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

Monday July 6th - GDB, 1pm

Prof. Miguel Concha (University of Chile, Santiago)

Title: "Migrational coupling to extra-embryonic tissue expansion drives epiboly of embryonic cells in annual killifish"

Host: Dr Rich Poole

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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: Title TBA
1.30pm  Interval
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: Title TBA
2.25pm  Marc Williams: “Identification of neutral tumour evolution across cancer types”

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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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