Inter-Unit Neuroscience Journal Club

The Inter-unit Neuroscience Journal Club aims to host engaging, broad discussions on neuroscience topics from across the spectrum of neuroscience research at OIST. Papers can be presented by anyone, and even co-presented by researchers from different units, e.g. a computationalist and an experimentalist, to increase the diversity of scientific thought and discussion. All staff, students, and visitors are welcome to attend, irrespective of unit or research area.

Organisers: Tom Burns ( and M. ElTabbal (

2020 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 12 March, 4:30pm Isolated cortical computations during delta waves support memory consolidation Tom Burns

C209, Ctr Bldg

Thursday 9 April, 4:30pm Nested neuronal dynamics orchestrate a behavioral hierarchy across timescales M. ElTabbal Zoom
Thursday 14 May, 4:30pm Creating a False Memory in the Hippocampus Lorena Andreoli Zoom
Thursday 11 June, 4:30pm Required growth facilitators propel axon regeneration across complete spinal cord injury Lina Koronfel C700, Lab 3
Thursday 9 July, 4:30pm   Salvatore Lacava C700, Lab 3
Thursday 13 August, 4:30pm   Gordon Arbuthnott  
Thursday 10 September, 4:30pm   Sarah Nagasawa C209, Ctr Bldg
Thursday 8 October, 4:30pm   Jorge I. Campos C209, Ctr Bldg
Thursday 12 November, 4:30pm   Samuel Reiter C700, Lab 3


2019 schedule

Date Paper Presenter(s) Location
Thursday 13 June, 4:00pm Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, a Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex Tom Burns & M. ElTabbal

B700, Lab 3

Thursday 17 July, 4:00pm Thalamocortical Axonal Activity in Motor Cortex Exhibits Layer-Specific Dynamics during Motor Learning M. ElTabbal B700, Lab 3