Imre Vida

since 2011

Professor (W3), Neuroanatomy, Charité

2007 - 2011

Senior lecturer in Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow

2001 – 2006

Assistant Professor, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg

1996 - 2001

Postdoctoral research fellow (Advisor: Prof. M. Frotscher), Institute of Anatomy, University of Freiburg

1992 - 1996

PhD Studies, Pécs University Medical School, Hungary, and Oxford University, (Advisors: Drs G. Czéh, E. H. Buhl and P. Somogyi)

1986- 1992

Studies in Medicine, Pécs University Medical School, Hungary

Research fields

My primary scientific interest concerns the structure and function of hippocampal neuronal circuits and focuses on the following main specific themes:

  • Anatomical, physiological, and functional diversity of GABAergic neurons
  • Role of inhibition and inhibitory neurons in controlling and coordinating neuronal activity
  • Connectivity and inhibitory interaction among GABAergic interneurons mediated by ionotropic and metabotropic receptors
  • Generation and modulation of network oscillations under physiological and pathological conditions, particularly in epilepsy

Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards


Co-editor, “Hippocampal Microcircuits: A Computational Modelers’ Resource Book”, eds. V. Cutsuridis, S.R. Cobb, B.P. Graham, and I. Vida, Springer Verlag, published in February 2010.


Guest editor of the special issue “Cortical microcircuits”, Neural Networks (eds: J.G. Taylor, V. Cutsuridis, B.P. Graham, I. Vida, T. Wennekers)

since 2008

External member, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Freiburg


Research scholarship, National Science Research Fund, Hungary, at MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford

1992 - 1993

Research scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the Institute of Physiology, Pécs University Medical School, Hungary


Grastyán Award, Endre Grastyán Foundation, Pécs, Hungary