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Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 1:00 pm in the Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre and fortnightly on Monday at 1:00 pm in Chancellor's Building Lecture Theatre B, unless otherwise indicated.

CDBS seminar sponsors

Our seminars are sponsored in part by The Physiological Society, the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland Network, the Edinburgh Centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research and the Euan MacDonald Centre.

the Physiological Society

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Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic

Alzheimer’s Research UK Scotland Network

Euan MacDonald Centre

 

 

Mary Pickford Lecture - Alison Douglas Prize - Aggregation of tau and alpha-synuclein: towards a therapeutic target in neurodegenerative diseases

Professor Maria Spillantini, Professor of Molecular Neurology Dept Clinical Neurosciences - University of Cambridge

Thursday 18th October 2018, 12.30pm -  Anatomy Lecture Theatre - Doorway 3, Room 425, Teviot - Medical School

Host: Prof David Wyllie

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Investigating mechanisms of synaptic dysfunction in an organotypic slice culture model of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr Claire Durrant, University of Cambridge

Thursday 25th October 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host:  Prof Tara Spires-Jones

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Role of microglia in the glioma biology

Dr Anne Régnier-Vigouroux, Faculty of Biology, JGU-Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Monday 29th October 2018, 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr Dirk Sieger

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Peripheral macrophage control of microglia during CNS injury

Dr Andy Greenhalgh, University of Bordeaux

Thursday 1st November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Laura McCulloch

***Live streamed to: TBC, Chancellor's Building***

Illuminating the TRPC gating machinery  - novel aspects of photopharmacology and optochemical genetics of TRPC channels

Professor Klaus Groschner, Institute of Biophysics, Medical University of Graz

Thursday 8th November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Prof Mark Evans

***Live streamed to: TBC, Chancellor's Building***

GL BROWN LECTURE - Seeing depth with two eyes: the binocular physiology of 3D space

Prof Andrew Parker, University of Oxford

Thursday 15th November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Prof David Wyllie

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building******

Title TBC

Professor Simon Schultz, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Prof Richard Morris

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Newt regeneration: regulation and evolution

Professor Andras Simon, Department of Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Monday 26th November 2018, 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr Thomas Becker

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC

Professor Ans van Pelt, Center for Reproductive Medicine,  UMC Amsterdam

Thursday 29th November 2018, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Federica Lopes

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Functional dynamics of interacting motor circuits during frog metamorphic development

Dr. John Simmers, Institut de Neurosciences cognitives et intégratives d'AquitaineUniversité Bordeaux 

Monday 3rd December 2018, 1:00pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr HongYan Zhang

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Targeting muscle and metabolic pathologies to develop new treatment strategies for spinal muscular atrophy

Dr Melissa Bowerman, Lecturer in Bioscience, School of Medicine, Keele University

Thursday 13th December 2018, 1:00 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Lyndsay Murray

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Title TBC

Professor Michael Schäfer, Department of Anesthesiology and Focus Program Translational Neurosciences, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

Monday 14th January 2019, 1:00pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof Peter Brophy

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC

Professor Heidi Johansen-Berg, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

Monday 28th January 2019, 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof David Lyons

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC 

 Professor Michael Sendtner,  Institute for Clinical Neurobiology, University of Würzburg

Monday 11th February 2019, 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof Sidharthan Chandran

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Mechanisms involved in dopaminergic circuitry formation and maintenance

 Dr Lia Panman, MRC Toxicology Unit, Leicester 

Thursday 21st February 2019, 1:00 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Paul De Sousa

***Live streamed to: Seminar Room 6, Chancellor's Building***

Title TBC

Professor Corinne Houart, MRC Centre - Developmental Neurobiology, Kings College London

Monday 25th February 2019, 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof Catherina Becker

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC

Professor Nils Brose, Dept. of Molecular Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine

Monday 11th March 2019, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof Seth Grant 

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Neural dynamics of a memory trace in the hippocampus circuit, and beyond

Dr David Dupret, University of Oxford

Thursday 21st March 2019, 1pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre

Host: Dr Emma Wood & Prof Matt Nolan

***Live streamed to: Chancellor's Building***

Title TBC

Dr Isaac Bianco, UCL

Monday 25th March 2019, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Prof David Lyons

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC

Professor Clea Warburton, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of Bristol

Monday 29th April 2019, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr Szu-Han Wang

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

Title TBC

Dr Martin Meyer, Reader of Neuroscience, King's College London

Monday 20th May 2019, 1pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellor's Building

Host: Dr Leah Herrgen

***Live streamed to: Room G6, Hugh Robson Building***

 

 

 

 

 

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