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The events listed here are generally aimed at staff and students from the UCL Research Domains community, although a limited number of events are open to the public. For queries about a specific event, please contact the organiser for full details. 

23 March, 2017 - Ageing of the immune system: Cues from the microenvironment

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Part of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Donald Palmer (Royal Vetinary College London). Host: Dr Ben Seddon. All are welcome. If you are interested in meeting the speaker, please contact the host.

Location: LT3 , Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 March, 2017 - Animal Research: Critical, Challenging and Creative Thinking

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is intended ONLY for students who are, or who are expecting to be conducting research involving the use of animals or using animal derived data. It will help you understand the moral and ethical arguments that unpin the range of viewpoints, introduce you to what the 3Rs principles of humane science (to replace, reduce & refine animal use) means in practice and give you an awareness of the importance of public engagement. You will gain a general awareness of research integrity issues and how they are impacting on the quality of biomedical research. You will learn about evidence-based research and how to identify/avoid common pitfalls in basic experimental design. The course introduces bioscience research reporting standards including the ARRIVE guidelines and good research practices that enhance animal welfare and help improve the reliability and reproducibility of animal derived data.

Location: UCL Conference Suite, Seminar Room 2 188 Tottenham Court Road , , W1T 7PH

Contact: Nikki Osborne

Email: nikki@responsibleresearchinpractice.co.uk

Phone:

24 March, 2017 - Brain Meeting: Brain-behavior signatures in health and depressed youth

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Maria Joao Rosa, UCL

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 March, 2017 - LSHTM/UCL World TB Day Symposium

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

On the 24th of March, the world commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. We take this opportunity each year to highlight contemporary research innovation and future challenges in a one day symposium co-organised by LSHTM and UCL. This year’s meeting will be a day full of talks, discussion and debate around key themes in our fight against TB, with contributions from leaders in the field and young investigators. Activities will cover laboratory, epidemiological and modelling research to end TB. Tickets are free of charge but please register for a place via the link below. Last year’s event was fully booked so early booking is highly recommended.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Caroline Batt

Email: tb@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2702

24 March, 2017 - Tricks of the trade: ideas for generating interdisciplinary research

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

An Early Career Researcher Event from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain. The challenges facing researchers are increasingly interdisciplinary. In this talk, Alan Wilson will present a view of the foundations of research planning which will support originality and ambition within interdisciplinary frameworks. He will discuss both basic and applied research (‘real challenges’) and will introduce the idea of super concepts that cross disciplines. Above all, he will argue that ‘thinking outside the box’ can generate new ideas and open up new territories. Presented by Sir Alan Wilson, Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute. N.B. This free event is only open to UCL Early Career Researchers.

Location: The Alan Turing Institute, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713

27 March, 2017 - BBSRC Showcase

Time: 09:30:00 - 11:30:00

We are delighted to welcome Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC’s interim Chief Executive, to UCL on Monday 27 March 2017. The visit will showcase UCL’s world-class bioscience and biotechnology research, and forms part of UCL’s Strategic Partnership with BBSRC. Register now to attend the opening “BBSRC Showcase” session, which will be a great opportunity to hear from Professor Welham on the future of UK bioscience funding and engage in interactive discussion with BBSRC staff. There will also be some short talks from BBSRC-funded academics to demonstrate the breadth and quality of research at UCL. To register for the event, please click the following link: https://ucl-bbsrc-showcase.eventbrite.com

Location: Main Quad Pavilion , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 March, 2017 - Macrophage innate responses against S.pneumoniae

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof David Dockrell (Edinbuirgh University) Host: Prof Rob Heyderman (r.heyderman@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Rob Heyderman

Email: r.heyderman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 March, 2017 - Wellcome Trust population health funding event

Time: 14:30:00 - 17:30:00

Tickets for the Wellcome Trust population health funding event at UCL are now available. This event will highlight the funding opportunities available at Wellcome Trust for population health research. In addition to an update on the direction of travel for population health at Wellcome, and an overview of all their relevant schemes, we are including a couple of presentations from researchers with Wellcome Trust funding to outline their pathway to success (including failures), tips on the process, and lessons learnt. We will also be running a number of one-to-one sessions to give you the opportunity to discuss a specific potential application with Wellcome. There will be a limited number of 20 minute slots available, although if demand exceeds supply we will do our best to accommodate further requests.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 March, 2017 - ‘Modulation of visual attention by prismatic adaptation’

Time: 17:15:00 - 19:00:00

UCLP CNR Monthly Seminar Series - A lecture by Professor Stephanie Clarke (Lausanne)

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 March, 2017 - Neurology 2017: Preparing for the Speciality Certificate Exam

Time: 09:00:00 - 14:00:00

This half day course is designed for clinicians preparing for the speciality certificate exit exam, and is delivered by Neurologists working at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. A specially prepared book of revision notes and sample questions will be given to all delegates - invaluable tips for those preparing for the Speciality Certificate Exam. (This provisional programme may be subject to change) - Epilepsy syndromes - Peripheral nerve syndromes - Autoimmune and paraneoplastic encephalitis - When it’s not multiple sclerosis - Genetic ataxias – how do I differentiate them? - The failing pupil Gems and nuggets for the exam

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre , 33 Queen Square, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: David Blundred

Email: d.blundred@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 March, 2017 - “Neuromuscular disorder genetics: what is the best that we can do?”

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre – Ad hoc seminar Speaker: Nigel Laing PhD, Centre for Medical Research University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research All welcome to attend

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2017 - Longitudinal Methodology Series seminar – Dr Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The twelfth seminar in the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series features talks from Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield. Vasiliki is a Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Chris is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Vasiliki will present an investigation of the distribution of childhood visual function in the UK and associations with early life social position. Chris will discuss how his project has worked on deriving harmonised measures of income which are consistent both within and across CLOSER studies. The aim of the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series is to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.

Location: G02, UCL Institute of Education, 55-59 Gordon Square, London , WC1H 0NU

Contact: Jon Tebbett

Email: j.tebbett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2017 - Neurology 2017: Leading Edge Neurology for the Practising Clinician

Time: -

It is a pleasure to announce the 2017 programme for this annual course, a highlight of the British Neurology calendar. The course is designed for Consultants and senior trainees in neurology and other neuroscience specialties, from the UK, Europe and worldwide, and aims to provide a practical update on the hospital management of neurological diseases. The focus of the course is on everyday neurological practice which will include lectures, video sessions, and a CPC. The course will be didactic, but also entertaining and informative, and will be accompanied by a detailed course book providing extensive background material and papers. Features: • Prize lecture; by Professor John Hardy, winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences • A Satellite lecture • A video session on Epilepsy by Professor Matthew Walker • A CPC led by Dr Michael Lunn • Clinical Case discussion • MRI quiz • A detailed course book providing extensive background material and papers

Location: Logan Hall , UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: David Blundred

Email: d.blundred@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

30 March, 2017 - ‘Non-invasive peripheral brain-Neural Mechanisms for Predicting the Sensory Consequences of Behaviour’

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Part of the SWC Seminar Series Speaker: Patrick Kaifosh, Chief Science Officer and Co-founder of Cognescent Corporation

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre , Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Alice Taylor-Gee

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 April, 2017 - UCL Energy Network Launch: 'the future of collaborative energy research'

Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00

Organised by UCL Energy Institute

The UCL Energy Network is a new initiative launched to promote collaboration between energy-related researchers across UCL, as well as providing a platform for collaboration between academia, industry and policy. You are invited to hear from and meet experts in collaborative energy research. Guests speakers from UCL, Government and industry will discuss the history of collaboration, as well as how academia, industry and policy can navigate the rapidly changing academic, political and economic climate to ensure collaboration thrives in the future.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alex Blackburn

Email: a.blackburn@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 9860

5 April, 2017 - Getting Your Paper Published: The Peer Review Process

Time: 16:00:00 - 18:30:00

Academic publishing is a competitive field. It can be daunting for researchers starting their careers. This session focuses on the peer review process. Several journal editors from across the Life Sciences and publishers from Elsevier will lead the workshop, sharing their experience as authors and editors, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the peer review process and handling reviewer comments. The session will begin with a short introduction from Elsevier, and will then be followed by a discussion panel of scientists with experience publishing in a range of journals and across a range of topics. Finally, there is a break-out session where smaller groups will have the chance to discuss these issues with the panel members in a more private format. Please register your place at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZZSPZTC Registration deadline: 4 April 2017 Convenors: Adam Fraser (Elsevier) & Dr Eva Krumhuber (e.krumhuber@ucl.ac.uk)

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre G03, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Dr Eva Krumhuber

Email: e.krumhuber@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 April, 2017 - Role of Rho GTPases in immune cell migration

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Part of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series. Speaker: Prof. Anne Ridley (Kings College London). Host: Dr Clare Bennett. All are welcome. If you are interested in meeting the speaker, please contact the host.

Location: LT3 , Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 April, 2017 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: 'How Inhibition in Primary Sensory Cortex Enables the Detection of Novelty'

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Samuel Cooke, Lecturer in Neurobiology of Neurodevelopmental, Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Neurosciences Clinical Academic Group, King’s College London

Location: GLT Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 April, 2017 - ‘Holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation: online and interactive?’

Time: 17:15:00 - 19:00:00

UCLP CNR monthly seminar series: A lecture by Dr Andrew Bateman (Oliver Zangwill Centre)

Location: 33 Queen Square, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 April, 2017 - 'Going round in circles: development of the zebrafish semicircular canal system’

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Tanya Whitfield, Sheffield University Host: Nico Daudet

Location: Seminar Room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 April, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Micah Allen, UCL

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 April, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Prof. Jernej Ule, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology Title: Understanding the function of the low-complexity domain in TDP-43, and its dysfunction in ALS.

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

11 April, 2017 - ALS Seminar: title tbc

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Anny Devoy, Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease, Institute of Neurology, UCL Host: Pietro Fratta This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 April, 2017 - Changing Expectations: reconsidering science careers

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

UCL and the Royal Society are holding a joint 'question time' event on science careers which will explore how people can transition in and out of academia and different sectors. The event will consider the benefits and challenges of fluid career paths; the implications of the changing research landscape for science careers; and how greater mobility between academia and other sectors could be better supported.

Location: Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre , Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 7679 8584

20 April, 2017 - "The role of inflammatory mechanisms in progressive MS: insights from neuropathology"

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Professor Richard Reynolds, Deputy Head, Division of Brain Sciences, Wolfson Neuroscience Laboratories, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: t.holmes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 April, 2017 - Insights into innate immunity from analysing the genetics of gene expression

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Julian Knight (University of Oxford). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 April, 2017 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series: Presentations on areas of research in the Developmental Neurosciences and other Programmes within GOS Institute of Child Health

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

Chair: Dr Finbar O'Callaghan Speakers: Sara Lorio, Bruno Doreste, Paul Gissen, David Skuse, Patrizia Ferretti and Sarah Buck

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Neuromics

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Speakers: Professor Kenneth Harris (Professor of Quantitative Neuroscience) and Professor Rob Brownstone (Brain Research Trust Chair of Neurosurgery) The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation We kindly request that guests wishing to attend either Lecture take their seats by the start of the first lecture to avoid disruption between the two Lectures. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - Harnessing electronic health records for research

Time: -

2017 sees the return of our unique programme of inter-related one- and two-day courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research, spanning a wide range of applications in basic and applied health research. These courses address the ‘why?’, the ‘what?’ and the ‘how?’ of EHR research and critically evaluate scientific opportunities and challenges, in what is being proposed as a new paradigm in medical research. Taught by internationally recognised faculty, they span data-intensive biomedical research across diverse forms of nationally available patient data from primary and secondary care. The courses are intended for people with from a wide range of backgrounds - including health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, NHS IT, bioinformatics, genomics and computer science - and at different career stages, from those thinking of doing an MSc or PhD to established researchers.

Location: Farr Institute London, 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Paul Taylor

Email: p.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - UCL School of Pharmacy: Title TBC

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Pocock, UCL Institute of Neurology

Location: Room M3, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

3 May, 2017 - A Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor Brian Neville

Time: 09:00:00 - 13:30:00

should be delighted if you were able to join us for a series of lectures to celebrate the life and work of Professor Neville. Brian was appointed the first UK Chair of Paediatric Neurology, coming from Guys Hospital, in 1989. Upon retirement he was also the initial incumbent of the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy until 2007. On arrival at the Institute he set on an expansion of both the academic and clinical neuroscience departments, responsible for the expansion of development of the epilepsy surgery programme and ultimately the complex epilepsy unit, as well as a combined neurological approach to neurodisability. Throughout his career, the training and development of juniors in the specialty was key; he contributed on an international level to standardisation of training in paediatric neurology. Above all, he was an extremely caring man, who always thought of the children and their families first and foremost. Please email to register.

Location: The Kennedy Lecture Theatre , Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: ich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 May, 2017 - New technologies for measuring non-health topics in longitudinal studies

Time: 09:00:00 - 15:00:00

Drawing on evidence from across the longitudinal studies in CLOSER, and beyond, this workshop will discuss evidence gathered to date on the use of new technologies to measure non-health topics. Examples of these new technologies include data collection using smartphone features (apps, GPS etc.), wearable devices and other types of monitors. That is, any methods that can be used to measure key variables more accurately, or perhaps in a less burdensome way, or to respond to new and emerging research needs in non-health areas. Building on presentations and discussions, the workshop will aim to identify innovative new technologies that can be used to generate new science, the implications for data quality, and key methodological research needs. This workshop is open to all those who may be interested in attending.

Location: Room 728, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: John Krakauer, John Hopkins University

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 May, 2017 - Modulation of host endothelium by the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Alister Craig (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine). Host: Prof Greg Towers,(g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) & Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Greg Towers & Dr Clare Jolly

Email: g.towers@ucl.ac.uk; c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 May, 2017 - Batten disease

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

Speaker: Prof Sara Mole, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

Location: Room M3, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

17 May, 2017 - Abortion in the twenty-first century: moral, legal and cultural dimensions

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

UCL Centre for Ethics and Law sponsored discussion event to mark the publication of: About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America (HUP) by Professor Carol Sanger (Columbia Law School) and Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law (Oxford University Press) by Dr Kate Greasley (UCL Laws) This book launch will begin with brief comments by both authors about the central ideas of their respective books. About Abortion (HUP by Carol Sanger) confronts the question of why so much of United States politics and society is concerned with the abortion issue. Arguments about Abortion (OUP by Kate Greasley) centres on the moral and legal permissibility of terminating pregnancy, and the relevance of arguments about foetal personhood for that question. There will be time allocated for questions and discussion after the comments followed by a drinks reception.

Location: G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

Email: ethics-law@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 May, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: ‘Shedding light on the brainstem control of locomotion’

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Dr Frédéric Bretzner, (Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Université Laval, Canada) Host: Rob Brownstone

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2017 - 5th Paediatric Neuropsychology International Symposium

Time: -

Applications are now open for the 5th International Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium taking place in London on the 18th-19th May 2017 and delivered by University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. A host of distinguished speakers will address a range of topics relevant to atypical cognitive and brain development from infancy to adolescence. Who can attend? Neuropsychologists, Cognitive Neuroscientists, Clinicians and Educational Psychologists, Paediatric Neurologists, students studying Psychology, Speech and Language therapists, and anyone interested in studying the brain and its development. Fee: £25 per day £40 for 2 days If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit the application form available from the website below: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/centre-developmental-cognitive-neuroscience

Location: 33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Paola Petritoli

Email: p.petritoli@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2017 - Ice cores and interglacials

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Organised by UCL Geography

The polar ice sheets hold one of Earth’s great sedimentary records. By drilling ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, we can obtain ice that fell as snow, extending back so far 800,000 years in Antarctica and over 120,000 years in Greenland. Ice cores contain information about climate and numerous other environmental parameters; crucially the air bubbles trapped in the ice give access to the past composition of the atmosphere, including the greenhouse gas concentrations. In this talk I will first discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ice cores, and then demonstrate how ice cores are collected. I will then present some highlights of recent ice core research, including the information thay have given us about interglacials. This will lead me to a more general discussion about interglacials. The last interglacial offers an especially useful example, and I will discuss he issue of estimating what happened to the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet at a time of higher sea-levels.

Location: Malet Place Engineering Building 1.02, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Anson Mackay

Email: a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0558

19 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Archy de Berker, UCL

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 May, 2017 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

This clinical course concentrates on childhood and adult neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on clinical cases, natural history and management. This 4 day course is designed for specialists with an interest in neuromuscular disease; the first two days concentrating on paediatric neuromuscular disorders and the latter two days on adult neuromuscular disorders. Course organisers: Professor Mary Reilly and Professor Michael Hanna MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH Hospitals Foundation Trust Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Adnan Manzur, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Location: Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Bauer (was Molyneaux)

Email: j.bauer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 16:15:00 - 17:15:00

Speaker: Professor Peter Brophy, Centre for Neuroregeneration, University of Edinburgh Title: Myelination and Assembly of Nodes of Ranvier: What’s the connection?

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

25 May, 2017 - Urban Lab Films: Cities of Sleep

Time: 18:20:00 - 21:40:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Urban Lab Films presents the UK premiere of award-winning 'Cities of Sleep' (2016), a documentary that takes us into the heady world of insurgent sleeper communities in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a life threatening question. The film follows Shakeel, a young man who has spent seven years sleeping rough, as he deals with the “sleep mafia”—goons who capitalise on the scarcity of safe sleeping spaces in the absence of government safety nets. We also meet Ranjeet, who runs a “sleep-cinema” community where over 400 homeless come and sleep through the day for a nominal price. A post-screening panel will initiate a dialogue on sleep, health and homelessness in London – where over 8000 people sleep rough - and Delhi – which has over two million homeless. How can cities with shared histories, yet divergent trajectories of urbanisation act as compelling entry points for comparison and intervention?

Location: Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

26 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Sid Kouider, ENS

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 May, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: How the brain learns from examples and Causality in mind: learning, reasoning and blaming

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

There will be a dual presentation by our inaugural speakers, Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Brain Sciences: 5.00pm Professor Brad Love: How the Brain Learns from Examples followed by 6.00pm Professor David Lagnado:Causality in mind: Learning, Reasoning and Blaming

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - Advances in rare & inherited cardiovascular disease symposium

Time: -

Registration for the Advances in Rare & Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Symposium is now open. This one-day conference, jointly hosted by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust, will showcase research in rare and inherited cardiovascular disease. Talks are planned on a diverse range of themes, including using ‘Big Data’ to study genetic cardiovascular disease, in silico approaches to the study of genetic disease, inflammation & infiltration, and rare forms of cardiomyopathy. The Symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues.

Location: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 7607 (internal: 47607)

1 June, 2017 - CNT Seminar: "CEST-MRI: from bench to bedside"

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Mina Kim, UCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Christian Doeller, NTNU

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Daniel Wolpert (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: Antonia Hamilton

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Rosalyn Moran, University of Bristol

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Revisiting Mama and Papa

Time: 19:30:00 -

Inaugural lectures are an opportunity for recently-promoted professors to exhibit to the wider UCL community a flavour of their intellectual activity and research. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Please note: this Inaugural Lecture will be preceded by two linguistics seminars. You are also invited to attend these lectures if they are of interest: 17:30 - Prof Aditi Lahiri (Oxford) 18:10 - Prof Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen) 18:50 - Break 19:30 - Inaugural Lecture by Prof Andrew Nevins

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre, Chandler House , 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Rob Brownstone, Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL Host: Linda Greensmith This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 June, 2017 - 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster. To register for the event and find out more (including submitting a poster), please visit: https://2017-ucl-neuroscience-symposium.eventbrite.com

Location: Logan Hall , UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Cell-intrinsic defence mechanisms against HIV-1

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Christine Goffinet (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research). Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk) & Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Clare Jolly & Prof Greg Towers

Email: c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk; g.towers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: "The random walk of translational MR Physics" and "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging"

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Speakers: Professor Olga Ciccarelli (Professor of Neurology) and Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott (Professor in Magnetic Resonance Physics) Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott "The random walk of translational MR Physics" Professor Olga Ciccarelli - "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging" The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation We kindly request that guests wishing to attend either Lecture take their seats by the start of the first lecture to avoid disruption between the two Lectures. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre , 33 Queen Square , , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2017 - WIBR Cafe Seminar: 'How do we sleep?'

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Professor William Wisden, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London Host: Professor John Wood In collaboration with Nick Franks at Imperial he has used mouse genetics to investigate how inhibition regulates the sleep-wake circuitry and the actions of sedative drugs, and has deployed a technique known as activity-tagging, or TetTagging, based on c-fos expression, for tracing and probing ensembles of neurons activated during sleep and by sedative drugs. Their major overarching question is: what mechanisms and neural circuitry make sleep inescapable when we are tired and deprived of sleep? In fact, the drive to "recovery sleep" after prolonged sleep deprivation seems so strong, that it is similar to taking a sedative drug. So, their second major question is: do sedative drugs cause loss of consciousness by activating the same mechanisms and circuitry responsible for this deep recovery sleep

Location: Cruciform Cafe, 1st Floor Cruciform Building , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Bridging research and practice in child mental health: Tales from the swampy lowlands

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Professor Miranda Wolpert, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Registration details will made available closer to the lecture date

Location: Lecture Theatre 2 , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Dr Gabriella Cerri, (Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine (BIOMETRA), University of Milan) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: Sasha Kraskov

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 July, 2017 - Summer school course: Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it

Time: -

Eureka’s 2nd Summer School course “Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it” 2017 is open for registration. This Summer school tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field (late masters / PhD students / beginning Post docs). With this Summer School course you will not only obtain insight in how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. The course is organized together with the University of Utrecht and will be held in Utrecht. Registration is via the online form and requires a CV, motivation letter, and a letter of support from your supervisor. Deadline for registration: 01 April 2017.

Location: , , Utrecht,

Contact: Rinze Benedictus

Email: r.benedictus@umcutrecht.nl

Phone: +31 88 75 587 68

3 July, 2017 - Understanding cellular heterogeneity

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Sarah Teichmann (The Sanger Institute). Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 July, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Dario Farina, (Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: John Rothwell

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2017 - CNT Seminar: Parallel transmit and its applications at ultra-high field

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Shaihan Malik, KCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Elizabeth Busch, Wellcome trust sanger institute Title: The transcriptional landscape of structural myopathy in zebrafish

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 July, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: The developmental course and functional impact of childhood language disorders

Time: 18:00:00 -

Professor Courtenay Norbury, UCL Language and Cognition, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre , Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Stret, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

Time: -

The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084

9 October, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Prof Thomas Gillingwater, University of Edinburgh Title: Identifying and developing effective therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: