[visionlist] The Cerebellum: Cells, Systems and Behaviour, 12th – 13th April, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Ramnani, N N.Ramnani at rhul.ac.uk
Mon Feb 26 08:08:34 -05 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Apologies if you see this more than once, or this is not of interest.

The Cerebellum<https://cerebellumuk.wordpress.com/>
Fundamental and Clinical Neuroscience – Cells, Systems and Behaviour
12th – 13th April, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

This is just to let you know that the final programme for this meeting is now advertised. We are grateful to our speakers for their contributions. Please find details below. You can also find the information online here: https://cerebellumuk.wordpress.com/final-programme/

Further information:
·         Registration: The ‘earlybird’ low cost registration option closes soon. https://cerebellumuk.wordpress.com/registration/
·         Bursaries for early career researchers – details on the website. We are grateful to Guarantors of Brain for providing support for these.
·         The programme will include poster sessions and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.
·         The venue is only a 15 minute taxi ride from Heathrow Airport and a short 35-45 minute train ride from Central London.

If we can provide any further help or information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,
Narender Ramnani, Claire O’Callaghan and Josh Balsters


Thursday 12th April

8.30am – 9.00am Registration

9.20am – 9.30am Introduction and Welcome (NR)

9.30am – 10.15am The cerebellar quantum (Prof. Richard Hawkes, Univ. of Calgary, Canada)

10.15am – 11.00am An action-based map of C3 cerebellar microzones (Dr. Nadia Cerminara, Bristol University, UK)

11.00am – 11.30pm Refreshments / Discussion

11.30pm – 12.15pm Genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying ataxia and autism (Prof. Esther Becker, Oxford University, UK)

12.15pm – 1.00pm Cerebellar ataxia: What animal models have told us about disease mechanisms (Dr. Mandy Jackson, Edinburgh University)

1:00pm – 2:30pm Lunch / Posters / Discussion

2:30pm – 3:15pm The genetics of ataxias: the role of the interruptions in the pathogenesis of the poly Q diseases  (Prof. Paola Giunti, UCL, UK)

3:15pm – 4.00pm The cerebellum in neurodegenerative disease: Beyond motor deficits (Dr. Claire O’Callaghan, University of Cambridge, UK)

4:00pm – 4:30pm Refreshments / Discussion

4:30pm – 5:15pm What can fMRI offer the experimental physiologist? Examples from cerebellar fMRI research (Dr. Joshua Balsters, Royal Holloway, UK)

5.15pm – 6.00pm Discussion (Details TBA)

Evening: Conference Dinner and Drinks (optional, details TBA)

Friday 13th April

9.30am – 10.15am Distributed synaptic plasticity and computation in the cerebellar circuit (Prof. Egidio D’Angelo, Pavia University, Italy)

10.15 – 11.00am Monoamines and cerebellar learning (Prof. Chris Yeo, UCL, UK)

11.00am – 11.45pm Discussion / Refreshments

11.45am – 12.30pm Learned timing of conditioned Purkinje cell responses (Dr. Frederik Johansson, Lund University, Sweden)

12.30pm – 1.15pm The human cerebellum and it’s role in instrumental learning(Prof. Narender Ramnani, Royal Holloway, UK)

1.15pm – 2.30pm Lunch / Posters / Discussion

2.30pm – 3.15pm Cerebellar contributions to coordinated locomotion in mice (Dr. Megan Carey Lisbon Portugal)

3.15pm – 4.00pm The cerebellum as an adaptive predictor for sensorimotor and cognitive systems (Prof. Chris Miall Birmingham)

4.00pm – 4.45pm Discussion / Refreshments

4.45pm – 5.00pm Closing remarks and poster prize

Narender Ramnani
Professor of Neuroscience

Fellow, Society of Biology
Council Member, British Neuroscience Association
Senior Editor, Brain and Neuroscience Advances

Brain, Action and Cognition Laboratory
Department of Psychology
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham TW20 0EX, UK.

Tel. 01784 443519



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