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  1. 1. Nikolaos C. Aggelopoulos BSc, MSc, PhD Spemannstrasse 38 72076 Tübingen Germany Curriculum Vitae Page 1 of 12
  2. 2. Curriculum VitaeName: Nikolaos C. AggelopoulosI. PERSONAL DATADate of birth: August 20th, 1962Nationality: GreekCorrespondence: Neurophysiology Department, Max-Planck-Instiut fuer Biologische Kybernetik, Spemannstr. 38, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany.Awards: a) Vasileus Pavlos National Institute Scholarship, Greece, 1980. b) Award of Distinction on conference of BSc. c) Max Planck Institute Fellowship, Germany 1997Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, supported by the BMBF.Current memberships: a) Physiological Society, UK b) Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (HSN)References:(a) Prof Stephen A. Edgley, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DY, UK. Tel: +44 1223 333757 e-mail: sae1000@cus.cam.ac.uk(b) PD Dr Hilmar Meissl, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Deutschordenstr. 46, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany. Tel: +49 69 967 69 239 e-mail: meissl@mpih- frankfurt.mpg.de(c) Prof Edmund T Rolls, formerly Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, now retired. Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK. e-mail: Edmund.Rolls@oxcns.org(d) Prof Nikos K Logothetis, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Spemannstr. 21, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany, Tel: +49 7071 601651 e-mail: Nikos.Logothetis@tuebingen.mpg.de Page 2 of 12
  3. 3. II. ACADEMIC DEGREESYear Degree University Country Subject1985 BSc McGill University CANADA Biology1986 MSc University of London UK Neurological Science1990 PhD University of London UK PhysiologyIII. UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONTime Institution Country Subject1981/82 Lakehead University, Ontario CANADA Biology1982-85 McGill University, Montreal, CANADA Neurobiology & Quebec Comparative Physiology1985-1986 University College, UK Neurological Science University of London1987-1990 Kings College, UK Physiology University of London PhD thesis titled: Melatonin receptors target sites in the brain.IV. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUNDTime Position Institution7/90-7/92 National Service Army (GREECE)8/92-5/97 Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Anatomy University of Cambridge, UK5/97-5/99 Postdoctoral Fellow Max Planck Institute, Bad Nauheim5/99-11/00 Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, UK11/00-01/06 Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK02/06-02-/07 Research Scholar Psychology Department, Princeton University, USA06/07-present Postdoctoral Research Associate Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen Page 3 of 12
  4. 4. V. TEACHINGNeurophysiology demonstrations (1987-1990) for 1st and 2nd year physiology students atKings College London, Biomedical Sciences Division.Neuroanatomy demonstrations (1995) for 2nd year veterinary students in neuroanatomy.Tutorials for part Ib medical students at the University of Cambridge: (a) Neurobiology Ib, Emmanuel College (1994) - 12 students. (b) Neurobiology Ib, Sidney Sussex College (1995) - 7 students. (c) Neurobiology Ib, St Johns College (1996) - 15 students.Supervision of a medical student on a summer research project funded by a NuffieldFoundation Undergraduate Research Bursary (1994) at the University of Cambridge.Subject: The distribution and density of specific high-affinity melatonin receptors in thebrain during development.Supervision of a Masters student’s lab rotation on a BMBF-funded project on Responsesof neurons in the nucleus basalis to visual stimuli differing in their familiarity, categoryand coherence (2011) at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.Co-supervision of undergraduate and graduate students working in the lab at theUniversities of Cambridge (1993-1999) and Oxford (2003-2005).Invigilation duties in examinations 1987-2000.VI. FURTHER EDUCATION/ TRAININGStaff development course in Effective Teaching, University of Cambridge, 1993Workshop in voltage and patch clamp techniques, FENS 2000, Brighton ConferenceCentre, 24 June 2000.Practical Workshop in temperature control and recording chambers, FENS 2000,Brighton Conference Centre, 24 June 2000.Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare Modules 1-3, University of OxfordVeterinary Services, November 2000Autumn School of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford, supported by the MRCInterdisciplinary Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, McDonnell Centre forCognitive Neuroscience and the Guarantors of Brain, 30 September - 3 October 2002Autumn School of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford, supported by the MRCInterdisciplinary Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, McDonnell Centre forCognitive Neuroscience and the Guarantors of Brain, 29 September-2 October 2003 Page 4 of 12
  5. 5. Developments in Neural Probe Technologies and Applications VI: a satellite symposiumat the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 7 November 2003Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare Modules 4, University of OxfordVeterinary Services, September 2004Autumn School of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford, supported by the MRCInterdisciplinary Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, McDonnell Centre forCognitive Neuroscience and the Guarantors of Brain, 28 September-1 October 2004Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare Modules 5, University of OxfordVeterinary Services, October 2004Autumn School of Neuroscience, University of Oxford, supported by the MRCInterdisciplinary Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, McDonnell Centre forCognitive Neuroscience and the Guarantors of Brain, 26-29 September 2005Programming Level 3: Introduction to C and Further C; Oxford University ComputingServices, 20 Oct – 30 Nov 2005Programming Level 4: Further C; Oxford University Computing Services, 16-30November 2005Linux Desktop Level 2; Oxford University Computing Services, 2 – 16 November 2005MRI certification level 1; Princeton University February-March 2006AFNI training for fMRI analysis; Princeton University March-April 2006Basic Matlab; University of Tuebingen October 2008 Page 5 of 12
  6. 6. VII. GRANTSa) University of London Central Research Fund (1989): In vitro autoradiography of melatonin receptors.b) Nuffield Foundation Undergraduate Bursary (23/6/94 - 13/8/94): The distribution and density of specific high-affinity melatonin receptors in the brain during development.c) Royal Society Research Grant (7/7/94 - 7/9/95): Melatonin receptors.d) Max Planck Society Fellowship (1/5/97-30/4/99) The visual input to the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the rat.e) National Institutes of Health (2001-2006): £215,255 to Dr D Maxwell & Dr BA Bannatyne (IBLS - Neuroscience & Biomedical Systems), Prof E Jankowska, Dr I Hammar, Dr S Hjorth, Dr H Bengtsson (Goteborg University, Sweden), Dr S Edgley & Dr N Aggelopoulos (Cambridge University): Spinal interneurons: 5HT-NA receptors, actions, circuits. Page 6 of 12
  7. 7. VIII. LIST OF PUBLICATIONSA. Full PapersAggelopoulos N., Parnavelas, J.G. and Edmunds, S. (1989): Synaptogenesis in the dorsal lateralgeniculate nucleus of the rat. Anatomy and Embryology 180, 243-257.Aggelopoulos, N.C. and Edgley, S.A. (1995): Segmental localisation of the relays mediatingcrossed inhibition from group II afferents in the anaesthetized cat spinal cord. NeuroscienceLetters 185, 60-64.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Duke, C. and Edgley, S.A. (1995): Non-uniform conduction time in theolivocerebellar pathway in the anaesthetized cat. Journal of Physiology 486(3), 763-768.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Burton, M.J., Clarke, R.W. and Edgley S.A. (1996): Characterization of adescending system which enables crossed group II inhibitory reflex pathways in the cat spinalcord. Journal of Neuroscience 16(2), 723-729.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Bawa, P. and Edgley, S.A. (1996): Activation of midlumbar neurones byafferents from anterior hindlimb muscles in the cat. Journal of Physiology 497(3), 795-802.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Chakrabarty, S. and Edgley, S.A. (1997): Evoked excitability changes at theterminals of midlumbar premotor interneurons in the cat spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience17(4), 1512-1518.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Brown, S.J., Demaine C., Harris, N.G. & Jones H.C. (1998) An abnormaldistribution of melatonin receptors in the newborn rat with inherited prenatal hydrocephalus.Neuroscience 80(3), 669-673.Aggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H. (2000) Responses of neurones of the rat suprachiasmaticnucleus (SCN) to retinal illumination under photopic and scotopic conditions. Journal ofPhysiology 523(1), 211-222Rolls, ET, Aggelopoulos NC & Zheng F. (2002) The receptive fields of inferior temporal cortexneurons in natural scenes. Journal of Neuroscience, 23: 339-348Rolls, ET, Franco, L, Aggelopoulos, NC, and Reece, S (2003) Application of an informationtheoretic approach to analysing the contributions of the firing rates and correlations between thefiring of neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 89, 2810-2822.Franco, L, Rolls, ET, Aggelopoulos, NC, Treves, A (2004) The use of decoding to analyze thecontribution to the information of the correlations between the firing of simultaneously recordedneurons. Experimental Brain Research, 155, 370-384.Rolls ET, Aggelopoulos NC, Franco L, Treves A (2004) Information encoding in the inferiortemporal visual cortex: contributions of the firing rates and the correlations between the firing ofneurons. Biological Cybernetics 90, 19-32. Page 7 of 12
  8. 8. Aggelopoulos NC, Franco L, Rolls ET (2005) Object perception in natural scenes: encoding byinferior temporal cortex simultaneously recorded neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology 93, 1342-1357.Aggelopoulos N.C. and Rolls E.T (2005) Scene perception: inferior temporal cortex neuronsencode the positions of different objects in the scene. European Journal of Neuroscience 22(11),2903-16Edgley SA and Aggelopoulos NC (2005) Short latency crossed inhibitory reflex actions evokedfrom cutaneous afferents. Experimental Brain Research 171(4), 541-50Rolls ET, Franco L, Aggelopoulos NC, Jerez JM. (2006) Information in the first spike, the orderof spikes, and the number of spikes provided by neurons in the inferior temporal visual cortex.Vision Research 46(25), 4193-205Franco L , Rolls ET , Aggelopoulos NC and Jerez JM (2007) Neuronal selectivity, populationsparseness, and ergodicity in the inferior temporal visual cortex. Biological Cybernetics 96(6),547.Aggelopoulos NC, Chakrabarty S and Edgley SA (2008) Presynaptic control of transmissionthrough group II muscle afferents in the midlumbar and sacral segments of the spinal cord isindependent of corticospinal control. Experimental Brain Research 187(1), 61-70.Aggelopoulos NC, Liebe S, Logothetis NK & Rainer G: (2011) Cholinergic control of visualcategorization in macaques. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 5(73):1-10B. Book chaptersAggelopoulos, N. and Demaine, C. (1991) The development of regional distribution of melatoninreceptors in the brain of the rat studied by quantitative autoradiography. In Advances in PinealResearch, Vol. 5. Vith Colloquium of the European Pineal Study Group, Guildford, England,UK., Sep. 2-7 1990. Ed. ARENDT, J. & PEVET, P., pp.201-204. John Libbey & Co. Ltd,London, England, UK; Montrouge, France. ISBN 0-86196-270-2Aggelopoulos, N.C., Clarke, R.W. and Edgley S.A. (1995): Descending control of a crossedspinal reflex by serotonin. In Alpha and Gamma Motor Systems, ed. TAYLOR, A., GLADDEN,M.H. & DURBABA, R., pp. 443-447. Plenum, London.C. In preparationAggelopoulos, N.C., Logothetis N.K. and Rainer G. Responses of neurons in the nucleusbasalis to visual stimuli differing in their familiarity, category and coherence.D. Scientific Abstracts from Conference ProceedingsAggelopoulos, N., Bradbury, M.W., Deane, R. and Demaine, C. (1989): Brain uptake ofmelatonin from the blood in the rat. Abstracts of the Society for Neuroendocrinology, Universityof Bristol, Bristol, UK. Page 8 of 12
  9. 9. Aggelopoulos, N, Bradbury, M.W., Deane, R. and Demaine, C. (1990): The development ofregional distribution of melatonin receptors in the brain of the rat studied by quantitativeautoradiography. Abstracts of the VI Colloquium of the European Pineal Study Group, Universityof Surrey, Guildford, UK.Aggelopoulos, N., Jones, H.C. and Demaine C. (1990): Absence of melatonin receptors from thebrain of severely hydrocephalic rats revealed by quantitative in vitro autoradiography. Abstractsof the VI Colloquium of the European Pineal Study Group, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.Aggelopoulos, N. and Demaine, C. (1990): Quantitative receptor autoradiography of melatoninreceptors in three non-mammalian vertebrates: The green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis), theedible frog (Rana esculenta) and the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri). Abstracts of the VIColloquium of the European Pineal Study Group, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.Aggelopoulos, N. and Demaine, C. (1990): Neurophysiology of melatonin action on thesuprachiasmatic nuclei of the brain of the adult rat, in vivo. Abstracts of the VI Colloquium of theEuropean Pineal Study Group, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Bawa, P. and Edgley, S.A. (1993): Interneurones of the midlumbar spinalcord excited by group II input from synergistic hip muscles. Abstracts of the XXXII Congress ofthe International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), Glasgow, UK, Aug 1-6, 170.6/P.Aggelopoulos, N.C. and Edgley, S.A. (1994): Segmental localization of the relays mediatingcrossed group II inhibition of hindlimb motoneurones in the spinal cord of the anaesthetized cat.Journal of Physiology (London) 475, 40P.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Duke, C. and Edgley, S.A. (1994): Non-uniform conduction time in theolivocerebellar pathway in the anaesthetized cat. Journal of Physiology (London) 476, 26P.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Clarke, R.W. and Edgley S.A. (1994): Evidence for a descendingserotonergic control of crossed group II inhibition in the cat spinal cord. Journal of Physiology(London) 480, 71P.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Clarke, R.W. and Edgley S.A. (1994): Descending serotonergic control ofcrossed group II inhibition in the spinal cord of the cat. Abstracts of the Society for Neuroscience,24th Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, 651.7.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Chakrabarty, S. and Edgley, S.A. (1995): Evoked changes in the excitabilityof presynaptic terminals of cat midlumbar premotor interneurones. Journal of Physiology 487,91P.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Baker, M.R., Javid, M. & Edgley, S.A. (1997) Activation of climbing fibrepathways to the rat cerebellar cortex by cerebral corticofugal pathways. Journal of Physiology504, 113PAggelopoulos, N.C., Brown, S.J., Demaine, C., Harris, N.G. & Jones, H.C. (1998) Braindistribution of melatonin receptors in the H-Tx rat with congenital hydrocephalus. EuropeanJournal of Neuroscience 10 (Suppl. 10), Abstract 017.02, p.31 from the 1st Meeting of theFederation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), Berlin Page 9 of 12
  10. 10. Aggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H. (1998) Responses of suprachiasmatic neurones to retinalillumination during photopic and scotopic conditions in the rat. Journal of Physiology 509, 88PAggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H (1999) The sensitivity of retinal ganglion cells of the rat toultraviolet light. Journal of Physiology 518,106PAggelopoulos, N.C. (1999) Melatonin receptors in the brains of two tropical amphibians, Bufomarinus and Bufo regularis. Abstracts of the EPS 99 Colloquium, European Pineal Society,Tours.Aggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H. (1999) Neuronal responses to retinal illumination underphotopic and scotopic conditions in the suprachiasmatic nuclei of the rat. Abstracts of the EPS 99Colloquium, European Pineal Society, Tours, France.Aggelopoulos, N.C., Chakrabarty, S. & Edgley, S.A. (1999) Transmission from group II muscleafferents in the midlumbar spinal segments is not depressed by stimulation of corticospinal fibres.Journal of Physiology 521, pp.43PAggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H (2000) Rod-cone antagonism: a novel type of visual antagonismin the responses of retinal ganglion cells. Cambridge Meeting of the Physiological Society, 18-20July 2000.Aggelopoulos, N.C. & Meissl, H (2000) Extended sensitivity spectra for the retinalphotoreceptors and the capacity for ultraviolet vision. Colour Group Meeting on “Colour Vision:Basic Studies and Clinical Applications”, City University, London, 6 November 2000Aggelopoulos, N.C. & Edgley SA. (2000) Short-latency crossed inhibitory reflex pathways fromcutaneous afferents. King’s College Meeting of the Physiological Society, 18-20 December 2000Rolls, ET, Zheng, F & Aggelopoulos NC (2001) Responses of inferior temporal cortex neurons toobjects in natural scenes. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 27, 2001Rolls, ET, Aggelopoulos, NC & Zheng, F (2002) Reduced receptive field size of inferiortemporal cortex neurons and reduced effects of attention when objects are selected in naturalscenes. Vision Sciences Society Meeting, No.275, 5-10 May, Sarasota FL, USAAggelopoulos, NC, Rolls, ET & Franco L (2002) Information encoding in the inferior temporalvisual cortex: contributions of the firing rates and the correlations between the firing of neurons.Vision Sciences Society Meeting, No 425, 5-10 May, Sarasota FL, USAFranco, L., Rolls, E.T., Aggelopoulos N. & Treves A. (2002) Information encoding in the inferiortemporal cortex: little redundancy or synergy between simultaneously recorded neurons.Abstracts of the Society for Neuroscience, 32nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 160.6.Aggelopoulos NC, Rolls ET & Franco L (2003) Natural scene perception: some inferior temporalcortex neurons convey information about the location of stimuli with respect to the fovea. Societyfor Neuroscience Abstracts No. 659.1, 8-12 November, New Orleans, USAAggelopoulos NC & Rolls ET (2004) Rapid view-invariant learning of novel objects in theinferior temporal cortex (IT) of macaques. A052.1 4TH forum of European Neuroscience(FENS), Lisbon 10-14 July 2004 Page 10 of 12
  11. 11. Aggelopoulos NC (2004) The relative position of objects in a natural scene as represented in theinferior temporal cortex (IT). Gordon Conference on Sensory Coding and the NaturalEnvironment, Queens College Oxford 5-10 September 2004Aggelopoulos NC, Franco L, Jerez JM & Rolls ET (2008) The sparseness of stimulus encodingby single neurons and by populations of neurons in the inferior temporal cortex. Abstracts of theAREADNE Conference, Santorini, Greece 26-29 June2008Aggelopoulos NC, Liebe S, Logothetis NK & Rainer G (2009) Dependence of a cognitive task onacetylcholine. Data Mining in Biomedicine, International Conference on ComputationalNeuroscience at the Athens Institute of Technology (ΑΙΤ) in collaboration with the KokkalisFoundation, May 7-8, 2009.Aggelopoulos NC, Liebe S, Logothetis NK & Rainer G (2009) Dependence of a visualcategorisation task on acetylcholine. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP)Regensburg, Germany, 24-28th August 2009Aggelopoulos NC, Liebe S, Logothetis NK & Rainer G The effects of scopolamine on visualcategorization in macaques (2009) 23rd Hellenic Society for Neuroscience (HSfN) Meetingjointly with the 41st European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) Meeting in Rodos Palace,Rhodes, Greece, 13-18 September 2009Aggelopoulos NC, Melano T, Logothetis NK and Rainer G (2010) Cholinergic dependence of acognitive task. Abstracts of the AREADNE Conference, Santorini, Greece 17-20 June2010.E. Presentations in Seminars and SymposiaAggelopoulos, N.C. and Edgley, S.A. (1994): Interneurones of the midlumbar segments of thespinal cord. The 6th Young Physiologists Symposium, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, 23May.Departmental Seminar (Thursday Duets), Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge,February 1996. The descending control of crossed group II inhibition in the spinal cord.Fourth Annual Colloquium of the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft (DPG), Centerprogram“Functional and adaptive mechanisms of circadian systems“, University of Munich, 22-24 March1999. Responses of neurons of the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nuclei to retinal illuminationduring photopic and scotopic conditions.Departmental Seminar (Thursday duets), Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge,October 1999. The visual hypothalamus.Seminar, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece, 31 March 2005: Receptivefields of visual neurons in the inferior temporal cortex.Seminar, INCM – CNRS, Marsaille France, 8 November 2005: Receptive fields of visual neuronsin the inferior temporal cortex.Seminar, Brain and Research Center (CerCo), Toulouse, France, 2 March 2007: The receptive Page 11 of 12
  12. 12. fields of visual neurons of the Inferior Temporal CortexSeminar, Physiology Department, University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece, 5 March 2007: Theinformation provided by the discharge rate and the correlation of discharges in visual neurons ofthe temporal cortexSeminar, Biology Department, University of Ioannina, Greece, 9 March 2007: Representation ofobjects in the brain.Seminar Department of Psychology, University of Ioannina, Greece, 2 May 2007: The learningand representation of objects.Seminar, Department of Neurology, University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece, 3 May 2007:Spinal sensorimotor reflexes and locomotion.Seminar, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Greece, 8 May 2007: Circadian rhythms,seasonal cycles and biological clocks.Seminar, Department of Physiology, University of Patras, Greece, 16 May 2007: Informationprovided by the firing rates and by spike-synchrony in visual neurons of the temporal lobe.Seminar, Department of Physiology, University of Crete Medical School, Greece, 23 May 2008:From sensation to perception.Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 26 May 2008 : Object perception innatural scenes: information encoding by simultaneously recorded neurons in the inferior temporalcortex.Seminar, Department of Physiology, University of Ioannina, Greece, 14 May 2009: Fromsensation to perception.Workshop: Tetrode recording and spike sorting, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics,Tuebingen, Germany, 2 Dec 2010: Commercially available spike sorting software.Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, 9 December 2010 : Therepresentation of objects in the inferior temporal cortex of the macaque monkey.Seminar, University of Bonn Medical Center, Life and Brain Center, 27th June 2011: Therepresentation of objects in the inferior temporal cortex of the macaque monkey. Page 12 of 12

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