25th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar
25th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, 26th March 2013
‘From Sensation to Action’
The 25th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar, hosted by the Department of Zoology, will be held on Tuesday 26th March 2013, in the Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge. This year, the theme is ‘From Sensation to Action’ with sessions covering both sensory and motor systems.
We have confirmed many distinguished local and international speakers including Professor Johan Bolhuis (Utrecht University) who will deliver the Professor Sir Gabriel Horn Memorial Lecture in association with the BNA and
Professor Silvia Arber (University Of Basel). We have introduced a new item this year where 2 early career researchers will be given the opportunity to speak about their work.
The aim of this annual meeting 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. The day will conclude with a public plenary lecture entitled ‘Design Principles for Neuroprosthetics’ given by Professor José del Millán (Lausanne), to coincide with the Cambridge Science Festival.
Last year’s event was attended by over 420 neuroscientists, with great presentations, discussions and over 90 scientific posters on display. Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, and an evening wine reception, in addition to admittance to all talks. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the Gala conference dinner, which will be held at Downing College (additional cost will apply).
Please do take the opportunity to present a poster at this event – a great opportunity to discuss your research with neuroscientists from diverse research backgrounds during our informal and relaxed meeting. Abstract submission is now open, but it is possible to register now and upload your completed abstract at a later date. Registration will close on Friday March 8th 2013.
This meeting is organised by Dr Berthold Hedwig, Professor Simon Laughlin, Dr Brian McCabe and Dr Matthias Landgraff for the Department of Zoology and Dr Dervila Glynn for Cambridge Neuroscience.
8.00 – 8.45 Registration and poster set-up
8.50 – 9.00 Welcome from Professor Michael Akam, Department of Zoology
9.00 – 10.00 The Gabriel Horn Memorial Lecture, Introduced by Dr Brian McCabe
Professor Johan Bolhuis, Cognitive Neurobiology group, Departments of Psychology and Biology, Utrecht University. In Memory
10.00 – 10.20 Refreshments
Session One Sensory systems: From sensory processing to behaviour, Chaired by Professor Simon Laughlin
10.20 – 10.50 Dr Bob Carlyon, MRC Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit TBC
Subject: Speech processing; cochlear implants
10.50 – 11.20 Professor Lorraine Tyler, Department of Psychology
Neurobiology of language
11.20 – 11.50 Dr Berthold Hedwig, Department of Zoology
Auditory pattern recognition in an insect brain
11.50 – 12.20 Dr Mario de Bono, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Systematic dissection of the molecular and neural basis of behaviour
12.20 – 14.20 Lunch and poster session
Session Two Motor Systems: Development and Regeneration, Chaired by Christine Holt/Bill Harris
14.20 – 15.20 Plenary lecture, Introduced by Dr Matthias Landgraf
Professor Silvia Arber, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research,University of Basel
Organization and Function of Motor Circuits
15.20 – 15.45 Young Investigator talk
Dr Jimena Berni, Department of Zoology
Subject: Motor system development & locomotion in Drosophila
15.45 – 16.10 Young Investigator talk
Dr Victoria Leong, Centre for Neuroscience and Education
Speech rhythm and learning to read: lessons from dyslexia”
16.10 – 16.30 Refreshments
16.30 – 17.00 Dr Steve Edgley, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Controlling the Hand: Ancient and Modern
17.00 – 17.30 Professor Roger Barker, John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair
The challenge of matching therapies to patients in Parkinson’s disease.
17.30 – 18.00 Closing Remarks by Professor Prof Alastair Compston/Prof Trevor Robbins
Presentation of poster prizes by Dr Peter Stern, Science
Arrival of public audience
18.00 – 19.00 The Cambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture to coincide with the Cambridge Science Festival
Introduced by Prof Alastair Compston/Prof Trevor Robbins
Professor José del R. Millán, Center for Neuroprosthetics, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Design Principles for Neuroprosthetics
19.15 – 19.45 Wine reception/Pre-dinner drinks
The Grace Howard Room, Downing College
19.45 – 22.30 Gala Conference Dinner
The Hall, Downing College