NEWS AND EVENTS
Our team has found a way around one of sensory neuroscience’s big obstacles: the vestibular system. Dr Favre-Bulle targeted an infrared laser toward the ear stones, of larval zebrafish, thus placing forces on them like the forces that would result from actual movement. This resulted in behavioural responses like those that larvae display when undergoing real-world even though the animals were still. "Optical Trapping of Otoliths Drives Vestibular Behaviours in Larval Zebrafish."
Shu Zhang just published "Ultrasensitive rotating photonic probes for complex biological systems": "Here"
Congrats to Lachlan Gibson, for his first paper in our group on "Active rotational and translational microrheology beyond the linear spring regime": "Here"
Congrats to Isaac Lenton, for his first paper in our group on "Visual guide to optical tweezers": "Here"
Our group has now a twitter account! You can follow us here: "UQOMG"