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Imre Vida


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Research Topics

  • Morphological and physiological properties of GABAergic inhibitory interneurons and their functional role in the cortical circuits


  • extracellular and intracellular recordings in acute slices
  • light and electron microscopical analysis of intracellularly labeled neurons
  • immuno-cytochemistry
  • modeling of single neurons and small neural networks (Neuron simulation environment)


Academic Background

  • 1996 - 2001: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Inst. of Anatomy, Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, group of Prof. Dr. M. Frotscher
  • 1996: PhD in Medicine; Thesis: Dendritic integration of synaptic inputs in CA1 pyramidal cells
  • 1993 - 1996: PhD studies at the Inst. of Physiology, University Med. School of Pécs, Hungary, Group of Prof. Dr. G. Czéh
  • 1992: State Exam and Registration as Medical Doctor1986 - 1992: Studies in Human Medicine at the University Medical School of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary

Research Positions

  •  2001 - present: Assistant Professor at the Inst. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg


Scientific Honors, Editorial Boards, Other Scientific Activities

  • 1992 - 1993: Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the Inst. of Physiology, University Med. School of Pécs, Hungary, Group of Prof. Dr. L. Lénárd
  • 1995: Scholarship of the National Science Research Fund, Hungary, at the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford, UK, Group of Dr. P. Somogyi
  • 2002 - present: Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation: "Activity patterns of interneurons and the generation of hippocampal network oscillations in vitro" (in collaboration with Dr. Marlene Bartos)



  • Vida I, Bartos M, Jonas P (2006) Shunting inhibition improves robustness of gamma oscillations in hippocampal interneuron networks by homogenizing firing rates. Neuron 49: 107-117.
  • Lopez-Bendito G, Shigemoto R, Kulik A, Vida I, Fairen A, Lujan R (2004) Distribution of metabotropic GABA receptor subunits GABAB1a/b and GABAB2 in the rat hippocampus during prenatal and postnatal development. Hippocampus 14: 836-848.
  • Kulik A, Vida I, Lujan R, Haas CA, Lopes-Bendito G, Shigemoto R, Frotscher M (2003) Subcellular localization of metabotropic GABAB receptor subunits GABAB1 and GABAB2 in the rat hippocampus. J. Neurosci. 23: 11026-11035.
  • Bartos M, Vida, I, Frotscher M, Meyer A, Monyer H, Geiger JRP, Jonas P (2002) Fast synaptic inhibition promotes synchronized gamma oscillations in hippocampal interneuron networks. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99: 13222-13227.
  • Bartos M, Vida I, Frotscher M, Geiger JR, Jonas P (2001). Rapid signaling at inhibitory synapses in a dentate gyrus interneuron network. J. Neurosci. 21:2687-2698.
  • Vida I, Frotscher M (2000). A hippocampal interneuron associated with the mossy fiber system. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 97:1275-1280.
  • Frotscher M, Vida I, Bender R (2000) Evidence for the existence of non-GABAergic, cholinergic interneurons in the rodent hippocampus. Neuroscience 96: 27-31.
  • Martina M, Vida I, Jonas P (2000). Distal initiation and active propagation of action potentials in interneuron dendrites. Science 287:295-300.
  • Vida I, Halasy K, Szinyei C, Somogyi P, Buhl EH (1998) Unitary IPSPs evoked by interneurons at the stratum radiatum-stratum lacunosum-moleculare border in the CA1 area of the rat hippocampus in vitro. J. Physiol. 502: 755-773.
  • Cobb SR, Halasy K, Vida I, Nyiri G, Tamas G, Buhl EH, Somogyi P (1997) Synaptic effects of identified interneurons innervating both interneurons and pyramidal cells in the rat hippocampus. Neuroscience 79: 629-48.

Weitere Publikationen: siehe auch in der Forschungsdatenbank der Universität Freiburg oder in Pubmed


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