Professor Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga

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Organisation: University of Leicester
Tags: RISE, RISE: Leader, University of Leicester

Rodrigo Quian Quiroga studied physics at the University of Buenos Aires, followed by a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Luebeck, Germany. After postdoctoral positions at the Research Centre Juelich, Germany and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech), USA, he took a faculty position at the University of Leicester, as a lecturer in 2004. He is currently a Research Chair, the Director of the centre for Systems Neuroscience, and the Head of the Bioengineering group at the Department of Engineering.

He says: My main research interest is on the study of the principles of visual perception and memory, and the development of advanced methods to study neural data and clinical applications. As part of the research I perform recordings in epileptic patients implanted with intracranial electrodes for clinical reasons and I have discovered what has been named ‘Concept Cells’ – neurons in the human brain that play a key role in memory formation.