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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm

2 Oct 11.00am: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Dr Sudipto Roy, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB)
Title: Genetic control of cilia number and ciliary length
Host: Prof Steve Wilson
Venue: Room 249 Medical Sciences Building

2 Oct: Helena (Wilson lab) /Maria Maiaru (Geranton lab)

3 Oct 1pm: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Dr Matthew Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University
Title: Visualizing the dynamics of cell signaling that underlie synapse formation
Host: Prof Patricia Salinas
Venue: Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre

16 Oct: Tom Wyatt (Charras lab) (Oates lab)

30 Oct: Harold Burgess - Title TBC (Host: Prof Steve Wilson)

31 Oct: SPECIAL SEMINAR - Sophie Jarriault (IGBMC) – Title TBC (Host: Dr Richard Poole)

6 Nov: Aude Marzo (Salinas lab)/ Maite Ogueta (Stanewsky lab)

13 Nov: (Paluch lab)/ Robert Bentham (Szabadkai lab)

27 Nov: Irene (Stern lab)/Cristina Benito(Jessen lab)

11 Dec: Marcus Ghosh (Rihel lab)/ (Chubbs lab)

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Wellcome PhD Students: Final Year Talks

Thursday 25 September

12.30-2.35pm

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

12.30pm:  Scott Curran: “Annealing: the changing role of junctional actomyosin in epithelial cell packing during tissue development”

12.55pm:  Kristina Tubby: “The development of the avian auditory hindbrain”

1.20pm:  Miguel Tillo: “Signals controlling neuronal migration in the embryonic hindbrain”

1.45pm:  Alex Sinclair-Wilson: “Olig2 and regulation of neural stem cell fate”

2.10pm:  Elena Scarpa: “Cadherin-Dependent Rac1 Polarity acquired during Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition triggers Contact inhibition of Locomotion”

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Sainsbury Wellcome Centre granted planning permission

1 August 2011

Plans to build a new research centre at UCL have been approved by London Borough of Camden, subject to referral to the Mayor.

Prof John O' Keefe


The new building, known as the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, will be built on the corner of Howland Street and Charlotte Street. Members of Camden’s Development Control Committee voted in favour of the project at a meeting last night.

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre represents a partnership between the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust to establish a new Research Centre in Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL. The neuroscientists working there will use state-of-the-art molecular and cellular biology, imaging, electrophysiology and behavioural techniques, supported by computational modelling, to investigate how brain circuits process information to create neural representations and guide behaviour.

Professor John O'Keefe, Interim Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, welcomed the decision to approve the scheme: “Everyone involved in this ambitious project is very pleased to have passed this important milestone. In addition to providing a world-class neuroscience research centre, we believe that the building will add significantly to the aesthetic quality of the area. I want to thank everyone involved for their hard work in getting this visionary project to this point.”

The location of the Centre within UCL brings many benefits due to the strength of UCL’s neuroscience research community and its relationships with other medical research organisations in the local area. UCL and the funders already work together with great success – the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL are both world-leaders in their fields.

The Centre is expected to be completed in 2014.

Image: Professor John O'Keefe

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