Neuroscience & Behaviour Theme blog - February 2015

Posted by egg3 at Feb 12, 2015 09:30 AM |
The latest theme news from Ian Forsythe

Although things may appear to have been on the quiet side since Christmas, there's hardly a day goes past without someone from some part of the University wondering about Aspects of the Theme. And in case you've not noticed - we are going through a period of evaluation and strategic discussion; which I hope all can get involved in through their strands. We have an opportunity to build on our REF2014 success, so please keep the Grant Development Meetings coming in…. Last year members of the Theme brought in £6.3M in grant funding…. I hope some of that went to you, but if not, let us help you get a share this year!

All the Strands are considering how they can better represent their members, so if you are not feeling part of one, please contact your Strand lead.

Events

Journal Club

If you are a postdoc or PhD student we have a whole-theme Journal Club led by Volko Straub, so please do get involved in these interesting discussions.

Emma Gisborn and her teams are well advanced with the organisation of this Springs open events:

Brain Awareness Week

bawOur Neuroscience outreach - 18th March - please reserve it in your diary and volunteer to help Emma and the team to convey the excitement of neuroscience across to students and members of the public. We are particularly keen on as many people as possible attending the Evening event, as we are going all out to increase attendance and are we want some visibility from you…. "the local brain nerds" - it should be great fun - we have talks from Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Irene Gottlob, and Flav Giorgini. And a bevy of demonstrations from many more labs.

Neuroscience & Behaviour Theme Symposium 2015

This years' symposium will be on Thursday 16th April - It's on Neural coding of perception and behaviour with Rodrigo Quian Quiroga as the academic lead. We have some great external speakers - Ken Harris (UCL) "Integration of internal and external information in sensory cortex" and Lisa Saksida (Cambridge) “Memory, perception and the ventral visual-perirhinal-hippocampal stream: thinking outside of the boxes”. There will also be internal talks and abstracts will be available for all - look out for the email - abstract submissions are on the Abstract Submission web form, with a deadline of Monday 2nd March.

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