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The Charles Sherrington Lecture, in honour of one of the department's greatest neurophysiologists, is to take place this year on Tuesday 17th April at 4pm in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.

The talk, entitled Neural Plasticity from Synapse to Cognition, is due to be given by Professor Mu-ming Poo, Director of the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai.

Professor Mu-ming Poo is also Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. 

The event this year will not only involve a lecture from Professor Mu-ming Poo but also a drinks and canapes reception in the foyer, at which the Department's new Centre for Integrative Neuroscience will officially be opened by former Head of Department, Sir Colin Blakemore

The Centre for Integrative Neuroscience has been established as part of the Department's ongoing re-organisation and is to be located in the east wing of the Sherrington Building, extending into the adjacent Henry Wellcome Building.

The focus of this centre will be a multidisciplinary study of mammalian neural circuits, which will bring together DPAG's world leading expertise in the investigation of how the cells of the nervous system are formed, migrate into position, and assemble into specific circuits, how those cells communicate with each other and encode information, and how the circuits they form give rise to behaviour.

Since DPAG is the home of Neuroscience here at the University of Oxford, this will certainly be a historic day for the Department. 

All members of the University are welcome!

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Professor Mu-ming Poo, left, and Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, right