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Restricted Call: Sir Jules Thorn Award for Biomedical Research

Jul 17, 2015

This annual competition offers a grant of up to £1.5 million for up to five years for a programme of the highest quality translational research, focusing on patients, and led by investigators of outstanding quality in the early years of an established research and academic career.

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Restricted Call: MRC Discovery Awards Scheme

Jul 17, 2015

The objective of Discovery Awards is to provide a new mechanism for MRC to work strategically with universities via a developmental award, focused on basic science.

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Restricted Call: ESRC Future Research Leaders 2015

Jul 17, 2015

They are strongly encouraging inter-disciplinary proposals, provided 50% of the proposed research falls within the ESRC’s remit.

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Vacancy for Chief Executive of the British Neuroscience Association

Jul 13, 2015

The British Neuroscience Association, now celebrating its 50th year, is a professional society that supports and promotes Neuroscience across the UK.

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CamBRAIN Art Exhibition 2015: Untangling Mind and Brain! INVITATION July 11th 2015

Jul 1, 2015

CamBRAIN Society cordially invites you to attend the CamBRAIN Art Exhibition 2015: Untangling Mind and Brain!

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Invited Seminar: Prof Michi Yusake speaking on Monday July 6th at 11am

Jul 1, 2015

Michi works on neural circuits and their modification in the adult brain during learning and memory.

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Elections are now open - Cambridge Neuroscience Forum!

Jun 25, 2015

Members of Cambridge Neuroscience will be sent a secure link to vote for their candidate of choice in the Cambridge Neuroscience Forum elections.

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Post-doc Masterclass - Wednesday 1st July

Jun 23, 2015

The speakers will highlight common applications in the field and discuss recent developments in the chemogenetic tool box.

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Celebration of Women in Science!

Jun 23, 2015

A Musical Celebration of Women in Science featuring 5 great bands, 2 great MCs, displays, and *YOU*. All profits go to ScienceGrrl. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased here.

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Glial club returns on Monday June 1st

May 29, 2015

June's speaker is: Dr. Clare Howarth from the University of Sheffield

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Opportunity to collaborate with artist on a 'Neuron Cloud'

May 29, 2015

This would be a voluntary, non-commercial collaboration which would culminate in a large scale installation focusing on the brain and the architecture of neurons inside it. Full credit would of course be given to the advising scientist.

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Nominations open for Cambridge Neuroscience Forum

May 29, 2015

Have your say and nominate yourself – or one of your colleagues - to become a member of the Cambridge Neuroscience Forum.

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Cell Biology of the Axon - workshop report

May 13, 2015

Professor Cahir O'Kane reports on the second in the series of the Interdisciplinary Cambridge Neuroscience workshops.

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Neural Coding, Computation and Dynamics (NCCD)

May 13, 2015

The goal of this workshop is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians who seek to understand how circuit dynamics underlies representation and function in the nervous system, and to foster real discussion.

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Volunteers required for different neuroscience research

May 13, 2015

Would you like a well-paid break from revision? or from the Lab?

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The Academy of Medical Sciences announces new Fellows for 2015

May 13, 2015

The Academy of Medical Sciences has announced the election of its new Fellows, including three Cambridge Neuroscientists.

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First step in preventing neurodegenerative diseases

May 13, 2015

Research led by Anne Bertolotti has identified a novel, selective and safe pharmacological approach to boost a natural cellular defense against misfolded proteins and thus safely preventing protein misfolding diseases in mice.

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CamBRAIN Art Competition 2015: 'Untangling Mind & Brain' - Deadline closes on May 19th!

May 13, 2015

Do not miss this opportunity to have your artwork exhibited in a gallery and to win a prize. We will be inviting judges who are interested in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the arts to decide upon the top 3 submissions, which will be awarded.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2015 News Report

May 13, 2015

“The Making and Breaking of the Mind”, Friday the 20th of March marked the 27th of the long-standing Cambridge Neuroscience Seminars, showcasing the diversity and calibre of neuroscience research conducted at the University of Cambridge.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

May 11, 2015

During Mental Health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May), CamBRAIN, the Cambridge Neuroscience Society members, are showing their support to MIND charity by launching the #1in4 Challenge.

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William B. Irvine at Heffers 11th May

May 6, 2015

This coming Monday 11th May at Heffers Bookshop, William Irvine talks about the moments of insight that have transformed science, maths, art, and religion. Where do they come from? What do they mean? And how can we have them ourselves?

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Brain-training app Peak teams up with Cambridge neuroscientists for new games

May 6, 2015

Peak is designed to provide users with insight into their current state of cognitive function through games that test, track and strengthen cognitive performance.

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Empowering Women in Science Through Music…

May 5, 2015

Tim recently gave a talk at this year’s TEDxCambridgeUniversity event, which was held on Saturday 14th March at St John’s Divinity School.

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Invitation and Call for Papers for Cambridge Body in Mind Symposium

Apr 29, 2015

The Body in Mind Symposium to be held at Cambridge University on the 27th of May, 2015.

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The British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience 2015

Apr 27, 2015

Over 1600 delegates joined the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) recently in celebrating its fiftieth year at the ‘Festival of Neuroscience’ in Edinburgh: 12th – 15th April 2015.

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Cambridge News interviews Dr Hannah Critchlow

Apr 24, 2015

Dr Hannah Critchlow on her public engagement work in Cambridge, her love of neuroscience and whether MRIs can show how you vote.

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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account - Call open for applications

Apr 24, 2015

A call is now open for applications to the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.  Expressions of Interest must be received by 1st June 2015.

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Link between proteins points to possibilities for future Alzheimer’s treatments

Apr 24, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscientists have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.

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Cambridge's Chemistry of Health programme awarded £17 million in funding

Apr 24, 2015

New funding will support fundamental research into the molecular processes underlying human disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and enable new ways to combat them.

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Barbara Sahakian on political psychology, society & mental health

Apr 22, 2015

From the University of Cambridge comes ELECTION, our weekly politics podcast; asking the questions that no one else is in the run-up to the British General Election with the most interesting people inside and outside the political arena.

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Funding to attend workshop in Brazil on CNS therapies

Apr 22, 2015

The British Council has grants for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Brazil on understanding and advancing CNS therapies.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on 7TMRI Imaging - Report

Apr 22, 2015

The January meeting to discuss ultra-high field (7T) MR imaging in Cambridge was a great success, attended by over 90 investigators and confirming the intense interest across Cambridge Neuroscience in the advanced research methods enabled by this new  part of our Clinical Research Infrastructure.

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Managing and sharing your research data: Advice and support for University of Cambridge researchers

Apr 17, 2015

Our Open Data team is making presentations and taking questions at open meetings, Departmental meetings, Research Operations Office School meetings and meetings with administrators and librarians, as well as providing online support and information about research data management.

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11th Zinc UK Meeting

Apr 10, 2015

This summer's Zinc-UK meeting will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on July 10th 2015.

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Public Engagement Courses available

Apr 8, 2015

Information about two training sessions being organised by the Public Engagement Team over the next month, open to research staff and PhD students in any discipline.

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Brain training at the Science Museum

Apr 8, 2015

A team from the Department of Psychiatry exhibited a demo version of a new game being developed at the Sahakian Lab to train attention and focus at the Science Museum.

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Molecular, cellular and behavioural studies in preclinical models and their relevance to dementia

Apr 8, 2015

One of the most important goals of the ARUK Cambridge Network is to bridge gaps between clinical and basic neuroscience so we are delighted to announce the next event in this series.

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Funding call from Alzheimer's Research Trust

Apr 7, 2015

The fund aims to stimulate analyses of existing datasets across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases to increase understanding of similarities and differences in their pathogenesis. Letters of intent are due on 9 April.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Workshop on 'Cell Biology of the Axon'

Apr 7, 2015

Cambridge Neuroscience are delighted to announce the 2nd in its series of Interdisciplinary Workshops. This workshop brings researchers from many different departments and affiliated Institutes together to discuss "Cell biology of the axon: traffic, organelles and degeneration".

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Paid volunteers required for Psychology study

Apr 7, 2015

We are seeking paid volunteers for a study on decision-making and confidence.

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Big Neuron comes to Cambridge

Apr 7, 2015

BigNeuron project will ‘bench-test’ algorithms on large scale datasets to define the best 3D methods of reconstructing individual neurons.

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Studying sleep and EEG in transgenic mouse models of Huntington's disease - Research Assistant required

Apr 2, 2015

We are seeking a Research Assistant to study sleep and EEG in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases. You will join an interdisciplinary research team that is interested in understanding neurological dysfunction in Huntington's disease.

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Brain Anatomy Courses - May & June 2015, King's College London

Mar 27, 2015

Registration is now open for the Human Brain Anatomy Course(3-day)and Limbic Brain Anatomy Course(2-day)in May and June 2015 at King's College London.

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CSaP Annual Conference - 14th April 2015

Mar 27, 2015

This year's annual conference will explore opportunities for improving the way government accesses, assesses and makes use of expertise from the humanities, and offer examples of the significant contribution these disciplines have made to public policy.

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The Brain and the Immune System

Mar 13, 2015

A workshop, led by PhDs and post-docs, on the role of the immune system in brain diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, psychosis, neurodegeneration and head injury.

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CamBRAIN: Neuroethics Panel Discussion

Mar 4, 2015

CamBRAIN: The Cambridge Neuroscience Society presents a stimulating series of neuroethics panel discussions led by young investigators with an interest and expertise in Neuroscience.

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Spinal Cord Injury Funding event

Feb 24, 2015

At least 12 multi-disciplinary seed funding grants of £32,000 are open to researchers from any background, specifically for ideas that are traditionally difficult to get funded, at our free charity event on Thursday 26th February at King's College London.

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Postdoctoral position in neurobiology at the LMB in Cambridge

Feb 24, 2015

We are seeking a motivated scientist with a PhD in neuroscience, biological sciences, biophysics or engineering to work in the group of Dr. Marco Tripodi.

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Postdoctoral position in molecular neurobiology at the LMB in Cambridge.

Feb 24, 2015

We are seeking a talented and motivated post-doctoral scientist with a PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience to work in the group of Dr. Marco Tripodi.

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Have you worked with a health tech SME in the East of England?

Feb 24, 2015

If you have spent 12 hours or more working with an SME in the East of England related to any health tech project between 31st May 2013 (or if you can squeeze in 12 hours between now and 31st Mar 2015), you could be eligible for a grant of £1000 per SME.

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Email list for those interested in humanities and/or social sciences and biomedicine

Feb 19, 2015

The main aim of the list will be to share information about forthcoming events, calls for papers and funding calls.

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Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute to fast-track development of new treatments for dementia

Feb 16, 2015

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30 million Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and UCL.

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Professor Murray Shanahan speaks in Cambridge - February 20th 2015

Feb 5, 2015

Professor Shanahan is professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London, where his research focuses on consciousness realised both in nature and artificially,and the long-term implications of AI technology.

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Neuroscience at the Cambridge Science Festival

Feb 5, 2015

Join in with all things Neuroscience at this year's Cambridge Neuroscience Festival.

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FENS FORUM 2016: Call for proposals is now open

Feb 5, 2015

Support FENS and put your research on the programme of the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen.

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Darwin Lecture: Developing a Sense of Self with Professor Bruce Hood

Feb 5, 2015

In 2015 the annual multidisciplinary series hosted by Darwin College will be on the topic of Development.

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Naked Mole Rat Initiative - Research Associate position available

Feb 5, 2015

Applications are invited for a Naked Mole-Rat Initiative funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the laboratory of Dr Ewan St. John Smith at the Department of Pharmacology.

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‘Gender Equality in Science – Pathways to Success’.

Feb 5, 2015

This one day meeting, aimed at both women and men, will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015, at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU).

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Naked Neuroscience from India

Feb 5, 2015

From rags to riches: how a fruit stall selling boy became a brain surgeon and, inspired by the NHS, built a community hospital and neuroscience institute back in his homeland of India.

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Global mental health and neuroscience: potential synergies

Feb 5, 2015

Mental health is a global issue – here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries

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Lifelong learning and the plastic brain

Feb 5, 2015

Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.

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Protein threshold linked to Parkinson’s Disease

Feb 5, 2015

Excess quantities of a specific protein in the brain dramatically increase the chances of so-called “nucleation events” that could eventually result in Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study.

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Age-group differences in speech identification despite matched audiometrically normal hearing

Jan 26, 2015

The aims of this study were to establish whether aging reduces speech intelligibility for listeners with normal audiograms.

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CSaP Policy Placement Opportunities in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Jan 23, 2015

There are a range of opportunities for PhD students and post docs at Cambridge to take up part-time and full-time secondments in BIS - closing date Monday 2nd February.

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Webinar: How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells

Jan 19, 2015

Dr Stefano Pluchino from Clinical Neurosciences will deliver a webinar on 'How Stem Cells Speak with Immune Cells' on Monday January 26th.

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Take part in FameLab

Jan 16, 2015

FameLab, the international competition to find the newest voices in Science, Engineering, Maths and Technology, returns to Cambridge in 2015.

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The Morality Instinct

Jan 16, 2015

The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to fostering a progressive and vibrant intellectual culture in the UK.

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Public Engagement training courses at the University of Cambridge

Jan 13, 2015

There are a number of public engagement training courses available this term and next.

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Improving the future of drug development for central nervous system disorders.

Jan 12, 2015

Nature Reviews recently published a comment piece in which scientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian, made recommendations about overcoming barriers to developing drugs for central nervous system (CNS) disorders.

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Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence

Jan 9, 2015

Congratulations to Dr Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir on selection as scholar of FENS-Kavli Network

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Michel Goedert awarded the 2014 European Grand Prix for Research

Jan 9, 2015

Michel has been awarded the Prize for “his major work on the importance of the tau pathway in the genesis of Alzheimer’s disease”

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