Neuroscience@Nottingham Day

For the next Neuroscience at Nottingham (N@N) Poster and Lecture Day Simon Laughlin, FRS, Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology, University of Cambridge, will give a talk on “Principles of Neural Design”.

Simon studies design principles underlying structure and function of neurons and neural circuits by combining neurobiological experiments, mainly in flies’ visual system, with modelling to see how the basic elements of neural systems (ion channels, second messengers systems, membranes, synapses, neurons, circuits and codes) combine to determine performance.

This event will take place on Wednesday 16 January, 13.00-17.00 in the Maths Building Atrium and Keighton Auditorium, University Park.


13.00-13.20 – Registration and poster set up

13.20-14.00 – Ten 3-min power pitches across different neuroscience research areas

14.00-15.30 – Poster presentations over tea and coffee

15.30-16.00 – The award of poster prizes, brief update on neuroscience-related research beacons and priority areas

16.00-17.00 – Simon Laughlin’s lecture

For more information, and to book your place, please email

Power pitches and and abstracts should be sent to by Friday 21 December.

Everybody is welcome and refreshments will be provided.


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