Thu 21. Feb 2019
Professor Andrew J Parker MA, PhD, ScD, FRSB
Dept Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
University of Oxford
The talk summarizes the recent G L Brown Prize Lectures given at the Physiological Society. Andrew's research explores many aspects of spatial vision and the neuronal mechanisms of perceptual decisions, but especially concentrates on the neurophysiology and neuro-imaging of stereoscopic vision in non-human primates. Additionally, Andrew will broaden the topic with some human imaging data.
Host: Emrah Düzel
DateThu 21. Feb 2019
Time Begin: 15:30
LocationDZNE (House 64), conference room 121
OrganizerCentre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE
Thu 28. Feb 2019
Prof. Dr. Federico Calegari, DFG Regenerative Centeer Dresden
My group has found that the length of the G1 phase of the cell cycle influences the fate of somatic stem cells. This allowed us to promote the expansion of neural stem cells during development  and adulthood  and ultimately increase the number of neurons generated in the mammalian brain. This finding was important to reveal the contribution of specific progenitor types in cortical expansion and gyrification during evolution  and the role of adult neurogenesis in promoting the processing of sensory information  and cognitive performance  throughout life. Our ambition is to understand how tuning the number of neurons in specific brain areas can improve brain function, hence, gain insights into the basis of cognition.
- Lange et al., Cell Stem Cell, 2009
- Artegiani et al., J Exp Med, 2011
- Nonaka-Kinoshita et al., EMBO J, 2013
- Bragado Alonso et al., EMBO J, 2019
- Will be presented
Organized by Kentaroh Takagaki and Frank Ohl.
DateThu 28. Feb 2019
Time Begin: 15:00
LocationEbbinghaus Lecture Hall, LIN
OrganizerLeibniz Institute for Neurobiology, LIN