Nansen Neuroscience lecture 2018 – 10th October 10:30-12:30 at DNVA

Professer Coleen Murphy

Nansen Neuroscience Lectures honour Nansen’s ground-breaking contribution to neuroscience and since 10.10.2010 is part of the Academy’s Nansen-celebration. Like Nansen, this year’s speaker Dr Coleen T. Murphy uses ‘simple’ animals to unravel biological principles, now for cognition and longevity.

Cognitive decline is a major societal concern, increasing with population longevity. Basic mechanisms can be revealed by studies in worms, providing new understanding and novel approaches to prevention and therapy.

Professor Coleen T. Murphy of Princeton University will give this year’s lecture on “Regulation of Cognition and Longevity: What worms can teach us”. 

When: Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 10:30 – 12:30

Where: The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters – DNVA, Drammensv 78, 0271 Oslo

Why: The Nansen Neuroscience Lectures (NNLs) are organized in conjunction with Fridtjof Nansen’s birthday to commemorate his fundamental contribution to neuroscience. The NNLs are given by speakers selected from the top tier of science research.

Admission: Open to public, no charge 


10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and refreshments – Mingling

11:00 – 11:03 Opening by Ole M Sejersted, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

11:03 – 11:06 Introduction by Linda H Bergersen, University of Oslo

11:06 – 11:46 Lecture by Coleen T. Murphy, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

11:46 – 12:00 Discussion and questions from the audience, moderator Jon Storm-Mathisen

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee and refreshments – Informal discussions

For more information, background and mini-biography of Dr. Murphy

Organizers: Linda H. Bergersen and Jon Storm-Mathisen in cooperation with the University of Oslo, the Nansen Neuroscience Network (NNN) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).