CDB Seminars
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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm (unless otherwise stated)

Thursday 9 July: midday-2.40pm

Host: Yoshiyuki Yamamoto

Room 249, 2nd Floor, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street

12.00pm  Heather Steele-Stallard: “Human iPS cell-based platforms for disease modelling and therapy screening for laminopathies”
12.15pm  Terry Felton: “Regulation of asymmetric neurogenesis in C. elegans
12.30pm  Marcus Ghosh: “Assigning Behavioural and Neurodevelopmental Functions to Autism-associated Genes”
12.45pm  Giulia Ferrari: “Towards a genomic integration-free, iPS cell and human artificial chromosome-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy”
1.00pm  Michele Sammut: “Mystery cells in C.elegans: Sex, Glia transdifferation and Learning”
1.15pm  Johanna Buchler: "The Wnt co-receptor LRP6 and synapse regulation".

1.40pm  Renato Martinho: “The Asymmetric Habenula of Zebrafish: from Transcriptome to Behaviour”
1.55pm  Alex Fedorec: “Plasmid persistence: balancing plasmid stability and host competitiveness”
2.10pm  Maryam Khosravi: "Investigating novel genetic associations with ciliopathy in the zebrafish"
2.25pm  Marc Williams: “Identification of neutral tumour evolution across cancer types”

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Grant Applications


This page contains information for CDB Academics pursuing grant funding. UCL has many resources to support grant applications and this page will continue to be updated in accordance with those available.

UCL pre-award administration


This portal contains:

• Information regarding pFACT costing tool

• Costing Research Projects - Basic Guide

• UCL Procedures for Research Grants and Contracts

• The contact details of your Departments Research Finance Officer and Contracts Manager

Research Professional uses a simple search engine to provide listings for agency applications, including deadlines. 

Current Opportunties

Click on the links to jump to the relevant table for funding partner opportunities:


Cancer Research UK


EU Marie Curie


Royal Society

Wellcome Trust

Maintaining a high success rate

The Faculty offers the following general tips on improving your success rate with applications:

  • Mentoring/peer review as in advice/input from more experienced researchers
  • Internal peer review (big grants, focusing on junior staff/fellowships)
  • Practice interviews (especially fellowships)
  • Encourage PIs to allow enough time for the process, really considered and engage with admin from the start
  • Strategic fit / look at the research portfolio
  • Check that research benefits the PI, Division, SLMS
  • Raising awareness of calls for proposals, help on offer
  • Comms – about deadlines, information to make process effective and PI fully informed 1-2-1 with PI – during induction, at the beginning of the process
  • Regular workshops for all applicants

How can we improve this page? E-mail: Ed Whitfield with your comments and suggestions.

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