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IoN Seminar: Pacing, self-biting, rocking...and wheel-running? Why captive animals perform abnormal repetitive behaviour

Speaker: Professor Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada.  Visiting Professor in Welfare Physiology at the Royal Veterinary College (UK). Honorary Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

Captive animals perform a diverse, biologically heterogeneous, array of repetitive behaviours that are rare or absent in the wild. Some are merely normal activities redirected to enrichment devices like running wheels. Others, however, reflect forms of dysfunction (sometimes known, sometimes suspected, to occur in the prefrontal cortex, dorsal striatum and/or nucleus accumbens) that can be severe enough to impair foraging and social interactions. I will review why animals do them, and what they generally reveal about welfare; how we can tell which are pathological, and which more benign; and why should we care about them. For a short recent paper, see http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/cgi/content/full/rspb.2015.0738?ijkey=r8I1Ent2pgWyj1d&keytype=ref

 

Host: Melissa Bateson

 

Speaker: Professor Georgia Mason, University of Guelph, Canada.  Visiting Professor in Welfare Physiology at the Royal Veterinary College (UK). Honorary Research Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa)

 

18 February 2016

16.00

The Colin Ingram Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building 

 


Wireless Maintenance Medical/Dental School 21:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 9th February

Wireless Maintenance Medical/Dental School 21:00 - 23:00 Tuesday 9th February

We will be undertaking maintenance to the wireless network between 21:00 - 23:00 on Tuesday, 9th February.  This will affect wireless in Leech, Cookson and the Dental School.

There will be a 2 minute outage to wireless during this period while the Access Points are rebooted.


ESRC Seminar Series 'Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies'

Seminar 2: Comparing stakeholder discourses about genetic technologies


Spaces are limited, for further information including the programme please see the invitation to participants (PDF 164KB)
 
16 March 2016, 12.00-16.00
Room CG218, Chemistry Building, Durham University, Science Site, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

IoN Seminar: Inhibitor circuit defects and IGF1 therapeutics in Rett syndrome

Speaker: Dr Abhishek Banerjee, Laboratory of Neural Circuit Dynamics, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich

Speaker: Dr Abhishek Banerjee, Laboratory of Neural Circuit Dynamics, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich

 

4th March 2016 - 16.00 

Colin Ingram Room, Henry Wellcome Building 


ICM Research Seminar

Speaker 1: Irene Del Molinio Del Barrio;

Speaker 2: Dr Emma Fairhall;

Speaker 3: Katie Hackett 

Dental Lecture Theatre F

10th February 2016 - 13.00 

 

Speaker 1: Irene Del Molinio Del Barrio;

Speaker 2: Dr Emma Fairhall;

Speaker 3: Katie Hackett

 

1: CXCR4 and CXCR7 homodimers and heterodimers play differential roles in breast cancer;

2: Transdifferentiation of pancreas to liver: a source of human hepatocyte-like cells;

3: Idenifying key barriers to participation for people wih primar Sjogren's syndrome in order to develop future psychosocial interventions: A group concept mapping study. 


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