The BrainBox Initiative Conference for non-invasive, multimodal brain stimulation and imaging is a unique event bringing together a programme that showcases some of the latest research by early career neuroscientists.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with Professor John Rothwell (UCL), Professor Sven Bestmann (UCL), Dr Charlie Stagg (University of Oxford), Professor Michael Banissy (Goldsmiths), Dr Joseph Devlin (UCL) and Professor Paul Taylor (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munch).

Download Conference programme 2017.

Thursday 21st September 2017

10.30 – 11.00      Coffee and Registration

11.00 – 11.15       Welcome address from conference Chair, Professor John Rothwell, University College London

11.15 – 11.45       Stimulating somatosensory cortex: neurochemicals, cortical tuning and perception. Dr James Kolasinski, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre

11.45 – 12.15      Opening the Black Box: Insights from combining neuroimaging with electrical stimulation. Dr Ines Violante, Imperial College, London

12.15 – 13.15       Lunch

13.15 – 13.45      Research Challenge 2016 winner – Siddharth Kohli, Manchester University

13.45 – 14.45      The Do’s and Don’ts of writing a grant application, with Professors Sven Bestmann and Michael Banissy

14.45 – 15.15      Coffee and Networking

15.15 – 16.00      Keynote address – Stimulating adaptive plasticity from bench to bedside. Dr Jacinta O’Shea, University of Oxford

16.00 – 16.30     Poster pitches

16.30 – 16.45     Break

16.45 – 17.15      Poster Pitches

17.15 – 19.00      Drinks reception and poster session

19:00                  Close

Friday 22nd September 2017

9.15 – 9.45         Coffee and Registration

9.45 – 10.00       Welcome and Poster Prizes announced by conference Chair, Professor John Rothwell

10.00 – 10.30     Cortical network connectivity and neuroplasticity in cognitive ageing: insights from combined TMS-EEG. Dr Mitchell Goldsworthy, University of Adelaide

10.30 – 11.00      On the function of neuronal oscillations: insights from transcranial brain stimulation and electrophysiology. Dr Til Ole Bergmann, University of Tubingen

11.00 – 11.30      Coffee and Networking

11.30 – 12.00      Research Challenge 2016 winner Helen Nuttall, Lancaster University

12.00 – 12.30     Young Investigator 2017 Awards

12.30 – 13.30      Lunch

13.30 – 14.30      Technological Advancements in Brain Stimulation. Dr Ricci Hannah, University College London

14.30 – 15.15       Keynote address – Stimulating Challenges: Life, work and things in between. Dr Charlotte Stagg, University of Oxford

15.15 – 15.45       Coffee and Networking

15.45 – 16.25      Panel Discussion/Q&A

16:25 – 16:45      Research Challenge 2017 Awards

16.45 – 17.00       Closing remarks