Symposium in honour of Professor Peter Redgrave

Friday 30th January 2015 - All day event

'Selection:  the very keel on which our mental ship is built'*

*William James, 1890

Professor Peter Redgrave has recently retired from a long and illustrious career in teaching and research, most latterly at the Department of Psychology in the University of Sheffield.  As a neuroscientist, his research into the basal ganglia and the role of the neurotransmitter dopamine therein has been world leading.  To celebrate this achievement, we invited a number of Professor Redgrave's collaborators and peers from around the world to give talks to educate and entertain us in equal measure.


9.00am Refreshments available
9.15am Introduction (Paul Overton)
9.30am Paul Dean (Department of Psychology, Sheffield, UK)
10.00am Paul Bolam (MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Oxford, UK)
10.30am Peter Dayan (Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, London, UK)
11.00am Refreshment Break
11.30am Phil Winn (Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Strathclyde, UK)
12.00pm Max Westby (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France)
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Jose Obeso (Univ of Navarra Medical School & Clinica Universitaria, Pamplona, Spain)
2.00pm Safa Shehab (Coll of Med & Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates Univ, Al-Ain, UAE)
3.30pm John Reynolds (University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ)
4.00pm Conclusion (Peter Redgrave)