Prof. Moschovakis Antonis

Collaborating Researcher, Head of Computational Neurosciences Group
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Crete

Computational Neurosciences
Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Nikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
GR 700 13 Heraklion, Crete

Phone: +30 2810 394509
e-mail: moschov at med*uoc*gr

M.D. University of Athens, 1979 PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, 1987 Research Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1981-1982 Staff Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, 1987-1990 Associate Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Crete 1990-1997 Head, Computational Neuroscience group, Inst. Appl. & Comp. Mathematics, FORTH, 1996- Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine University of Crete 1997- Chairman, Dept. Basic Sciences, University of Crete, 1992-1993 Director of the Graduate Program in the Neurosciences, U-Crete, 1994-1996, 1998-2000 Director of the Graduate Program in the Brain and Mind Sciences, 2008- Visiting Professor, Washington University (1993-1996), College de France (2003) His field of research is electrophysiology neuroanatomy and modeling of central pattern generators with particular emphasis on oculomotricity, the saccadic burst generator, the vestibular system, the basal ganglia, the superior colliculus and stepping oscillators in the spinal cord. He has published about 50 papers in the top refereed journals of the field, including invited reviews for the Annual Reviews of Neuroscience, Current Opinion in Neurobiology and Progress in Neurobiology as well as about 10 book chapters and he edited a book on Sensorimotor Integration for CRC Press in 2004 (with Bill Hall). He is the Section Editor for Neurophysiology and Computational Neuroscience of Brain Research Bulletin and the Section Editor for Eye Movements of the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience published by Springer. There are about 1800 citations to his scientific work. He has given many invited seminars in several academic institutions and conferences throughout the world and has participated in the organization of 5 national and international conferences. He taught in the Crete School in Computational Neuroscience (1996-1998) which he co-directed and has supervised 5 PhD students and 4 postdoctoral research associates. He has a wide experience in managing research projects and has been awarded several research grants. He has been a member of the evaluating committee for the IST (DGXIII) and COST (DGXII) Programs of the European Union as well as for the European Science Foundation, the Welcome Trust, the Human Frontiers Science Program as well as several national funding agencies and a referee of several leading journals in the field including SCIENCE, J. Neurosci. and J. Neurophysiol. His present research interests focus on eye head coordination, the study of identified neurons of the brain stem and the cortical control of rapid eye and reaching movements.