Scientists explore the latest developments in brain research with a free event as part of Brain Awareness Day

Our University is to host a free event which coincides with a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of neurological research.

Academics will mark Brain Awareness Week 2016 for a fifth year with a programme of events on Wednesday 16 March.

Professor Dave Lambert, Dr Claire Gibson and Dr Andrew Young will give lectures between 6pm and 8pm, in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing.

The trio will talk about the progress and benefits of brain research, including understanding strokes and schizophrenia and how the brain perceives pain.

This will be followed by demonstrations, all delivered by University neuroscience researchers.

They will be:

  • Dr Liz Maratos - Changing your point of view
  • Dr Will Norton – Fishing for the basis of psychiatric disorders
  • Dr Jaime McCutcheon – The molecular basis of taste perception
  • Dr Frank Proudlock – The developing eye: using light to explore the retina
  • Dr Volko Straub – Invertebrates in neuroscience: snails as model systems
  • Dr Tom Matheson – Listening to a locust looking at you: responses of visual nerve cells in an insect

There will also be posters related to current brain research at the University of Leicester, with a chance to talk to brain scientists at the University. Refreshments will be provided.

To register for the event, visit the website.