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The Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 2011

When

17th March, 2011, 08.30 - 20.00

Where

Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site

Description

We are delighted to announce the 23rd Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar. Hosted by the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

The theme for Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar for 2011 is: from eponym and acronym to mechanistic taxonomy.

With plenary lectures from Professor Mathias Jucker Hertie Institute and Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Tubingen) and Sir John Walker, (MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge) in addition to an outstanding programme of local research talks.

The day will conclude with a public lecture from Professor Ed Bullmore (Department of Psychiatry, MRC and Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Unit, Cambridge) to coincide with the Cambridge Science Festival and Brain Awareness Week.

This annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar provides the opportunity to keep abreast with new work occurring across Cambridge, make new connections and maybe start a new collaboration.

We hope that you will be able to join us at the Babbage Lecture Theatre on Thursday, 17th of March, 2011.

Meeting organised by Professor Alastair Compston for the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Dr. Hannah Critchlow for Cambridge Neuroscience, with assistance from Katrina Dedman, Secretary for Prof. Compston.

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Plenaries

Plenary Lecturers

Professor Matthias Jucker (Tubingen): Prion-like properties of neurodegenerative disease

Mathias Jucker is a Professor of Cellular Neurology and a Director of the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen, Germany. He studied Neurobiology and did his PhD 1988 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology before he worked as a PostDoc and Research Scientist at the National Institute on Aging, NIH, in Baltimore, USA. He returned to Switzerland as an assistant professor at the University of Basel, and was 2003 called to his current position in Tübingen. His main areas of research are the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. He has a special interest in cerebral amyloid angiopathies and recently demonstrated that the amyloid lesions in the brain of Alzheimer patients can be induced exogenously by a prion-like mechanism. In addition, he is a member of the Center for Integrative Neurosciences in Tübingen, the German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases and is the Speaker of the Graduate School of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience in Tübingen.

Sir John Walker, Mitochondria and Human Disease

SUPPORTED BY CAMBRIDGE BIOSCIENCE

Sir John Walker is Director of the Medical Research Council Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU) in Cambridge, UK. He is known for his work on energy conversion in mitochondria, especially for structural and mechanistic studies of the ATP synthase. He and his colleagues in the MBU study basic biological processes in mitochondria and increasingly apply their knowledge to the understanding and eventual treatment of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative diseases.

In 1997, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Dr Paul Boyer for their elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism underlying the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Public plenary lecture: Professor Ed Bullmore (Psychiatry, BCNI)

Brains, Minds and their Connectivity

We are delighted that Professor Ed Bullmore will be delivering the Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 2011 public evening lecture to coincide with Brain Awareness Week and the Cambridge Science Festival. All welcome to attend, registration is not required for this public lecture although please arrive early to guarentee a seat.


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Programme at a Glance

To download the programme for this event (PDF format) please click on the link.

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Directions

For the University map of the New Museums Site please click here.

The Babbage Lecture Theatre is number three on the map.

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Registration

Registration deadline: 5th March, 2011.

REGISTRATION AND POSTER ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BUT HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED SIMPLY TURN UP ON THE DAY WITH A CHEQUE, MADE PAYABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, FOR THE RELEVENT AMOUNT OUTLINED BELOW AND YOU WILL BE ADMITTED IF THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE AUDITORIUM.

PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION OF YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS LATE DATE. iF YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOU WILL BE INVOICED FOR THIS EVENT.

POSTER ABSTRACTS CAN NO LONGER BE SUBMITTED FOR THIS EVENT.

Registration fees are heavily subsidised and include refreshments, lunch, an evening wine reception, in addition to admittance to all talks.

Cambridge Neuroscientists: Undergraduates - free; Emeritus member - free; Postgraduate students, Research Assistants - £10.00; Postdocs, Faculty/PI and other £20.00. We will be collecting these by department so please provide your group leader's name and account code checking with your PI first!

Academics not from Cambridge: Undergraduates - £25.00; Postgraduate students, Research Assistants - £50.00; Postdocs, Faculty/PI and other £75.00. Whilst registering please provide your postal address for the invoice to be sent to.

Industry or other: £100. Whilst registering please provide your postal address for the invoice to be sent to.

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Sponsors

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Please contact:

cns2011@neuroscience.cam.ac.uk

to enquire about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities



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