News and Events

Applications for 2015/16 entry are now open

International students wishing to apply for funding via the UCL Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) must submit an application by January 16th 2015.

Details of how to apply can be found on the 'Prospective Students' page


Professor John O'Keefe wins Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

CoMPLEX supervisor, John O'Keefe has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain - an 'inner GPS' - that enables us to orient ourselves. 

10 October 2014

John O'Keefe Nobel Prize Winner


A range of events take place at CoMPLEX, some open to the wider UCL audience, some designed specifically for the students - all aim to explore and engender discussion around a wide breadth of research. 

Seminar Series

CoMPLEX Seminar Series

We periodically host invited seminars by upcoming and established researchers visiting us at UCL. Everyone is welcome to attend. The first seminar of 2014/15 will take place on Tuesday 21st October.

Join us to hear Dr Nick Jones talk about Mitochondrial Variability at 4pm on 21st October 2014.

The talk will take place in Darwin Room B15, UCL, Gower Street.

Mitochondrial Variability

We typically consider evolution as occurring between successive generations; in this talk I will discuss evidence for genetic selection occurring during an individual's lifetime and in an organ-specific fashion. This selection is on mitochondrial DNA species: I will connect this bioenergetic  variability to other work investigating fluctuations in single-cell fate and to so-called three parent babies.

There will be an opportunity to talk to Dr Jones prior to the talk from noon onwards and after the event all are welcome for a drink at the Jeremy Bentham pub, 31 University Street, WC1E 6JL

Nick Jones Mitochondrial Variability

Annual Conference

The CoMPLEX Annual Conference 2014 was called Modelling: Big Data and Society and took place on Friday 30th May.

Previous themes include:

  • Inter-Disciplinary Inter-Doctoral Training Centre (id2) student-led conference
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Networks: From Genes to Cities
  • The Limits of Perception: Challenges for Biological Imaging
  • Evolution and Development

Details of the CoMPLEX Annual Conference 2015 will be released soon.


Club CoMPLEX is a bimonthly departmental get together, with the aim to encourage inter-year relations and general Science discussion. Past events have included science-themed quizzes, debates, postdoctoral careers advice, a hackathon and student talks, all in an informal and friendly environment.

Vision @ UCL

Vision@UCL aims to bring together the diverse groups working on vision at UCL. It is generously sponsored by CoMPLEX, UCL's Centre for Mathematics, Physics and Engineering in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology. Please email Lewis Griffin,, to join the mailing list.

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