Publications using tools developed by the Scientific Hardware Platform

Please reference the Champalimaud Foundation Scientific Hardware Platform if you use any of our tools

Mice pokes and valve controllers designed by the Champalimaud Hardware Platform

Fanny Cazettes, Davide Reato, João Morais, Alfonso Renart and Zachary F. Mainen (2020) Phasic Activation of Dorsal Raphe Serotonergic Neurons Increases Pupil Size. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.09.090

An electromechanical device that is composed by a disc with an electric DC gearhead motor controlled by a custom developed electronic board and software developed by the Hardware Platform

Clara H. Ferreira, Marta A. Moita. (2020) Behavioral and neuronal underpinnings of safety in numbers in fruit flies. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17856-4

A custom LED array with red LEDs for activation and infrared for recording , with an HARP LED array controller with Bonsai interface was developed by the Hardware Platform

Cecilia Mezzera, Margarida Brotas, Miguel Gaspar, Hania J. Pavlou, Stephen F. Goodwin, Maria Luísa Vasconcelos. (2020). Ovipositor extrusion promotes the transition from courtship to copulation and signals female acceptance in Drosophila melanogaster. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.06.071

The mice pokes and valve controllers were designed by the Champalimaud Hardware Platform

Vertechi P, Lottem E, Sarra D, Godinho B, Treves I, Quendera T, Oude Lohuis MN, Mainen ZF (2020) Inference-Based Decisions in a Hidden State Foraging Task: Differential Contributions of Prefrontal Cortical Areas. Neuron. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.01.017

Tones were generated by the high sampling rate HARP sound card

Francisca Machado, Nuno Sousa, Patricia Monteiro, Luis Jacinto, (2020). A versatile and modular tetrode-based device for single-unit recordings in rodent ex vivo and in vivo acute preparations, Journal of Neuroscience Methods. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108755

Bilateral ablation of the SCN was performed by electrolytic lesion using an electrostimulator developed by the Hardware Platform

Cristina Godinho-Silva, Rita G. Domingues, Miguel Rendas, Bruno Raposo, Hélder Ribeiro, Joaquim Alves da Silva, Ana Vieira, Rui M. Costa, Nuno L. Barbosa-Morais, Tânia Carvalho, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes. (2019). Light-entrained and brain-tuned circadian circuits regulate ILC3 and gut homeostasis. Nature. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1579-3

The mechanical design of the arenas and the setups used were performed by the Champalimaud Hardware Platform

Francisco Romero-Ferrero, Mattia G. Bergomi, Robert C. Hinz, Francisco J. H. Heras & Gonzalo G. de Polavieja. (2019). tracking all individuals in small or large collectives of unmarked animals. Nature Methods. doi: 10.1038/s41592-018-0295-5

An LED array for optogenetic activation experiments controlled by an HARP LED array interface board was designed by the Hardware Platform

Ricardo Zacarias, Shigehiro Namiki, Gwyneth M. Card, Maria Luisa Vasconcelos & Marta A. Moita. (2018). Speed dependent descending control of freezing behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. (2018). Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05875-1

A custom electronics board developed by the Champalimaud Research Hardware Platform was used for laser stimulation

Catarina Albergaria, N. Tatiana Silva, Dominique L. Pritchett & Megan R. Carey. (2018). Locomotor activity modulates associative learning in mouse cerebellum. Nature Neuroscience. doi: 10.1038/s41593-018-0129-x

A custom-made USB interface PCB for interface with the motion sensor was developed by Champalimaud Foundation Hardware Platform. Last version of this hardware can be found here: HARP Wear

Joaquim Alves da Silva, Fatuel Tecuapetla, Vitor Paixão & Rui M. Costa. (2018). Dopamine neuron activity before action initiation gates and invigorates future movements. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature25457

An in-house designed voltage amplifier for amplifying the signal to the levels required was developed by the Hardware Platform

Guilherme Blazquez Freches, Cristina Chavarrias, Noam Shemesh. (2017). BOLD-fMRI in the mouse auditory pathway. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.027

The Scientific Hardware Platform assembled the accelerometer device. Last version of accelerometer sensors can be found here: HARP Wear

Andreas Klaus, Gabriela Martins, Vitor Paixão and Rui Costa. (2017). The Spatiotemporal Organization of the Striatum Encodes Action Space. Neuron. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.08.015