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Upcoming Seminars

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Business School - Entrepreneurship Club
Why should PR be high up on any business agenda
Michelle Brown, Director of Michelle Brown PR & Gina Davidson, Associate Editor of Edinburgh Evening News
Tuesday 24th March 2015
6.30 pm, LT2, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place
Series Organiser: Jo Young
free but registration essential here
Cardiovascular Sciences
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
Series Organiser
: Heather Laing
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Edinburgh Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Seminars
Exploring blood pressure variability in the SAIL databank using coded primary care data

Rebecca Woodfield, PhD student, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 25th March 2015
4 pm, CCBS seminar room, 1st floor, Chancellor's Building, Little France
Series Organiser: Will Whiteley
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry
New data on Lithium - why, when and for whom?
Prof. Lars Vedel Kessing, Psychiatric Center Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Wednesday 1st April 2015
3 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Host: Andrew McIntosh
Series Organiser: Stephen Lawrie
Talk will also be broadcast live on the Division of Psychiatry's webpage, and available to view after: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/psychiatry/lecture-videos

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Clinical Neurosciences - Academic Half Day
What is optic ataxia?
Dr Rob Mcintosh, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 26th March 2015
1.15 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 Room 209, Chancellor's Building, RIE.
Lunch available from 1 pm.

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Clinical Psychology
awaiting notification
Series Organiser: Paul Hutton
Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
title to be advised
Professor Nick Fox, Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, London
Tuesday 16th June 2015
5.00 pm, Room F21, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ (followed by a drinks reception). This seminar is open to all.
Series Organiser: Caroline Brett
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Cognitive and Neural Systems
Deconstructing fear memory in humans
Prof. Merel Kindt, Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Thursday 26th March 2015
12.30 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square
Host:
Oliver Hardt

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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Medical Detectives Public Lecture
This series has finished for 2014; it will return in 2015 - awaiting notification
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Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training
Development of a global neurodevelopmental risk score predictive of later life adversity
Adele Warrilow, PsySTAR PhD Fellow, University of Glasgow
Wednesday 25th March 2015
3.30 pm, Mary Kinross Room, QMRI, Little France
Organiser: Katie Marwick
tea/coffee available from the start of the meeting
Edinburgh Neuroscience and Edinburgh College of Art - FUSION
awaiting notification
Education - Godfrey Thomson Trust Lecture 2015
Bringing Intelligence To Life: Godfrey Thomson's Legacy
Ian Deary, Professor of Differential Psychology, University of Edinburgh & Director of the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Monday 23rd March 2015
5:15 pm, Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Moray House School of Education, Holyrood Road
free but registration essential on eventbrite
A reception will follow the lecture
Education - DiCE seminar (Digital Cultures and Education)
Virtual Edinburgh: Bringing it all together
Jonathan Silvertown, Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Friday 27th March 2015
12 noon - 2 pm, 1.21, Paterson's Land, Moray House School of Education
free but registgration essential at eventbrite
please bring your lunch
Genetics and Molecular Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Eilidh Guild

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Geriatric Medicine
awaiting notification
Organiser:
Fergus Doubal

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Imaging Sciences: Edinburgh Preclinical Imaging - Launch Seminar for the new micro-PET/CT facility
From Man to Mouse: pre-clinical PET/CT at the University of Aberdeen
Prof. Andy Welch, University of Aberdeen
Novel PET Radiotracer and Drug Discovery
Adriana Tavares, Head of the microPET/CT facility at UoE, CVS
Cardiovascular PET: from macro to micro and back again
Alex Vessey, Cardiologist, CVS
Monday 23rd March 2015
1 pm - 3 pm, Wellcome Lecture Theatre, QMRI
Contact: Irene Craig
tea/coffee available after the seminar in the Fyffe Room
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Inflammation Research
no neuroscience-related seminars currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Karen Colvin
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Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation Workshop
Discriminative Switching Linear Dynamical Systems applied to Physiological Condition Monitoring
Konstantinos Georgatzis
Classifying Plankton Species with Computer Vision and Deep Learning
Scott Lowe
Tuesday 24th March 2015
11 am, Room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street
Host:
Guido Sanguinetti
Series Organiser:
Iain Murray
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Informatics - Perception, Action and Behaviour
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Bastiaan Boom
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Integrative Physiology
A comprehensive study of inhibition in the mouse barrel cortex during behavior
Dr Koen Varvaeke, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo
Friday 27th March 2015
12 noon, Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square
Host: Gulsen Surmeli
Seminar series sponsored in part by The Physiological Society
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Neuroscience Seminar Series
Proteomic approach to myelin-related neuropathology
Dr Hauke Werner, Max Planck Institut für Experimentelle Medizin, Göttingen
Monday 23rd March 2015
1 pm, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building
Host: Dr. David Lyons
Seminar series sponsored in part by British Neuroscience Association
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Neurological Student Society (EUNS)
Joint event with Pharmacological Student Society - see below
Contact: EUNS

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Pharmacological Student Society
Drug Treatment of Mood Disorders: Prozac and Beyond
Prof Trevor Sharp University of Oxford
Wednesday 25th March 2015
2 pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Doorway 3, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place
Contact: Sarah Martin
Sponsored by the British Pharmacological Society - all welcome.
Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences - Q&A session
Q&A on Prof. Machery's forthcoming book: Metaphilosophy
The book focuses on the role of intuitions and thought experiments in philosophy in light of current work in cognitive science.
Professor Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh
Monday 23rd March 2015
10 am - 12 noon, Room 7.01, Dugald Stewart Building
Host: Mark Sprevak
All welcome, but if you plan to attend you must register with Mark Sprevak ASAP - you will be sent the book chapter for discussion.
Philosophy of the Natural and Human Sciences - seminar
DeFreuding implicit attitudes
Professor Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh
Monday 23rd March 2015
4.30 pm - 6 pm, Room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Host: Mark Sprevak
Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group
The Body as Laboratory
Christopher Burr, University of Bristol
Wednesday 25th March 2015
4.30 pm - 6 pm, Room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Series Organiser
: Mark Sprevak
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar
The brain as a model of the world
Prof. Pron Shagrir, Hebrew University
Thursday 26th March 2015
4.10 pm - 6 pm, Room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Host:
Mark Sprevak
Followed by invited comments by David Carmel (Psychology), Joe Dewhurst (Philosophy) and Paul Schweizer (Informatics)
Followed by wine reception.

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Psychology Colloquia - Drever Lecture
The cultural synchronisation of time travel
Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics
Tuesday 24th March 2015
5.15pm, Lecture Theatre F21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Series Organiser:
Thomas Bak
followed by wine reception
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Psychology - Cognitive Ageing Journal Club
awaiting notification
Series Organiser: Stuart Ritchie
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Psychology - Human Cognitive Neuroscience
VATA-ADL: a new scale to assess awareness of functional disability
Lizzie Fowler , University of Edinburgh
Friday 27th March 2015
4 pm, Room G32, Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Series Organiser: David Carmel
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Regenerative Medicine
Stem/Progenitor cells and 3D-organoid cultures
Dr Meri Huch, The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, UK
Thursday 26th March 2015
12 noon, SCRM Seminar Room, SCRM Building, 5 Little France Drive, Edinburgh bioQuarter
Host: Stuart Forbes
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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
RNA-binding proteins, metabolism and a new function for the genome?
Prof. Matthias Hentze, Director, EMBL, Heidelberg
Monday 23rd March
11.30 am, Lecture Theatre, QMRI, Little France
Host: Dr. Matt Brook
Series Organiser: Dr. Laura O'Hara
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*Please note special time*
Roslin Institute
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Paula Brunton
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Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled

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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Seminar
The Scottish Stroke Research Network
Prof. Malcolm Mcleod & Bridget Colam
Monday 25th May 2015
12.30 pm, The Blackford Room, Postgraduate Education Centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
free but registration essential here
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