September 2019

CRISPR-Cas9 human gene replacement and phenomic characterization in Caenorhabditis elegans to understand the functional conservation of human genes and decipher variants of uncertain significance

Monday, September 30th from 6:00-7:00 is our first Journal Club of the year! At each Journal Club, we will be going through and discussing an academic neuroscience paper as a group in a way that everyone can understand. It’s a fantastic way to learn the ins and outs of reading scientific papers and about some of the newest innovations in the field of Neuroscience. This week, we will be discussing a paper that presents a strategy to better study variants of human genes that are implicated in various cognitive disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, using model organisms, genetic engineering and automated machine vision. This paper was written by a PhD candidate from right here at UBC!

Read the paper!

Hope to see you there!

Come out to UNC’s First General Meeting of the Year!

Hello everyone! UBC Neuroscience Club is hosting our first general meeting on September 23rd (TONIGHT!) , from 6-7pm. Come join us for cool trivia and enjoy socializing with our club executive team and other future members! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our club and our future events. Everyone is welcome to attend so make sure you bring a friend!! Hope to see you all there 🙂

WHERE: PCOH 1003 (Ponderosa Commons Oak House, Room 1003)
WHEN: Monday, September 23rd 2019, 6-7pm
Admission fee: $0

See you there!

Come Visit us at Clubs Days!

The UNC will be holding a booth at AMS Clubs Days, which will be held in the Nest next week from Tuesday, Sept 17th – Friday, Sept 20th from 11 AM – 3PM. Our booth will be on the lower level of the Nest next to CiTR. Come by to ask our executive team all about our upcoming events, and how you can get involved with UNC this year! It is also a great opportunity to pay your $5 membership fee as required by the AMS, which will get you free entry to the 4th annual Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Conference, our monthly journal clubs, and other club events throughout the year.

Come Visit Us at Imagine Day!

The UBC Neuroscience Club will be participating in UBC’s Imagine Day this year, on Tuesday, September 3rd. Our booth will be located between the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Earth Science Building on the East side of Main Mall. Whether you are beginning your first year or your fifth, come visit our booth to chat with this year’s new executives, sign up for our mailing list, and learn about some exciting new events that we have planned for this year!