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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar 2019 - Signalling, Sensation & Sentience

When

Thursday March 14th 2019

Where

Robinson College, Cambridge

Description

Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar at Robinson College on Thursday 14th March 2019

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce the 31st Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 'Signalling, Sensation & Sentience' hosted by the Department of Pharmacology on Thursday 14th March 2019, at Robinson College. Dr Ewan St John Smith is the chair of the Scientific Programme committee.

The aim of this annual interdisciplinary meeting (about 280-300 delegates) is to give a snapshot into the extent of neuroscience research here in Cambridge and how it fits into the broader context of neuroscience worldwide.  This year will focus on areas of research that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Pharmacology Department here at Cambridge, with sessions covering development, physiology, cognition degeneration and regeneration.

Data Blitz at CNS 2018 on Thursday 14th March 2019

There will be a data blitz for early career researchers held during the main programme. Abstracts will be selected from submitted poster abstracts. Research can cover any of the five themes of Cambridge Neuroscience. Deadline for Abstract submission is Monday February 25th 2019 and presenters will be notified of selection by Friday March 1st (Early abstract submission is advisable) to ensure adequate preparation time. Selected presenters will be allowed to speak for a maximum of 3 minutes.

Poster exhibition at CNS 2019 on Thursday 14th March 2019

There will be a poster exhibition held during the conference with generous prizes (2 x £200). Posters can cover any of the five themes of Cambridge NeuroscienceDeadline for Abstract submission is Friday January 11th 2019.

Please note that poster boards will be 1 metre (w) by 2 metres (h). Please note that the optimum size for posters is A0 portrait (i.e. 841mm (w) x 1189mm (h)). If your poster is already printed and does not fit these requirements, please contact Dervila Glynn.

Public Engagement Programme on Thursday 14th March 2019

As part of this conference, we are delighted to be able to host the Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture that will be held in association with the Cambridge Science Festival.

Professor John Cryan (University College Cork) will deliver the public lecture - "A Gut Feeling about the Brain: Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Neurodevelopment and Behaviour". This lecture is free to attend.

Reception and Conference Dinner at Downing College on Thursday 14th March 2019

There will be a drinks reception and conference dinner at Downing College on Thursday 14th March following the meeting (extra fee payable). Places are available for this reception and dinner.

Register Now (details, dietary requirements, abstracts)!

 


 

Poster image Credits:
Top left: Data-Driven Subtyping of Executive Function–Related Behavioral Problems in Children. J Bathelt, J. Holmes, and DE Astle (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit).
Top right: EM reconstruction of Drosophila neurons by the Full Adult Fly tracing community. Visualisation by Dr Philipp Schlegel (Drosophila Connectomics Group, Cambridge).
Mid left: Cross-section of a T13 dorsal root ganglia from a MRGPRD-GFP mouse injected with the retrograde tracer Fast Blue (blue) in the distal colon showing colocalisation with MRGPRD expressing neurones (green) and CGRP expressing neurones (red); Dr James Hockley (Department of Pharmacology).
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Plenaries

The Cambridge Neuroscience Opening Plenary Lecture

Professor Gary Lewin

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

'TBC'

 

 

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The Cambridge Neuroscience Closing Plenary Lecture

Professor Catherina Becker

University of Edinburgh

'TBC'

 

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The Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture

Professor John Cryan

University College Cork

in association with the Cambridge Science Festival

"A Gut Feeling about the Brain: Microbiome as a key regulator of neurodevelopment & behaviour"

 

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Programme at a Glance

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31st Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar | Signalling, Sensation & Sentience

Robinson College, University of Cambridge

Thursday 14th March 2019

 

08:00-09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00-09:05

Opening of the Symposium

Opening address, Head of Department, Pharmacology

Professor Mike Edwardson

 

Session One: Neurophysiology

Chair: Dr Ewan St John Smith, Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge

09:05-09:35


Opening lecture

Dr David Bulmer

Department of Pharmacology, Cambridge

TBA

09:35-10:05

Dr Ben Seymour

 

Department of Engineering, Cambridge

TBA

10:05-10:45


The Cambridge Neuroscience Opening Plenary Lecture

Professor Gary Lewin

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin

TBA

10:45-11:15

 

Refreshments

Session Two: Neurocognition

Chair: Professor Susan Gathercole, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge

11:15-11:45

Professor Usha Goswami

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

TBA

11:45-12:15

Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen

Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

TBA

12:15-12:50

 

Convened by TBA

Early career investigator DATA BLITZ

 

12:50-14:10

Lunch, Poster Session and Trade Exhibition

Session Three: Neurodevelopment

Chair: Dr Madeline Lancaster, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

14:10-14:40


Professor Clare Baker

Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience,

University of Cambridge

The development and evolution of vertebrate lateral line electroreceptors

14:40-15:10


Dr Matthias Landgraf

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

TBA

15:10-15:40

Dr Duncan Astle

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Altering developing neurophysiology with training: mechanisms and transfer

15:40-16:10

Refreshments

Session Four: Degeneration & Regeneration

Chair: Dr Claire O'Callaghan, Department of Psychology, Cambridge

16:10-16:40

Professor Jenny Morton

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience,

University of Cambridge

TBA

16:40-17:10

Dr Cahir O'Kane

Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

A neuron within a neuron

17:10-17:50

The Cambridge Neuroscience Closing Plenary Lecture

Professor Catherina Becker

University of Edinburgh

TBA

17:50-18:00

Closing remarks and awards by Professor Mike Edwardson

18:00-18:10

Arrival of public Audience

18:10-19:00         Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture

 

18:10-19:00    The Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture

Introduced by Ewan St John Smith, Department of Pharmacology

Professor John Cryan

University College Cork

A Gut Feeling about the Brain: Microbiome as a Key Regulator of Neurodevelopment & Behaviour


19:15-20:00    Reception at Downing College, Cambridge


20:00-21:30    Conference dinner at Downing College, Cambridge


 

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Directions

How to Get to Robinson College

Robinson is situated in Grange Road (CB3 9AN), close to the centre of Cambridge. Grange Road runs between Barton Road and Madingley Road and is parallel to Queens' Road (the 'Backs').

The best way to approach the College by road from the north, south or east is from Junction 12 of the M11.

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Directions by Road

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Registration

Please read the following information carefully:

Registration fees are heavily subsidised and include refreshments, lunch, a conference brochure, in addition to admittance to all talks.

Attendance at conference dinner and reception will incur an additional cost.

We take receipt of a completed registration form as acceptance of the terms and conditions as stipulated and subsequent payment must be made using the online payment system or via your department (internal delegates only).

Delegate registration deadline: March 4th 2019

Abstract submission deadline: January 11th 2019

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Cambridge Neuroscientists: 

  • Please register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system (required).
  • We will be collecting your payment on a Departmental/Institution basis so please provide your group leader's name and account code checking with your PI first. You must enter some text into the 'account code' section. Please enter 'paid by cc' if paying for yourself.
  • If you wish to pay for yourself by card, please use the separate online payment system (your department will not be charged a second time). Please note that you still need to register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system (required).
  • The online payment booking system accepts all major credit/debit cards apart from American Express.
  • Please note that cheques or cash will not be accepted on the day of the conference.
  • Abstracts: Please note that you cannot upload abstracts using the online payment system. Abstracts must be uploaded using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system.
  • You must hold a profile on Cambridge Neuroscience to avail of these subsidised registration fees. 
  • See below for cancellation policy.

 

Registration costs

Undergraduates - £15

Emeritus member - £20

Postgraduate students - £20.00

Research Assistants - £25.00

Postdoctoral Research Associates - £30.00

Faculty/PI and other - £30.00

Conference dinner at Robinson College - £35

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Academics not from Cambridge: Registration is a 2-stage process.

 

Registration costs

Undergraduates - £40.00

Postgraduate students, Research Assistants - £50.00

Postdoctoral Research Associates - £60.00

Faculty/PI and other - £80.00

Conference dinner at Robinson College - £50

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Industry or other: Registration is a 2-stage process.

  • Step 1: Please register using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system where you can submit an abstract and provide your dietary requirements.
  • Step 2: Please pay for your registration using the separate online payment system.
  • Your company can be invoiced directly if this is a preferable option, in which case complete step 1 only.
  • The online payment booking system accepts all major credit/debit cards apart from American Express.
  • Please note that cheques or cash will not be accepted on the day of the conference.
  • Abstracts: Please note that you cannot upload abstracts using the online payment system. Abstracts must be uploaded using the Cambridge Neuroscience web-based system.
  • See below for cancellation policy

 

Registration costs

Conference registration - £120

Conference dinner at Robinson College - £50

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Cancellation Policy - Terms and Conditions

  • We hope that you will not have to cancel your registration, however, should this be necessary please see the terms below.
  • We take receipt of a completed Cambridge Neuroscience registration form as acceptance of the terms and conditions as stipulated and subsequent payment must be made using the online payment system.
  • Cancellation of your conference registration will only be possible before the following dates by sending an email to coordinator@neuroscience.cam.ac.uk
  • Cancellation before 4th March: 100% refund of registration fee
  • Cancellation after 4th March: no refund
  • Cambridge Neuroscience is not responsible for accommodation bookings for the conference. Any cancellation policy should be checked with the hotel when a reservation is made and claims should be made directly with the hotel.
  • Payment by external delegates must be received in full prior to the conference. Access will not be permitted if full payment has not been received.
  • Delegates who do not attend the conference (and have not cancelled their registration within the correct time frame) will be charged accordingly.

 


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Sponsors

Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn for more information on the different sponsorship opportunities available.

Sponsorship Packages Available

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Exhibiting

This is generally a very popular meeting with Cambridge Neuroscientists coming from over 40 different Neuroscience related Departments and Institutions affiliated with the University of Cambridge. For further information regarding Cambridge Neuroscience, please visit our website: www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk

Registration for this event is heavily subsidised and the evening public lecture is free of charge. As such, we are asking for sponsorship donations and offering exhibition space for suppliers to showcase their products to our research scientists.

We have some exciting sponsorship packages available, including invitations to the conference dinner at Robinson College and extended contact time for sponsors with the conference delegates during the poster sessions. This could be an excellent opportunity for your company to communicate that it is making a significant investment in Neuroscience in Cambridge.

Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn for more information on the different sponsorship opportunities available.

Sponsorship Packages Available

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Contact

Please contact Dr Dervila Glynn for more information.

Accommodation and spending time in Cambridge

For everything you need to know about Cambridge including reserving accommodation for your stay in one of the Cambridge Colleges, please see the Meet Cambridge website. Here you will find details about transport, parking, guided tours and a ‘What’s on’ guide to help you plan your time while in Cambridge.

In addition, there are several city centre hotels and guesthouses in Cambridge, which offer a wide range of accommodation with something to suit every taste and budget. Staying in historic Cambridge college accommodation during the student vacations is a unique opportunity. With centrally-located bed and breakfast (B&B) rooms available per person, per night, it offers a cost effective option for those looking for city centre accommodation. You could trace the footsteps of graduates such as Newton, Darwin, Wordsworth, John Cleese, and Prince Charles. You will eat in the college hall, and could wander through the college's gardens and courts, learn about the college's history followed by a drink in the college bar.

Please see the official website for visiting Cambridge and the surrounding area for more details.



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