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Dr Mark Van Rossum

Management Committee Member, Research Supervisor

Affiliation(s):

Web page: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/mvanross/

My research interests focus on synaptic plasticity, synaptic homeostasis, retinal circuitry, cortical visual processing and neural coding. Hereto I have extensive collaborations with experimental neuroscientists in the UK, EU and USA. Since 2002, I have been a lecturer in the School of Informatics. My work is supported by a collaborative HFSP grant and an EPSRC Novel Computation grant.

Current Projects

  • Head direction cells in the hippocampal formation
  • Modeling microcircuits of space representation in the medial entorhinal cortex
  • Neural variability and coding in the motor cortex
  • Schemas and memory consolidation, experiments and theory
  • Short and long-term synaptic plasticity in excitatory and inhibitory neocortical networks
  • Synaptic integration in neurons under in vivo-like conditions
  • Completed Projects

  • Dendritic spine plasticity and synaptic plasticity
  • ERP studies of memory
  • Functional connectivity and integrative properties of medial entorhinal cortex layer 2 neurons
  • Head direction cell physiology and behaviour in rats
  • Hippocampal integration of head-direction information
  • Homeostatic plasticity of Intrinsic Excitability
  • Integration of visual and auditory maps in the superior colliculus: A neuromorphic system
  • Investigating models of human episodic memory
  • Modelling contrast-dependent latency dynamics of STS neuro responses in a spiking neural network
  • Modelling synaptic plasticity and the contribution of noise to early visual processing
  • Stochastic ion channels in thin axons and neuropathic pain
  • Timecourse of Allocation of Attention by Emotional Visual Stimuli
  • Potential Projects

  • Adaptive spatial integration in the cortex
  • Fibre connectivity in ageing and stroke
  • Optimal retinal noise

  • Related Publications and Presentations

  • Matthijs Van Der Meer, D. Yogaranasimha, J.J. Knierim, Emma Wood, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Anticipation in the rodent head direction system can be explained by vestibular adaptation and rebound", Journal of Neurophysiology, 2007, 98, 1883-1897. View Details PDF
  • Mark C W Van Rossum, Matthijs Van Der Meer, D. Xiao, and Mike Oram, "A model for adaptive integration in the visual cortex by depressing recurrent cortical circuits", Neural Computation, 2008, 20, 1847. View Details PDF
  • Guy Billings, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Stability of Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity", Journal of Neurophysiology, 2009, 101, 2775-2788. View Details PDF
  • Andrea Greve, Mark C W Van Rossum, and David I. Donaldson, "Investigating the functional interaction between semantic and episodic memory: Convergent behavioural and electrophysiological evidence for the role of familiarity", NeuroImage, 2007, 34, 801-814. View Details
  • Timothy Hospedales, Mark C W Van Rossum, B. Graham, and Mayank Dutia, "Implications of noise and neural heterogeneity for vestibulo-ocular reflex fidelity", Neural Computation, 2007, 20, 756-788. View Details PDF
  • Matthijs Van Der Meer, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Anticipation in a population-coding system: a model of the inputs to rodent head direction cells", AREADNE, Santorini, Greece, 2006. View Details
  • Lawrence C. York, Mike Oram, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Contrast dependent response latency in a spiking neural network", European Conference on Visual Perception, 2007. View Details
  • Adam Barrett, Guy Billings, Richard Morris, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "A Biophysical model of long-term potentiation and synaptic tagging", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2007. View Details
  • Timothy OLeary, Mark C W Van Rossum, and DJA Wyllie, "Homeostatic regulation of intrinsic excitability in hippocampal neurons: response to chronic depolarisation", FENS Abstracts, 2008. View Details
  • Timothy OLeary, Mark C W Van Rossum, and DJA Wyllie, "Conductance changes underlying homeostatic regulation of intrinsic excitability in hippocampal neurons", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Washington DC, 2008. View Details
  • Yen-Chen (Steven) Huang, Emma Wood, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Resolving orientation in an environment with conflicting directional information", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2007. View Details
  • Yen-Chen (Steven) Huang, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Emma Wood, "How relative stability between visual cues affects cue control of CA1 place cells", FENS Abstracts, 2008. View Details
  • Yen-Chen (Steven) Huang, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Emma Wood, "How do visual cues exert stimulus control over hippocampal place cells and entorhinal head direction cells?", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), Washington DC, 2008. View Details
  • Andrea Greve, David Sterrat, David Willshaw, D. I. Donaldson, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Optimal learning rules for familiarity detection", Biological Cybernetics, 2008. View Details PDF
  • Adam Barrett, Richard Morris, Guy Billings, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Biophysical Model of Long-Term Potentiation and Synaptic Tagging and Capture", PLOS Computational Biology, 2008. View Details PDF
  • Cian ODonnell, Mark C W Van Rossum, Robert C Cannon, and Matthew Nolan, "The impact of stochastic ion channel activity depends on neuronal morphology", INCF Neuroinformatics, 2008. View Details
  • Andrea Greve, D.I. Davidson, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "A single-trace dual-process model of episodic memory: a novel computational account of familiarity and recollection", Hippocampus, 2010, 20, 235-251. View Details
  • Lawrence C. York, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Recurrent networks with short term synaptic depression", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 2009. View Details
  • Cian ODonnell, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Stochastic action potentials in axons: a possible role in neuropathic pain", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2009. View Details
  • Cian ODonnell, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Dendritic spines as devices for synaptic metaplasticity", Dendrites Gordon Research Conference, 2009. View Details
  • Cian ODonnell, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Dendritic spines can stabilize synaptic weights", COSYNE, 2010. View Details
  • David J Acunzo, Graham MacKenzie, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "ERP evidence for very early gating of facial expression processing by sustained attention", Cognitive Neuroscience Society 18th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011. View Details
  • Cian ODonnell, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Dendritic spine dynamics regulate the long-term stability of synaptic plasticity", Journal of Neuroscience, 2011, 31, 16142. View Details
  • Timothy OLeary, Mark C W Van Rossum, and David Wyllie, "Homeostasis of intrinsic excitability in hippocampal neurones: dynamics and mechanism of the response to chronic depolarization", Journal of Physiology, 2010, 588, 157-170. View Details
  • Jesus M. Cortes, Andrea Greve, Adam Barrett, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Dynamics and robustness of familiarity memory", Neural Computation, 2010, 22, 448-466. View Details
  • Miha Pelko, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "The effects of input integration structure on the spiking responses in the Hodgin-Huxley models", Mathematical Neuroscience 2011, 2011. View Details PDF
  • Rui Ponte Costa, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Per Jesper Sjostrom, "The Impact of Synaptic Dynamics on the Structure of Plastic Networks", Workshop on Learning and Plasticity, 2011. View Details
  • Hinnerk Feldwisch-Dentrup, Adam Barrett, Michael T. Smith, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Fluctuations in the open time of synaptic channels: an application to noise analysis based on charge", Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2012, 210(1), 15-21. View Details PDF
  • David J Acunzo, Graham MacKenzie, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Systematic biases in early ERP and ERF components as a result of high-pass filtering", Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 2012. View Details
  • Paolo Puggioni, Miha Pelko, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Ian Duguid, "Layer specific sub- and suprathreshold coding of voluntary movements in the motor cortex of awake mice", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2012. View Details
  • Mark C W Van Rossum, and "Computational modelling of memory retention from synapse to behaviour", JSTAT, 2012. View Details PDF
  • Mark C W Van Rossum, and Adam Barrett, "Soft-bound synaptic plasticity outperforms hard-bound plasticity", PLOS Computational Biology, 2012. View Details PDF
  • Hugh Pastoll, Lukas Solanka, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Matthew Nolan, "Feedback inhibition enables theta-nested gamma oscillations and grid firing fields", Neuron, 2013, 77, 141-154. View Details
  • Lukas Solanka, Hugh Pastoll, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Matthew Nolan, "Co-existence of theta-nested gamma oscillations and grid firing fields in an attractor network model", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2012. View Details
  • Lukas Solanka, Hugh Pastoll, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Matthew Nolan, "Multiplexing of theta-nested gamma oscillations and grid firing fields in an attractor network model of layer II of the medial entorhinal cortex", Bernstein Conference 2012, 2012. View Details
  • Paolo Puggioni, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Ian Duguid, "Layer Specific Sub- And Suprathreshold Coding Of Voluntary Movements In The Motor Cortex Of Awake Mice", FENS Abstracts, 2012. View Details
  • Paolo Puggioni, Miha Pelko, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Ian Duguid, "Integrative properties of motor cortex pyramidal cells during quiet wakefulness and movement", COSYNE, 2013. View Details
  • Sander W. Keemink, Clemens Boucsein, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Impact of orientation specific surround modulation and tuning curve shape on population coding and tilt illusion in V1", Computational Neuroscience (CNS), Paris 2013, 2013. View Details PDF
  • Miha Pelko, Paolo Puggioni, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Clemens Boucsein, "Determining synaptic input properties from intra-cellular recordings in vivo", FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School, 2012. View Details
  • Miha Pelko, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Membrane Voltage Dynamics In Active Vs. Passive Mice: The Role Of Input Correlations", FENS Abstracts, 2012. View Details
  • Miha Pelko, Paolo Puggioni, Ian Duguid, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Determining synaptic input properties from intra-cellular recordings in vivo", EuroSPIN Workshop, 2013. View Details
  • Mark C W Van Rossum, and Clemens Boucsein, "The functional role of center-surround interactions in V1", EuroSPIN Workshop, 2013. View Details
  • AV Blackman, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "The functional role of center-surround interactions in V1", EuroSPIN Workshop, 2013. View Details
  • Sander W. Keemink, Clemens Boucsein, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "The functional role of center-surround interactions in V1", EuroSPIN Workshop, 2013. View Details
  • Lukas Solanka, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Matthew Nolan, "Stability of two dimensional spiking attractor network models of grid cells", UK Neuroinformatics: From Computational Models to Engineering and Cognition, 2011. View Details PDF
  • Lukas Solanka, Hugh Pastoll, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Co-existence of theta-nested gamma oscillations and grid firing fields in an attractor network model", Physiology 2012, Edinburgh, UK, 2012. View Details
  • Rui Ponte Costa, Per Jesper Sjostrom, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Probabilistic Inference Reveals Synapse-specific Synaptic Dynamics in Neocortical Microcircuits", COSYNE, 2013. View Details
  • Rui Ponte Costa, Per Jesper Sjostrom, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Probabilistic Inference of Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity in Neocortical Microcircuits", Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 2013, 7(75). View Details
  • Rui Ponte Costa, KA Buchanan, D Elgar, AV Blackman, J Oyrer, Mark C W Van Rossum, and Per Jesper Sjostrom, "Presynaptic NMDA receptors differentially regulate release probability at neocortical excitatory synapses", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2012. View Details
  • Angus Chadwick, Matthew Nolan, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "A model of hippocampal cell assembly dynamics based on single-cell theta phase precession", Computational Neuroscience (CNS), Paris 2013, 2013. View Details
  • Paolo Puggioni, Miha Pelko, Ian Duguid, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Behavioral state differentially regulates input sensitivity and firing rates of motor cortex pyramidal neurons", Computational Neuroscience (CNS), Paris 2013, 2013. View Details
  • Sander W. Keemink, Clemens Boucsein, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Stimulus dependency of surround modulation in V1 allows for unbiased orientation decoding", Society for Neuroscience (SfN), 2013. View Details PDF
  • Sander W. Keemink, Clemens Boucsein, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Contextual interactions and association fields in a V1 network encoding a Bayesian posterior", Bernstein Conference 2013, 2013. View Details PDF
  • Sander W. Keemink, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Coding and decoding from neural populations representing multiple stimuli", AREADNE, Santorini, Greece, 2014. View Details
  • Sander W. Keemink, and Mark C W Van Rossum, "Saliency detection without biasing stimulus estimation", Visual Image Interpretation in Humans and Machines Workshop, 2014. View Details
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