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The University of Southampton
Biological Sciences

Synaptic activity-dependent modulation of neuronal intrinsic excitability Seminar

Time:
17:00
Date:
30 April 2012
Venue:
Building 85, Seminar room 2207

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Beatrice Murphy on 023 8059 5374 or email B.J.Murphy@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

Our speaker is an electrophysiologist who trained for his PhD at Southampton some few years ago. His work has always involved investigation of neuronal excitability in the brain.

His experiments have involved detailed investigation of ionic currents, synaptic transmission and its modulation G-protein coupled receptors and signalling molecules like Nitric Oxide. Most recently Ian has used both model organisms and mammalian systems to provide mechanistic insight in to the mechanism of neurodegenerative disease and environmental toxicity.   Ian and colleagues pioneered the use of the Calyx of Held, as the postmodern model for synaptic transmission which has served the investigation of numerous groups. In view of the central role this synapse plays in auditory processing he has been able to translate investigation of the cellular basis of synaptic signalling to a more systems level insight into brain function.
Please join us to enjoy the seminar of an old friend of the University.

Professor Ian Forsythe

Speaker information

Professor Ian Forsythe, University of Leicester. College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

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