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Registration from 8:30 am – first session begins at 9:00 am

List of Speakers:

Plenary talk:
Dr Nelson Spruston, (Group leader and Scientific Program Director, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA, United States)
“Unraveling the complexity and diversity of neurons and their connections”

University of Aberdeen:

Dr Giuseppe D’Agostino (Research Fellow)
“Nucleus of the solitary tract cholecystokinin-expressing neurons control appetite”

Marta Woloszynowska-Fraser (PhD student)
“Parvalbumin cells in prefrontal cortex support working memory by modulating theta and gamma power”

University of Dundee:

Scott Mitchell (PhD student)
“The effects of early life stress on nucleus accumbens GABAA receptor function and cocaine mediated behaviour”

Andrew Samson (PhD student)
“Recruiting rapidly spreading neuroprotective signalling to combat neurotoxicity”

University of Edinburgh:

Dr Maria Doitsidou (Chancellor’s fellow)
“Development and degeneration of dopaminergic neurons: A C. elegans model”

Roly Megaw (PhD student)
“Using iPSC technology to investigate actin dysregulation in Retinitis Pigmentosa”

University of Glasgow:

Mariana Arroja (PhD student)
“The role of angiotensin 1-7 in experimental stroke”

Dr Allen Dickie (Research Fellow)
“Characterisation of inhibitory interneurons in the spinal dorsal horn”

University of St Andrews:

Anna-Claire Devlin (PhD student)
“Early dysfunction and non-cell autonomous disease mechanisms in a human iPSC- based model of ALS”

Dr Stefan Pulver (Lecturer)
“Neural control of locomotion in Larval Drosophila”

University of Strathclyde:

Dr Trevor Bushell (Senior Lecturer)
“Mkp2 deletion results in impaired synaptic plasticity & hippocampal-dependent learning”

Jamie O’Reilly (PhD student)
“Characterising mismatch negativity-like responses in mouse models relevant to schizophrenia”