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April 2020

Cell Fate Determination in the Retina

April 20 @ 16:00 - 17:00

For our next virtual event, Constance Cepko, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will be giving a talk on Cell Fate Determination in the Retina. The talk will be hosted at 4 pm, while at 5.15 pm we are having a virtual Q&A chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! Abstract: The Cepko lab investigates the mechanisms that direct…

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A paradoxical kind of sleep in Drosophila melanogaster

April 30 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Abstract: The dynamic nature of sleep in most animals suggests distinct stages which serve different functions. Genetic sleep induction methods in animal models provide a powerful way to disambiguate these stages and functions, although behavioural methods alone are insufficient to accurately identify what kind of sleep is being engaged. In Drosophila, activation of the dorsal fan-shaped body (dFB) promotes sleep, but it remains unclear what kind of sleep this is, how the rest of the fly brain is behaving, or…

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May 2020

Cortex Club’s Birthday

May 5
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Cortex Club Elections

May 7 @ 16:00 - 17:00

The Cortex Club are recruiting for next academic year! Elections will take place online via Zoom on the 7th May at 4 pm, and the new committee will be operative starting from Michaelmas 2020. In order to participate to the elections meeting (even just for voting), please register to the Zoom link here by 7th May 12pm and you will receive a personal link to join the video meeting. Only Oxford email addresses will be enabled to participate to the…

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Dragons, Sleep, and the Claustrum

May 21 @ 16:00 - 17:00

For our next virtual event, Lorenz Fenk from Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, will be giving a talk on Dragons, Sleep, and the Claustrum. The talk will be hosted online at 4 pm, while at 5.30 pm we are having a virtual Q&A chat with the speaker. Further details on how to join both sessions will be sent through our mailing list! Abstract: The mammalian claustrum, by virtue of its dense¬†interconnectivity with cortex and other brain¬†structures, has been hypothesized…

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