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The 8th Annual Oxford neuroscience Symposium was held on the 22nd March at the New Mathematics Institute.  This is the showcase for all the ground breaking research from across our Neuroscience community.  This year’s symposium was no exception with first rate talks by speakers from all the key neuroscience Departments in Oxford.  The guest speaker Nicola Clayton FRS, Cambridge gave a fascinating talk ‘Ways of Thinking: from Crows to Children and Back Again’.

One of the highlights of the day was the Sherrington poster prize presented by Kia Nobre, Chair of the Oxford Neuroscience Committee.

The winners were:

1st Prize £150 Amazon Voucher

Alun Barnard NDCN

Investigating cell fusion between the donor and host retina after photoreceptor precursor transplantation

2nd Prize £100 Amazon Voucher

Judith Schweimer, Pharmacology

The effects of the novel antidepressant vortioxetine on 5HT3R-expressing interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex

 3rd Prize £50 Amazon Voucher

Betina Ip, DPAG

Combined fMRI-MRS acquires simultaneous glutamate and BOLD-fMRI signals in the human brain