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Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar: New Approaches in Neuroscience

The 21st Annual Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar: New Approaches in Neuroscience

Registration for this event has now closed and the venue is at full capacity. For those who wish to be added to the reserve delegate list please e.mail: Those who make it onto the final delegate list will be notified by e.mail.

The 21st Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar is being hosted by the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and will be held in the William Harvey Lecture Theatre at Addenbrooke's Site on the 19th March 2009, 9.00 am - 8.00 pm.

The seminar will showcase the innovative technologies and cutting edge approaches that are being developed across Cambridge to improve our understanding of the nervous system.

The event provides an opportunity for neuroscience researchers within Cambridge to present their work to colleagues as well as be inspired by the latest research from leaders in the field.

For more information about this event, please click here. We have an exciting line up of both local and international speakers:


09.00 - 10.00    Registration and poster set up

10.00 - 10.05    Welcome and Introduction, Dr. Stephen Williams (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

10.05 - 10.50    Plenary Lecture: Processing and Storage within Neurons, Dr. Jeffrey Magee (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm, USA)

10.50 - 11.30    Refreshments

11.30 - 12.00    Visceral Neurons in Drosophila: What the Fly's Rear End Can Tell Us About the Brain, Dr. Irene Miguel-Aliaga (Department of Zoology)

12.00 - 12.30    What Can Worm Brains Tell Us About Big Brains? Dr. William Schafer (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology)

12.30 - 13.00     Soft Matters: Neuromechanics in Development and Disorders, Dr. Jochen Guck (Department of Physics)

13.00 - 15.00    Lunch and Poster Session

15.00 - 15.30    Glutamate, Spikes, and White Matter Disease, Dr. Ragnhildur Karadottir (Department of Veterinary Medicine)

15.30 - 16.00     Gambling and the Brain, Dr. Luke Clark (Department of Experimental Psychology)

16.00 - 16.30     Identifying the Network of Selectively Vulnerable Neurons Associated With Symptom Onset in Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Peter Nestor (Department of Clinical Neurosciences)

16.30 - 16.45    Break

16.45 - 17.30     In Vivo Real Time Control and Imaging of Brain Circuits, Dr. Karl Deisseroth (Stanford University, USA)

17.30 - 18.00   Refreshments

18.00 - 19.00   What is Consciousness For? Professor Chris Frith (University College London). A public lecture to coincide with Brain Awareness Week and the Cambridge Science Festival.

Registration fees are heavily subsidised, with Undergraduates attending for free, Postgraduate students - £7.50, Postdocs, Faculty, PI and others - £15.00. Lunch will be provided.

On Friday the 20th of March there will be a satellite methods workshop focused on new techniques to control, image, and analyse brain function. This will be informal, with brief talks presenting the key features of new methods being developed across the neuroscience community in Cambridge.

Posted on 21/10/2008

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