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Jul 10, 2024
Category: Vacancies
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1 year RA position in Lakatos and Baker Groups

A 1-year Research Assistant position is available to join a collaborative project led by Dr Kate Baker at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and Dr Andras Lakatos at…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: Research
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Getting to grips with an extra thumb!

An emerging area of future technology is motor augmentation – using motorised wearable devices such as exoskeletons or extra robotic body parts to advance our motor capabilities beyond…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: Research
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Study uncovers how the brain simulates possible future actions by drawing from our stored memories

Study uncovers how the brain simulates possible future actions by drawing from our stored memories In pausing to think before making an important decision, we may imagine the potential outcomes…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: Funding
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Google PhD Fellowships

Restricted Call: Google PhD Fellowships (Internal deadline: Sunday 14 July 2024) To view this information online, visit https://www.tech.cam.ac.uk/apple-google-phd-fellowships. This information is being circulated to both Department…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: CamBRAIN, Funding
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Apple PhD Fellowships in AI/ML 2025

Restricted Call: Apple PhD Fellowships in AI/ML 2025 (Internal deadline: Sunday 14 July 2024) To view this information online, visit https://www.tech.cam.ac.uk/apple-google-phd-fellowships. This information is being circulated…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: Funding
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British Academy Global Professorships 2024

Restricted call: British Academy Global Professorships 2024 (internal deadline: 4th September 2024) The British Academy invites applications for Global Professorships 2024 programme – a funding opportunity for established…

Jul 10, 2024
Category: Public Engagment
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Hannah Critchlow features on A Good Read on BBC Radio 4

A Good Read: Gyles Brandreth and Hannah Critchlow Writer and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth has chosen EF Benson’s entertaining tale of competitive snobbery in the 1920s, Mapp and Lucia. In a…

Jun 21, 2024
Category: Funding, Public Engagment, Training
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Public Engagement Starter Fund 2024

The Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research…

Jun 20, 2024
Category: Funding
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UKRI cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme: round 2

Restricted call: UKRI cross research council responsive mode pilot scheme: round 2 (internal deadline: 9th September 2024) Full details for this round are not yet available, as the call is expected to…

Jun 20, 2024
Category: Training
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Learn to Discover Summer Course (L2D) – Python programming

Date: 15th July 2024 Venue: Online L2D is an online training course in Python programming, data science and machine learning, tailored for health, disease and…

Jun 20, 2024
Category: Commercial engagement, Funding, Translational Engagement
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Novel Applications of AI for Research and Innovation

Funding call Submission Deadline: 18th September 2024 In collaboration with the Cambridge Centre for Data Driven Discovery, the Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery are offering…

Jun 20, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Cambridge Neuroscientists recognised in King’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours 2024, which recognises the achievements & service of people across UK, and from all walks of life. We especially congratulate…

Jun 20, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Simon Baron-Cohen wins MRC Millennium Medal for transformative research into autism and neurodiversity

The UKRI Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK will today present the MRC Millennium Medal 2023 to Professor Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, in recognition of his pioneering MRC-funded research into…

Jun 12, 2024
Category: Funding, Postdoc Neuroscience Network
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Postdoctoral funding in Aging Research

The Hevolution Foundation Postdoctoral Training in Geroscience (HF-PTG) Program will provide funding for postdoctoral fellows to conduct high- quality research and receive comprehensive mentoring and training in order to…

Jun 11, 2024
Category: Research
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New insights into consciousness and brain function

In a Review just published at Trends in Neurosciences, Cambridge neuroscientists, Andrea Luppi, Emmanuel Stamatakis and David Menon outline how we can…

Jun 6, 2024
Category: Funding, Training
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Rowland Fellowships at Harvard University

The Rowland Institute at Harvard invites applications for Rowland Fellowships starting in the year 2025. We are seeking outstanding early-career experimentalists in all fields of science and engineering to…

May 29, 2024
Category: Research
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One in two children with ADHD experience emotional problems, study finds

Cambridge scientists have shown that problems regulating emotions – which can manifest as depression, anxiety and explosive outbursts – may be a core symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

May 29, 2024
Category: Research, Uncategorized
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Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to…

May 28, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Susan Gathercole elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Congratulations to Susan Gathercole on her election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Susan is a cognitive psychologist with interests in memory, learning and language and…

May 28, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Alex Woolgar appointed as Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience in the SBS

Congratulations to Alex Woolgar on her appointment as Professor of Integrative and Systems Neuroscience in the School of Biological Sciences (SBS), hosted by the Psychology Department. Alex’s excellent international research…

May 28, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Newly elected FRS Fellows in Cambridge Neuroscience

Congratulations to George Malliaras, Sarah Jayne Blakemore, Patrick Chinnery and John Aston (pictured below) on their election to the Fellowship of the Royal Society – a wonderful and…

May 15, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Barbara Sahakian receives Sir Paul Curran Award for exceptional contributions to ‘The Conversation’

Barbara Sahakian, Fellow of Clare Hall and Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, was recently awarded the Sir Paul Curran Award at the…

May 15, 2024
Category: Research
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Over 20,000 people join search for new dementia treatments

More than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited to a resource aimed at speeding up the development of much-needed dementia drugs. The cohort will enable scientists in universities and industry to…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Dr Elisa Galliano awarded Wellcome Trust Career Development Award

Dr Elisa Galliano has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Career Development Award, totalling over £1.6 million for six years, to investigate neuronal plasticity at the Department of Physiology, Development and…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Research, Uncategorized
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Robotic nerve ‘cuffs’ could help treat a range of neurological conditions

Researchers have developed tiny, flexible devices that can wrap around individual nerve fibres without damaging them. “The ability to make an implant that can change shape…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
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Spatika Jayaram & Yasir Widatalla accepted as part of the BNA Scholars Programme

Congratulations to Spatika Jayaram and Yasir Widatalla on being accepted as part of the BNA Scholars Programme. The BNA Scholars Programme supports students…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Ata Elbizanti receives prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Congratulations to Ata Elbizanti on being awarded a Gates Cambridge scholarship to pursue her PhD at Cambridge Neuroscience. Ata Allah Elbizanti, the first Gates Cambridge…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Maura Malpetti receives the Alzheimer’s Association® Neuroscience Next “One to Watch” Award

Congratulations to Dr Maura Malpetti who received the Alzheimer’s Association® Neuroscience Next “One to Watch” Award in Chicago this week. “Many…

Apr 29, 2024
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Moataz Assem receives Wellcome Trust Early Career Award

Moataz Assem has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust Early Career Award, totalling over £800k for five years, to investigate working memory brain circuits at the MRC…

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Funding, Postdoc Neuroscience Network
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Brain Research UK – Post-doctoral fellowships and Clinical PhD fellowships

We are pleased to invite applications for Post-doctoral fellowships and Clinical PhD fellowships from candidates working in our three priority research areas: headache and facial pain, neuro-oncology, and acquired brain and spinal cord injury. Eligibility…

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Commercial engagement, Funding, Translational Engagement
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Wellcome Access to Expertise Funding Call

Applications are invited for the CATS administrated Access to Expertise call (AtE). Up to £20K (including VAT) can be obtained to support access to external consultancy services for…

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Commercial engagement, Translational Engagement
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Industry Experts in Residence programme

Date: Open ended Cambridge Academy of Therapeutics Sciences runs the Industry Experts in Residence (EiR) programme. Several industry experts …

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Commercial engagement, Funding, Postdoc Neuroscience Network, Training, Translational Engagement
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Training Bursaries available to support translational training activities

Funding is available through the Wellcome Translational Partnership award, managed by CATS, to support University of Cambridge early career researchers (postdoctoral researchers) who are working in the area…

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Open science and reproducibility, Professional Development, Training
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Science Without Anguish – a new blog series on the psychology of wellbeing and productivity in research life

Science Without Anguish – a new blog series on the psychology of wellbeing and productivity in research life This series of 10 blog articles from Michael Coleman discusses dealing…

Apr 24, 2024
Category: Public Engagment
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Hannah Critchlow features on BBC The Life Scientific

Dr. Hannah Critchlow is an internationally acclaimed neuroscientist who has spent her career demystifying and explaining the brain to audiences around the world. Through her writing, broadcasting and lectures to…

Apr 23, 2024
Category: Research
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AI speeds up drug design for Parkinson’s ten-fold

Researchers have used artificial intelligence techniques to massively accelerate the search for Parkinson’s disease treatments. “Machine learning is having a real impact on drug discovery –…

Apr 23, 2024
Category: Public Engagment, Translational Engagement
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Hellblade: A Journey of the Mind, in Collaboration with Cambridge Neuroscience

Ninja Theory led a special event at Clare College on Tuesday 9th April, Hellblade: A Journey of the Mind, in Collaboration with Cambridge Neuroscience in advance of the release of Senua’s Saga:…

Apr 23, 2024
Category: CamBRAIN, Research
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Catch up on CNS2024: Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition

On April 5th 2024, we welcomed more than 240 delegates to Queens’ College for our annual meeting. This year, we focused on ‘Sleep, Consciousness and Cognition’. CNS2024 was…

Mar 7, 2024
Category: Research
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Genetic mutation in a quarter of all Labradors hard-wires them for obesity

New research finds around a quarter of Labrador retriever dogs face a double-whammy of feeling hungry all the time and burning fewer calories due to a genetic mutation.

Mar 7, 2024
Category: Volunteer
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Do you have exceptional memory?

A new study at the University of Cambridge is exploring exceptional memory in autistic and neurotypical people. We are interested in learning more about the brain basis of exceptional memory…

Mar 1, 2024
Category: Research
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Opening of the ‘Trevor Robbins Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory’

On Wednesday 28th February, a group of Cambridge Neuroscientists gathered to celebrate the opening of the ‘Trevor Robbins Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory’ at the Department of Psychology. Speeches, lab tours, bubbles…

Feb 21, 2024
Category: Public Engagment
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Shambala Speaks Podcast – Harnessing Our Collective Intelligence

In this episode of Shambala Speaks, we hear from neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlaw who shows us how our brains sychronise, ideas emerge and moral values…

Feb 8, 2024
Category: Research
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Strongest evidence to date of brain’s ability to compensate for age-related cognitive decline

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that our brains can compensate for age-related deterioration by recruiting other areas to help with brain function and maintain cognitive performance.

Feb 6, 2024
Category: Research
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Uncovering new insights into childhood brain development – Wellcome Discovery Award Funding

New funding will allow researchers to uncover new information about the changes that occur in the developing brain during late childhood and adolescence, with a focus on both neurotypical and…

Feb 6, 2024
Category: Volunteer
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Earable Movement Study – Volunteers required

We are developing novel on-ear wearable devices to analyse features of movement patterns in the real world. We aim to develop new ways to understand movement and daily function in…

Dec 21, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
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Cambridge Neuroscientists feature in best female scientists in the world ranking!

Four members of Cambridge Neuroscience feature on the 2023 list of Best Female Scientists in the World Ranking 2023. A total of 12 from the…

Dec 14, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Angela Roberts awarded the NEAR prize from Neuropsychopharmacology

Congratulations to Professor Angela Roberts, who has  recently been awarded the NEAR prize from Neuropsychopharmacology for a review she wrote with Professor Diego Pizzagalli called ‘…

Dec 14, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, CamBRAIN
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KATIE BIRDITT AWARDED ‘THE BNA UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE ’

Katie Birditt was awarded the BNA Undergraduate Prize at the recent British Neuroscience Association Festive Symposium in London for her work during her final year at University of Roehampton. Katie…

Dec 13, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks
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Maura Malpetti awarded the ‘Italy Made Me Life Sciences Award’

Maura Malpetti was recently awarded the ‘Italy Made Me Life Sciences Award’ sponsored by Dottore London at the Italian Embassy in London for her innovative research into neurodegeneration. Maura is…

Dec 13, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, CamBRAIN
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Luisa Fassi receives the ‘Youth Mental Health Prize’

Luisa Fassi was recently awarded the ‘Youth Mental Health Prize’ from Il Circolo Italian Cultural Association at the Italian Embassy in London for her research and…

Nov 23, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing
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ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize – nominations open

With this Diversity prize, The ALBA Network and the The FENS-Kavli Scholars wish to highlight a scientist that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in…

Nov 13, 2023
Category: Research
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CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research – Catch up on film!

Catch up on CNS 2023: Interdisciplinary Insights on the Future of Dementia Research On September 26th 2023, we welcomed more than 300 delegates to Robinson College for our annual meeting,…

Nov 10, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN, Postdoc Neuroscience Network, Public Engagment
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Amy Courtney talks Octopuses on the BBC Infinite Monkey Cage Podcast!

Octopuses! In this week’s ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ BBC podcast, Brian Cox and Robin Ince uncover the mysterious and alien-like lives of octopuses with the help of comedian Russel…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Funding, Translational Engagement
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Internal Funding Opportunity: Future of Therapeutics

The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Cambridge an Institutional Translation Partnership Award (iTPA). Funding of up to £20,000 is available for projects in the remit of the Future of…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Volunteer
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Sign up for a brain stimulation – brain imaging study

The Adaptive Brain Lab in the Department of Psychology is looking for participants to join their study. Earn up to £160-170 from this six-session brain stimulation MRI study. It will involve three two-hour MRI scans at Addenbrooke’s,…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Experts call for urgent mental health support for people living with long term autoimmune diseases

More than half of patients with auto-immune conditions experience mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety, yet the majority are rarely or never asked in clinic about mental health…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Brain’s ‘appetite control centre’ different in people who are overweight or living with obesity

Cambridge scientists have shown that the hypothalamus, a key region of the brain involved in controlling appetite, is different in the brains of people who are overweight and people with…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Reduced grey matter in frontal lobes linked to teenage smoking and nicotine addiction

Findings may demonstrate a brain and behavioural basis for how nicotine addiction is initiated and then takes hold in early life, say scientists. Levels of grey matter in two parts…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Largest genetic study of brain structure identifies how the brain is organised

The largest ever study of the genetics of the brain – encompassing some 36,000 brain scans – has identified more than 4,000 genetic variants linked to brain structure. The results…

Sep 21, 2023
Category: Research
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Suppressing negative thoughts may be good for mental health after all

The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests. Researchers…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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About CamBRAIN

CamBRAIN, or the Cambridge University Neuroscience Society, is dedicated to bringing together student and early careers researchers with an interest in neuroscience across the university. Our committee of postgrad/postdoc scientists…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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Neurotalks blog

Taking place on the second Tuesday of every month, Neurotalks are essentially a cross between Pint of Science-like talk evenings and classic society socials. The aim is simple: bring together…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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Build a camBRAIN blog

A highlight of the CamBRAIN year is undoubtedly the Cambridge Festival. Each year this sees around 30 volunteers from departments across the university deliver our interactive event Build a CamBRAIN…

Aug 31, 2023
Category: CamBRAIN
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How to sci-comm as a student

Sci-comm is a word we hear a lot. Most postgrad courses have some built in training, and the Twitterverse dictionary surely cites #scicomm and #outreach as some of the most…

Jun 22, 2023
Category: Awards & External Networks, Funding, Open science and reproducibility
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BNA credibility bursaries

The BNA is able to offer support to students and early-career members to help them attend meetings where they can gain knowledge and skills to help make their research as…