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The 2020 Sherrington talks were presented by graduate students in their third year of DPhil research study.

Image showing all 17 students who took part in the talks.

The 2020 Sherrington Talks took place on Friday 12 and Friday 19 June 2020 via Microsoft Teams and were presented by third year DPAG DPhil Students.

Four prize winners were selected by a judging panel comprised of members of the Graduate Studies Committee. Prizes of Blackwell’s gift tokens have been awarded; £50 to each of the joint winners and £25 to each of the runners-up.

 

Congratulations to the four prize winners:

Winners - Kyung Chan (KC) Park and Dr Lukas Krone

KC Park, who is supervised by Associate Professor Pawel Swietach and Associate Professor Nicola Smart, gave a presentation entitled: "Propionate anions accumulated systemically in propionic acidaemia produce sustained remodelling of cardiac epigenetics and excitation-contraction coupling."

Lukas Krone, who is supervised by Associate Professor Vladyslav Vyazovskiy, Professor Colin Akerman (Pharmacology) and Professor Zoltán Molnár, gave a presentation entitled: "Cortical regulation of global sleep homeostasis."

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Runners-up - Eboni Bucknor and James Rowland

Eboni Bucknor, who is supervised by Associate Professor Peter Oliver, Associate Professor Simon Butt and Dr Siliva Corrochano, gave a talk on "Investigating the function of Oxr1 in the adult mouse brain."

James Rowland, who is supervised by Dr Adam Packer, Associate Professor Simon Butt and Dr Michael Kohl, presented on "Generalisation of stimulus representation across somatosensory cortex areas in a cellular-resolution photostimulus detection task."

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The programme for Friday 12 June is available to download here.

The programme for Friday 19 June is available to download here.

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