Cambridge Neuroscience

The 29th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar – “The Inflamed Brain”


Registration is now open for the Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar! The main topic this year is “The Inflamed Brain”  with sessions covering the breath of neuroinflammatory research in Cambridge. Professors Hugh Perry and Belinda Lennox  will deliver plenary lectures.

There will be a data blitz session for early career researchers held during the main programme, as well as an extended poster exhibition with generous prizes!

Deadline for Abstract submission is March 1st 2017.

Professor Alasdair Coles (Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge) will deliver the public lecture on Multiple Sclerosis. This lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception.

There will be a drinks reception and conference dinner at Robinson College on Tuesday 21st March following the meeting (extra fee payable). Places are available for this reception and dinner.


Find out more about the event and register here.

Time, date and venue: Tuesday 21st March 2017, at Robinson College.

6th SBNS/NANSIG Neurosurgery Career Day



Interested in a career in Neurosurgery?


A full day of interesting talks by prominent neurosurgeons, fantastic student presentations, exhibition of surgical equipment and… quality lunch!!

Date: Saturday 21st January 2017
Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

Abstract submission open August – 9th November 2016
To register and submit an abstract please visit



28th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar – New Directions

Sign up for the next Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar! This year, the theme is the ‘New Directions’ with sessions covering the breath of neuroscience research in Cambridge. Professor Sarah Tabrizi will deliver the plenary lecture. There will be a extended poster exhibition held during the conference with generous prizes, deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2016.

Professor Giovanna Mallucci (Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge) will deliver the public lecture on neurodegeneration. This lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception.

There will be a drinks reception and conference dinner at Downing College on Thursday 17th March following the meeting (extra fee payable). Places are available for this reception and dinner.

Find out more about this event and register here.

Date and Venue: 17 March 2016, The Physiological Laboratory, University of Cambridge

cw2015_smallConnectome Workbench: Brain networks at micro- and macro-scales

We are pleased to announce the Connectome Workbench | Brain networks at micro- and macro-scales to be held on 11-12th September 2015 at the University of Cambridge (Sainsbury Laboratory), UK.

The Connectome Workbench brings together researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds and aims at providing an exciting series of talks on the first day, and in-depth discussions and workshops on day 2. Lectures will focus on the complex scaling relationships of neuronal networks and potential ways to bridge the analysis of brain networks across scales. The event will also bring into focus strategies to integrate knowledge from other research disciplines, such as genetics, bioinformatics, neuroanatomy, and computer sciences.

For more information and to register please visit THIS PAGE.

BlakemoreCambridge Neuroscience Public Lecture with Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will give this year’s Cambridge Neuroscience public lecture titled: “Inside the Social Brain of a Teenager”. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

Abstract: The brain has evolved to understand and interact with other people. This talk focuses on how the social brain, that is the network of brain regions involved in understanding others, develops during adolescence. Adolescence is a time characterised by change – hormonally, physically, psychologically and socially. Social cognitive processes involved in navigating an increasingly complex social world continue to develop throughout human adolescence. In the past 20 years, neuroscience research has shown that the human brain develops both structurally and functionally during adolescence. Areas of the social brain undergo significant reorganisation in terms of structure and function during the second decade of life, which possibly reflects a sensitive period for adapting to the social environment. I will discuss the importance of taking into account the social environment and the social brain when considering adolescent-typical behaviour.

Time, Date and Venue: 18:00-19:00, 10th September 2015, West Road Concert Hall

Free, no registration required, all welcome. Arrive early!


imaging-the-nervous-system5th Cambridge Neuroscience Biennial Symposium: Imaging the Nervous System

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted to announce its 5th Cambridge Neuroscience Biennial Symposium, a two-day international special symposium focusing on “Imaging the Nervous System”, which will take place on 9th-10th September 2015, in the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge.

This International conference will bring together experts in the field of imaging from across the globe. Do not miss out on this excellent event right on your doorstep and the inaugural Cambridge Neuroscience Image competition.

Registration is now open for the 5th Cambridge Neuroscience Symposium – Imaging the Nervous System.

Time, Date and Venue: All day, 9-10th of September 2015, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.



CNS2015Poster27th Cambridge Neuroscience Seminar

‘The Making and Breaking of The Mind’ in association with the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, with plenary lectures by Professors John O’Keefe, Edvard Moser and Barry Everitt. Reserve your place quickly to ensure a seat in the main lecture theatre (50 seats remain). A celebratory conference dinner at Trinity College will follow the conference. Take the opportunity to present a poster at this popular annual conference. Please note that external registration will open on Monday. 

Register at:

Time, Date and Venue: All day, 20th of March, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology




GenderEqualityInScience_poster‘Gender Equality in Science – Pathways to Success’.

The meeting is relevant to any of you who are concerned about gender equality issues, want to know more about how our workplace environment is (hopefully) changing, discuss why gender equality is important and beneficial for the entire scientific community, or hear about some of the challenges that several leading researchers in our field and beyond have mastered throughout their career (or all of the above!). Several speakers will talk about their career paths and their view about gender equality in science, as well as about the efforts that are being done to achieve that (e.g., flexible working arrangements, Athena SWAN).

The event is aimed for both women and men. The event will include a series of talks and a panel discussion, as well as free lunch and tea with opportunities for networking. The meeting is free, but registration is required as spaces are limited.

For details and registration, please visit the meeting’s website.

Time, Date and Venue:  Tuesday 10th March 2015, 10.30am to 4pm, at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU), 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF.


Cambridge Memory Meeting

The annual Cambridge Memory Meeting (CAMM) will this year be hosted by the Bussey-Saksida Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. The aim of this meeting is to encourage greater interaction between Cambridge researchers specialising in the psychology or neuroscience of learning and/or memory at a clinical and preclinical level. The meeting provides post-doc researchers and students with the opportunity to share their research in an informal manner within a supportive environment.

For more information and registration please visit:

Time, Date and Venue: All day, 27th of April, Pembroke College, Old Library