Andrey Formozov had recently joined our expert group. He brings his expertise in low light-level sensors to neurobiology. In his pilot project, he wants to develop a technique for neural circuit interrogation with unprecedented sensitivity in freely behaving animals.
What are the three most important steps you took on your way to become a photosensor expert?
- I used PMT and liquid organic scintillators for charged particle detection in the context of large-scale neutrino experiments.
- The experimental investigation of the liquid scintillators fostered me to study PMTs in details.
- The transition in the field of neurobiology broadened my view of techniques for low-light detection.
Tell us a bit about your daily work:
Right now I'm interested in PMTs and SPADs with very low DCR that can operate at room temperatures with high Photo-Detection Efficiency for a green and red light, and their applications in neurobiological experiments with freely behaving animals.
Which part of the SENSE project is for you the most important?
I want to contribute to the development of the Roadmap with input on nerobiological applications. I would also like to use the opportunities offered to me to exchange ideas and establish a network with other scientists and industry.