On the 30th of January, the Psychiatry department launched its first department-wide Journal Club. This time, led by Richard Bethlehem and Varun Warrier from the Autism Research Centre, the students discussed a recent paper published by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, with particular focus on the merits and limitations of the study, as well as understanding the genetic findings in light of the present literature.
We spoke to Varun Warrier, the co-presenter, after the journal club, who stated: “We discussed a challenging, recently published paper, and I thought the response was great. We got very different view points from people with different expertise and it was wonderful to integrate all these points of view to better understand the paper.”
The Journal Club will take place between 12pm and 2pm every last Friday of the month (October – June), and will rotate to feature a presentation from a member of each of the various research groups in the department. All graduate students are invited to come along and join in.
The location of the journal will alternate between Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Douglas House and Downing site. Lunch will be served. The schedule for future Journal Clubs is as follows:
1. March 27th 2015, Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group [CIDDRG] – Led by Prof Tony Holland, taking place at Douglas House in the large meeting room
2. April 24th 2015, Developmental Lifecourse Research group – Led by Prof Ian Goodyer
3. May 29th 2015, EpiCentre – investigating epidemiological aspects of mental health and well-being – Led by Prof Peter B. Jones
4. June 26th 2015, Health Neuroscience – Led by Prof Paul Fletcher
5. October 30th 2015, Old Age Psychiatry – Led by Prof John O’Brien
6. November 27th 2015, Sahakian group – Led by Prof Barbara Sahakian
7. January 29th 2016, Valerie Voon – Led by Valerie Voon
(also previously, PhD student Mike Hart presented ‘A common brain network links development, aging, and vulnerability to disease’ – chaired by John Suckling)
Please register your interest with coordinator Adisa Broadhurst; we hope to see all of you there.