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Spring Event 25th April 2014

The Oxford
and Cambridge Society of New England cordially invites you to our Spring Event on Friday 25th April 2014 from 6:00-9:00pm in conjunction with the Algonquin Club, 217 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
The evening includes a reception, followed by a panel discussion on Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain
and concludes with coffee and dessert. The Algonquin Club Grill Room is available until 9:30pm for dinner following the event should attendees require further sustenance. Dinner reservations can be made with the club (call 617-266-2400) or via OCSNE.

event will feature talks and a panel discussion that
will take you for a ride in the emerging field of Neuroscience, unraveling the mysteries of Human memory, amnesia and cognitive abilities, erasing targeted memories, and focusing on brain circuits responsible for Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative disorders. Talks will highlight recent non-invasive optical methods to control neural activity and behaviour, transform Human skin cells to make Brain cells and study diseases, and brain mapping techniques to understand spatio-temporal relationships between different connected areas.

Our speakers will include:

Dr. Martha Constantine-Paton (Chair)
McGovern Institute for Brain Research


Dr Charles Jennings
(Oriel, Oxford)
Director, McGovern Institute
Neurotechnology (MINT)Program

Dr. Alan Jasanoff
(Emmanuel, Cambridge)
MIT Department of
Biological Engineering

Dr Abhishek Banerjee
(Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford)
MIT Department of Brain
and Cognitive Sciences

The event is open to OCSNE members and their guests at a cost of $40 per person ($30 for student members), including reception, hors d'oeuvres with first drink, and dessert and coffee following the panel presentations and discussion.
The reservation deadline has passed,  for information please email:             

Reservations should be made by Friday, April 18th 2014

Reception:      6:00pm                                                            Sincerely,                   
Panel/Q&A:     6:45pm                                                            Belinda J. Wilkes
Dessert:           8:00pm                                                            Belinda J. Wilkes, Jesus (Cantab.)
Location: Algonquin Club, Boston                                     President of the Society