Journal Clubs and Seminars

The Brain Research Centre at the University of British Columbia Hospital hosts a variety of journal clubs and seminars. They offer an excellent opportunity for researchers and students alike to meet each other and learn more about what their colleagues are studying.


Multiple Sclerosis Seminars and Journal Club

All are welcome to this journal club to hear about the latest research and developments in MS. The sessions are held in the Brain Research Centre Conference Room. For more information, contact Michelle Eisner at 604.827.3111 or meisner@brain.ubc.ca.


Neuroscience Pizza Lab Seminars

These meetings are a series of short talks highlighting unpublished work by UBC neuroscience labs. Following a short introduction by the supervisors, each presenting student and postdoctoral fellow gives a 10 minute talk. After that, there's plenty of time for discussions and pizza! The sessions are held in the Brain Research Centre Conference Room. For more information, please contact Shernaz Bamji: shernaz.bamji@ubc.ca or Doug Allan: dwallan@interchange.ubc.ca.


Neurobiology of Psychosis Journal Club

This journal club provides an opportunity for students, postdocs, and faculty to discuss recent research and issues pertinent to severe mental illness. Graduate students and postdocs are encouraged to present topics relevant to their own studies, and everyone is welcome to attend. A multidisciplinary perspective on psychosis is promoted, with discussions related to genetics, imaging, animal models, biochemistry/molecular biology, as well as clinical research. The meetings are held in the Boardroom of the BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute located at 938 W 28th Ave (Women's and Children's Hospital Site). Papers are chosen by one person for each meeting, and are emailed to participants one week prior to the meeting. For more information or to be notified of the papers discussed, please contact: psychosisjournalclub@hotmail.com.


Parkinson's Disease Research Journal Club

The discussions at meetings of this journal club focus on the latest findings in Parkinson's Disease research. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. The Parkinson's Disease Research Journal Club meets in the Brain Research Centre Library. For more information, please contact Scott Mackey: michael.scott.mackey@gmail.com.


PI Seminar / Synaptic Journal Club

The discussions at meetings of this seminar series and club focus around the research of Brain Research Centre PIs or recent journal articles. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend. The PI Seminar / Synaptic Journal Club meets in the Brain Research Centre Conference Centre. For more information or to subscribe to the seminar distribution list, please contact Ning Zhou: ningzhou@interchange.ubc.ca.


Prefrontal Cortex Journal Club

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) represents the final frontier toward understanding complex human behavior. If you're interested in learning about this fascinating brain region, please join the Prefrontal Cortex Journal Club! The club is primarily geared towards students (undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral), but anyone is welcome to attend the meetings. Discussions span all levels of research from molecules to behavior, and from in vitro to in vivo work. Meetings are held in the Brain Research Centre Library. Food and drink are provided. For more information, please email pfcjournalclub@gmail.com.