I established my laboratory’s  in the Institute of Experimental Medicine of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in Pázmány Péter Chatolic 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 volume 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



Chemical Research Lab


Chemical Research Lab is a collaborative synthetic chemistry research organization focused on 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 the high-end biological research and synthetic chemistry. 

Lab members: 

– Zoltán Mucsi PhD – Orsolya Frigyesi – Csilla Lukácsné Haveland –




Collaboration Partner Lab

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


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