UCL town meeting: Developmental cognitive neuroscience – new venue

27 May 2009

Staff are advised that the ‘town meeting’ on developmental cognitive neuroscience on 9 June 2009 will now be held at the Kennedy Lecture Theatre in the UCL Institute of Child Health due to the high number of participants.

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The meeting is to help establish a new cross-cutting initiative to bring together all those working in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience in a virtual centre addressing one aspect of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing.

The aim of this new centre, dedicated to understanding the structure and function of the developing brain and mind, is to facilitate collaboration between basic and clinical scientists, to provide the opportunity for translational research, to raise the profile of developmental behavioural and cognitive neuroscience research with a view to securing major funding, and to provide high-quality teaching and training in this rapidly emerging interdisciplinary speciality within neuroscience.

This meeting is for all UCL staff whose research relates to different aspects of the developing brain and mind in health and disease. Representation from colleagues in neurobiology, computational modelling, artificial intelligence and robotics, and imaging technologies is welcome, as well as those engaged in mainstream neuroscience disciplines. The input of clinical scientists, especially those who research the mechanisms of plasticity and repair in the young, would also be valued.

The meeting is part of a consultation process, and time will be allocated for discussion of the proposal.

There is no need to register, but it would be useful to have an idea of numbers in order to arrange adequate catering. Please contact Serife Dervish

Tuesday 9 June 2009, 4–5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception
The Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH.