Cortex Club’s Virtual Escape Room

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.

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(Please note: this is an online event for Oxford University students and staff only. You need to use your SSO to access the form.)

Emergent scientists discuss Alzheimer’s disease

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 therapy, etc.). Siddharth will discuss a rare variant of Alzheimer’s disease called “Logopenic Progressive Aphasia”, which presents with temporo-parietal atrophy yet relative sparing of hippocampal circuitry. Siddharth will discuss how, despite the unusual anatomical basis underlying this AD variant, degeneration of the angular gyrus in the left inferior parietal lobule contributes to memory deficits similar to those of typical amnesic Alzheimer’s disease.

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