Keynote Address

The Keynote Address is an invited lecture delivered by a prominent colleague whose contributions to neuroscience are widely acknowledged. NCM provides the opportunity for members to suggest colleagues who would be suitable candidates to deliver a Keynote Address at the Annual Meeting. Individuals and topics outside the normal NCM community are encouraged.

Keynote Address

The Keynote Address is an invited lecture delivered by a prominent colleague whose contributions to neuroscience are widely acknowledged. NCM provides the opportunity for members to suggest colleagues who would be suitable candidates to deliver a Keynote Address at the Annual Meeting. Individuals and topics outside the normal NCM community are encouraged.

2017 Keynote Speaker

Roger Lemon PhD FMedSci

Roger Lemon PhD FMedSci

UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square

Primate Specific Features of Corticospinal Control

*Abstract Information coming soon

Biography

Roger Lemon is Sobell Professor of Neurophysiology at the UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. He is a Fellow and past Council Member of the Academy of Medical Science. He was awarded the Fyssen Prize in 2015. His main research interest is the control of skilled hand movements by the brain and is prompted by the need to understand why hand and finger movements are particularly affected by damage to the cortex, and its major descending pathways, for instance as a result of stroke, spinal injury or motor neurone disease. His experiments involve the use of purpose-bred non-human primates, since these provide the best available model for the human sensorimotor system controlling the hand. He has carried out parallel studies in normal human volunteers and has sought to apply the knowledge gained from his work in monkeys to the effects of stroke on hand function in patients, to understand the process of recovery and to investigate therapies that might enhance recovery. He is actively engaged in the public dialogue on the responsible use of animals in biomedical research, and particularly the importance of using non-human primates as models of complex neurological and neurodegenerative disease.

 

Nomination and Selection

Board members nominate candidates for consideration. Members are invited to suggest candidates to the Board (any member) or directly to both the President and Program Chair. The deadline for nominations each year is in November. When submitting your Keynote Address suggestion, please include the proposed candidate’s name, title, major scientific contributions and their email address and phone number.

Past Keynotes

19th Annual Meeting (2009)
G. Melvill Jones
How do we steer ourselves where we want to go? Insights gleaned from 6 decades of messing around in labs on Earth and beyond.

22nd Annual Meeting (2012)
Emilio Bizzi

23rd Annual Meeting (2013)
Tom Jessell
Sifting Circuits for Motor Control

24th Annual Meeting (2014)
David S. Zee
Effects of MRI machine magnetic fields on the brain: Studies in normal humans, vestibular patients, mice and zebra fish

25th Annual Meeting (2015)
Peter Strick
Old and New M1: A tale of two motor areas

26th Annual Meeting (2016)
Eckart Altenmüller
Functional and dysfunctional plasticity in motor systems of music