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Exeter Postdoc Appreciation Week - Fri Seminar

This venue is fully accessible. Please note this event is for staff and students at the university.
Past event - 2021
24 Sep 15:30 to 17:00
Henderson Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter Business School, Xfi building,
Exeter EX4 4ST
As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (#NPAW2021) we are running two afternoons of seminars, with talks from Neuroscience Postdocs and PhD researchers. Come along to learn about topics within circadian biology, neuroimmunology, epigenetics and neural networks.

This is Friday's seminar, click at bottom of page for Thursday's seminar. Refreshments and food will be provided. All research staff, students and postdocs welcome! Places are limited so book now. Please register one ticket per person.

Cell Specific Genomic Regulation in Neurodevelopment and Psychiatric Disorders

Dr Jonathan P. Davies (Post-doctoral Research Associate)
We aim to establish a trajectory of genomic regulatory mechanisms, DNA methylation and Chromatin acetylation, throughout neurodevelopment, using post-mortem fetal, childhood and adult brain tissue. Our group established a novel technique for isolating nuclei from frozen tissue and enriching for specific cell populations through FANS. We identified a new marker to be used in fetal tissue assays, purifying a comparative population to adult neural cells. Our data shows differential gene regulation across developmental periods, which will facilitate our studies into psychiatric disorder aetiology.

Coordinated neuronal activity influences microglia activation

Meg Elley (PhD Student)
Microglia are the immune cells of the central nervous system and are responsible for mediating neuroinflammation in both health and disease. My research focuses on the bidirectional relationship between microglia and neurons within the brain, specifically the effects of coordinated neuronal network activity on microglia activation.

Optogenetic circuit tracing: thalamic nucleus reuniens and its afferent projections

Dr Liliya Andrianova (Post-doctoral Research Associate)
Interactions between different parts of the brain underlie cognitive functions such as working memory and are strongly implicated in many diseases. Long range projections have been studied extensively, yet the cellular specificity of these connections remains unclear. We use a an optogenetic circuit-mapping approach in mice. Our results show that some pathways are highly selective for inhibitory interneurons, and either avoid or only sparsely target principal cells and this can vary drastically between regions.

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