Making it Brain: A Neuroscience Research and Career Mini-Conference for Students

An insight into the day-to-day working lives of academic scientists and clinicians in the UK Dementia Research Institute!

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Following our massively successful "Making it Brain" web event last year, the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is delighted to host our second research and careers mini-conference for late-stage (16+) secondary school students!

This is a brilliant opportunity to learn more about the career of an academic scientist or clinician and their fascinating research into the workings of the brain. We’ll be showcasing diverse topics from across our Institute - from cells to circuits, systems to patients!

You’ll have the chance to hear from leading researchers about their motivations and the journeys that led them into the field of neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease, followed by a live Q&A.

We’ll also be taking you behind the scenes of a working laboratory in a series of videos to experience the range of techniques we use to investigate the brain and its unique characteristics.

The mini-conference will be held virtually and is completely FREE for attendees - register today! Although aimed at those in the later stages of secondary school (16-18), students of any age can attend including undergraduates.

Schedule of Events
  • Day 1: Wednesday 14 September

    16:00 - 17:30 BST

    Introduction, followed by presentations from:

    • Dr Aitana Sogorb-Esteve (UCL)

    • Dr Lucia Li (Imperial)

    Flash talks from UK DRI students & staff

    + 2 follow-me-around the lab videos
    + Live Q&A with our speakers

  • Day 2: Thursday 15 September

    16:00 - 17:30 BST

    Introduction, followed by presentations from:

    • Dr Alexi Nott (Imperial)

    • Dr Blanca Díaz-Castro (Edinburgh)

    Flash talks from UK DRI students & staff

    + 2 follow-me-around the lab videos
    + Live Q&A with our speakers
    + Wrap up and resource discussion

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If you have any questions or queries about the event, please get in touch with Sophie Sanford at ss2575@cam.ac.uk

If you would like to learn more and watch last year's event, the recordings can be accessed here: https://ukdri.ac.uk/news-and-e...

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