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July 2020

Growing Up In Science @Oxford with Dr André Marques-Smith

July 31 @ 16:00 - 18:00

Have you ever wondered what your advisor struggled with as a graduate student? What they struggle with now? Growing up in science is a conversation series featuring personal narratives of becoming and being a scientist, with a focus on the unspoken challenges of a life in science. Growing up in Science was started in 2014 at New York University and is now worldwide. This article describes the origin and impact of the series. At a typical Growing up in Science event, one faculty member shares their life story,…

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October 2020

Basal ganglia output pathways for selection amongst incompatible actions

October 15 @ 14:00 - 16:30

Talk with prof. Bernardo Sabatini from Harvard Medical School Time and date: Thursday, 15th October 2020, Online Talk at 2 pm BST, Virtual Pub Chat at 3.15pm Abstract: In the basal ganglia (BG), anatomically segregated and topographically-organized feedforward circuits are thought to modulate multiple behaviors in parallel. Inherent in this model is the assumption that there is a correspondence between anatomically and functionally defined circuits within and through the BG. Furthermore, layered on this model is the proposal that the direct and indirect pathways…

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Cortex Club Michaelmas Term Elections

October 16 @ 17:00 - 18:00

Time and date: Friday, 16th October 2020, Online at 5pm (BST) We have 3 open positions for students of the University of Oxford to join our Cortex Club committee! The descriptions are listed below and they also include a chance to host speakers or organize an event important to you! 1) IT Officer The IT officer keeps the website up-to-date. This includes adding upcoming events, updating the 'past speakers' list, amongst other things. The IT officer also keeps an eye on the Cortex…

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Emergent scientists discuss Alzheimer’s disease

October 20 @ 16:00 - 17:00

This seminar is part of our “Emergent Scientists” series, an initiative that provides a platform for scientists at the critical PhD/postdoc transition period to share their work with a broad audience and network. Summary: These talks cover Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research in both mice and humans. Christiana will discuss in particular the translational aspects of applying mouse work to humans and the importance of timing in disease pathology and intervention (e.g. timing between AD biomarkers vs. symptom onset, timing of…

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Cortex Club’s Virtual Escape Room

October 22 @ 19:00 - 20:00

Cortex Club’s Virtual Escape Room will be on Thursday 22nd October at 7pm Oxford’s neuroscientists are reporting strange goings on in the dead of night. Samples are going missing and microscopes are torn apart, but nobody knows why. Could the mysterious Thalamus Club have anything to do with it? Join Cortex Club for a virtual adventure through Oxford’s neuroscience buildings, solving clues and puzzles along the way. Sign up here! (Please note: this is an online event for Oxford University students and…

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