School of Life Sciences

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Prof Jonathan Bacon

Post:Professor of Neuroscience (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Location:JMS BUILDING 4D19
Email:J.P.Bacon@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8489
UK:01273 678489
International:+44 1273 678489

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Biography

Professor of Neuroscience, School of Life Sciences

MA (Cambridge) MSc PhD (Manchester)

Jonathan Bacon is Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK, and is Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Neuroscience, University of Arizona, Tucson. His first degree was at Cambridge. After a year teaching in Jamaica, he took an MSc and a PhD at Manchester, and postdocs in: Seewiesen, Germany; Albany, USA; Basel, Switzerland. He joined the faculty in Biology at the University of Sussex in 1984, where he was awarded the 1987 President’s Medal of the Society for Experimental Biology, and was the Dean of Life Sciences from 2002-2009.

Role

Professor of Neuroscience, Director of International Recruitment and Development

Community and Business

      University External Relations (since 2008)
  1. Peering inside the human mind. University of the Third Age, Lewes, January 2008
  2. The myth of the ant queen. Hurstpierpoint College, April 2008
  3. Peering inside the human mind. Hurstpierpoint College, October 2008
  4. Headmaster’s Lecture. Ardingly College, September 2009 http://www.ardingly.com/News_Independent_Schools_Sussex/jonathan_bacon.shtml
  5. Sussex Enterprise Breakfast, Do we need managers? February 2010            http://www.brightonscience.com/2010/programme/se-brekky.html
  6. Organisation (with Richard Robinson) and compère of a one-day programme of lectures and activities Life, the Universe and Everything, February 2010, as the finale of the Brighton Science Festival http://www.brightonscience.com/2010/programme/lue.html
  7. Opening of the Linklater Pavilion, Lewes – demonstration of observation bee hives, May 2010
  8. Sussex Enterprise presentation (with Richard Robinson) to business people, Arundel, July 2010 http://www.sussexenterprise.co.uk/viewPage.jsp?id=9204808
  9. Catalyst Club, Brighton, September 2010 http://www.catalystclub.co.uk/
  10. British Science Festival, Birmingham, September 2010 http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/forms/festival/events/showevent2.asp?EventID=171
  11. Skeptics in the Pub, October 2010 Brighton http://brighton.skepticsinthepub.org/Default.aspx/94/Previous-Events
  12. Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, Managemant, February 2011 http://www.brightonscience.com/2011/category/inspirational-breakfast-managemant/
  13. Organisation (with Richard Robinson) and compère of a one-day programme of lectures and activities Of All The Nerve, March 2011, as the finale of the Brighton Science Festival http://www.brightonscience.com/2011/category/of-all-the-nerve/
  14. Linklater Pavilion, Lewes – activities reflecting the University’s installation of the new observation bee hive, funded by Harveys Brewery, June 2011
  15. Talk at St Wilfrid's Catholic School, Crawley, October 2011
  16. Series of lectures on Cell and Molecular Biology at Chowgule College, Goa, India, December 2011
  17. Ant and bee societies: what we humans can learn from them? Tonbridge School, Tonbridge, April 2012
  18. Peering inside the human mind. King's School, Canterbury, September 2013
  19. Micro-organism biodiversity LVIth class run by my final-year projects students at The Littlehampton Academy, December 2013 and Hurstpierpoint College, January 2014
  20. Keeping the peace in a social-spider colony Nerd-Nite talk, Brighton, June 2014
  21. Micro-organism biodiversity LVIth class run by my final-year projects students at The Littlehampton Academy and Hurstpierpoint College, December 2014
  22. South American social spiders: Darwin and game theory Brighton Science Festival Nerd Night, February 2015
  23. Using microscopes to look for tardigrades and rotifers in moss samples sourced locally. A practical exercise at Lancing Prep School, September 2015
  24. Understanding the human brain using the neuron box to construct circuits. Longhill School, November 2015.
  25. South American social spiders: Darwin and game theory. University of the Third Age,Lewes, March 2016
  26. South American social spiders: Darwin and game theory. Café Scientifique, British Council, Hong Kong, June 2016
  27. Why studying STEM subjects is a good choice, and how fly research can help tackle human diseases. Shoreham College, Year 10, November 2016
  28. Why studying STEM subjects is a good choice, and peering inside the human mind. British School Delhi, December 2016, Diera International School and Dubai College, Dubai, and Choueifat International School and NCBIS, Cairo, January 2017