Graduate Programme in Leaders in Life Innovation Joint Symposium with University of Tokyo

Graduate Programme in Leaders in Life Innovation Joint Symposium with University of Tokyo

 

September 20, 2017
Teaching Room 12, Old Medical School, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

All welcome - no registration required. 

Programme

09.00     Refreshments and registration

09.20     Welcome, Professor Tara Spires-Jones

09.30     Role of DNA methylation in synapse elimination in the developing mouse cerebellum, Honoka Suzuki, Department of Neurophysiology, University of Tokyo

09.45     A FIB-SEM study of the relationship between glial cell and spine structure, Ai Takahashi, Department of Cellular Neurobiology, University of Tokyo

10.00    The roles of Pax6 in regulating neuronal morphogenesis during developmemt of the prethalamus, Tian Tian, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

10.15    Neurons regulate astrocytic gene expression to increase neurotransmitter uptake and metabolism, Alison Todd, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh 

10.30     FUS-the disease pathogenesis of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), Naruaki Watanabe, Department of Neuropathology, University of Tokyo

10.45     Tea/coffee break

11.15     The mechanism of cellular senescence induced by proteasoem dysfunction, Tomohio Iriki, Laboratory of Protein Metabolism, University of Tokyo

11.30     Behavioural-state dependent dendritic integration in layer V pyramidal neurons in V1, Valerio Francioni, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh         

11.45     Does the deep medial entorhinal cortex contribute to path integration?, Klara Gerlei, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh

12.00     Biochemical analysis of oxygenated Aβ by photooxygenation system, Shuta Ozawa, Department of Neuropathology and Neuroscience, University of Tokyo         

12.15     Lunch and networking in Common Room, 1 George Square

13.30    Why are some people born with no iris? Exploring genetic mechanisms of aniridia and related eye malformations, Nikki Hall, Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

13.45     Phenotypic and genetic analysis of cognitive performance in depression, Joeri Meijsen, Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh

14.00    Synthesis of Stable Amyloid-β Oligomers toward 3D Structure Elucidation of Pathogenically Relevant Agents, Kiyomichi Shinoda, Laboratory of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, University of Tokyo           

14.15     Regulation of amyloid-β degrading activity by GPR120 signaling, Kazunori Kikuchi, Department of Neuropathology and Neuroscience, University of Tokyo                                                      

14.30     Tea/Coffee break

15.00    Optical and electronic properties of molecular nano-rings having in-plane aromaticity: cycloparaphenylenes and their dications, Yui Masumoto, Laboratory of Advanced Elements Chemistry, University of Tokyo

15.15    Elucidation of regulatory mechanism underlying piRNA biogenesis by the transcriptional regulator lethal (3) malignant brain tumor gene in Drosophila, Hitomi Yamamoto, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tokyo             

15.30    Increased Fractional Anisotropy in the Arcuate Fasciculus Following Four Weeks of Music-Cued Motor Training, Emma Moore, Music, University of Edinburgh

15.45    Developmental programming of social behaviour, stress physiology and neuropeptides in Japanese Quail, Georgia Longmoor, The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

16.00     close of meeting