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PDN Foster Talks seminar series

The PDN Foster talks is a seminar series that involves high profile internal and external speakers, who are experts in fields relevant to research interests in the Department.

We welcome people from the wider scientific community of Cambridge University as well as from within the Department to join us for these seminars. The talks are aimed for a broad audience, from all career stages, undergraduates to PIs.

This seminar series also provides an invaluable opportunity for staff and students to discuss with the guest speaker both before and after the talk, and often helps to foster collaborations.

All talks will take place in the Hodgkin Huxley seminar room, Physiology Building, at 4:00 pm.

Calendar

 

Date Speaker Hosted by
11
October
2018

Nathalie Rochefort, Sir Henry Dale Fellow and Chancellor’s Fellow at the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Physiological Society R Jean Banister Prize Lecture 2017-2018

Decoding the visual cortex

Elisa Galliano

25
October
2018

Robin Lovell-Badge, The Francis Crick Institute, London
tbc

 

8
November 2018

Madeline Lancaster, MRC-LMB

Neuronal connectivity and functional output in cerebral organoids

Sarah Bray

22
November 2018
Tara L. White, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Brown University, USA
tbc

Susan Jones

6
December
2018

Fredrik Lanner, Karolinska Institute

Mapping human pluripotency during pre- and peri-implantation development using single cell transcriptional analysis

Thorsten Bovoriak

17
January
2019

Andy Copp, University College, London

Mechanisms of neurulation and neural tube closure defects

Guy
Blanchard, Matteo
Mole

31
January
2019

James Briscoe, The Francis Crick Institute, London

The molecular and cellular logic of spinal cord formation
14
February
2019
Robin Franklin, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Adult CNS progenitors: reversing the ravages of ageing
28
February
2019

Kate Ellacott, University of Exeter Medical School

Astrocytes and the regulation of energy homeostasis

 

21
March
2019

Steve Wilson, University College, London

Breaking symmetry in the brain - from genes to circuits and behaviour

 

28
March
2019

Elke Ober, University of Copenhagen

Dynamic cell interactions and biomechanics in liver morphogenesis

Clare Baker

2
May
2019

Christiana Ruhrberg, University College, London

An early hematopoietic progenitor contributes endothelial cells to organ vasculature

Golnar Kolahgar

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