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Upcoming Seminars

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Autumn School for PhD students
8.30am - 5pm, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls
8.30 REGISTRATION
Welcome - Dr Jane Haley
Defining a research question - Prof. Peter Sandercock
What could possibly go wrong? - Prof. Malcolm LacLeod
Understanding your role in research - Group Activity
10.30 am COFFEE
Parallel Workshops:
Being an effective researcher - aimed at those in the earlier stages of their PhD
What do I do now I've finished (non-academic options)? - aimed at those in the later stages of their PhD who will soon be looking for their next career move
1 pm LUNCH
The other side of the funding fence - Interactive Group Activity
3pm COFFEE
Parallel Workshops:
How to be an effective communicator - aimed at those in the earlier stages of their PhD
Becoming a sucessful independent researcher - aimed at those in the later stages of their PhD
4.30 pm
Open Room Debate: 'So, what makes a good researcher?'
Open to all types of PhD students (basic, clinical, neuroinformatics, psychology) provided they are working in a neuroscience-related field at Edinburgh.
Registration here. Cost: £10 per person
Business School - Entrepreneurship Club
no neuroscience-relevant events currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Jo Young
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Cardiovascular Sciences - Research in Progress Seminar
Cortisol in scalp hair as a long-term cortisol measurement: relation to stress and obesity
Dr Elisabeth van Rossum, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam
Tuesday 28th October 2014
12 noon, Wellcome Auditorium, Queen's Medical Research Institute, Little France
Host: Brian Walker
Series Organiser
: Heather Laing
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Academic Half Day
no neuroscience-relevant events currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Suvankar Pal
Those based at Little France can join a live-stream feed in Room 209, Chancellor's Building, RIE.
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Brain Research Imaging Centre
3D visualisation of “hotspots” of inflammation in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA): towards automatic classification
Yolanda Sourgia-Koutraki
title to be advised
Chengjia Wang
Friday 31st October 2014
1 pm, Mary Kinross Room, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent
Series Contact: bric@ed.ac.uk

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Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry
Personality and fatal diseases: revisiting a scientific scandal
Prof. Anthony Pelosi, Regional Eating Disorders Unit, St. John's Hospital, Livingston
Wednesday 5th November 2014
4 pm, Small Lecture Theatre, Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Series Organiser:
Stephen Lawrie, sponsored by SMHRN
Host: Stephen Lawrie
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Clinical Brain Sciences - Edinburgh Clinical Trials & Epidemiology Seminars
Carotid Multidisciplinary Meeting
Wednesday 29th October 2014
1.30 pm, CCBS seminar room, 1st Floor, Chancellor's Building, Little France
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 - St Andrew's Day Lecture
Mendelian randomisation: The next ten years
Prof George Davey-Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, University of Bristol
Tuesday 25th November 2014
3pm, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Old High School, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Series Organiser: Caroline Brett
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Please note change of venue & time. Directions can be found here.
Cognitive and Neural Systems
The tangled networks of tauopathy: a neurophysiological perspective
Prof. Andy Randall, University of Exeter
Thursday 23rd October 2014
12.30 pm, Gaddum Lecture Theatre, 1 George Square

Host: Tara Spire-Jones
Series Organiser
: Tara Spire-Jones
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College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine - Medical Detectives Public Lecture
The Sign of Three: Progress Report on an Investigation into the Epidemic of Itch, Sneeze and Wheeze
Prof. Aziz Sheikh, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 23rd October 2014
6pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
free, but click here to book a place
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Edinburgh Clinical Academic Training (ECAT) - Research in Progress talk
Prediction and Targeting Treatments for Stroke
Dr Will Whiteley, MRC Clinician Scientist
Wednesday 29th October 2014
3.30 pm - 4 pm, Mary Kinross Room, QMRI, Little France
Contact: Katie Marwick
Edinburgh Infectious Diseases & Division of Pathway Medicine - Special Seminar
Immunity in Early Life: What can we learn from CMV Infection
CMV is the most common congentical viral infection and is the leading non-genetic cause of neurological defects
Dr. Arnaud Marchant, Institue for Medical Immunology (IMI), Faculty of Medicine, Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Thursday 23rd October 2014
4pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Ashworth Labs, King's Buildings
Host: Peter Ghazal
Evolutionary Biology
Understanding ageing: an experimental evolution approach
Alexei Maklakov, Uppsala
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
2pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Ashworth Labs, Kings Buidings
Series Organiser:
Darren Obbard
Genetics and Molecular Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser: Eilidh Guild

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Geriatric Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Organiser:
Fergus Doubal

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Inflammation
Emerging regenerative functions of T cells in the central nervous system
Dr. Denise Fitzgerald, Queen's University, Belfast
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
12 noon, Lecture Theatre B, Chancellors Building
Host: Steve Anderton
Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation
Machine learning for eipgenetics: some initial results
Guido Sanguinetti
Tuesday 21st October 2014
11 am, room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Chair:
Ronald Begg
Series Organiser: Iain Murray

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Informatics - Adaptive and Neural Computation/Neuroinformatics DTC
Semi-stochastic gradient methods
Peter Richtarik, School of Maths
Tuesday 4th November 2014
11 am, room 4.31/4.33, Informatics Forum, Crichton Street
Series Organiser:
Iain Murray
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Informatics - Perception, Action and Behaviour
no neuroscience-related seminar curently scheduled
Series Organiser: Bastiaan Boom
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Integrative Physiology
Ion channels and pain
Prof. Peter McNaughton, King's College London
Friday 24th October 2014
1 pm, Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre, Hugh Robson Building, George Square
Host: David Wyllie & Carole Torsney
Series Organisers: Mandy Jackson and Emanuel Busch
Sponsored in part by The Physiological Society
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Medical Detectives
The Sign of Three: Progress report on an investigation into the epidemic of itch, sneeze and wheeze
Prof. Aziz Sheikh, University of Edinburgh
Thursday 23rd October 2014
6 pm, Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Doorway 3, Teviot Place
Free but registration essential here
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
Wednesday 29th October 2014
4pm, Seminar Room, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Chancellors Building, Little France
Topics for the initial meeting will include: 1) how the group might work and 2) stroke research in Edinburgh.
Organiser: Malcolm MacLeod
Neurological Student Society (EUNS)
Neuroanatomy Course
Two student-led revision lectures aimed at second year medical students.
Session 1: Wednesday 29th October 2014
Session 2: Monday 3rd November 2014
7 pm, Lecture Theatre 5, Appelton Tower
Series Organiser:
Rory Piper
This course is open to EUNS members only.
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Philosophy, Psychology and Informatics Reading Group
Motor Control: Handling Conditions Vary
Dr Ellen Fridand, King's College London
Wednesday 22nd October 2014
4.30 pm - 6 pm, Room 2.14, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street
Series Organiser: Mark Sprevak
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Seminar
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Thomas Bak
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Psychology - Cognitive Ageing Journal Club
Can functional networks provide the framework for a neurobiologically plausible model of human cognitive control
Adam Hampshire, Imperial College London
Monday 20th October 2014
12.30 pm, Room S38 Psychology Building, 7 George Square
Series Organiser:
Stuart Ritchie
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Psychology Colloquia
Emotional Intelligence: Assessment issues, status as an intelligence, and underlying processes
Carolyn MacCowan, Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 21st October 2014
5.15 pm, Room F21, Department of Psychology, 7 George Square
Series Organiser: Thomas Bak
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Psychology - Human Cognitive Neuroscience
Bilingualism and executive control
Angela de Bruin, University of Edinburgh
Friday 24th October 2014
4 pm, Room G32, 7 George Square
Series Organiser: David Carmel
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Regenerative Medicine
no neuroscience-related seminar 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
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
Series Organiser:
Dr. Laura O'Hara
Roslin Institute - Easter Bush Research Consortium
Myeloid cells in the CNS: Are they good guys or bad guys? How did they get that way?
Prof. Richard Ransohoff, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Ohio, USA
Wednesday 5th November 2014
3.30 pm, Auditorium, The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Research Campus, Midlothian
Series Organiser: Paula Brunton
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Synthetic Systems Edinburgh - Special seminar
Computer simulation of molecular cell biology
Andrzej Kierzek, Professor of Systems Biology, University of Surrey
Tuesday 28th October 2014
12 noon, Seminar Room 1.08, CH Waddington, King's Buildings
Host: Peter Ghazal

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
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
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Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility Seminar
no neuroscience-related seminar currently scheduled
click here for details of WTCRF training courses and registration

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