Third Biennial Symposium of Neuroscience Researchers at the UCL School of Pharmacy

Publication date: Feb 3, 2014 4:31:06 PM

Start: Jul 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Dec 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A one-day colloquium attended by members of the Neuroscience in Health and Disease and Disease Models and Clinical Pharmacology clusters, their associated research staff and invited neuroscientists from the main UCL campus. This will be the third biennial symposium of neuroscience researchers at the UCL School of Pharmacy.

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The Neuroscience in Health and Disease and Disease Models and Clinical Pharmacology Research Clusters incorporate researchers from the School of Pharmacy who use a wide range of technical and theoretical approaches to study normal brain function and to uncover the fundamental causes of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

The symposium comprises a series of talks from our young investigators and postdoctoral researchers and a poster session from our PhD students. This will be a great opportunity for us to present some of the most exciting neuroscience research currently going on at the School of Pharmacy. The aim is to foster collaborative links both within the School of Pharmacy and within the wider environs of UCL. The day will also serve as a training opportunity for junior research staff in presentation skills.

Organisers: Dr Afia Ali and Dr Jasmina Jovanovic

Date: Friday 16th May 2014 - the day will start at 9:00 am and finish at around 17:00 pm followed by an evening reception.

Venue: Regents College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS


9:00  Arrival
9:15  Welcome by Jasmina Jovanovic

Session One: Neurodegeneration: Is there a cure?
Chaired by Mala Shah
9:20 - 9:40             Ahad Rahim
9:40 - 10:00           Daniel Berwick
10:00 - 10:20         Sarah Cousins
10:20 - 10:40         Sigrun Lunge
10:40 - 11:00         Group Discussion

11:00 - 11:15         Coffee break
11:15 - 12:00         Keynote Lecture by Professor Patricia Salinas
12:00 - 14:00         Lunch and Poster session

Session Two: Homeostatic mechanisms: from molecules to circuits
Chaired by Brian Pearce
14:00-14:20 pm     Phil Long
14:20-14:40 pm     Omar Loss
14:40-15:00 pm     Arnaud Ruiz
15:00-15:20 pm     Audrey Mercer
15:20-16:00 pm     Group Discussion

16:00-16:10 pm     Coffee break

Session Three: Emerging stories from the voltage-gated ion channels
Chaired by Andy Constanti
16:10-16:30 pm     Melodie Borel
16:30-16:50 pm     Katiuscia Martinello
16:50-17:10 pm     Agota Biro
17:10-17:30 pm     Antoine Bremaud
17:30-17:50 pm     Group Discussion
17:50-18:00 pm     Concluding Remarks and Prizes
18:00-20:00 pm     Reception