Exeter Neuroscience Seminar Series

6 September, 2016

16:00 – 18:00

White Hart Inn, 66 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EE

 Mick Craig  – Using network oscillations to probe neural circuit function

 Mick’s main interest is studying the cellular circuitry that enables different regions of the brain synchronise their activity over long distances, with a particular focus on how inhibitory interneurons can control local network rhythms. He approaches this using a combination of electrophysiological and optogenetic methods.

 Paul Potter – Seahorse Bioanalyser: Astrocytic metabolic changes following chronic glucose variation

Paul is a first year PhD student looking at the impact of glucose variability on neural signalling in human brain cells and how that relates to dementia risk. Having previously studied Biology at the University of Bath, he also has spent a professional placement year at the University of Plymouth.

 Tom Ridler – Dysfunctional processing of speed information in rodent models of dementia

Tom received an undergraduate masters (MSci) in ‘Neuroscience with study in industry’ from the University of Bristol, during which time he spent a year working at Eli Lilly on new drug targets for cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenia. He moved to Exeter as a PhD student investigating entorhinal cortex dysfunction in rodent models of dementia.

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Sponsored by Nick Howe, Product Specialist, Seahorse Biosciences – a part of Agilent Technologies