Major research interests
The application of the methods of computational neurobiology -- mathematical analysis and computer simulation -- to an understanding of the development and functioning of the nervous system.
Specific areas of interest:
- The mechanisms by which retinotopically ordered projections and patterns of ocular dominance are developed between vertebrate eye and brain.
- The mechanisms for the elimination of polyinnervation in developing muscle.
- The functioning of the basal ganglia and related structures and their role in Parkinson's Disease.
- The role of the mammalian hippocampus, cerebellum and neocortex in the associative storage and retrieval of information in the brain.
- Development of novel algorithms for combinatorial optimisation problems, such as the Travelling Salesman Problem.