Neuroscience Day 2019 - Programme

Neuroscience Day 2019 - Programme

 

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Over 300 neuroscientists from students to professors, from basic researchers to clinicans and psychologists

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Poster presentations from across the life course

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Meet colleagues, make new friends, and start new collaborations

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08.30    Arrival and Registration

Session 1

Chaired by: Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Director, Edinburgh Neuroscience

09.00    Welcome, Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Director, Edinburgh Neuroscience and Director, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

09.05    The genetics of depression, Professor Andrew McIntosh, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

09.30    Vision in action: contextual signals in visual cortex , Dr Nathalie Rochefort, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

09.55    Using zebrafish to study myelinated axons in vivo, Professor David Lyons, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

10.20    Coffee & Posters

Session 2

Chaired by: Professor Tara Spires-Jones, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

10.50    Fellows Session

  • Neural circuits for long-term memory storage​, Dr Gülşen Sürmeli, Wellcome Trust Sir Henry-Dale Fellow, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Facilitating memory persistence in young, ageing and dementia, Dr Szu-Han Wang, Alzheimer's Research UK Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
  • Developing new clinical decision support tools for frequent longitudinal monitoring of chronic disorders: applications in Parkinson’s disease and mental disorders, Dr Thanasis Tsanas, Chancellor’s Fellow, Usher Institute
  • Seeking to increase the experimental validity and utility of preclinical stroke research, Dr Emily Sena, Stroke Association Kirby Laing Foundation Senior Lecturer, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

11.50   Functional Neurological Disorders: merging brain and mind, Professor Jon Stone, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

12.15   An overview of neuroscience research at McGill University, Canada, Professor Edward Fon, Professor Derek Bowie and Professor Stefano Stifan, McGill University, Canada 

12.40    Lunch & Posters

Session 3

Chaired by:  Dr Heather Whalley, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

14.00    Student data blitz session

  • What mediates the transmission of prenatal stress signals from mother to foetus? Ms Sze Ying, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Astrocytes regulate cortical neuronal Kir expression during development to increase cell excitability, Ms Alison Todd, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • GABAA Receptor mediated inhibition… without GABA (?!) Mr Nathanael O'Neill, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences 
  • Exploring the effects of CNS hypomyelination on circuit function and behaviour, Ms Megan Madden, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
  • Bilingualism and Cognitive Functions, Ms Lihua (Helen) Xia, Psychology

14.30    Cognitive offloading: Why digital memory is bad for your brain​, Professor Robert Logie, Psychology

14.55    The UK Dementia Research Institute in EdinburghProfessor Giles Hardingham, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and Associate Director, UK Dementia Research Institute

15.20    Tea and Posters 

Session 4 

Chaired by:  Professor David Wyllie, Director, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

16.00 Annual Distinguished Lecture 2019

Neuronal calcium ion channels in the pain pathway from gene to function, Professor Diane Lipscombe, Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University, USA, and President  of Society for Neuroscience 2018/19. Supported by the British Neuroscience Association - this talk is open to all to attend, no registration required.

17.00    Drinks reception in Great Hall

18.00    Close of Meeting