CV Emre Yaksi

Email: emre.yaksi@ntnu.no

 

  • EDUCATION

2007                  PhD, Max Planck Inst. for Medical Research, Uni. of Heidelberg, Germany

2003                  MSc, dMax Planck Inst. for Medical Research, Uni. of Heidelberg, Germany

2001                  BSc, Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, METU, Turkey

 

  • CURRENT POSITIONS

Since 2017         Professor, Kavli Inst. for Systems neuroscience, NTNU, Norway

Since 2017         Assoc. Investigator, Ctr. for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM), Norway

 

  • PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2015 – 2017        Associate Professor, Kavli Inst. for Systems neuroscience, NTNU, Norway

2011 – 2016        Assistant Professor, Kavli Inst. for Systems neuroscience, NTNU, Norway

2010 – 2016        Group Leader, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders, VIB, Belgium

2013 – 2014        Interim Dept. Director, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders, VIB, Belgium

2007 – 2010        Post-doc, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurobiology, USA

 

  • FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2016              Mid-Norway regional health authorities research grant, Norway

2015               Norwegian research council FRIPRO BIOMED young talent grant, Norway

2015               Assoc. for Chemoreception Sciences Young investigator award 2015, USA

2014               Selected for FENS/Kavli Network of Excellence, EU

2014               Federation of European Neuroscience Young Investigator Prize 2014, EU

2013               European Research Commission (ERC) starting investigator grant, EU

2008-2010:   Human Frontiers Science Program, Long-term Postdoc Fellowship, USA

2006               MBL, Neural Systems & Behavior Summer Course, USA

2003-2006     Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Fellowship, Germany

2001-2002      Msc Scholarship of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Germany

1996-2001      Scholarship of Turkish Science & Technology Association, Turkey

 

  • SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

I have directly supervised and mentored 8 post-doctoral fellows, 9 PhD students, 13 MSc students. The first round of alumni from my lab have already taken attractive positions in academia and in industry (please see below a full list).

Post-docs

  • Since Nov 2018: Dr Kadir Mutlu
  • Since September 2017: Dr Daniela Weth
  • Since September 2015: Dr Pradeep Lal (Marie Curie Fellowship)
  • Graduated Dec 2018: Dr Laetitia Lalla, now data scientist
  • Graduated April 2018: Dr Florence Kermen (Fyssens Fellow), now PI, NTNU Biology Dept, Norway
  • Graduated March 2017: Dr Filip Janiak, now postdoc at University of Sussex, UK
  • Graduated June 2015: Dr Cameron Wyatt (AXA Postdoctoral Fellowship), now imaging/zebrafish facility manager at University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Graduated June 2013: Dr Elena Dreosti (Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowships), now PI at UCL, UK

PhD Students 

  • Since April 2018: Christa Ringers (Boehringer Ingelheim Fond Fellowship)
  • Since June 2017: Fabrizio Palumbo
  • Since January 2017: Sverre Myren-Svelstad
  • Since February 2015: Robrecht Pelgrims
  • Since January 2015: Ewelina Bartoszek
  • Since September 2013: Stephanie Fore
  • will graduate Sept 2018: Carmen Verdugo Diaz, now postdoc at Novartis, USA
  • Graduated October 2016: Luis Mendez Franco (VIB Fellowship), now postdoc at UCSB, USA
  • Graduated November 2015: Suresh Kumar Jetti (Boehr. Ing. Fond Fellow), now postdoc at MIT, USA
  • Graduated March 2015: Nuria Vendrell Llopis, now postdoc at UC Berkley, USA

 

  • SELECTED TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2017 – 2018    Director of the NTNU Master program in Neuroscience

2016 – 2017    Coordinator, Systems Neuro. course at NTNU Msc program in Neuroscience

2016                Summer school of Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience, organizer

2013                Teaching at Marie Curie initial training network FLIACT, Germany

2012 – 2013    Organizing and teaching at VIB/NERF/KULeuven PhD School, Belgium

 

  • ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS (if applicable)

2017                FENS/Kavli Network of Excellence Symposium, co-organizer

2016                Kavli Prize Neuroscience Symposium, co-organizer

2012 – 2014     NERF, Neuro-technology Symposium, organizer

 

  • INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable)

2017 – 2018    FENS/Kavli Network of Excellence Board member

2013                Interim Department Director for 1 year, NERF, Belgium

 

  • REVIEWING ACTIVITIES (if applicable)

Reviewer for Scientific journals: Behavioural Brain Research, BMC Biology, BMC Neuroscience, Current Biology, Development, eLife, EMBO Reports, Frontiers in Neural Circuits, Molecular Psychiatry, Nature Communications, Nature Methods, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, Neuroscience PLOS Comp. Biology

Reviewer for funding agencies: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), ERC, Marie Curie Fellowship, HFSP, La Fédération pour la Recherche sur le Cerveau (FRC), Icelandic Research Council,

 

  • MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Since 2015      FENS/Kavli Network of Excellence

Since 2015      Federation of European Neuroscience

Since 2015      Norwegian Neuroscience Society

Since 2016      Society for Neuroscience