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Cardiovascular Sciences
DNA modification profiling as a tracker for high fat diet and hyperglycaemia
Marcus Lyall, University of Edinburgh
HAPPY Study: Effects of exposure to prenatal obesity and psychological distress on children's cognitive and behavioural outcomes
Theresia Mina, Endocrinology, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 4th February 2016
12 noon, Wellcome Lecture Theatre, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Series Organiser
: Heather Laing
Host: Megan Holmes
Seminar followed by pizza in the Fyffe Room
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Cell and Molecular Biology
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Stroke Research Group/ Edinburgh Imaging Joint Seminar *note unusual time and location
Using machine learning techniques to acquire clinically useful information from medical images
Daniel Reukhart, University College London
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
1 pm, Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Series Organiser: Fergus Doubal / Cyril Pernet, Anne Grant, Tom MacGilivray
Host: Joanna Wardlaw
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry
Using eye movement patterns as diagnostic biomarkers in psychiatry
Professor David St Clair, Chair in Applied Medicine, University of Aberdeen
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Host: Andrew McIntosh
Series Organiser: Stephen Lawrie
This lecture series is sponsored, in part, by the Scottish Mental Health Research Network (SMHRN)
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Clinical Neuroscience
How to recognise, diagnose and treat thrombotic microangiopathies
Prof. David Kavanagh, Newcastle University
Thursday 4th February 2016
2 pm, DCN Seminar Room, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital
Series contact: Tim Soane
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Clinical Psychology
awaiting notification
Series Organisers: Paul Hutton & Emily Taylor

Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
title to be advised
Professor Julie Williams, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University
Tuesday 10th May 2016
5 pm, Room F21, 7 George Square
Organiser: Beverly Roberts
Open to all - followed by a drinks reception.
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Cognitive and Neural Systems
Signaling pathways to degeneration or resilience
Professor Giles Hardingham, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 14th April 2016
12.30 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square

Series Organiser: Tara Spires-Jones
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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Medical Detectives Public Lecture
awaiting notification
click here for access to their 2014 talks online
Edinburgh Imaging Sciences - Joint with Clinical Brain Sciences: Stroke Research Group
Using machine learning techniques to acquire clinically useful information from medical images
Daniel Reukhart, University College London
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
1 pm, Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Organisers: Fergus Doubal, Cyril Pernet, Anne Grant, Tom MacGilivray
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Edinburgh Neuroscience
Neuroscience Day 2016

Wednesday 30th March 2016
9am - 5pm, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Queen Street
more information soon!
Edinburgh Neuroscience: FUSION group
Continuation of group art-neurosciene project work
Thursday 25th February 2016
4.30 - 6.30 pm, Venue to be confirmed
All welcome - refreshments provided.
Fusion usually meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (4.30-6.30 pm)

Series Organisers: David Price, David Carmel, Dean Hughes, Gordon Brennan and Jane Haley
Education : Academic Network on Emotions
An emotional geography of psychodynamic practice
Liz Bondi
Thursday 4th February 2016
1.15 - 1.45 pm, Room 2.01 (S.1), 7 George Square
more info
All welcome - feel free to bring your lunch
Evolutionary Biology
Genome-wide selection scans — A child's guide through the jungle
Oscar Gaggiotti, St. Andrews
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
2 pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Ashworth Labs, Kings Buildings Campus
Series Organiser: Darren Obbard
Host: Deborah Charlesworth
Genetics and Molecular Medicine
Lost in translation; dysregulated protein synthesis in neuropsychiatric disorders
Dr Christos Ckogkas, Centre for integrative Physiology, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 4th February 2015
1 pm, Institute for Genetics & Molecular Medicine (IGMM) Lecture Theatre, Western General Hospital
Host: Dr. Kathy Evans
Series Organiser: Eilidh Guild
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Inflammation Research
The Aβ story; Rehabilitation of a bad boy!
Dr. Robert Moir, Assistant Professor in Neurology, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Harvard Medical School
Friday 12th February 2016
12 noon, Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Host: Dr. Donald Davidson
Organiser: Sonia Rafferty
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Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation Seminar (Joint with the Doctoral Training Centre)
Phase Transitions in Semidefinite Relaxations (a fast & robust algorithm for community detection)
Federico Ricci, Dept of Physics, Universita Sapienza, Rome
abstract here
Tuesday 2nd February 2016
11 am, Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Iain Murray
If you would like to meet with Federico later that day, or join the dinner in the evening, please contact Matthias Hennig
Lunch provided following seminar in Room 4.40, MF2
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Informatics - Perception, Action and Behaviour
Interactive Costmaps: Integrating Prediction and Planning with Counterfactual Reasoning

Alex Bordallo, University of Edinburgh
Learning Semantic Part Detectors from Google Images
Davide Modolo, University of Edinburgh
abstracts here
Thursday 4th February 2016
12.45 pm, Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Bastiaan Boom
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Integrative Physiology
Synaptic integration in circuits controlling mouse instinctive behaviours
Dr Tiago Branco, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Friday 5th February 2016
1 pm, Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square
Series Organisers:
Mandy Jackson and Emanuel Busch
Seminar series sponsored, in part, by The Physiological Society
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Music in Human and Social Development
Procedural learning, dyslexia and music
Prof Angela Fawcett, Professor Emeritus, Swansea University
abstract here
Tuesday 2nd February 2016
4 pm, Atrium, Reid School of Music, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square
Organiser: Katie Overy
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Neuroscience Seminar Series
Seeing the World on an Empty Stomach: Feeding State Modulation of Visual Processing and Behaviour
Alessandro Filosa, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology
Monday 1st February 2016
1 pm, Lecture Theatre B (small lecture theatre), Chancellor's Building, Little France
Host: Prof. Catherina Becker
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Neurological Student Society (EUNS)
4th National Neuroscience to Neurology Undergraduate Conference
Saturday 6th February 2016
9 am - 5 pm, Chancellor's Building, Little France
more info and registration
Series Organiser: EUNS
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Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group
Involuntary Episodic Recall
Prof. Chris Mole, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
abstract here
Wednesday 3rd February 2016
4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Organiser: Andy Clark
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Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar
title to be advised
Prof. H. Clark Barrett, UCLA
Thursday 28th April 2016
5.15 pm, venue to be confirmed
Series Organiser: Jane Lavelle
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Psychology and Education
Social Epistemology, Epistemic Value, and Education
Dr Adam Carter (Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh) and Dr Emma Gordon (Philosophy Department, University of Edinburgh)
Thursday 4th February 2016
12.30 - 2 pm, Room 1.37, Paterson's Land, Moray House School of Education
Organiser: Dr Andrea English
Seminar sponsored by The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, Edinburgh Branch
Psychology/ Music in Human and Social Development Joint Seminar (SEMPRE)
The psychology of music: a state-of-the-art overview
Stephan Koelsch, Berlin & Lancaster
abstract here
Tuesday 9th February 2016
5.15 pm, Lecture Theatre F21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Host: Nathalia Dupuy
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Psychology Society
The Experience of Extreme Environments: Exploring Well-being and Cognition in Arctic Explorers
Anna Temp, PhD student, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 4th February 2016
4 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square
Contact: Thomas Bak
Psychology - Cognitive Ageing Journal Club
Predictors of micro- and macro-structural brain changes in older age
Stuart Ritchie, University of Edinburgh
"It’s getting bigger all the time: Estimating the Flynn Effect from secular brain mass increases in Britain and Germany"
Group paper discussion
abstract here
Monday 1st February 2016
12.30 pm, Room S38, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Series Organiser: Stuart Ritchie
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Psychology - Human Cognitive Neuroscience
The magic of the islands continued: what Malta and Singapore can teach us about bilingualism and linguistic distance
Reham Al Rassi and Seok Hui Ooi, University of Edinburgh
Friday 5th February 2016
4 pm, Room S1, Psychology Department, 7 George Square
Series Organisers: Elena Gherri & Alexa Morcom
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Regenerative Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
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Please ensure you have your university or NHS ID card with you for seminars within SCRM as you will be asked to present it when signing in

Reproductive Health
Diet during pregnancy – does it matter what mothers eat? Results from studies of maternal diet and pregnancy outcomes in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
Dr Anne Lise Brantsaeter, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Monday 8th February 2016
12.30 pm, Lecture Theatre, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Series Organiser: Dr. Erin Greaves
Host: Sarah Stock
Roslin Institute - Easter Bush Research Consortium
Careers in science: different routes and managing work/life balance
Speakers include: Margaret Frame (Science Director, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre), Eileen Wall (Professor of Integrative Livestock Genetics, SRUC), Jo Stevens (Career Track Fellow, The Roslin Institute), Wendy Nicholson (Head of Business Development, ERI), Juliet Duncan (Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia and PhD student, R(D)VS), Deborah Hoyle (Wellcome Trust Career Re-Entry Fellow, The Roslin Institute)
Thursday 4th February 2016
12 noon - 2 pm, B006 (basement seminar room), The Roslin Institute
Series Organiser:
Paula Brunton
Open to all - early career scientists particularly encouraged to attend.
Lunch provided in basement atrium from 12 - 12.30 pm - email Anagha Joshi to register for lunch.
Event includes short presentations from speakers followed by informal, open panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities for women in science.

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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
The Only Way is Ethics - Ethics Committee Submission: Document Preparation
Roberta Littleford
Friday 4th March 2016
12.30 pm, Seminar Room, Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
more info
registration essential
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