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Cardiovascular Sciences
Taconic: Current strategies and technologies in Complex Rodent Model Generation
Dr Evert-Jan Uringer
Thursday 8th December 2016
12 (noon), Wellcome Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI), Little France
Host: Prof Nik Morton
Note: This seminar is not particularly neuroscience-related, but might be of interest to some of you due the techniques used. The CVS seminar series is sponsored by: Cyagen Biosciences inc., TSE Systems and Taconic Biosciences.
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Cell and Molecular Biology
awaiting notification
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Clinical Brain Sciences Special Seminar
A Chaperone Network Safeguards Proteostasis in Aging and Disease
Professor Richard Morimoto, Northwestern University, USA
Tuesday 6th December 2016
4 pm, Roslin Institute
Professor R. Morimotowho has made major contributions to the fields of protein folding/misfolding and cellular stress. All welcome. See Professor Morimoto's Wikepedia entry here.
Clinical Brain Sciences - Stroke Research Group
Rapid cerebrovascular reactivity mapping using MRI: enabling greater clinical adoption
Nicholas Blockley, University of Oxford
Wednesday 7th December 2016
3 pm, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Chancellor’s Building, RIE

Series Organiser: Dr. Fergus Doubal
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry Special Lecture
New Psychoactive Substances (Legal Highs)
Kenny Malcolm, lead training officer with Drugs Action UK Aberdeen
Tuesday 13th December 2016
4 pm, Division Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside

Series organiser: Stephen Lawrie
Note: The seminar by Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, originally scheduled for 7th of December, has been postponed until next semester.
This lecture series is sponsored, in part, by the Scottish Mental Health Research Network (SMHRN)
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Clinical Neuroscience
Journal Club
Thursday 8th December 2016
2 - 4 pm, DCN Seminar Room, Western General Hospital

Series contact: Tim Soane
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Clinical Psychology - Edinburgh Seminars in Clinical Psychology (ECPSY seminar Series)
awaiting notification
Series Organisers: Paul Hutton & Emily Taylor
Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
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Cognitive and Neural Systems
Dissecting the role of reward system in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr Camilla Bellone, University of Geneva
Thursday 8th December 2016
12.30 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square
Host and
series Organiser: Tara Spires-Jones
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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Medical Detectives Public Lecture
awaiting notification
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Computatonal Mind Reading Group
Reading Russell and Norvig: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (3rd Edition). Reading Chapter 16 (Making Simple Decisions)
Tuesday 13th December 2016
1 pm, 1.01 Dugald Stewart Building
preview of the book

If you would like a gentle introduction to machine learning, this reading group is for you. There is some mathematical content, but don't let this put you off. We will work through the material slowly together. The book also gives good intuitive glosses. If you are interesting in joining the group, please send me an email to Mark Sprevak and he will add you to the email list.
abstract here
Series organiser: Mark Sprevak
Edinburgh Imaging Sciences
Highly accelerated MRI by compressed sensing: reducing the patient burden
Kieran Hollingsworth, Senior Lecturer in Magnetic Resonance Physics at Newcastle University
Tuesday 6th December 2016
1 pm, Mary Kinross Room, Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI), Little France
Host: Professor Ian Marshall
Organisers: Cyril Pernet, Anne Grant, Tom MacGilivray
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Edinburgh Medical School - Grand Round Lecture Series
Edinburgh Medical School-The Present and The Future
Dr David Kluth (Director of Teaching, MBChB) and Professor Helen Cameron (Director of Centre for Medical Education)
Wednesday 7th December 2016
1 pm, 4th floor Lecture Theatre, Western General Hospital (WGH)
The speakers will give an overview of the recent changes to the medical curriculum and challenges faced in delivering high quality medical education. They will also discuss students' experience of the MBChB programme (the good and the bad), new approaches to and opportunities for teaching and update on the forthcoming GMC inspection of undergraduate and postgraduate training.

Edinburgh Medical School: Improving the Teaching Experience
Dr David Kluth and Professor Alan Murray, Academic Support
Tuesday 13th December 2016
12.30 pm, Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI), 47 Little France Crescent and live streamed to the cetral area (venue to be confirmed)
Edinburgh Medical School - Public Lecture Series - Let's Talk about Health
Losing our minds: Can we stop our brains from ageing?
Dr Susan Shenkin and Dr Iva Cukic, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE), The University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 7th December 2016
5.30 - 6.45 pm, Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI), 47 Little France Crescent
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Edinburgh Neuroscience
FUSION group
All are welcome to our monthly art-neuroscience group
Series Organisers: David Price, David Carmel, Dean Hughes, Gordon Brennan and Jane Haley


Christmas Public Lecture - Memory: why it matters and how it works
Professor Richard Morris, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems and 2016 Brain Prize Winner!
Wednesday 7th December 2016
6 pm, Anatomy lecture Theatre, Teviot Place
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This lecture will be followed, at 7pm, by a mulled wine reception, with poster presentations highlighting the research undertaken in the Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems.
Education - Digital Education
Making Bananas: Design Pedagogy and Social Learning at a Distance
Derek Jones, Lecturer in Design at The Open University
Thursday 8th December 2016
12 (noon) - 2 pm, Room 1.37, Paterson's Land, Holyrood Campus
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Genetics and Molecular Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Eilidh Guild
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Honyman Gillespie lecture
Unruptured intracranial aneurysms: a ticking time bomb to deactivate by surgical, endovascular or medical treatment?
Prof Gabriel Rinkel, Brain Center Rudolf Magus
Thursday 8th December 2016
5 pm, Lecture Theatre A, Chancellor's Building, 47 Little France Crescent
Inflammation Research
awaiting notification
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Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation Seminar
Computational model-based analysis of learning and memory: stress, genes and prediction
Gediminas Luksys
Tuesday 6th December 2016
11 am, Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Iain Murray
abstract here
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Informatics - Perception, Action and Behaviour Workshop
title to be advised

Agamemnon Krasoulis/Yiming Yang
Thursday 15th December 2016
12.45 pm, Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Bastiaan Boom
abstract here
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Integrative Physiology
Therapeutic potential of boosting Nrf2 signalling in combating neurodegeneration caused by stroke
Dr Jill Fowler, CNR
Tuesday 21st Februrary 2017
1 pm, Hugh Robson lecture theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square
Series organisers and hosts: Karen Smillie and Emanuel Busch
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The seminars are sponsored in part by The Physiological Society.
Little France Electrophysiology Group (LiFE)
title to be advised
Dr Matthew Livesey

Monday 12th December 2016
11am, Seminar Room 3 (FU224), Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent
Series organiser: HongYan Zhang
After her talk, there is free discussion time. You are always welcome to bring your own data to discuss after the talk, even it is just one single experiment. The aim of this new meeting is to provide a platform for everyone, who is interested in electrophysiology or working on related subjects, to extensively discuss their electrophysiological related researches. The meeting will be held on every 2nd Monday of each month. Everyone are welcome to attend the meeting.
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Models in Science and Cognition Reading Group
awaiting notification
Organiser: Eugene Philalithis
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Music Informatics, Cognition and Acoustics Seminars - MusICA Seminars
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Music in Human and Social Development
awaiting notification
Organiser: Katie Overy
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Neuroregeneration - Centre Progres Report Seminars
title to be advised
Leonardo Cavone
Thursday 8th December 2016
1 pm,
Auditorium A, Chancellors Building, Little France
Series organisers:
Graham Campbell and Daniel Wehner
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Neuroscience Seminar Series
Modelling the healthy and diseased human nervous system - 2D versus 3D
Dr Patrizia Ferretti, Institute of Child Health, University College London
Monday 5th December 2016
1 pm, Auditorium B, Chancellors Building, Little France
Host: Dr Leah Herrgen
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Neurological Student Society (EUNS)
awaiting notification
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Psychology
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Cognitive Ageing Journal Club
awaiting notification
Series Organiser: Stuart Ritchie


Human Cognitive Neuroscience
Working memory and conscious awareness: Data from a new experimental paradigm
Ilaria Taglialatela Scafati
Musical expertise and cognitive ageing
Catherine Jordan
Wednesday 14th December 2016
1 pm, G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
abstracts here

Series organiser: Anna Mas-Casadesús

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Individual Differences Journal Club
awaiting notification
Series Organiser: Drew Altschul

Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group

You Meta Believe it
Neil Levy, University of Oxford
Wednesday 7th December 2016
5 - 6.30 pm, Room 1.17, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Host: Dr Tillmann Vierkant
abstract here

Organiser: Mark Sprevak
Regenerative Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
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
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Reproductive Health
Inflammatory pain: unmasking and peripheral regulation of spinal circuits
Dr Carole Torsney
Monday 5th December 2016
12.30 pm,
Lecture Theatre at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI)
Series Organiser
: Dr. Erin Greaves
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Roslin Institute - Easter Bush Research Consortium
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Paula Brunton
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SynthSys – Centre for Synthetic & Systems Biology Open Centre Meeting
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Host: Andrew Millar
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
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