Dopamine Club was founded at the end of 2014 to bring together the critical mass of dopamine researchers within the University and promote interactions towards the common goal of understanding dopamine function.
The pivotal role of dopamine for movement, motivation and reward places it central to an organism's survival. Because of this importance, dopamine is of interest to many researchers spanning multiple disciplines and a variety of complementary perspectives on dopamine function have arisen. Recognising the critical mass of dopamine researchers within Oxford and their diversity of views led us to establish Dopamine Club to encourage sharing of perspectives to advance understanding.
The demands on a researcher's time are many and great so it is our aim to maximise the usefulness of the meetings by making them pleasant and sociable with targeted scientific content that is of relevance to all. The Systems & Cellular Neuroscience in DPAG kindly funds the meetings which allows us to provide food and drink and the excellent research community in Oxford ensures we are never short of topics to cover.