D E P A R T M E N T O F N E U R O S C I E N C E A N D P H A R M A C O L O G Y
U N I V E R S I T Y O F C O P E N H A G E N
Attending: Albert Gjedde (AG), Ron Kupers (RK), Henrik Jahnsen (HJ), Anders
Fink-Jensen (AFJ), Birgitte Holst (BH), Ulrik Gether (UG), David Woldbye (DW),
Anders Hay-Schmidt (AHS), Tine Olsen (TO) and Christina Louis Øberg.
Cancellations: Mette Marie Rosenkilde, Jørn Hounsgaard, Jens Bo Nielsen and Jan
Absences: Thue Schwartz, and Jens Midtgaard.
Albert Gjedde chairs the meeting.
24 SEPTEMBER 2014
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE
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The agenda is approved
The minutes are approved.
It has been a hectic and productive time. Fahmeed Hyder has visited over the summer and will be back in October with three colleagues to help with the scanner. The lab has published four papers. Tomorrow is the big Vesalius seminar and almost 200 people have registered. There is a cognitive neuroscience meeting this morning and Ron is the coordinator.
Motor Control Lab:
The lab had a meeting with the architect regarding the 33.3.3. Everything is in order and it was a very positive meeting.
An INF lab technician has been hired for Morten Møller.
The KU access is finally working. There are some new affiliations. For instance Kristian Krarup who has 5% of his professorship assigned to INF.
AG believes these types of affiliations are a good idea.
Hans Rudolf has been hired part time. Otherwise there are no big news. The ventilation shaft and the cold room have been fixed
No news. The lab is planning a retreat/ teambuilding meeting in Skovskolen in Fredensborg.
Neural Plasticity Lab:
It looks as though the lab will be staying at Symbion for at least three more years. This puts the lab at ease as they now know they won’t be moving again anytime soon. Martin Lauritzen has taken over Jytte Overgaard’s office and she has now join the lab at Symbion. The histology room has been retained and is open to anyone who needs it. Motor Control Lab is building their own histology room on 33.3, but it is uncertain whether this room will be available to everyone due to cell culturing.
The administration is frustrated with the lack of timely feedback from the scientists. The coordinators promise to share this with their labs.
AG asks about the accounting center’s role in relation to the budget. The space issue for scientists with external funding is discussed as well. In principle all funding applications must be approved by the Head of Department.
Navision is unable to create internal invoices. A big excel ark is made.
This means the department pays initially and the users then pay once the excel sheet is submitted. The same goes for the substral department. Please report your purchases from the animal stables to TO as soon as possible after the buy for a timely account balance.
Since Elisa Korsgaard quit Lars Michler is now the only ergonaut at INF.
The department needs a minimum of two trained ergonauts for guidance in
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relation to furniture purchases, help with chair adjustments etc. KoM suggest a lab technician be appointed. Nabeela Khadim is nominated.
The meeting with the pro-Dean is suggested to take place on October 22.
2014 at 1.30pm. The head of Department, vice-Heads of Department and course leaders including Jens Midtgaard are expected to attend.
Outreach Committee Lundbeck:
DW asks whether anyone would be interested in exchanging PhD students/ Post Docs with any of the Brainprize winners. Please get back to DW mail from September 5 th
on the subject.
DW will re-send the email to KoM. DW also asks if anyone in BRAIN Lab would be interested in meeting with Risolatti, whom he is hosting. This could be a short meeting, master class, workshop or seminar after the
Brainprize in Hindsgavl in November. BH suggests little groups of 5 PhD students/Post Docs. Hartwig Siebner would like to have some time with
Risolatti in his lab. BRAIN lab opposes to this idea.
To be planned on Friday and carried out in a few weeks time. AG asks for an actual fire alarm as well as speakers to better communication.
Ulrik Gether will chair the next meeting.
Secretary: Christina Louis Øberg.
Everyone: Please respond to DW mail regarding PhD/ Post Doc exchange
Everyone: Send in your recruitment plans ASAP if you haven’t already done so.
Everyone: Discuss timely feedback with your groups.
AG: Initiate evacuation exercise.
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