UK Sensorimotor 2020
The conference is postponed
Aston University,
Aston St, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

UK sensorimotor conference in Birmingham

This is an informal chance for the UK Sensory-Motor community to come together, present work and discuss future collaborations. The scope of the meeting is wide ranging: from animal studies through human and clinical work, to robotics and computational neuroscience. We will aim to distribute speaking slots as broadly as possible across the groups that attend.

Places are limited so to book your place please click the registration link and complete the online form as soon as possible.  Also, please forward this link to students and post-docs in your group and any other colleagues who might be interested.

This year the conference is in Birmingham, and will be held at Aston University.

Registration is £50, which will include the contribution for dinner!


Keynote Speakers

Interested in learning more about our speakers? Click on their institution link


Prof. Andrew Jackson 

Prof Jackson’s research interests include motor control, learning, and oscillatory brain dynamics in waking and sleep. This basic research informs the development of closed-loop neural interface technologies, with applications in the treatment of stroke, spinal cord injury and epilepsy.



  • You can either

  1. Present a poster

  2. Give an oral presentation 

  3. Attend without presentation

  • Deadline for submissions and registration: 15th April

  • Submissions must be sent to:

  • Email subject: surname of the first author followed by space and "- submission". 

  • Please confirm if you will attend the pre-conference workshops at the end of your abstract


Please note that posters should be A0 (841mm x 1189mm) portrait orientation.



Pre-Conference Workshops

24th June


Our sponsors will lead pre-conference workshops and demonstrations in Aston laboratories.
During your registration please confirm if you would like to attend the workshops.

Conference Start Day 1

24th June


Break Refreshments poster session
Keynote speaker

Conference Day 2

25th June


Break Refreshments poster session
Keynote speaker
Break Refreshments poster session
Keynote speaker 

Conference Closure Day 3

26th June


Break Refreshments poster session
Keynote speaker


From New street train station

less than 20 minutes walk

At the train station

Get out from the train station at Stephenson Street exit

and walk on Corporation Street all the way to Aston University. 

At the Main building take stairs or lift to the 4th floor, either:

  • Lift C

  • Lift D

  • Or Red sky lift 

to get to the Lecture theatre 2 (room 417) and the Poster/catering room 404.


Our Sponsors

CED have been producing data acquisition using the powerful 1401 family of laboratory interfaces for 50 years. Specialist applications include intracellular & extracellular physiology, spike shape analysis, EEG, EMG, ECG, LTP, LTD, behavioural studies, evoked response, signal averaging, spectral analysis & single channel/whole cell patch clamp.
We understand research often involves approaching a problem in a new way, therefore our systems are designed to provide a platform that you can configure easily to match your unique needs.
The unparalleled balance of power and simplicity makes CED systems the logical choice for experiments of almost any level of complexity.

At ADInstruments we create simple, flexible tools to help scientists and educators record and analyze data quickly and efficiently.
Powerful, flexible and accurate, our products are cited in more than 30,000 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and our equipment is the preferred choice for thousands of scientists and educators around the world.
We pride ourselves on supporting the scientific community with user-friendly software, specialised training options and solution-focused systems of the highest quality, giving them confidence in their data and in the power of their work.

Delsys, being at the forefront of innovative developments in electromyography (EMG) for more than 25-years, have established the foundation for unmatched signal quality, consistency and reliability.
The Delsys Trigno wireless technology builds upon this solid foundation allowing unrestricted subject motion while maintaining unmatched signal quality. This is acutely demonstrated through the latest Trigno sensor technology such as: Trigno Avanti (EMG and IMU), Trigno Quattro (4 x EMG mini heads and IMU) and Trigno Galileo (surface EMG decomposition for dynamic contractions).


Organisers :

  • Dr Boubker Zaaimi - Aston University 

  • Dr Raymond Reynolds - University of Birmingham 


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