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The Marianne Fillenz Lecture 2019 is to take place on Friday 1 March at 1pm in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building.

The annual lecture will be held in honour of the renowned physiologist who was one of the first people to use and develop the technique of voltammetry to measure catecholamine release deep in the brain. Her technique of linear sweep voltammetry to measure dopamine release in the rat striatum in still much in use today.

The talk, entitled Attention: Hippocampal long-term potentiation (LTP) might be important after all!, is due to be given by Professor David BannermanHead of the Behavioural Neuroscience Unit and Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University.

David Bannerman studied Pharmacology at the University of Bristol before undertaking a Ph.D. in Neuroscience with Professor Richard Morris at the University of Edinburgh. He has been working in the Department of Experimental Psychology here at Oxford since 1995, studying the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory, and emotion.

"I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Marianne Fillenz for several years, using voltammetric approaches to measure levels of biologically relevant molecules in behaving animals. These approaches are still very important for our current work." - Professor David Bannerman.

The event this year will be part of our official series of seminars by invitation of the Head of Department, Professor David Paterson.

All members of the University are welcome!

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