Matthieu Louis

Sensory Systems and Behaviour, EMBL/CRG Research Unit in Systems Biology, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona ES

The mission of Louis lab, at the EMBL/CRG Research Unit in Systems Biology at the CRG, is to unravel structure-function relationships between neural circuits, sensory coding and adaptive behaviours. The lab is interested in understanding how odour tracking comes about in terms of circuit computation. This problem is tackled in the olfactory system of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster larva. The lab’s research combines a variety of experimental and computational techniques aiming to define how naturalistic odorant stimuli are

encoded and processed in the olfactory system. In particular, the lab is developing new computational tools to monitor and classify stereotypical behaviours automatically. Louis lab is seeking to identify circuits involved in the processing of olfactory information and the making of decisions underlying chemotaxis.
Louis obtained his BA in Theoretical Physics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, worked as predoctoral fellow at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute and obtained his PhD at the University of Cambridge. Before joining the CRG in 2008, he worked at the Vosshall Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior at The Rockefeller University.
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