsala University, June 17 2005, Uppsala, Sweden.

Induction and expression of spike timing-dependent plasticity in neocortical layer 5 pyramidal neurons. Invited talk at the FENS 4th forum of European Neuroscience, July 10-14 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.

Presynaptic NMDA receptors, cannabinoid release and LTD induction in layer 5 cells. Invited talk at the Monte Verità STDP Meeting, 29 Feb - 5 Mar 2004, Ascona, Switzerland.

Presynaptic NMDA receptors, cannabinoid release and LTD induction in layer 5 cells. At the "Excitable Cells: Models and Experiments" meeting, 8 Sep 2003, Oxford University, in honor of Prof Julian Jack's retirement.

A presynaptic coincidence detection mechanism for neocortical spike timing-dependent depression. "Brain Lunch" talk at The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department of MIT, Boston, MA, 30 Sep 2002, by invitation of the MIT graduate students.

Cooperativity and Frequency Dependence of Spike Timing-Dependent Plasticity in Visual Cortical Layer-5 Pairs. Meeting of The Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Lake Tahoe, 2001.

Grants and Awards

2014 With Txomin Lalanne, MUHC Scholarship

2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award - CIHR NIA

2013 Joint Pilot Project - Imperial College London and McGill University

2013 Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant - CIHR OG

2012 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant - NSERC DG

2012 With Carla Kalkhoven, Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD studentship (turned down).

2012 With Carla Kalkhoven, McGill University Alma Mater studentship

2012 With Txomin Lalanne, MUHC Scholarship

2011 Savoy Foundation Research Grant

2011 Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund - CFI LOF

2011 Assistant Professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

2010 UCL Impact PhD Studentship Award

2010 BBSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship

2009 EU FP7 FET-Open, collaborative grant

2009 University of London Central Research Fund

2009 With Mic Rutledge, The Physiological Society Vacation Studentship

2009 With Dale Elgar and Scientifica UK, The Royal Society Industrial Fellowship

2008 The Royal Society Research Grant

2007 The Medical Research Council Career Development Award

2007 The Royal Society Travel Grant

2007 The Physiological Society Travel Grant

2005 The Royal Society Travel Grant

2003 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

2003 The Royal Society Travel Grant

2003 The Physiological Society Dale and Rushton Travel Grant

The 2002 Boston Area Neuroscience Group Travel Award

1998-2001, Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology Fellowship, Brandeis University.

1993, The Sederberg Stipend, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden.

1993, Rotary, Älvkarleby, Sweden.