John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair

School of Clinical Medicine



Seminar Series

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Usually take place on alternate Wednesdays between 12.00 and 13.00 in the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair (Forvie Site) Library.

Spring 2016

January 13  Aaron Chuang (Plasticell)

Accelerating cell creation with CombiCult, a high throughput combinatorial cell culture technology


February 3  Geoff Woods (Dept Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge)

What painlessness tells us about pain


February 17  Thomas H. Gillingwater (University of Edinburgh)

Developing novel therapies for childhood motor neuron disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA


March 2  Antoine Triller (Institut de Biologie, IBENS, Paris)



March 9   James Morgan (Ophthalmology, University of Cardiff)

Dendropathy and retina repair


March 10  Stefano Stefani (Dept Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University)

Neural stem/progenitor cells in development and disease


March 23  Gabriella Constatin (Dept Medicine, University of Verona)

Neutrophils: key players in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease


April 20  Antal Nogradi (Dept Anatomy and Histology, University of Szeged)

The use of clonal stem cells in CNS disease models: what can we learn from stem cells?


April 27 Dr Vincenzo De Paula