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Neuroscience Division Seminar Series 2014-15

Seminars to take place in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building (BIOSI 3) at 13.10-14.00hrs on Fridays. (except where marked).  

When there is an external speaker, a buffet lunch will be provided from 12.30hrs -13.10hrs.


12th September 2014

Professor Grigori Enikolopov, Cold Spring Harbor, USA

Title: Division and differentiation of neural stem cells


10th October 2014

Prof Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Director, Centre for Systems Neuroscience & Head of Bioengineering, University of Leicester

Title: Concept cells


17th October 2014

Professor Erin Schuman, Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Title: The local transcriptome and protein synthesis at neuronal synapses


Followed by an exhibition by sponsors ProteinTech in West Wing Foyer


7th November 2014

Dr Gabriel Lepousez, Perception and Memory, Institute Pasteur, France

Title: Adult neurogenesis in the olfactory system: from synapse to behaviour


28th November 2014

Professor Magdalena Goetz, Helmholtz Zentrum München German Research Center for Environmental Health (GmbH)

Title: How to regenerate new neurons after brain injury -New insights into mechanism of direct reprogramming & functional integration of regenerated neurons


5th December 2014 - POSTPONED 

Professor Chris Moore, Neuroscience, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

Title: TBA


12th December 2014

Dr Clive Bramham, The Department of Biomedicine, University of Bergen

Title: The ARC of synaptic memory


16th January 2015

Dr Sam Schwarzkopf, Birkbeck, University College London

Title: Mapping the links between visual cortex and subjective perception


23rd January 2015

Dr Tara Keck, Biomedical Science Department, Kings College London

Title: Subnetwork specific homeostatic plasticity in mouse visual cortex



Professor Hannah Monyer, DKFZ Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany

Title: TBA


27th February 2015

Professor Raul Luque, University of Cordoba, Spain

Title: Somatostatin, ghrelin and their receptors as an example of convergence between hormones, cancer and neurodegeneration


6th March 2015

Professor Jeremy Hall, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Institute, Cardiff University

Title: The NMHRI - renewal and opportunities: What has the NMHRI ever done for us?


24th April 2015

Professor Dr Antoine Adamantidis, Dept of Neurology, Inselspital University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland

Title: The Hypothalamus - Thalamus link: a new arousal circuit in the brain?


1st May 2015

Dr Manuel Castro-Alamancos, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

Title: Dynamics of sensorimotor networks during information processing states


8th May 2015

Dr Cora O'Neill, Vice-Head School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University College Cork

Title: Insulin signalling network failure: converging mechanisms and treatment targets for Alzheimer’s and diabetes


Details of more Seminar speakers for 2014-15 to follow shortly