The Sherrington Talks 2015 took place in the Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, on Friday 26th June and were followed by Prize Giving and Happy Hour reception in the Sherrington Library.
Professor Shankar Srinivas, DPAG Director of Graduate Studies, gave the introductory speech and Professor Peter Robbins, Head of Department, awarded the prizes at the end of the day.
There were 21 talks organised into four sessions and Dr Amy Hammond-Kenny, Jennifer Millar, Michael Seh Ho Song and Sharon Ruane, second year DPhil students in the Department, chaired the sessions.
Nicky Huskens, Buckler Group
Effects of volatile anaesthetics and breathing stimulants on oxygen sensing in carotid body.
Sarah Finnegan, Parker Group
Ultra-high resolution fMRI of the visual cortex.
Joshua Gold, Bajo Lorenzana & King Groups
Optogenetic silencing of the ferret primary auditory cortex in a behaviourally- and physiologically-relevant model of lesion-induced tinnitus
James Cooke, King & Shnupp Groups
Neural circuitry underlying contrast gain control in primary auditory cortex