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Cutting-edge research in neuroscience under the spotlight

Published: 1 October 2015

Early career researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates linked up with senior academics with an interest in neuroscience to learn about latest developments in the field and share their research at the 13th meeting of the University of Southampton Neuroscience Group (SoNG).

Delegates from Psychology were joined by colleagues from Biological Sciences, Medicine, Health Sciences, Engineering and the Environment and the Southampton Business School at the popular SoNG interdisciplinary event.

The 2015 conference theme was ‘Translational Neuroscience for Mental Health’ and the programme was put together by Psychology’s Dr Matthew Garner and Dr Graeme Fairchild.

There were more than 50 posters on display on topics ranging from Alzheimer’s Disease to circadian rhythms; researchers also heard keynote talks by professors Michael Owen from Cardiff, Angela Roberts from Cambridge and Samuele Cortese from Southampton with presentations from Southampton PhD and postdoctoral researchers.

“The heartbeat of SoNG is our graduate and postgraduate community and we are pleased so many researchers at the outset of their careers wanted to take part in our lively forum and explore this area of extreme importance for the nation’s health and wealth,” says Professor Vincent O’Connor co-chair of this year’s event.

Francesca Keefe, conference prize winner and 2015 graduate commented, “I was delighted to return to catch up with friends and colleagues and find out more about what’s going on at Southampton. The University is a major centre for significant research into this important area of science.”

To learn more about SoNG, visit the website.

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