timTim Vogels is a Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and research leader at the Institute of Science & Technology (IST) Austria. He studied Physics at the Technical University of Berlin and received a PhD in neuroscience from Brandeis University in 2007. After a postdoctoral stay at Columbia University and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) he arrived in Oxford in 2013, where he led a research group in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at the Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour (CNCB), part of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG), University of Oxford. Together with Rafal Bogacz, Prof Vogels co-organized the NeuroTheory initiative.

In keeping with his open science guiding values and principles, Prof Vogels has being actively involved in co-founding and managing various such initiatives, the most notable of which being IBRO-Simons Computational Neuroscience Imbizo: a summer school held annually in Cape Town, South Africa. IMBIZO aims to foster neuroscience research in Africa and expose aspiring graduates to a network of expert theoretical / computational neuroscientists. More recently, he co-founded World Wide Neuro, a website resource for the dissemination and archival of open access scientific seminars.

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Post-doctoral fellows


Chaitanya Chintaluri

I completed my PhD in Biology, from Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland. I am currently working to curate models of ion channel descriptions. My webpage is

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Chris Currin

I conducted my PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Cape Town. My research now focuses on the analysis and modelling of human neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) cultures and grown on high-density multi-electrode arrays (HD-MEAs).

Maayan Levy

Maayan Levy

I did my PhD research in Computational Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. I am interested in how synaptic plasticity is distributed or coordinated across a neural network, in particular in the Hippocampus. Towards that aim I design and optimise large scale simulations.

 Doctoral Students


I study synaptic plasticity. I predict new rules or analyse known ones using Machine Learning tools.


Sebastian Calderon

I am interested in understanding how movement is produced. I study how a library of learned motor outputs can be flexibly strung together during movement orchestration. Particularly I want to study how central pattern generators can be understood with recurrent neuronal network models.

Research Technicians


Panos Bozelos

I am a Molecular Biologist & Geneticist pursuing a PhD in Neuro-Informatics. Interested in Natural Language Processing / Understanding. Working on various data-intensive projects with @TPVogels. Most recent and notable: World Wide Neuro.



Richard Lonsdale

Richard studied mathematics at Oxford University, then completed a PhD in Plasma Physics at U.C.N.W. Bangor. After many years in industry, working on computational fluid dynamics, he is now a visitor at the Vogels lab looking at reinforcement learning in spiking neural networks.


Post-doctoral Fellows

  • Georgia Christodoulou (2017-2021)
  • Everton Agnes (2015-2020)
  • Victor Hernandez-Urbina (2017-2020)
  • Friedemann Zenke (2017 – 2019)google-scholar_98212
  • Rui Ponte Costa (2014 – 2017)google-scholar_98212

Doctoral Students

  • Yayoi Teramoto (2016 – 2019)
  • Bayar Menzat (2015 – 2019)
  • David Jia (2015 – 2019)
  • Bill Podlaski (2014 – 2018)google-scholar_98212
  • Jake Stroud (2015 – 2018)google-scholar_98212

Master Students

  • Homero Esmeraldo
  • Philipp Stratmann
  • Clay Aldern
  • Vadim Koren
  • Jay Bahsin
  • John Mikhael
  • Alex Pantelidis
  • Freddy Trin
  • Maria Rüssler
  • Frida Printzlau
  • Andrea Luppi


  • Andy Petsch
  • Chris Curin
  • Kira Düsterwald
  • Darcy Graham
  • James Bennet
  • Devrim Celik