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Dr Kostas Lagogiannis

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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Southampton
Contributions of synaptic integration to synaptically stored memory

Research Interests

Computational neuroscience, Drosophila neuroscience, neural activity imaging methods, biomechanics and robotics.


2013, PhD, Contributions of synaptic integration to synaptically stored memory, University of Southampton.

2007, Master’s Degree, Complexity Science, Distinction, University of Southampton.

2006, Bachelor’s Degree, Electrical Electronics Engineering, 1st Class, University of Liverpool.


Currently, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh, as part of the FP7 funded project MINIMAL, working under the supervision of prof. Barbara Webb within the Institute of Action Perception and Behaviour (IPAB).

Within this project I conduct theoretical research so as to develop models that will help us understand the neural mechanisms of behaviour and learning in larval Drosophila. I am also working towards the development of an exciting   bioluminescence imaging method that would enable us to record neural activity on the freely crawling intact larval.

I obtained a PhD, form the University of Southampton in 2013 in computational neuroscience, and Master’s in Complexity science from the same university in 2007. My bachelors is in electrical and electronic engineering, which I received from the University of Liverpool in 2006.

I have also industrial experience, most recently in the area of consulting for the development of Drosophila based drug discovery methods and in the past, before commencing on my PhD, I have enjoyed a few years working as a hardware and software engineer.

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