UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

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Rats 'dream' paths to a brighter future

Published: Jun 26, 2015 10:17:10 AM

Prion protein expressed in E. coli

Natural genetic variation gives complete resistance in prion diseases

Published: Jun 11, 2015 12:21:26 PM

Saracens players wear patches in games and training

Working with Saracens to monitor concussion in rugby

Published: May 21, 2015 12:09:04 PM

Hormones that trigger puberty in the mouse brain

Missing molecule prevents puberty

Published: May 19, 2015 10:12:34 AM

UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences

The Faculty of Brain Sciences brings together expertise at the forefront of neurology, ophthalmology, audiology, psychology and language sciences, cognitive neuroscience and mental health sciences.

The Faculty brings together six Institutes and Divisions, each of which excels in its own area of expertise. It is one of four faculties within UCL's School of Life and Medical Sciences.

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Faculty News

Tim Shakespeare

Developing a MOOC on Dementia

Dr Tim Shakespeare, Alzheimer’s Research UK Fellow in the Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, has secured £20,000 funding to develop a MOOC on dementia. More...

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16th Annual Queen Square Symposium – May 29th 2015

On May 29th, the Queen Square Student Committee hosted the 16th Annual Queen Square Symposium, an event for students of all disciplines based at Queen Square. More...

Faculty recruiting a new Graduate Tutor (Taught)

The provision of postgraduate taught (PGT) education in the Faculty is expanding, and now includes over 50 programmes across our composite Divisions and Institutes and over 1,000 PGT students. In order to look after this growing student body the Faculty is looking to appoint a second Faculty Graduate Tutor (Taught) to work with Dr Jenni Rodd in carrying out this vital role.  We are keen to offer the opportunity the role presents to other colleagues with effect from 1st September 2015. More...

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Faculty Events

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22 June, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘‘The neurology of consciousness – lessons from coma and related states’ ’
1 July, 2015Launch of London BEME International Collaborating Centre (London BICC)
1 July, 2015Role of Glucose metabolism in Aß toxicity in Drosophila
2 July, 20153rd Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course
2 July, 2015Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Neural markers of cognitive & motor control, and their evolution during a pre-symptomatic monkey model of Parkinson’s disease’
2 July, 2015 Mr Hyde exposed: interleukin 7 signaling in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
2 July, 2015UCL Cancer Institute Seminar Series: The Social Nature of Cancer Cells
3 July, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
6 July, 2015Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health
6 July, 2015Immunosurveillance of the liver by intravascular effector CD8+ T cells
6 July, 2015Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease
6 July, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Novel Treatments in Huntington’s Disease
7 July, 2015Evidence into Policy: Case Studies
7 July, 2015UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: PhD Thesis Seminar
8 July, 2015Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC
8 July, 2015Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series
8 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Investigating psychotropic medication use in people with intellectual disability
9 July, 2015Cognitive Rehabilitation
9 July, 2015Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Dementia: an International Perspective
9 July, 2015Controlling errant T cells in autoimmune disease
9 July, 2015Data-driven models of disease progression
9 July, 2015UCL Molecular Cell Biology Symposium
9 July, 2015Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration
10 July, 2015Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC
10 July, 2015Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Dementia: an International Perspective (including advanced skills training / CPD)
15 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: I Can(t) Wellness and resilience, a training program for older people to maximise choice and control.
15 July, 2015Probing the Structure and Dynamics of Proteins and Protein Complexes Using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry
16 July, 2015Exploring the health challenges and inequalities of the new food aid system: a seminar on working with foodbanks
20 July, 2015Neural coding underlying tactile navigation
21 July, 2015Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research
22 July, 2015Changing Behaviour: Scientists and Policymakers
22 July, 2015Division of Psychiatry seminar: Dopaminergic imaging in Possible Dementia with Lewy bodies: a randomised trial
17 August, 2015CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice
28 August, 2015Challenges in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease
3 September, 2015Using zebrafish to study myelinated axons in vivo
3 September, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC
4 September, 2015Minds of Caste - An inter-disciplinary seminar on how Caste identities shape the Mind
7 September, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: How to develop therapies for NM disease
9 September, 2015Cross-cohort research: Opportunities, challenges and examples
10 September, 2015Integrating the management of bladder dysfunction in the rehabilitation of neurological patients
15 September, 2015ALS Seminar Series: The generation of diverse motor neuronal and glial subtypes from patient-specific iPSCs: Quo Vadis ALS?
15 September, 2015Public Health England Annual Conference 2015
6 October, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Understanding cellular heterogeneity
6 October, 2015The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British birth cohort studies: opportunities for collaboration
7 October, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
8 October, 2015Progress in rehabilitation research: what have we learned from the RCT? Where to from here?
14 October, 2015MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC
19 October, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Muscle Homeostasis
4 November, 2015Growing up happy in England: evidence-based approaches to wellbeing and implications for policy
5 November, 2015Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC
10 November, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Timing and tracking ALS: a biomarkers perspective
10 November, 2015The scarring effects of childhood bullying: Evidence from the UK’s longitudinal studies
12 November, 2015CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015: Title TBC
13 November, 2015Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health
16 November, 2015MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking sorting and disease
1 December, 2015ALS Seminar Series: Autophagy in ALS
10 December, 2015Therapy for cognitive impairment in TBI
12 January, 2016ALS Seminar Series: The tale of two motor cortices: do BA4a and BA4p have different functions in ALS?
9 February, 2016ALS Seminar Series: Shredding light on dynein-based cargo transport in vitro and in vivo