Seminar Series

The majority of seminars will be held in person on alternate Mondays (Bio Quarter) and Thursdays (Central) at 1:00pm (UK time), unless otherwise indicated. The seminars will be 45 minutes followed by a Q and A session. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend our seminars in person, however if this is not possible and you are joining from afar, please use the joining link detailed in the bi-weekly seminar emails.

'Targeting misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases'

Prof Neil Cashman, Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Friday 31st May, 12:00, Auditorium A, Chancellors Building (Hybrid)

Host: Dr Mathew Horrock (of interest, but out with Seminar Series) 

‘C9orf72 mutation in ALS and FTD’

'The role of the microvasculature and node of Ranvier in early Alzheimer's disease'

Prof David Attwell, Jodrell Professor of Physiology. Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

Monday 10th June 2024, 13:00, venue tbc, Chancellors Building (Hybrid)

Hosts: Dr Axel Montagne

BMS Caring Grant Scheme:

Biomedical Sciences offer funding (BMS Caring Grant Scheme) towards childcare costs for seminar speakers/conference presenters. Discretionary grants of £100 (£200 in some circumstances) to help towards any increased caring costs resulting from such travel/activities. More information can be found here: BMS caring grant scheme | The University of Edinburgh


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

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