Seminar Series

The CDBS Seminars will be held either in person (and/or hybrid) or virtually on alternate Mondays and Thursdays at 1pm (UK time), unless otherwise indicated. The joining links for virtual/hybrid seminars are detailed in the weekly seminar emails. If you would like added to the email listing please contact: .

'Cortical wiring by synapse type-specific control of local protein synthesis'

Dr Clémence Bernard,  Research Associate, Kings College London 

Thursday 2nd March 2023, 13:00, HRB lecture theatre (Hybrid)

Host: Dr Lida Zoupi

'Targeting Foam Cells to Improve Stroke Recovery'

'A gut sense'

Dr Melanie (Maya) Kaelberer, sensory neuro-gastroenterologist, Duke University, Durham, NC

Thursday 16th March 2023, 13:00, HRB lecture theatre (Hybrid)

Host: Dr Ann Clemens

'Neural mechanisms for emotional behavior and decision making'

Dr Andrew Macaskill, Principal Research Fellow, Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

Thursday 13th April 2023, 13:00, HRB lecture theatre (Hybrid)

Host: Prof Matt Nolan

'Talk Title' TBC

'Talk Title' TBC

Dr Fabio Ribeiro Rodriguez, Department of Experimental Psychology, UCL

Thursday 11th May 2023, 13:00, HRB lecture theatre (Hybrid)

Host: Prof Tara Spires-Jones

'Cognitive function of thalamocortical circuits during wakefulness and sleep'

Our seminars are sponsored in part by The Physiological Society,  Centre for Clinical Brain SciencesUK Dementia Research Institute UK, EdinburghAnne Rowling Regenerative Neurology ClinicAlzheimer’s Research UK Scotland NetworkEuan MacDonald Centre  and BSDB - British Society for Developmental Biology

The Physiological Society Membership:

Do consider becoming a member of the Physiological Society to join our network of >4000 members worldwide studying and working in physiology and the life sciences. 

Who can join? · students · postgraduates · early career researchers · research/teaching active scientists

Why? Membership will · expand your network · enhance your career · boost your CV 

Please see The Physiological Society Membership webpages or feel free to contact Local Rep Dr Carole Torsney for further information: (

Physiological Society