I have established my laboratories at the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Eotvos Lorand Research Network (then the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) and at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in order to investigate cortical microcircuits by performing simultaneous 3D network and dendritic measurements both in vivo and in vitro. As the head of the Imaging Center, I focus our work on:

  • Designing unique fast 3D microscope techniques for dendritic and simultaneous network imaging in large volumes with the use of organic dyes and genetically encoded sensors (GCaMP6),
  • Measuring dendritic computation during synchronous network activities such as sharp-wave ripple activity,
  • Studying dendritic integration in interneurons,
  • Developing novel two-photon uncaging techniques and compounds (caged GABA, glutamate, serotonin, dopamine),
  • 3D-AO imaging of dendritic computation in awake animals


– Balázs Rózsa MD PhD – Andrius Plauska – Alexandra Bojdán – Balázs Barkóczi – Balázs Chiovini – Csaba Csupernyák – Blanka Heizer – Éva Jámbor – Gábor Juhász – Linda Sulcz Judák – Betti Kovács – Tibor Lőrincz – Miklós Madarász – Zsolt Mezricky – Dominika Nagy – Dénes Pálfi – Domonkos Pinke – Lídia Popara – Áron Szepesi – Benedek Szmola – Gergely Szalay – Szilárd Szokolay – Tímea Szabó – Zoltán Szadai – István Márton Takács – Tamás Tompa – Alexandra Vitéz – Katalin Wéber –


Chemical Research Lab

The Chemical Research Lab is a collaborative synthetic chemistry research organization focused on the Central Nervous System (CNS) related projects, from caged neurotransmitters through the development of fluorescent dyes. We believe that a wide, two-sided collaboration empowers researchers to fill the gap between high-end biological research and synthetic chemistry. 

Lab members: 

– Zoltán Mucsi PhD – Attila Csomos – Anna Fülöp – Bence Kontra – Ervin Kovács – Szandra Szilágyi –





Collaboration Partner Lab

Gergely Katona is the Head of the Two-Photon Measurement Technology Research Group at PPCU. Our research interests are in Software Engineering with a specific focus on measurement control and data analysis for scientific applications.


  • In vitro and in vivo cellular physiology
  • Neuronal network imaging
  • Software platform development
  • Two-photon microscopy