Université de Strasbourg

Stephen J. Eglen

Stephen Eglen

Stephen Eglen gained his first degree in Cognitive Science at Nottingham University, UK. His PhD from Sussex (UK) was in the area of Computational Neuroscience, examining the role of spontaneous neural activity upon development of nerve connections in the visual system. In his postdoctoral work at Edinburgh and Washington University at St. Louis (USA), he mostly studied the development of the structure and function of the vertebrate retina. Dr. Eglen joined the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics as a lecturer in June 2004 and was made senior lecturer in 2006. He is a founding member of the department's Computational Biology group and a Course Director of the Masters programme in Computational Biology.

His current research interests are:

  1. Modelling the development of nerve connections.
  2. Statistical analysis of multi-electrode array recordings.
  3. Spatial pattern formation in the nervous system.
  4. Reproducible research in neuroscience.

As part of his Fellowship, Stephen Eglen is working on the project Computational investigations into the development of retinotopic projections in mouse superior colliculus.