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Goss Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Road, Oxford. OX1 3PL

Autumn school

This is a scientific conference suitable for active researchers and students. We will not be able to provide certificates of attendance.

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Monday 7th October                                                      


09.15 Welcome: Professor Masud Husain, Chair Autumn School in Neuroscience

Brain Development

Chair:     Professor Zoltán Molnár, Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, University of Oxford

09.30 - 10.10        Dr Lana Pierotich, Boston Children’s Hospital

                             Early prognostic biomarkers of long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes

10.10 - 10.50        Dr Linna Zhou, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of Oxford

                            3D printing cortical columns

10.50 - 11.30        Professor Rebeccah Slater, Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford

                             Understanding the mechanisms that drive the development of pain perception in the     human                                 infant

11.30 - 12.10        Madeleine Wyburd, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford

                             Automated grading of fetal cortical development using deep-learning algorithms from 3D                                     ultrasound scans               

12.10 - 13.30        Lunch break


Chair:     Assoc. Professor Polly Waite, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

13.30 - 14.10        Assoc. Professor Laurel Morris, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York

Pathological anxiety: insights from cognitive neuroscience, high field neuroimaging, and digital phenotyping

14.10 - 14.50        Dr Alexandra Pike, Department of Psychology, University of York

                             Can we use computational psychiatry to understand anxiety?

14.50 – 15.30       Professor Michelle Craske, Anxiety and Depression Research Centre, UCLA

                             Fear extinction translational models for optimizing exposure therapy

15.30 - 16.10        Assoc. Professor Eleanor Leigh, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

                             Adolescent social anxiety disorder: developing effective and accessible treatment.


Tuesday 8th October


Frontal Lobe Interactions

Chair:     Professor Matthew Rushworth, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

09.30 - 10.10       Dr Katsuhiko Miyazaki, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

                            Serotonin - the neural mechanisms of optimism and pessimism

10.10 - 10.50       Dr Nima Khalighinejad, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford                 

                            Dorsal raphe nucleus and prefrontal cortical interactions in the control of behaviour                                        changes in human and non-human primates.

10.50 - 11.30       Professor Valerie Voon, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge

                            Interrogating impulsivity: insights from neuromodulation 

11.30 - 12.10       Dr Piergiorgio Salvan, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford

                            Serotonin modulation across spatial scales

12.10 - 13.20       Lunch break

Dementia and Neurodegeneration

Chair:     Professor Masud Husain, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

13.20 - 14.00        Professor Karen Duff, Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute, UCL

                             Unravelling the role of tau tangles in neurodegeneration

14.00 - 14.40        Professor Liz Coulthard, Translational Health Sciences, University of Bristol Medical School

                             Sleep, cognition and dementia

14.40 - 15.20        Dr Maura Malpetti, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Inflammation in neurodegeneration: a key player in movement disorders and dementia

15.20 - 16.00        Professor Masud Husain, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Department of                                           Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

                             What does the human hippocampus do?

16.00 - 16.15        Closing remarks