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Can we build ourselves a better brain?
Top neuroscientists discuss the potential to upgrade our brains
Understanding the effect of sex in autism
Researchers discuss new findings that may help us understand sex differences in autism
The FENS-Kavli winter symposium reviewed
Dr Laura Andreae gives her perspective on the symposium spanning current research on chronic pain, demyelinating disease, Alzheimer’s disease and autism spectrum disorder
Editors’ Choice: Self-sustained seizure inhibition
Dr Laura Andreae’s review describes hope for treatment-resistant focal epilepsy.
Autism pathogenesis linked to
Initial findings from the Andreae lab show
mRNA expression varies during development and in ASD-associated
Houart lab wins BBSRC grant.
Professor Corinne Houart has been awarded funding to study the impact of temporal regulation of signalling centres on brain complexity.
Oscar Marín awarded ERC Advanced Grant
The project will investigate the role of interneurons in the functional specialisation of neocortical areas
Celebrating British Science Week!
Our Glow in the Dark Science roadshow went to visit three primary schools.
Emilia Favuzzi: winner of the Beddington medal
Emilia Favuzzi awarded the 2018 Beddington medal
Welcome to two new labs!
Welcome to Adil Khan and Benedikt Berninger labs
Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Congratulations to Clare Buckley who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship
Anthony Graham awarded BBSRC grant
The funding will support research on the development of the pharyngeal pouches and clefts.
Developmental neurobiology: from worms to mammals
This June, the centre hosted the 5th edition of the EMBO practical workshop
Second edition of the DevNeuro Academy!
The Centre’s flagship Widening Participation project brought 20 students for a two week research placement
Global Engagement - King's Worldwide
Darren, Juan, Martin, Anthony and Richard will visit the National Centre for Biological Sciences in India
Silver award for a sustainable lab!
Our Centre has achieved a silver award for laboratory sustainability
Paride Antinucci awarded Tadion Rideal Prize
Another prize for Paride Antinucci!
Robert Hindges awarded Leverhulme Trust grant
The funding will support research on the molecular diversity of specific synaptic interactions
New Mentoring Programme for Postdocs
The CDN, Randall Division and Wolfson CARD launch new cross-departmental mentoring programme
CDN researchers score a BBSRC Grants Hat-trick
Jon Clarke, Robert Hindges and Eugene Makeyev awarded three BBSRC Research Grants
2017 Centre Away Day
The CDN celebrated its annual Away Day with all members of staff on 9 June
2017 Elsevier Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize
CDN alumnus Dr Paride Antinucci awarded prize
University of Suffolk students visit CDN
Final year BSc (Hons) Bioscience students visit the CDN and Guy's Campus research facilities
Camilla Larsen BBSRC New Investigator Award
The funding will support research on the neural pathway underlying chemotaxis in the fruit fly
Brain Awareness Week Science Café!
Zombie neurons and the dark network!
Celebrating British Science Week!
Our Glow in the Dark Science roadshow went to visit Tower Bridge Primary School.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship
Camilla Iannone has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship!
NC3Rs Training Fellowship
Mark Rigby has been awarded a NC3Rs Postdoctoral Training Fellowship!
Matthew Grubb awarded ERC Consolidator Grant
The funding will support research on the functional role of new neurons in the adult brain.
Martin Meyer New Wellcome Investigator Award
The funding will support research on visual encoding by neuronal populations.
Laura Andreae awarded NARSAD Young Investigator Grant
The project aims to lay the foundations for drug treatments of autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Dev Neuro Academy 2017
We're busy preparing the second edition of Dev Neuro Academy. If you want to know what it is all about, see our video!
Beatriz Rico New Wellcome Investigator Award
The funding will support pioneering research into specific neural network assembly and organisation.
Laura Andreae awarded BBSRC Research Grant
The project will examine the role of neurotransmitter release in synapse formation.
First edition of the DevNeuro Academy!
The Centre’s flagship Widening Participation project brought 17 sixth-form students for a two week research placement
Starting new traditions: Centre Away Day
The CDN celebrated its first Away Day with all members of staff on 17 June, in Hertfordshire.
Leverhulme Trust grant awarded to Matt Grubb
Matt Grubb has been awarded a Research Grant from the Leverhulme Trust
Celebrating British Science Week!
Our Glow in the Dark Science roadshow went to visit three primary schools. Over 200 pupils got ‘their hands dirty’ in a series of activities around the use of fluorescence in modern biomedical sciences.
Great turn-up for our special BAW event!
More than 50 people came to the Cittie of Yorke for our special Brain Awareness Week - Science Café!
Scientific Advisory Board visit
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) visited the CDN for two days on April 11-12, 2016.
MRC grant awarded to Ivo Lieberam
Ivo Lieberam and Andrew Lowe have been awarded a Research Grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC)
IRP Research Grant awarded to Matt Grubb
Matt Grubb has been awarded a Research Grant from the International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia (IRP).
Professor Corinne Houart recognised with an award
Corinne Houart has been recognised at the annual Medical Research Council event, Suffrage Science.
Fong Kuan Wong has been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship!
Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
Kinga Bercsenyi has been awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research on interneuron apoptosis during development.
EMBO Long-Term Fellowships
Fong Kuan Wong & Patricia Gordon have been awarded an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship.
KHP Challenge Fund Grant
Richard Wingate has been awarded a King's Health Partners Research and Development Challenge Fund.
PhD students and postdocs take on editor role
PhD students from the MRC CDN produce an issue of The Biochemist
In2scienceuk students experience what's it like to be a scientist
KCL hosts In2Science UK project students
UC Irvine undergraduate summer research experience
This summer the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology continued a 22 year old tradition of hosting students from the USA as part of the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) program.
Cortical Interneurons in Health and Disease
This June, the 2015 EMBO workshop in Mallorca brought scholars together to discuss the latest advances on cortical interneurons.
Hands-on Developmental Neurobiology
Over two weeks in June / July, the centre hosted the 4th EMBO course in Developmental Neurobiology.
KCL @ Technopop: glowing days of outreach and public engagement
Over three days in July, the centre put on displays at Tecnopop in Brixton, a free festival of science for young people.
Postgraduate Research Symposium 2015
On July 7, over 250 staff and students attended the 6th Postgraduate Research Symposium.
Students from the University Campus Suffolk (UCS), Ipswich, visited the centre to discover for themselves what a career in neuroscience is really like.
Andrew Lowe receives Wellcome Seed Award
Andrew Lowe has been successful in obtaining one of the Wellcome Trust's new research seed awards for developing a novel approach in the investigation and cataloguing of functional topography in zebrafish vision.
Brilliant Club pupils visit the centre
Elisa Galliano from the centre has been working as a tutor for The Brilliant Club, delivering university style tutorials on learning and memory to a group of pupils from Lampton School as part of King's widening participation initiative.
Radio Interview - neuromuscular disease
Today at 18:32 GMT (7:30pm UK time) on the BBC World Service, Dr. Ivo Lieberam (KCL) and Professor Linda Greensmith (UCL) discuss the potential role of optogenetics in therapies for neuronal diseases.
Prof Marín awarded prize
Prof Marín awarded Prix Roger De Spoelberch