Past Speakers

The Cortex Club is open to the entire academic community from undergraduates to professors and attracts large and enthusiastic audiences. Many renowned neuroscientists have previously given talks at the Cortex Club when they have visited Oxford including:

2017–2018

Claire Gillan John Rothwell Guillermina Lopez-Bendito
Claire Gillan
Trinity College Dublin
John Rothwell
University College London
Guillermina López-Bendito
UMH-CSIC Campus San Juan, Alicante
Francisco Clasca Edward Bartlett Jason Rihel
Francisco Clasca
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Edward Bartlett
Purdue University
Jason Rihel
University College London
Michael Hawken Russell Foster Sabine Kastner
Michael J Hawken
New York University
Russell Foster
University of Oxford
Sabine Kastner
Princeton University
Laura Lopez-Mascaraque John Cryan David Attwell
Laura Lopez-Mascaraque
Cajal Institute, Madrid
John Cryan
University College Cork
David Attwell
University College London
Frank Sengpiel Irene Tracey Alexander Thiele
Frank Sengpiel
Cardiff University
Irene Tracey
University of Oxford
Alexander Thiele
Newcastle University
Emre Yaksi Mu-Ming Poo Israel Nelken
Emre Yaksi
Kavil Institute
Mu-Ming Poo
Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai
Israel Nelken
Edmond and Lily Safra Center
Sonja Hofer Laura Busse David Dupret
Sonja Hofer
Universität Basel/UCL
Laura Busse
LMU München
David Dupret
University of Oxford
Igor Timofeev Ole Paulsen Reto Huber
Igor Timofeev
Université Laval
Ole Paulsen
University of Cambridge
Reto Huber
University of Zürich
Madeline Lancaster Christopher Petkov Tobias Langenhan
Madeline Lancaster
University of Cambridge
Christopher Petkov
Newcastle University
Tobias Langenhan
Leipzig University
Alessio Delogu Michael Halassa
Alessio Delogu
King’s College London
Michael Halassa
MIT


2016–2017

Richard Hahnloser Karl Friston Suresh Jesuthasan
Richard Hahnloser
University of Zurich
Karl Friston
University College London
Suresh Jesuthasan
A*Star, Singapore
Vlad Vyazovskiy Sophie Scott Daniel Wolpert
Vlad Vyazovskiy
University of Oxford
Sophie Scott
University College London
Daniel Wolpert
University of Cambridge
Richard Mooney Dorothy Bishop Michael Yartsev
Richard Mooney
Duke University
Dorothy Bishop
University of Oxford
Michael Yartsev
UC Berkeley
Xiao-Jing Wang Simon Rumpel Catherine Tallon-Baudry
Xiao-Jing Wang
New York University
Simon Rumpel
University of Mainz
Catherine Tallon-Baudry
Ecole Normale Supérieure
Christian Machens Daniel Bendor Wolfram Schultz
Christian Machens
Champalimaud Centre
Daniel Bendor
University College London
Wolfram Schultz
University of Cambridge
Jeff Lichtman Simon Laughlin
Jeff Lichtman
Harvard University
Simon Laughlin
University of Cambridge


2015–2016

Daniel Salzman Fritjof Helmchen Troy Margrie
Daniel Salzman
Columbia University
Fritjof Helmchen
University of Zurich
Troy Margrie
University College London
Georg Keller Mario de Bono Adam Packer
Georg Keller
Friedrich Miescher Institute
Mario de Bono
University of Cambridge
Adam Packer
University College London
Simon Baron-Cohen Johannes Gräff Andreas Schaefer
Simon Baron-Cohen
University of Cambridge
Johannes Gräff
EPFL
Andreas Schaefer
Francis Crick Institute
Marco Tamietto Adam Kampff Christian Lüscher
Marco Tamietto
Tilburg University
Adam Kampff
University College London
Christian Lüscher
University of Geneva
Hannah Clarke Douglas Fields Daniel Polley
Hannah Clarke
University of Cambridge
Douglas Fields
NIH
Daniel Polley
Harvard University
Sam Solomon Eve Marder Wolf Singer
Sam Solomon
University College London
Eve Marder
Brandeis University
Wolf Singer
Ernst Strüngmann Institute
Jonathan Wallis Marcos Frank
Joni Wallis
UC Berkeley
Marcos Frank
WSU


2014–2015

Tim Bliss Anne Churchland John Richer
Tim Bliss
NIMR
Anne Churchland
CSHL
John Richer
University of Oxford
Blake Richards Thomas McHugh Tiago Branco
Blake Richards
University of Toronto
Thomas McHugh
RIKEN
Tiago Branco
University of Cambridge
Robert Gütig Valentin Nägerl Matt Jones
Robert Gütig
University of Göttingen
Valentin Nägerl
Université de Bordeaux
Matt Jones
University of Bristol
Peter Dayan Michael Crair Haruo Kasai
Peter Dayan
University College London
Michael Crair
Yale University
Haruo Kasai
University of Tokyo
Eleni Vasilaki Todd Sacktor Tara Keck
Eleni Vasilaki
University of Sheffield
Todd Sacktor
SUNY Downstate
Tara Keck
University College London
Richard Brown Paul Matthews Jason Kerr
Richard Brown
Dalhousie University
Paul Matthews
Imperial College London
Jason Kerr
Caesar
Nenad Sestan Moritz Helmstaedter Stanislav Zakharenko
Nenad Sestan
Yale University
Moritz Helmstaedter
MPI for Brain Research
Stanislav Zakharenko
St Jude
Angus Silver
Angus Silver
University College London


2013–2014

Kenji Morita Alex Huk Gian Michele Ratto
Kenji Morita
University of Tokyo
Alex Huk
University of Texas
Gian Michele Ratto
Scuola Normale, Pisa
Richard Brown Jennifer Linden David Dupret
Richard Brown
Dalhousie University
Jennifer Linden
University College London
David Dupret
University of Oxford
Jonathan Fritz Kenneth Harris Juan Burrone
Jonathan Fritz
University of Maryland
Kenneth Harris
University College London
Juan Burrone
King’s College London
Thomas Knöpfel Matteo Carandini Heidi Johansen-Berg
Thomas Knöpfel
Imperial College London
Matteo Carandini
University College London
Heidi-Johansen Berg
University of Oxford
Stephen Engel Colette Dehay Roi Cohen Kadosh
Stephen Engel
University of Minnesota
Colette Dehay
SBRI Lyon
Roi Cohen Kadosh
University of Oxford
Arnold Kriegstein Ray Guillery Michael Brand
Arnold Kriegstein
UC San Francisco
Ray Guillery Michael Brand
Technische Universität Dresden
Takao Hensch Lizzie Burns
Takao Hensch
Harvard University
Lizzie Burns
University of Oxford


2012–2013

Yongsoo Kim Ed Lein Gordon Fishell
Yongsoo Kim
Pennsylvania State University
Ed Lein
Allen Institute
Gordon Fishell
NYU Neuroscience Institute
Steven Rose Michael Spedding Denis Jabaudon
Steven Rose
The Open University
Michael Spedding
Spedding Research Solutions
Denis Jabaudon
University of Geneva
Patrick Kanold Rick Livesey Amy Milton
Patrick Kanold
University of Maryland
Rick Livesey
University of Cambridge
Amy Milton
University of Cambridge
Rosa Cossart Carl Petersen Kai Kaila
Rosa Cossart
Inmed, Marseilles
Carl Petersen
EPFL
Kai Kaila
University of Helsinki
Tomomi Shimogori Anthony Isles Florian Engert
Tomomi Shimogori
RIKEN Institute
Anthony Isles
Cardiff University
Florian Engert
Harvard University
Michael Ashby Adam Kampff Fred Gage
Michael Ashby
University of Bristol
Adam Kampff
University College London
Fred Gage
Salk Institute
Russell Foster
Russell Foster
University of Oxford


2011–2012

Jon Kaas Kevin Fox Andy Trevelyan
Jon Kaas
Vanderbilt University
Kevin Fox
Cardiff University
Andy Trevelyan
Newcastle University
Stephen Oppenheimer Barbara Finlay Cecilia Heyes
Stephen Oppenheimer
University of Oxford
Barbara Finlay
Cornell University
Cecilia Heyes
University of Oxford
Tamás Freund Scott Waddell David Bannerman
Tamás Freund
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Scott Waddell
University of Oxford
David Bannerman
University of Oxford
Matt Jones Andreas Schaefer Ivan Soltesz
Matt Jones
University of Bristol
Andreas Schaefer
Francis Crick Institute
Ivan Soltesz
Stanford University
Heiko Luhmann Peter Hacker Neil Rabinowitz
Heiko Luhmann
University of Mainz
Peter Hacker
University of Oxford
Neil Rabinowitz
DeepMind
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel Leopoldo Petreanu Shubha Tole
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel
University College London
Leopoldo Petreanu
Champalimaud Centre
Shubha Tole
TIFR, Mumbai
Pierre Vanderhaeghen Dimitri Kullmann Botond Roska
Pierre Vanderhaeghen
University of Brussels
Dimitri Kullmann
University College London
Botond Roska
Friedrich Miescher Institute
Blake Richards Yoshiki Sasai Olivier Raineteau
Blake Richards
University of Toronto Scarborough
Yoshiki Sasai Olivier Raineteau
SBRI, Lyon


2010–2011

T Grant Belgard John Parnavelas Simon Butt
T Grant Belgard
Verge Genomics
John Parnavelas
University College London
Simon Butt
University of Oxford
Edward Boyden Denis Jabaudon Máté Lengvel
Edward Boyden
MIT
Denis Jabaudon
University of Geneva
Máté Lengvel
University of Cambridge
François Guillemot Britta Eickholt Kei Cho
François Guillemot
Francis Crick Institute
Britta Eickholt
Charité Berlin
Kei Cho
University of Bristol
Marieke Schölvinck André Goffinet Peter Giese
Marieke Schölvinck
Ernst Strüngmann Institute
André Goffinet
University of Louvain
Peter Giese
King’s College London
Matthew Nolan Christof Koch Michael Kohl
Matthew Nolan
University of Edinburgh
Christof Koch
Caltech
Michael Kohl
University of Oxford
Joseph Raimondo Melanie Woodin Fernando Garcia-Moreno
Joseph Raimondo
University of Cape Town
Melanie Woodin
University of Toronto
Fernando Garcia-Moreno
University of Oxford
Franziska Oeschger Navneet Vasistha Kevan Martin
Franziska Oeschger
Swiss Academy of Sciences
Navneet Vasistha
University of Edinburgh
Kevan Martin
University of Zürich
Semir Zeki Colin Blakemore Antonella Riccio
Semir Zeki
University College London
Colin Blakemore
University of Oxford
Antonella Riccio
University College London