Bristol dominates neuroscience ‘hot topics’ session
21 April 2011
At the biennial national meeting of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA), held this week in Harrogate, neuroscientists from the University of Bristol represented the largest contingent in the ‘Breaking Hot Topics’ session.
Hundreds of abstracts were submitted from across the UK, and the selection committee were ‘blind’ to where the research was carried out. Only twenty-seven were chosen as being the ‘hottest topics’, of which four were from groups based at Bristol. (UK centres featuring two are Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Manchester and Glasgow).
The Bristol delegates chosen were: Ullrich Bartsch (from the School of Physiology and Pharmacology), Siobhan Dennis (from the School of Physiology and Pharmacology / Eli Lilly), Samuel Rowley and Bryony Winters (both from the Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology).
‘It’s fantastic to see so many scientists from Bristol attending the BNA’s national meeting and that such a high proportion of hot topics are being presented by young Bristol scientists,’ said Professor Graham Collingridge, former President of the BNA and co-founder of Bristol Neuroscience.