FEIT Research Project Database

Studying the neuronal network of the C. Elegans

Project Leader: Jonathan Manton
Collaborators: Professor Yuichi Iino (University of Tokyo)
Primary Contact: Jonathan Manton (jmanton@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: neural engineering; signal processing; signals and systems; systems neuroscience
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Centre: Nonlinear Signal Processing Lab

This project aims for a mathematical understanding of the workings of the neuronal network of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Advantages of studying C. elegans include the neuronal network being small (only 302 neurones) and the transparency of the body permitting non-invasive visualisation of neuronal activity.