Theoklitos Amvrosiadis

Thesis title: Deficits and rescue of neuronal population coding in the sensory cortex of mouse models of autism spectrum disorders


- 2017-present, PhD candidate, Rochefort lab, The University of Edinburgh

- 2016-2017, Research assistant, Gkogkas lab, The University of Edinburgh

- 2014-2016, MSc in Neuroscience, University of Crete

- 2008-2013, Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Postgraduate teaching

- Neural Computation (INFR 11008), demonstrator -- 

- Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (INFR 11036), demonstrator-tutor --

Research summary

I am most interested in understanding the mapping from sensory input, to neural circuit processing in cortical populations, to behavioural output. In particular, my interests currently lie within the Bayesian Inference/predictive coding framework. Apart from cortical function under physiological conditions, I want to understand how these processes are altered in neuropsychiatric disorders, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). To this end, I employ two-photon calcium-imaging in awake, behaving mice, performing ethologically relevant tasks in virtual reality. This is complemented by further in vitro histological analyses, as well as computational analysis and modeling.

Current research interests

- Cortical circuits - Computational/theoretical neuroscience - Bayesian inference - Predictive coding - ASD

Past research interests

- Protein synthesis in mouse models of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Effects of stress during adolescence in mouse models of schizophrenia

Conference details

Federation of Europearn Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum of Neuroscience, 2018, Berlin - attendee