The Cortex Club connects researchers at the University of Oxford with world-leading neuroscientists through a unique educational forum dealing with cutting-edge topics and significant challenges in neuroscience. Our events range from small intense debates with up-and-coming scientists to large discussion sessions led by internationally prominent speakers, followed by the opportunity to ask them questions over drinks.

 

Seminar + Q&A Lunch: Professor Frank Sengpiel

Mechanisms of plasticity in mouse visual cortex
Friday 2 March @ 1pm2pm (Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)

We’re proud to co-host a seminar with the the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG) by Professor Frank Sengpiel from Cardiff University at 1pm in the Large Lecture Theatre in the Sherrington Building. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the speaker at 2pm in the Sherrington Room in the same building (free lunch included!). Places are limited for the Q&A session, so please sign up at cortex.club [at] studentclubs.ox.ac.uk.

Seminar + Q&A Lunch: Professor David Attwell

Control of cerebral and cardiac blood flow at the capillary level by pericytes in health and disease
Thursday 8 February @ 1pm2pm (Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)

This Thursday we’re co-hosting a seminar by Professor David Attwell from University College London at 1pm in the Large Lecture Theatre in the Sherrington Building at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG). This will be followed by a Q&A session with the speaker at 2pm in the Sherrington Library in the same building (free lunch included!). Places are limited for the Q&A session, so please sign up at cortex.club [at] studentclubs.ox.ac.uk.

Seminar + Student Breakfast: Professor John Cryan

A gut feeling about the brain: Role of microbiome in neurodevelopment & behaviour
Wednesday 7 February @ 1pm2pm (OHBA, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital)

We’re proud to co-host Professor John Cryan from University College Cork together with the WIN Wednesday Seminar Series this Wednesday. He will be speaking at 1pm at OHBA, Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital.

He has also kindly agreed to stay for another day for a Q&A session with interested students on Thursday 8 February at 9.30am. This will take place in the Sherrington Room in the Sherrington Building at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics and includes free breakfast! Places are limited for the Q&A session, so please sign up at cortex.club [at] studentclubs.ox.ac.uk.

Seminar + Workshop: Professor Laura Lopez-Mascaraque

Olfactive system and its development
Monday 5 February @ 4.30pm5.45pm (OCGF Seminar Room, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)

We’re excited to host a seminar by Professor Laura Lopez-Mascaraque from the Cajal Institute in Madrid at 4.30pm in the OCGF Seminar Room at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG). This will be followed by a wine tasting and olfaction workshop at 6pm (£5 per person). Places are limited for the workshop, so please sign up before February 4th at cortex.club [at] studentclubs.ox.ac.uk.

Seminar + Lunch: Professor Sabine Kastner

Neural network dynamics for attentional selection
Friday 26 January @ 1pm2pm (Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)

This Friday January 26 we’re co-hosting a seminar by Professor Sabine Kastner from Princeton University at 1pm in the Large Lecture Theatre at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG). This will be followed by a free lunch at the Sherrington Library (also at DPAG) during which you’ll have the opportunity to chat with the speaker!