Speakers on May 27


Sara Haddad

Title: "What crabs and cuttlefish can teach us about neuronal circuit function"
Sara Haddad studied marine science and biology before completing a PhD in neuroscience in the United States. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research with Gilles Laurent studying the brain and chromatophore system of the cuttlefish sepia officinalis.

Sara will speak about how, by using a variety of electrophysiological techniques in the marine invertebrates cancer borealis (the Jonah crab) and cuttlefish, one can learn about fundamental principles that govern all nervous systems.



Chao Sun
Title: "The organised chaos of memory in our brain"
Chao Sun did his PhD in chemistry (molecular self-assembly) at Cornell University in USA. He joined the Schuman Lab at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research as a postdoctoral researcher in 2018.

Chao uses quantitative, single-molecule imaging to investigate how neurons allocate resources during memory and learning. He will talk about information storage using molecules, in particularly, how inputs engrave new proteins onto a neuron.

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