2020 Seminars & Events

List of the 2020 Seminars & Events at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.

Theory of neuronal perturbome in cortical networks

Joint EMC and CDBS symposium with Richard Ribchester

Tuesday 24th November 2020, 1.30pm

Click here for: Full programme

Untangling Spinal Inhibitory Circuits for Locomotion - Insights from Zebrafish

Human pain genetics: finding new analgesic drug targets

Joint CDBS/CVS/CIR Seminar: TAM receptor signalling in Alzheimer's disease

Mechanisms of disease propagation in neurodegenerative diseases

Prof Karin Danzer, University of Ulm, Germany

Thursday 5th November 2020,  1pm

Host: Prof Tara Spires-Jones

Mary Pickford Lecture - Prof Gina Turrigiano 'Self-tuning neurons and firing rate homeostasis' + Alison Douglas Prize

Is hypothalamic AMPK a realistic target against obesity?

Prof Miguel López, Center for Research in Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain Thursday 22nd October 2020, 1pm Host: Prof Mark Evans

Eyewitness Identification - Making the most of a fleeting glance at an unfamiliar person

Circuit mechanisms for synaptic plasticity in the rodent somatosensory cortex

***CANCELLED*** Machine learning enables automatic, quantitative and nuanced analysis of bioimaging data

Prof Guoqiang Yu, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

Monday 16th March 2020, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof David Lyons

***CANCELLED*** One-way ticket for a ride: how endocytic proteins prevent neurodegeneration in the brain

Dr Natalia Kononenko, Research Group Leader, CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne

Thursday 5th March 2020, 1pm, Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

Host: Prof Mike Cousin

IMPACT imaging facility - Introduction to Confocal Microscopy

Dr Marta Czapranska, IMPACT imaging facility

Wednesday 4th March, 2020, 12.30pm,  Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

***The seminar will last approximately 1h30min to 2hours maximum***

CMVM Inaugural Lecture - Brainworks: How are brains formed and how should we treat them

Prof David Lyons, Professor of Neurobiology, CDBS

Monday 2nd March, 2020, 5.30pm,  Shirley Hall, Chancellor’s Building, BioQuarter

***For details and to confirm your attendance, please click here: Eventbrite  ***

EFI and Science Event - Memory and the importance of forgetting

Prof Richard Morris + Prof Laura Cram, University of Edinburgh

Friday 28th February, 2020, 4.00pm, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street

***For details and to confirm your attendance, please click here: Eventbrite***

SIDB Seminar - (Dys)functional somatosensory cortical circuits

Dr Leena Williams, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva

Wednesday 26th February, 2020, 4.00pm,  Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

Host: Prof Peter Kind

Followed by wine and cheese in the HRB common room

Adaptive neural circuits underlying flexible visual behaviour

Role of neuron-oligodendroglia interactions in the construction and function of cortical circuits

Mini Symposium - SEALING THE LOOP: Bridging the latest Neuroscience approaches

Speakers include: Professor Bruno Frenguelli and Professor Richard Morris 

Friday 7th February 2020, 10 - 1pm, Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Lucy Privitera

Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity in Hippocampal Area CA2

Dr Serena Dudek, Senior Investigator, Neurobiology Laboratory / Synaptic & Developmental Plasticity Group, NIEHS, North Carolina, US

Thursday 6th February 2020, 1pm, Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Lucy Privitera

Nathalie Rochefort will be hosting a Women in Science Meeting with Serena Dudek at 4.15pm, Room 174, Hugh Robson Building

SIDB Seminar - Tracking cell ensemble dynamics and information representation in prefrontal cortical networks across learning

MicroRNAs and extracellular vesicles in ischaemic stroke

Dr Lorraine Work, Reader, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, Unversity of Glasgow

Monday 3rd February 2020, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr Laura McCulloch

A circuit mechanism for the diversification and increased sophistication of locomotor behavior after birth

Dr Minoru Koyama, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020, 1pm,  Auditorium A, Shirley Hall, Chancellor’s Building

Host: Prof David Lyons

Joint CDBS & CVS Seminar - 'Brain control of body-weight’