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Bioethics Lunchtime Discussions
On being a scientist in the UK Today
University of Edinburgh panel members include: Graeme Laurie (Medical Humantities), Nuno Ferreira (Clinical Psychology), Bob Fisher (Computer Vision), Joyce Tait (Innogen Institute) and Adam Lloyd (Master's student)
Wednesday 17th September 2014
12.30 pm - 2 pm, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street
In collaboration with universities around the country, a series of discussion events are being held to debate how the different features of the UK research environment are affecting, both positively and negatively, the work and behaviour of scientists at all stages of their careers.
Sponsor: Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Free sandwich lunch and refreshments available from 11.45 am
All welcome but registration essential at eventbrite
Biological Sciences: Murray Memorial Lecture
Molecular Biology and Medicine
Dr. Sydney Brenner, Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Crick-Jacobs Center, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, California, and Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Wednesday 24th September 2014
4 pm, Main Lecture Theatre, Michael Swann Building
Host: Adrian Bird
Supported by The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh

Business School - Entrepreneurship Club/ Edinburgh Research & Innovation Joint Seminar
Big Data from two perspectives
Prof. Mark Jeane, School of Computer Science & Informatics, University College Dublin
Prof. Marian Scott, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow
Thursday 16th October 2014
6.30 pm - 8 pm, Conference Room, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place
Series Organiser: Jo Young
Free but registration essential here
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Cardiovascular Sciences
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser
: Heather Laing

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Clinical Brain Sciences - Academic Half Day
The heterogeneity of cognitive and behavioural changes in ALS - A population based study
Marwa Elamin, Trinity College Dublin Travelling Fellow in Cognitive Neurology
Thursday 18th September 2014
1 pm, DCN Seminar Room, Division of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital
Series Organiser:
Suvankar Pal
Those based at Little France can join a live-stream feed in the Boardroom, Chancellor's Building.
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Brain Research Imaging Centre
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled

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Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry
How the stigma from health professionals and others can be worse than psychosis
Erica Camus, freelance journalist and someone with schizophrenia
Wednesday 17th September 2014
4 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Series Organiser:
Stephen Lawrie, sponsored by SMHRN
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Edinburgh Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Seminars
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Will Whiteley
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Clinical Psychology - Edinburgh Seminars in Clinical Psychology
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Paul Hutton
Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Putting your money where your mouth is: can we design programmes to prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Prof Karen Ritchie, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, Imperial College London
Tuesday 7th October 2014
5pm, Lecture Theatre F21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square

Series Organiser: Caroline Brett
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Cognitive and Neural Systems
Stimulating axon regeneration and plasticity for repair of spinal cord injuries
Prof. James Fawcett, University of Cambridge
Thursday 25th September 2014
12.30 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square

Series Organiser: Tara Spire-Jones
Host: Tara Spire-Jones
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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Medical Detectives Public Lecture
Unlocking the mysteries of childhood epilepsy
Dr Richard Chin, Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, Univeristy of Edinburgh
Thursday 9th October 2014
6pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
free, but click here to book a place
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Genetics and Molecular Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Eilidh Guild

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Geriatric Medicine
Title to be advised
Monday 6th October 2014
1.15 pm, Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France

Organiser:
Fergus Doubal

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Honyman Gillespie Lecture
Using Brain Imaging to Guide Acute Stroke Treatment
Prof Keith Muir, SINAPSE Professor of Clinical Imaging & Consultant Neurologist, University of Glasgow
Thursday 18th September 2014
5 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
Host: Prof Alastair MacLullich
Inflammation Research - Research in Progress
Investigating the Cerebral/Pulmonary Axis Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Duncan Humphries, Molecular Imaging Group, University of Edinburgh
Friday 19th September 2014
4pm, Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Series Organiser: Sonia Rafferty
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Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Iain Murray
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Informatics - Perception, Action and Behaviour
Title to be advised

Michael Hermann, INstitute of Adaptive and Neural Computation
Thursday 2nd October 2014
1pm, room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Bastiaan Boom
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Integrative Physiology
title to be advised
Dr Paul J. Kammermeier, University of Rochester Medical Center
Friday 26th September 2014
12.30 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square
Host: Ian Duguid
Series Organisers
: Ian Duguid and Mandy Jackson
Sponsored in part by The Physiological Society
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Medical Detectives
Unlocking the Mysteries of Childhood Epilepsy
Dr. Richard Chin, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, and Clinical Senior Lecturer and Director of the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre (MMEC), University of Edinburgh
Thursday 9th October 2014
6 pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Medical School (Doorway 3), Teviot Place
Free but registration essential at eventbrite.

Music in Human and Social Development
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
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Neuroscience Seminars
Control of Schwann cell phenotype transition after nerve injury
Dr. Hugo Cabedo, Institute of Neurosciences, Universidad Miguel Hernández
Monday 20th October 2014
1 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building
Host:
Prof. Peter Brophy
Series Organisers
: Dave Lyons, HongYan Zhang and Anna Williams
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Neuroscience Translational Research Forum
Launch Event
8th October 2014,
4pm, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS), Chancellors Building, Little France
Topics for the initial meeting will include: 1) how the group might work and 2) stroke research in Edinburgh. Further details to follow, but please save this date! All welcome!
Neurological Student Society (EUNS)
Secrets for Success
Dr Colin Mumford, Consultant Neurologist and author of the bestselling book, 'Getting That Medical Job: Secrets for Success.
Wednesday 24th September 2014
7pm, room 4.01 David Hume Tower, George Square
Dr Mumford will be giving a talk packed full of helpful careers advice for medical students across all year groups. Whether you're a budding neurologist or your talents lie elsewhere this is definitely a talk not to be missed!
Series Organiser:
Rory Piper
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Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group
Mental Time Travel: Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future, and the Particularity of Events
Dr. Dorothea Debus, University of York
Wednesday 24th September 2014
4.30 pm - 6 pm, Room 2.14, Appelton Tower, 11 Crichton Street
Organiser: Mark Sprevak
Series Organiser: Andy Clark and Dave Ward
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Thomas Bak
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Psychology - Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology Seminar
Putting your money where your mouth is: can we design programmes to prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Prof. Karen Ritchie, Senior Research Director, French National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM) and Honorary Professor with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College, London
Tuesday 7th October 2014
5pm, F21, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square
Series Organiser:
Caroline Brett
Psychology - Cognitive Ageing Journal Club
no neuroscience-related event currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Stuart Ritchie
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Psychology Colloquia
no neuroscience-related event currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Thomas Bak
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Psychology - Human Cognitive Neuroscience
no neuroscience-related event currently scheduled
Series Organiser: David Carmel
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Regenerative Medicine
Signals regulating neural stem cell self-renewal and fate determination
Prof Tetsuya Taga, Dept of Stem Cell Regulation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan
Wednesday 1st October 2014
1 pm, SCRM Seminar Room, SCRM Building, 5 Little France Drive, Edinburgh bioQuarter
Host: Ian Chambers
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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
Heart and Brain Disease Linked to Early Hypoxia, Glucocorticoids and Oxidative Stress
Prof. Dino Guissani, University of Cambridge
Monday 13th October 2014
12.30 pm, Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Medical Research Institute
Host:
Prof. Jane Norman
Series Organiser:
Dr. Laura O'Hara
Roslin Institute - Easter Bush Research Consortium
Imaging infection and immunity in vivo
Prof. James Brewer, University of Glasgow
Wednesday 24th September 2014
3.30 pm, The Roslin Institute Auditorium, The Roslin Institute
Chair: Liam Morrison
Series Organiser: Paula Brunton
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The Scottish TSE Network (STN) Annual Symposium
10th November 2014 - 11th November 2014, The Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
Day 1: Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) pathogenesis and transmissibility
Chair: Prof. Jean Manson, The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, UK
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Day 2: Amyloidogenesis in vitro and in vivo
Session 1:
Mechanisms of amyloid formation in vitro
Chair: Dr. Mark Head, The National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit, UK
9 am - 10.40 am
COFFEE
Session 2:
Understanding prion disease mechanisms
Chair: Dr. Mark Head, The National CJD Research and Surveillance Unit, UK
11.10 am - 12.30 pm
LUNCH
Session 3:
Practical applications: diagnostics and therapeutics
Chair: Prof. Nora Hunter, The Roslin Institute and R(D)SVS, UK
1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Organiser: Gila Holliman
Cost: £100 (£50 for students) - registration essential here

Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology
Epigenetic control of transcription in health and disease
Marc Timmers, University Medical Centre, Utrecht
Monday 15th September 2014
3 pm, Room 7.20, Michael Swann Building, King's Buildings
Host: Adrian Bird
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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Seminar
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
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