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Neuroscience Division Seminar Series 2013-14

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.

 

27th September 2013

Dr Stéphane Baudouin, Department of Cell Biology, University of Basel, Switzerland

Title: Synaptic pathophysiology and signaling defects in models of autism-spectrum disorders

 

11th October 2013 at 12.00pm in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Dr William Holmes, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow

Title: MRI in the Biosciences and Beyond

 

1st November 2013

Prof Thomas Knopfel, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Title: Illuminating neuronal circuits using genetically encoded voltage indicators

 

Tuesday 5th November 2013 at 1.10pm in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Dr Yaniv Assaf, Department of Neurobiology, The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel

Title: Learning in the fast lane: new insights into neuroplasticity from MRI

 

Tuesday 19th November 2013 - Joint Seminar with Pathophysiology & Repair at 1.10pm in the PHYSIOLOGY B LECTURE THEATRE, Sir Martin Evans Building

Prof John Hardy, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, 
University College London


Title: Genetics - the end game

 

Tuesday 10th December 2013 - Joint Seminar with Pathophysiology & Repair at 1.10pm in the 6th Floor Seminar Room, Sir Martin Evans Building

Professor Hugh J Willison, Department of Neurology, University of Glasgow 
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Title: The glycoimmunology of nervous system autoimmunity

 

16th January, 2014 at 1.00pm

Dr Ali Erturk, Genentech in San Francisco

Title: Sculpting the nervous system: Spine elimination and dendrite retraction by local apoptosis

 

17th January, 2014 at 1.00pm

Dr Theofanis Karayannis, New York University Langone Medical Center, USA

Title: Genetic and Activity-dependent cortical GABAergic cell development in
health and disease

14th February 2014

Prof Anita Luthi, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Title: Sleep spindles: Where they come from, what they do

 

28th February 2014 - POSTPONED until next Academic Year

Professor Hannah Monyer, Neurobiology, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Title: GABAergic neurones and their role in neuronal synchronization

 

7th March 2014

Prof Mark Tommerdahl, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, USA

Title: The role of cortical modularity in tactile information processing

 

21st March 2014

Dr Emma Robinson, Senior Lecturer, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol

Title: Investigating Neuropsychological Mechanisms in Depression

 

4th April 2014 - Postponed until 17th October 2014

Prof Erin Schuman, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

Title: Local Translation in Neurons

 

2nd May 2014

Dr Todor Gerdjikov, from School of Psychology, University of Leicester

Title: Stimulus selection in the corticostriatal system

 

9th May 2014

Professor Christiaan Levelt, Department of Molecuar Visual Plasticity, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Title: Role of specific inhibitory inputs and visual cortical plasticity

 

 

Details of more speakers and titles to follow shortly.