Neuroscience research celebrated at Away Day

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Talks underway at the Neuroscience Away Day
Over 100 attendees gathered to hear neuroscience research talks.

Last week researchers from across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and The Walton Centre gathered at The Walton Centre for a Neuroscience Away Day.

The event showcased neuroscience research taking place at the University of Liverpool and The Walton Centre, bringing together researchers from a broad range of disciplines across basic sciences and clinical specialities. It demonstrated the significant potential there is in Liverpool to address nervous system diseases that cause major disability and reduced lifespan.

The day was opened with a welcome from Professor Tony Marson and Dr Andrew Nicolson. This was followed by sessions on inflammation and infection, neurodegeneration, epilepsy, pain, neurosurgery and neuro-oncology. Talks ranged from basic through to clinical science.

The day also included poster sessions, allowing early career researchers to present their work and to demonstrate the breadth of work being undertaken in Liverpool.

Professor Simon Keller provided an update on a potential MSc in Neuroscience and Ben Mollitt from Liverpool Shared Research Facilities (LIV-SRF) gave an overview of the capabilities available for researchers in this area. Dr Rhys Davies from The Walton Centre followed with an overview of research at the Walton Centre and scope for future collaboration.

Professor Tony Marson commented: “It was a fantastic day, which really highlighted the quality and breadth of our neuroscience research. Looking forward, it will also inform discussions on our how we capitalise on our successful Neuroscience REF submission and bring our critical mass together.”