Distinguished Seminars – University of Copenhagen

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Distinguished Seminars


Claire Wyart, November 6th at 11:00. "Investigation of a sensory interface relaying information from cerebrospinal fluid to motor circuits"

Mark Humphries, October 30th at 11:00. Population dynamics in a locomotion neural network converge to a recurrent attractor

Robert D. Stevens, October 30th at 14:00. Mapping the Unconscious Brain

David Krizaj, September 29th at 15:00. Cells as sensory integrators: polymodal sensing of swelling, temperature mechanical stimuli and endocannabinoids in retinal neurons and glia

Birgitte Rahbek Kornum, September 2nd at 14.00. The autoimmune pathogenesis of type 1 Narcolepsy

Robert Sachdev, May 20th at 13:30. Use of microprisms for imaging activity in a cortical column & Neocortical spontaneous activity modulates activity in cerebellum

Sid Kouider, April 21st at 15.00. Neural mechanisms of perceptual consciousness

Alexei Verkhratsky, January 12th, 2015 at 15:00."Physiology and
pathophysiology of astroglia with some emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease"


Ron Kupers, October 29th, 2014 at 15:00. Professor Inauguration: "The Blind Brain: Insights From Darkness"

Nuska Tschammer, September 8th, 2014 at 14:00 "Allosteric modulation of G protein-coupled chemokine receptor CXCR3"

Richard L. Huganir, June 11th, 2014 at 15:00 "Receptors, Synapses and Memories

Peter C. Gøtzsche, May 28, 2014 at 15:00 "Psychiatric drugs: does the way we use them cause more harm than good?"

Nora Volkow, May 22nd, 2014 at 15:00 Advances in Addiction Research

Jürgen Wess, February 26, 2014 at 15:00 in Faculty Club, "Muscarinic Receptor-Based Designer Receptors as Novel Tools to Probe GPCR Signaling and Physiology”


Fahmeed Hyder November 27, 2013 at 15:00 in Faculty Club, "Dynamic Brain Imaging: Energetic Footprint of Cortical Function”

Steve Goldman, August 30.

Mortimer Mishkin, April 24, 2013 at 15:00 in Hannover Auditorium, "Speech and auditory memory: How deep is their connection"

Michael Brecht, February 27, 2013 at 15:00 in Haderup Auditorium, "The cortical representation of social touch"


Vladimir Berezin, November 28, 2012 at 15:15 in Lundsgaard Auditorium, "jin and jang of a metastatic protein"

C.I. De Zeeuw, May 30, 2012 at 15:00 in Lundsgaard Auditorium, The Neural Basis of Cerebellar Motor Control: Distributed Dynamic Plasticity

Henrik G. Bohr
, April 25, 2012, Computer simulation and spectroscopy of neuropeptides. Theory and Experiments

Magali Dumont
, March 29, 2012, Oxidative stress and neuroprotective strategies in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

Nils Brose
, February 29, 2012, The Neuroligin Family of Synaptic Adhesion Proteins - From Synaptogenesis to Autism

Berislav Zlokovic, February 29, 2012, The extended neurovascular unit. A dynamic entity in cerebral pathology

Ole Kiehn
, January 25, 2012, Probing neural circuits controlling walking


Giorgio M. Innocenti, November 30, 2011, Cortical connections in development and evolution

Robert J. Zatorre, October 26, 2011, Music in the Brain: Pitch, Plasticity, Imagery and Emotion

Steven Laureys
, September 28, 2011: Identifying the brain's awareness system: lessons from coma and related states

Edvard I. Moser, August 31, 2011: Neural mechanisms for mapping and storage of space

Nils Axelsen
, June 22, 2011: Scientific Dishonesty/ Misconduct/ Fraud: An Explosive Phenomenon

Steven M. Hill
, June 14, 2011: Molecular mechanisms involved in the antineoplastic effectf melatonin on breast cancer

Carl Petersen
, May 25, 2011: Synaptic mechanisms underlying sensory perception

Niels Tommerup
, April 27, 2011: Dissecting the Genetics of Cognitive Comorbidity

Tadashi Isa
, March 30, 2011: Cortical and subciortical neuronal mechanisms for functional recovery after spinal-cord injury

Jens Lykkesfeldt, March 21, 2011: Vitamin C in the brain: biochemical, pathological and functional importance

Klaus Kullander,
 February 23, 2011: Function and transmitter release of brain and spinal cord neuronal circuitries

Deniz Kirik,
 January 26, 2011: Parkinsonism - novel insights from gene therapeutic approaches


Pierre Magestretti
, November 24th, 2010: Neuron glia metabolic coupling and plasticity

Pascal Legendre
, October 27th, 2010: Non synaptic release of neurotransmetters regulates spontaneous activity during early spinal cord development

Morten Møller
, September 29th, 2010: The photoneuroendocrine system of the vertebrate brain

Aurelio Galli
, September 15th, 2010: Obesity and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Brain (AKT)ing Badly

Merab Kokaia
, August 25th, 2010: Optogenetic control of epilepsy

David R. Sibley
, June 30th, 2010: Novel Mechanisms of Dopamine Receptor Regulation

Sergei A. Kirov
, April 28th, 2010: Two-photon Microscopy: Real-time Imaging of Single Neurons and Glia Deep in Cortex during Ischemia and Osmotic Stress

Dimitrios Stamou
, March 24th, 2010: The Language of Shape: Biological Reactions are Dramatically Affected by the Shape of Lipid Membranes

Jakob Kisbye Dreyer
, March 22nd, 2010: Influence of tonic and phasic release in dopamine signaling

Minisymposium / working-lunch / Roundtabel on 7TM receptor activation mechanisms
, March 16th, 2010
Tom Sakmar, Rockefeller University;Novel Tools to study 7TM receptor activation mechanisms

Steffen Runge
, Novo Nordisk A/S;
Ligand recognition in Family B 7TM receptors

Steve Hunt, Ascent Therapeutic, Boston, USA;
Pepducins - novel peptide-based general principle for 7TM receptor activation and inhibition

Professor Ruben
Nogueiras from University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain gives a talk: Regulation of lipid metabolism by energy availability: a role for the central nervous system in relation to the official opening of the Rodent Metabolic Phenotyping Center, March 11th, 2010 in "Store Mødesal" at the Panum Institute

Linda Hildegard Bergersen
, January 27, 2010: Lactate as energy supply and a signal molecule



Tiltrædelsesforelæsning Albert Gjedde November 27th, 2009: Dopaminergic neurotransmission and brain energy metabolism

Anders Tingström, October 28th, 2009: Electroconvulsive therapy - novel insights into potential mechanisms

Professor Dmitri Rusakov 
September 30th, 2009: Synaptic signal formation: inside and outside the cleft

Tiltrædelsesforelæsning professor MSO Mette Rosenkilde
August 26th, 2009: Pharmacology - back to basics

Professors Hanna & Itzchack Parnas 
June 17th, 2009: New insights into the role of presynaptic inhibitory GPCR´s in the control of transmitter release

Jakob Balslev Sørensen 
tiltrædelsesforelæsning og seminar May 27th, 2009: The molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter release: so fast!?

Professor Per Roland,
April 29th, 2009: Real time computations of visual scenes by the cerebral cortex

Professor Pietro Pietrini, 
March 25th, 2009: Blindness and consciousness: new light from the dark

Professor Andy Ioannides,
March 11th, 2009: Magnetoencephalography in neuroscience: a state of the art research tool for studying dynamic functional connectivity in the human brain

Professor Thue W. Schwartz
, February 25th, 2009: Understanding and exploiting how drugs act at the molecular level - a progress report from Lab. Molecular Pharmacology

Professor James C. Harris,
John Hopkins University January 28th, 2009: Neurobiology and Treatment of self-injury in Lesch-Nyhan Disease