MEG-UKI 2023 Conference

Trinity College Dublin, 27th and 28th October

Trinity College Dublin, Front Square

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Conference details

The full conference programme and a list of abstracts will be uploaded in due course.

If you are presenting a talk or poster, please read this important information.

Programme overview

In contrast to previous years, talks will be organised thematically.

Friday, October 27th

Provisional schedule:

  • 8.00am-9.00am: Registration and coffee
  • 9.00am-12.00pm: Session 1: Sensory, Memory and Motor Processes
  • 12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch
  • 1.00pm-2.00pm: Poster Session 1
  • 2.00pm-5.00pm: Session 2: Higher Cognition
  • 6.30pm: Gala Dinner at the Guinness Storehouse (Sponsored by CERCA)
Session 1 speakers: Sensory, Memory and Motor Processes

Keynote: Satu Palva (University of Glasgow) – Controlling brain synchronization dynamics
Rik Henson (University of Cambridge) – The effect of adult age on sensorimotor evoked responses: dynamics and physiological modelling of the large CamCAN MEG dataset
Peter Murphy (Maynooth University) – Linking cognitive integrity to working memory dynamics in the aging human cortex
Aidan Horner (University of York) – Theta and alpha oscillations in the hippocampus and medial parietal cortex support the formation of location-based representations 
Surjo Soekadar (Universitätsmedizin Berlin) – Neuromagnetic brain/neural-machine interfaces for restoration of motor function and beyond
Early Career Researcher – selected from poster abstracts

Session 2 speakers: Higher Cognition

Keynote: Klaus Kessler (University College Dublin) – Oscillatory coupling networks of social cognition
Alex Wade (University of York) – Piloting the international brain laboratory perceptual decision task using MEG
Anne Keitel (University of Dundee) – Rhythms in brain and behaviour
Lilian Weber (University of Oxford) – Decision-making in dynamic, continuously evolving environments: neural signatures of flexible choice strategies 
Yali Pan (University of Birmingham)Linking attention to reading using rapid invisible frequency tagging 
Early Career Researcher – selected from poster abstracts

Saturday, October 28th

Provisional schedule:

  • 8.30am-9.30am: Registration and coffee
  • 9.30am-12.30pm: Session 3: New Developments in MEG Methods
  • 12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30pm-2.30pm: Poster Session 1
  • 2.30pm-5.30pm: Session 4: Neurodevelopment and Brain Disorders
Session 3 speakers: New Developments in MEG Methods 

Keynote: James Bonaiuto (CNRS Institut des Sciences Cognitives, Lyon) – Non-invasive investigation of cortical laminar dynamics with MEG
Svenja Knappe (University of Colorado) – HEDscan: A whole-head high-density OPM-MEG system
Tim Tierney (University College London) – Harmonic models of OP-MEG data: Implications for system design and data quality
Olaf Hauk (University of Cambridge) – Multidimensional connectivity methods for EEG/MEG analysis
Matt Brookes (University of Nottingham) – Development and application of a 192 channel OPM-MEG system
Early Career Researcher – selected from poster abstracts

Session 4 speakers: Neurodevelopment and Brain Disorders 

Keynote: Margot Taylor (Sick Kids, Toronto) – Going younger: OPM-MEG in under 4-year olds
James Rowe (University of Cambridge) – MEG as a platform for early phase clinical trials
Peter Uhlhaas (University of Glasgow) – Gamma-band oscillations in schizophrenia: mechanisms, biomarkers and the search for novel treatments 
Esther Florin (Universität Düsseldorf) – Modulation of dynamic cortico-subcortical interactions by DBS and medication in Parkinson’s disease
Elaine Foley (Technological University Dublin) – MEG network alterations in paediatric brain disorders
Early Career Researcher – selected from poster abstracts

Registration and abstract submission

Step 1: Registration

You can register as an attendee / poster presenter for MEG UKI 2023 via our Google Form.

Thanks to our sponsors the registration fee is just €100 for all attendees/presenters and this includes lunch and tea/coffee on both days of the conference as well as entry to the gala dinner at the Guinness Storehouse. 

Payment for the registration fee (€100) to be completed via PayPal using the PayPal window below.
Please register early, as places are limited.

Attendee Name
Attendee Email

Step 2: Abstract submission

Please note that poster presentations at this years MEG UKI conference require an abstract submission via our Google Form. Submissions will require a poster title, as well as a 2,000-character limited abstract.

Thanks to our sponsors Mag4Health, four poster prizes will be awarded to early career researchers (i.e. postdoc and postgraduate) based on their poster abstracts. To be considered for this prize, early career poster submitters must request to be considered for a short symposium talk via the Google Form. Awardees will be invited to present a talk during one of the symposia.

The deadline for abstract submission is the 1st August. Poster acceptances and Poster Prize winners will be confirmed by the 31st August.

Location & How to get here

All talks will take place in the Emmet Theatre, located inside the Trinity College Arts Building. There are three entrances to the Arts Building, one from Nassau Street and two from the campus itself. The Emmet Theatre is close to these entrances and will be well sign-posted. The registration desk will be close by and the poster boards and industry display stands will be located on the main concourse directly outside the lecture hall.

Getting To Trinity College
Situated in the centre of Dublin City, Trinity College is a short walk from Pearse Street Train Station, College Green Luas stop (tram), numerous bus stops, and also has ample bicycle parking.

By Taxi
Taxis from Dublin Airport to Trinity College Dublin will cost approximately €30 each way. Taxis from Dublin Ferry Port will cost approximately €15 each way.

By Bus
Dublin Express (Route 782) travels from the Airport to Trinity College Dublin. If choosing the bus option, purchasing return tickets (€14) online in advance is advised.

By Air
Dublin Airport is situated 12km from Trinity College. There are regular scheduled flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and several European destinations.

By Ferry

Dublin ferry port is situated 6km from Trinity College. There are regular scheduled ferries from Holyhead and Liverpool.

Gala Dinner

All attendees are invited to attend a gala dinner (no extra charge, sponsored by CERCA) at the Guinness Storehouse, one of Ireland’s most visited attractions. The dinner will be preceded by a guided tour.

Visiting Dublin

Dublin is a small city with multiple attractions easily navigated to by foot, bicycle, and public transport.

Dublin Bikes are a network of bicycles located around the city centre. A three day ticket costs €5, allowing unlimited journeys up to 30minutes in duration.

To use public transport, you require a Leap Card which can be purchased from almost any shop (including three shops on Trinity College campus) for a €5 deposit. Single trips cost a maximum of €2 using the Leap Card, which can be used on Dublin’s Bus, Tram (Luas) and Light Rail (DART).

Some of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions include:


You can contact the conference organisation team at

Organising Committee at Trinity College Dublin

Redmond O’Connell (chair)
Richard Carson
Mark Cunningham
Giovanni Di Liberto
Roisin McMackin
Kathy Ruddy

Technical Staff 

Pat Mc Keown 


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