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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. 

20 November, 2017 - Linking thermal comfort and cognitive science – why and how? - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Gesche Huebner, UCL Energy Institute Seminar Title: to be announced Host: Bahador Bahrami

Location: B10 (basement seminar room), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience 17 Queen Square, London, WC1 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 October, 2017 - UCL Entrepreneurship for Researchers (part-time course)

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

Part of: Career Development for UCL Researchers programme Are you interested in developing entrepreneurial skills to enhance your career? This course will help you to recognise and develop the entrepreneurial skills used by researchers every day. The course will look at skills that have a broader appeal and impact than just research. These skills can be used, for example, to enhance the public understanding of your field as well as in helping you to engage with business. Or even in helping you to start your own business! A part-time course over 3-days will explore and develop your skills in leadership, persuasion, personal accountability, teamwork and goal-orientation. Led by researcher and Dr. Mario Moustras (formerly of the Royal Society of Chemistry). You can sign up and find out further information using the link below. This course is free to attend with a £10 refundable deposit, refreshments and lunch are provided.

Location: UCL Base KX, 103c Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Sarah Foxlee

Email: enterprise@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 November, 2017 - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Imaging Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Rigmor Baraas, University College of Southeast Norway Title: "Cell-resolved retinal imaging with ultrahigh resolution adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy: understanding normal structural variation" Host: Chris Dainty

Location: Main Lecture Theatre, Institute Of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, London, EC1V 9EL

Contact: Chris Dainty

Email: c.dainty@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 November, 2017 - UCL Lancet Lecture 2017 – Mrs Lilianne Ploumen

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

Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, Dutch MP will talk about creating the She Decides international sexual and reproductive healthcare initiative in response to President Trump’s reinstatement of the US global gag rule.

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

Contact: Elizabeth Carter

Email: elizabeth.carter@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

20 November, 2017 - WIBR Seminar: ‘Extreme heterogeneity in genetics and pathology of deafness?’

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

Professor Karen Steel, Professor of Sensory Function at the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London: ‘Extreme heterogeneity in genetics and pathology of deafness?’ Host: Professor John Wood. Hot and cold snacks and beverages provided.

Location: B404 - LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 October, 2017 - ‘Open door’ to Innovation and Enterprise: Every Wednesday 3- 5pm

Time: -

Meet the experts in Innovation and Enterprise. Helping to transform your knowledge and ideas into action. UCL is full of brilliant new ideas, discoveries and technologies. We, UCL Innovation and Enterprise, are here to help put more of these into action. To do this, and to help encourage a real spirit of enterprise across UCL, we know that we must create more face-to-face opportunities and direct access to our innovation and enterprise experts. Open to all staff and students and alumni, the events will offer: • advice from innovation and enterprise experts, in person, weekly • opportunities to learn from each other through peer-to-peer networking and collaboration • hearing about the broad range of support on offer, including development opportunities of making initial ideas into workable ideas No need to book in advance, just pop in. We look forward to seeing you there. Every Wednesday, 3-5pm from 18 October – 13 December 2017.

Location: South Orangery, Wilkins Lower Refectory, UCL, London,

Contact: Rachel Chambers

Email: enterprise@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2017 - ALS Seminar Series: A bona fide TDP-43 knock-in mouse yields mediators and modifiers of cognitive dysfunction

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

Speaker: Jemeen Sreedharan - Babraham Institute, Cambridge Host: Elizabeth Fisher This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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:

21 November, 2017 - Encore! Who likes working in open-plan?

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

Why do some insist that they need the privacy of a cellular office while others insist that an open office landscape is better? Professor Penn will review what we know about the way that the places in which we work affect the ways that we work.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Emma Wade

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

21 November, 2017 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: Roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory in mice – from synapse to behaviour

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

Michael Kohl, University of Oxford Roles of hippocampus and neocortex in learning and memory in mice – from synapse to behaviour Abstract: We recently identified a left-right dissociation of synaptic plasticity in the mouse hippocampus. To investigate possible effects on behaviour, we used optogenetics to unilaterally silence hippocampal CA3 pyramidal cells in mice performing hippocampus-dependent memory tasks. Whilst silencing of either the left or the right CA3 caused a short-term memory deficit, strikingly, only left CA3 silencing impaired long-term memory. Our data suggests that memory is routed via distinct left-right pathways within the mouse hippocampus. We are currently investigating whether this hemispheric specialisation extends to neocortical structures involved in associative memory.

Location: Room 305, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: h.spiers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

21 November, 2017 - Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research' - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

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

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research).

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2017 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 1)

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2017 - ‘Facilitation skills for PPI’ - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research).

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2017 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity (Term 1)

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

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. Both sessions are open to PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources

Location: Chadwick Building G08, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Doc Skills

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2017 - NPP Seminar Series - Professor Carla Molteni

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

Title: TBC Speaker: Professor Carla Molteni - Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Kings College London Host: Professor Lucia Sivilotti

Location: H O Schild Pharmacology LT, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Tina Bashford

Email: t.bashford@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2017 - Patient and Public Engagement workshop - UCL Personalised Medicine Domain Early Careers Network

Time: 09:15:00 - 17:00:00

Patient and public engagement is increasingly important in research, and is critical to maximising the impact of your work. This workshop will explore methods to effectively communicate your research from leaders in public and patient engagement, and will highlight resources available at UCL to support you to develop your own engagement projects.

Location: Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Contact: Amy Webster

Email: a.webster@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2017 - Sowing Sustainability: film launch and Q&A

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

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

Join us for the premiere of Sowing Sustainability: UCL and Urban Food Systems. This film from the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities looks at new ways of thinking about how we produce and consume food in our modern, urbanising world. The video features the work of Robert Biel (Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL) who, as well as teaching political ecology and a Masters module on "Food and the City", is a practising food grower. He has written a very accessible and popular book "Sustainable Food Systems: The Role of the City", which is available from UCL Press. The book is available as a free pdf, and has been downloaded over 20,000 times

Location: Common Ground, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Greg Tinker

Email: g.tinker@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +442076794757

22 November, 2017 - The application of genomics to Infectious Diseases - A UCL Special Grand Round

Time: 12:00:00 - 14:00:00

Registration for the next UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences Special Grand Round is now open. The topic this time is ‘The application of genomics to Infectious Diseases’. INTRODUCTION: Professor David Lomas SPEAKERS: - Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (UCL Division of Infection & Immunity) Transcriptomics for TB - Professor Judy Breuer (UCL Division of Infection & Immunity) Metagenomics for pathogen detection in clinical practice - Professor Ravi Gupta (UCL Division of Infection & Immunity) 'Application of viral genomics to HIV' Followed by a panel discussion The Special Grand Rounds are extremely popular and this session should be fascinating. It will take place in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Cruciform Building on Wednesday 22nd November, 12.30 – 2pm.

Location: Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: SLMS Communications Manager

Email: morgan.williams@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 November, 2017 - Inaugural Lecture: Professor Dino Petrides "20 Years of Trait Emotional Intelligence"

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

The Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology invite you to attend the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Dino Petrides "20 Years of Trait Emotional Intelligence." This is a non-technical talk intended to introduce some basic theoretical ideas and key research findings from the trait emotional intelligence research programme as it approaches its 20th anniversary. The talk is targeted at a lay audience and will present personal perspectives and anecdotes from the development of the programme over the years, its reach, and its collaborators around the world. It will also briefly touch upon applications of trait emotional intelligence theory within academic research settings (including in the areas of psychometrics, behavioural genetics, clinical, educational, and medical psychology) and beyond. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception which will be held at the Roberts Building Foyer G02.

Location: Room G08, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Prof. K. V. Petrides

Email: k.petrides@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 November, 2017 - Opposites Attract – Facsimile cities: should architects now be making video game worlds?

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

For centuries, architects have dreamed up new cities and societies. Today, the widespread influence of contemporary video game technologies challenges the architect’s hold on speculative worlds. Luke Caspar Pearson will discuss the links between these two fields, before exploring research projects that test how they may combine to construct new worlds together.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Emma Wade

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

23 November, 2017 - Our Planet, Our Health: 21st Annual Grant Lecture

Time: 18:30:00 - 21:00:00

Today, we live longer and more prosperous lives than ever before, as a species we have made huge advances to create conditions for better health for billions of people, however, this progress is taking a heavy toll on the planet’s natural systems. The rate at which resources are consumed and the population is growing is degrading nature at an alarming rate and is this actually undermining our wellbeing? Join Professor Kate Jones for the 21st Annual Grant Lecture as she explores the links and interdependencies between the our health and the health of the planet. Following the lecture there will be a free wine reception at the Grant Museum of Zoology.

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

Contact: TBC

Email: TBC

Phone:

23 November, 2017 - Queen Square Inaugural Lectures

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

Speakers: - Professor Janice Holton (Professor in Neuropathology & Director of Queen Square Brain Bank) “Neuropathology: Studies in neurodegeneration and other stories” - Professor Maria Thom (Professor of Neuropathology) “Identifying diagnostic and prognostic neuropathology biomarkers in focal epilepsies” The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk by 14th November 2017 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.

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

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 November, 2017 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series - 'Cell type and input specificity in ventral circuitry'

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Dr Andrew Macaskill Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series In my talk, I will first present published work that investigates the circuity of the nucleus accumbens - with a focus on its connectivity with the hippocampus and amygdala – to show how experience can alter circuit connectivity in a very specific manner. I will then outline ongoing work in my lab that aims to tease apart some unexpected complexity of the hippocampal circuit using a combination of behavioural tasks and transgenic, optogenetic, imaging and electrophysiological approaches.

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

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

23 November, 2017 - UCL Eastman Dental Institute Research Away Day: ‘Research at Eastman: within UCL and beyond’

Time: -

On the 23rd November, the UCL Eastman Dental Institute will be hosting its Annual Research Away Day at the Wellcome Collections on Euston Road. During this day, you will have the opportunity to engage with our researchers but also see hear about different projects and cross-faculty synergies. Alongside our researchers, we will be also hosting a range of speakers from UCL Services who will be giving presentation on Impact (Michael Strang – Office of VP research) or Careers development (Colby Benari, Academic Careers Office). This a day to learn much about research at the EDI but also to learn about research curation at UCL. This event is open for everyone to attend and we welcome colleagues from across UCL to join us. Please RSVP to Adnan Ali ( adnan.ali@ucl.ac.uk ) if you are intending to join us for room capacity & catering purpose.

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road, London,

Contact: Adnan Ali

Email: adnan.ali@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 November, 2017 - Dendritic processing in hippocampal pyramidal neurons - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre lecutre

Time: 11:30:00 - 12:30:00

Judit Makara is a group leader at the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary. Brief Biography After obtaining an M.D. degree, Judit received her Ph.D. from the Semmelweis University (Hungary). She worked as a postdoc with Tamas Freund (Hungary) and with Jeff Magee (Janelia Research Campus, USA), and then returned to her home country in 2011. Her lab focuses on understanding the rules and regulation of local interactions and integration of synaptic inputs in dendrites of hippocampal neurons, and aims to explore the role of these mechanisms in the generation of functional neuronal ensembles underlying spatial memory. No need to register, please just come along!

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 November, 2017 - Seminar at UCL School of Pharmacy - Tuning of synaptic inhibition by the second messenger Cl-

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

Speaker: Dr Sabine Levi, Institut du Fer a Moulin, INSERM UMR839, Paris Title: Tuning of synaptic inhibition by the second messenger Cl-

Location: Room 228, UCL School of Pharmacy 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 November, 2017 - Social Cognition Seminar

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

Speaker: Anna Orlowska, Polish Academy of Sciences “The role of mimicry and social context in emotion perception”

Location: Room 313, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

25 November, 2017 - DataDive - Develop your data science skills

Time: -

This is your opportunity to develop your skills using data from three charities who need your help! DataDives are high energy, marathon-style events where charities work alongside teams of volunteer data scientists and developers to use data to gain insight into their programs. All in 48 hours or less. The focus is on initial data analysis, exploration, and prototyping. Bring your own laptop! This is suitable to researchers (PhD students, postdocs, academics) who already have skills as a Data Scientist, Data Visualisation Whizz, or Developer, as well as those who are enthusiastic about data but don’t yet have the right skills!

Location: Pivotal Software , The Bower, 211 Old Street , London, EC1V 9NR

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: eresearch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 November, 2017 - Information seeking and accumulation in the human brain - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Tali Sharot, Dept of Experimental Psychology, University College London Information seeking and accumulation in the human brain Host: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Location: B10 (basement seminar room), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience 17 Queen Square, London, WC1 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

28 November, 2017 - Experimental Psychology Seminar - The links between mimicry and reward: Insights for and from Autism

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

Speaker: Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti, University of Reading. In social species such as humans, social stimuli and interactions typically constitute an important set of reward signals. This premise may not hold true for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), based on the observation that individuals with ASD often do not find social stimuli and interactions to be rewarding. This account suggests that social behavioural difficulties in ASD are driven by a deficit in reward processing from social stimuli. In our research, we study the links between reward and a fundamental component of human social behaviour, i.e. spontaneous facial mimicry. Spontaneous facial mimicry is an integral part of everyday social interactions, e.g. we smile automatically when we see others smile at us. Individuals with ASD commonly show reduced spontaneous facial mimicry.

Location: Room 305, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: h.spiers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

28 November, 2017 - Get that Grant: Grantsmanship Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network (ECN) is holding a grantsmanship workshop targeted at early career researchers working on population health research, anywhere within UCL. The workshop is organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network (ECN). Invited speakers include successful academics talking about their experiences of applying and assessing grants, funding bodies’ representatives and practical advice regarding specific sections of grant and fellowship applications from SLMS Strategic Research Facilitators, finance teams, experts in Patient and Public Involvement and in training and development opportunities at UCL. Why should I go? By the end of the workshop, attendees will have an understanding of factors to consider when developing grant proposals.There will be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications.

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

Contact: Sophie Bennett

Email: sophie.bennett.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 November, 2017 - Language and Cognition Seminar - Learning to read and the transition from novice to expert: why reading experience matters

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

Speaker: Prof Kate Nation The scientific study of reading has taught us much about the beginnings of reading in childhood, with clear evidence that the gateway to reading opens when children are able to decode, or ‘sound out’ written words. Similarly, there is a large evidence base charting the cognitive processes that characterise skilled word recognition in adults. Less understood is how children develop word reading expertise. Once basic reading skills are in place, what factors are critical for children to move from novice to expert? This talk outlines the role of reading experience in this transition. Encountering individual words in text provides opportunities for children to refine their knowledge about how spelling represents spoken language. Alongside this however, reading experience provides much more than repeated exposure to individual words in isolation...more information in the link below.

Location: Chandler House, room G10, 2 Wakefield St, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Claudia Bruns and Gwen Brekelmans

Email: langcog-seminars@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 November, 2017 - PALS Career Talk

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:30:00

Dr Lizzy Lubczanski (Swiss Re) TBA All talks will be followed by a food and drinks reception.

Location: Jeffery Hall (Room 103), UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Dr Eva Krumhuber

Email: e.krumhuber@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 November, 2017 - To Infinity and Beyond! Life in our solar system: redefining the habitable zone

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

Traditionally, the search for life beyond Earth has been in the ‘habitable zone’, where water may be, or may have been, present on a planetary surface. Professor Coates will examine the key role that UCL has played in the ExoMars, Cassini and JUICE missions, which have broadened the search to include Mars and the ocean worlds of Enceladus, Titan and Europa.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Emma Wade

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 November, 2017 - Mental Health Question Time: how can research evidence have greater impact on mental health policy?

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychology & Language Sciences

Is mental health research under-used by policy makers? Or are academic research findings too slow, esoteric and equivocal to be useful for informing policy? A constructive partnership between research and policy is required to implement effective services which can meet the mental health needs of the whole population. In this Mental Health Question Time event, we explore how this can be achieved. What does policy-relevant research look like? How can lived experience and service users’ perspectives contribute to evidence-based policy making? Our diverse panel of experts will be in conversation with an audience of policy makers, academics, clinicians, service users and others. This event will also mark the launch of the new NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, introduced by Prof Sonia Johnson (Director) and Lord O'Shaughnessy (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State of Health) The event is free and open to the public. Join the chat on #MHQT. The event will also be live streamed.

Location: Inner Temple Hall, Inner Temple Hall, Crown Office Row, London, EC4Y 7HL

Contact: Syeda Akhter

Email: s.akhter@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)

29 November, 2017 - NPP Seminar Series - Professor Ashley

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

Title: TBC Speaker: Professor Ashley Blackshaw - Professor of Enteric Neuroscience, Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma, Blizard Institute QMUL Host: Dr Brian King

Location: H O Schild Pharmacology LT, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Tina Bashford

Email: t.bashford@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 November, 2017 - Professor Mark Petticrew: Complex systems and complex interventions and evaluation - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health external speaker seminar series

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

Speaker: Professor Mark Petticrew, LSHTM All are welcome and entry is free. Individuals wanting copies of a presenter’s slides should contact the presenter directly, not the organisers – the slides are not ours to give.

Location: Galton LT, Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health - Gower Street Campus 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 November, 2017 - “Exploring the biology of childhood brain tumours using advancing magnetic resonance imaging” - Dr Patrick Hales - UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

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

UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Speaker: Dr Patrick Hales, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, “Exploring the biology of childhood brain tumours using advancing magnetic resonance imaging” Abstract: Brain tumours represent the most common solid tumour of childhood, and the highest cause of paediatric cancer-related mortality. An individual patient’s prognosis is highly dependent on the location and biology of their tumour, and as such, non-invasive diagnostic imaging forms an essential part of a patient’s clinical management. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the preferred modality for diagnosing brain tumours and monitoring a patient’s response to treatment. However, although conventional MRI techniques are highly effective at identifying the size and location of a tumour, they leave many questions un-answered regarding its biology and microstructure. More information in the link below.

Location: Leolin Price, Lower Ground Floor, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford St , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Email: cdcn@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2017 - #trending – Language brokers, not stock brokers: young people as traders of culture

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

When young people migrate to a new country, they often learn the local language rapidly and inevitably begin to translate on behalf of their family. These ‘child language brokers’ translate far more than words. In Dr Iqbal’s lecture, we enter their worlds and explore how they navigate different cultural and social systems.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Emma Wade

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

30 November, 2017 - NCDs in Africa: Sugar disease, bitter medicine - diabetes in urban Ghana

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

The Grand Challenge of Global Health and the Institute of Advanced Studies are delighted to welcome Professor Ama de Graft Aikins as a visiting scholar to UCL. Ama de Graft Aikins is Professor of Social Psychology and Dean of International Programmes at the University of Ghana whose research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. Her work includes experiences and representations of chronic physical and mental illnesses, Africa's NCD burden, and the social psychology of knowledge in African settings. On Thursday 30 November 2017 Professor de Graft Aikins will speak about her research on diabetes in Ghana "Sugar disease, bitter medicine: living with diabetes in an urban poor community in Ghana". The event will run from 16.00-18.00 followed by a drinks reception until 18.30.

Location: IAS Common Ground, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Rebecca Taylor

Email: r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 7679 1420

30 November, 2017 - The First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Course - 2017/18

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

Basic Principles – Epidemiology, Pathology, Imaging, Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Biological Agents, Symptomatic treatments, End of Life Care The course will be divided into four days throughout 2017-2018 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. There will be a series of lectures followed by an opportunity to discuss Case Presentations at the end of the day. This new course will address the need for better understanding between the diverse clinical special specialities involved in the care of neuro-oncology patients. Course Directors: Dr Jeremy Rees and Dr Jonathan Martin, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square You can book for individual days or for the whole First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course (4 days total). SPONSORED BY: The British Neuro-Oncology Society

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Neurology Education Unit

Email: ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2017 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Sophie Acton

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

Speaker: Dr Sophie Acton, LCMB Host: Dr Clare Bennett

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2017 - Webinar: Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts

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

This webinar will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Birth Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It will focus particularly on the health data available in each study. Split into four main sessions, the webinar will cover: - Study design, sweeps and sample - Accessing the data - Documentation - Missing data About the studies: The National Child Development Study (NCDS) follows the lives of over 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Also known as the 1958 Birth Cohort Study, it collects information on physical and educational development, economic circumstances, employment, family life, health behaviour, wellbeing, social participation and attitudes.

Location: , , ,

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Email: clsfeedback@ioe.ac.uk

Phone:

1 December, 2017 - ADAPT Together meeting: what support you need to build a research career?

Time: 12:30:00 - 17:00:00

The UCL Academic Careers Office (ACO) is delighted to announce our first open space meeting for clinical and non-clinical PhD students in SLMS and BEAMS. We are committed to helping PhD students overcome the barriers they face in building a research career, such as finding appropriate advice on how to get funding, balancing work and personal commitments, dealing with difficult colleagues or fingering out your next career move. Many of these challenges can be overcome by networking with colleagues that have been in similar situations and are able to provide support and a different way of looking to the problem at hand. Open space meetings are a great way for groups to think, talk and take action together. Facilitated by an expert team, participants will create their own agenda on the day, allowing a dynamic and immediate response to the issues that really matter to the people in the room! Participants will work together to plan further action and next steps collectively.

Location: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Felipe Fouto

Email: f.fouto@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 December, 2017 - Brain Meeting: Prof. Matthew Lambon-Ralph

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

Prof. Matthew Lambon-Ralph (University of Manchester, Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology) TBA

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meetings

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

Phone: Please email

1 December, 2017 - BrainBox Initiative tES (tACS & tDCS) workshop

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

Fundamentals and Applications of tES Workshop Date: 1-3 Dec 2017 Run in collaboration with neuroscientists at UCL IoN, this workshop course aims to provide participants with plenty of hands-on practical experience and knowledge of the basic principles and applications of transcranial electrical stimulation including direct current and alternating current modes. Participants will gain an understanding of: - Physiology of transcranial stimulation of the motor cortex - tES for studying cognition and in clinical practice - Methods clinic - Computational modeling - tES with TMS and neuronavigation - Demonstration and discussion of integrated multi-modal neuroscience applications For more information on the fundamentals and applications of tES workshop or any of our other events, please visit our website or contact us on brainbox@rogue-resolutions.com

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

Contact: Brainbox Initiative

Email: brainbox@rogue-resolutions.com

Phone: Please email

1 December, 2017 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: "Hidden cortical deficits: therapeutic strategies"

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

Speaker: Professor Christine Petit, Institute Pasteur, Paris Host: Jonathan Gale Professor Christine Petit, MD, PhD holds the chair of “Genetics and Cellular Physiology” at the College de France and is head of the “Genetics and Physiology of Hearing laboratory” (Inserm Unit UMRS 1120) at Institut Pasteur. In 2012, along with Prof Karen Steel, she was awarded The Brain Prize 'for their unique, world-leading contributions to our understanding of the genetic regulation of the development and functioning of the ear, and for elucidating the causes of many of the hundreds of inherited forms of deafness'. She is the founding Director of a new Hearing Institute that will open in Paris in 2018.

Location: Main Lecture Theatre, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Rhona Aitkin

Email: r.aitkin@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 December, 2017 - Social Cognition Seminar

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

Speaker: Bahador Bahrami, UCL

Location: Room 313, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

4 December, 2017 - Confidence and adaptive decision making - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Nick Yeung - Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Host: Sam Gilbert

Location: B10 (basement seminar room), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience 17 Queen Square, London, WC1 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 December, 2017 - Global Health Day 2017 - The UK Contribution to Innovation in Global Health

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:30:00

University College London, Imperial College London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Wellcome, and King's College London, among the UK's leading institutions in global health, are joining forces to organise the first Global Health Day conference taking place at the Francis Crick Institute in London on Monday 4 December 2017. This one day conference will showcase innovation in global health research being undertaken and/or funded by British institutions and researchers across the world. We are pleased to announce that the UK Secretary of State for International Develoment, Ms Priti Patel will address the conference. Innovation in global health includes process innovation, novel research methods, innovative interventions designed for low resource settings, and the use of technology to support diagnostics and treatment There will also be a poster competition for early career researchers in the afternoon and a networking reception at the end of the day.

Location: Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London, NW1 1AT

Contact: UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health

Email: r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

5 December, 2017 - EP Seminar - Exploring sleep's impact on memory with targeted reactivation

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

Speaker: Penny Lewis, Cardiff University How does sleep work its magic on memories? The answer seems to lie in the neural replay or 'reactivation' that occurs as the brain rehearses what it has learned while we sleep. Targeted memory reactivation is a technique in which we trigger this memory replay on demand. In an attempt to explore the impacts of reactivation on memory I will describe several studies where memories were altered qualitatively, quantitatively, and emotionally using targeted memory reactivation. I will also describe work in which EEG classifiers trained during wakeful task performance were used to identify reactivation in sleep data.

Location: Room 305, Bedford Way, London,

Contact: UCL Home PALS People Profiles support-staff Antonietta Esposito Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 December, 2017 - Taboo – Lesbians as a metaphorical threat to the heteronormative national order? History of sexualities, politics and cinema under communism in Eastern Europe

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

Is there a history of lesbian life under communism? Following a screening of the 1982 film The Other Way, Dr Chowaniec will analyse the attitude to homosexuality in Eastern European communist settings and discuss the history of same-sex female desire, relationships and activity as threatening the dominating heterosexual lenses.

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Emma Wade

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

5 December, 2017 - ‘Facilitation skills for PPI’ - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research).

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel , London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 December, 2017 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity

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

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. Both sessions are open to PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources

Location: Drayton B20 Jevons LT, 30 Gordon Street UCL, London, WC1H 0AX

Contact: UCL Doc Skills

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 December, 2017 - Language and Cognition Seminar - Universal legal capacity: A human rights approach to supported-decision making

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

Speaker: Dr Lucy Series Cardiff University, School of Law and Politics The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has focussed attention on support for the exercise of legal capacity, including supported decision-making. Experts in language and cognition have potentially important contributions to make to this pressing human rights question. Dr Lucy Series will outline the human rights approach to supported decision-making, and explain how this differs from the approach taken in England and Wales under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She will then suggest ways that professionals working within the confines of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can maximise their compliance with the CRPD.

Location: Chandler House, room G10, 2 Wakefield St, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Claudia Bruns and Gwen Brekelmans

Email: langcog-seminars@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 December, 2017 - Multiplexed imaging of neuron-glial signal integration in the CNS

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

Speaker: James Reynolds, Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, IoN Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee All are welcome.

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

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

7 December, 2017 - Frontiers of Oncology: Women's Health

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

A free one-day medical education meeting for healthcare professionals. Chaired by Professors Jonathan Ledermann and Martin Widschwendter. Thursday 7 December, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Women’s Health experts from UCL and beyond who will preview the latest advances in research, consider the likely impact on the clinic of tomorrow, and discuss and debate the pertinent issues which are affecting Women’s health experts across the UK & Europe. Chairs: Professor Jonathan Ledermann and Professor Martin Widschwenter Event organisers: UCL and At the Limits Medical Education Endorsed and supported by: The Lancet This meeting is ideal for: Consultants, GPs, Nurses, Researchers, Scientists, and any healthcare professionals who have an interest in the future shape and direction of oncological women's health research and treatment. Places are strictly limited by room capacity.

Location: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place Regent’s Park , London, NW1 4RG

Contact: TBC

Email: TBC

Phone:

7 December, 2017 - Models of Neurorehabilitation: Who Why What When and How

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

This symposium will debate the evidence and future options for different models of neurorehabilitation following acute neurological injury. We will explore the whole patient pathway from inpatient treatment to community rehabilitation in a range of different environments. Full day rate: £95 Half-day and student rate: £50

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Neurology 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Rowena Kemp

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 December, 2017 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 1)

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 December, 2017 - Brain Meeting: Prof. Christian Ruff

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

Prof. Christian Ruff (University of Zurich, Department of Economics) TBA

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meetings

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

Phone: Please email

8 December, 2017 - Brain Meeting: Prof. Christian Ruff

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

Prof. Christian Ruff, University of Zurich, Department of Economics TBA

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meetings

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

Phone: Please email

8 December, 2017 - Consent to Participate in Research under the General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998. The GDPR creates new rights for individuals, strengthens current rights and amends the definition of consent, including how it should be given, so understanding how to comply with it is important for researchers. This two hour seminar will focus on this change and how research that requires opt-out recruitment processes could be undertaken in light of this change. As part of the registration process attendees will be asked to provide examples of research where opt-out recruitment was or is being used to consider the potential impact of these changes and to discuss potential solutions moving forward.

Location: Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research), 2 Taviton Street UCL, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Rebecca Taylor

Email: r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 December, 2017 - Social Cognition Seminar

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

Speaker: Tommaso Batistoni, Università di Milano-Bicocca “Indirect Reciprocity in Nested Social Dilemmas”

Location: Room 313, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

11 December, 2017 - Multisensory integration at the crossroads of attention, conflict and awareness - ICN Autumn Term Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Salvador Soto-Faraco, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Barcelona Host: Mairead MacSweeney

Location: B10 (basement seminar room), Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience 17 Queen Square, London, WC1 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 December, 2017 - ALS Seminar Series: Overcoming muscle paralysis using stem cells and optogenetics

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

Speaker: Barney Bryson - Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL Host: Linda Greensmith This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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:

12 December, 2017 - Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD): supporting social scientists across the disciplinary spectrum at UCL

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

Join us to formally launch UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD). This will be an ideal opportunity for UCL researchers to discover how our Domain can support them and facilitate new cross-disciplinary collaborations. There will be contributions from senior representatives from major research funding bodies who will discuss the role of cross-disciplinarity in their strategic priorities. Professor James Wilsdon will deliver a keynote speech entitled Brokers and boundary-spanners: the changing role of the social sciences in the UK research landscape which will reflect on some of the opportunities and uncertainties for social science being created by UK Research and Innovation, Global Challenges Research Fund, the Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund, Brexit and other major shifts in the UK research environment.

Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Basement, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 December, 2017 - Queen Square Inaugural Lectures

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

5 pm Professor Giampietro Schiavo (Professor of Cellular Neuroscience) “The Axonal Transport Machinery and its Impairment in Disease” 6 pm Professor Huw Morris (Professor of Clinical Neurosciences)“Tangling with Neurodegeneration around the World” The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation 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

12 December, 2017 - Webinar: Introduction to CLOSER Discovery and the latest features

Time: 13:15:00 - 14:00:00

CLOSER Discovery is an innovative new search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of nine leading UK longitudinal studies. It is the most detailed and sophisticated search engine of its kind. Users are able to quickly and easily access detailed information about what, when and how data have been collected, and filter their results by study, topic and life stage. The website is constantly being updated with new content added all the time. Following on from our Introduction to CLOSER Discovery webinar held in March 2017, this session will showcase the latest features of this new resource.

Location: Online, , ,

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 December, 2017 - Frontiers in Digital Health: Is ‘digital health’ good for sexual health?

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

Digital innovations in the sexual health field. There are many imaginative possibilities for health promotion via digital media, and sexual health services are increasingly being offered online as an alternative to clinic services. In this talk, Julia Bailey will give an overview of the state of play of digital health in the sexual health field, discussing the ways that digital innovations can help or hinder good sexual health. Julia Bailey is an Associate Professor at the University College London e-Health Unit and a speciality doctor in community sexual health. Her research focuses on sexual health promotion via digital media (Internet, mobile phone), using a variety of different research methods (qualitative field work, online trials, discourse analysis).

Location: Room G01, Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, 222 Euston Road, London,

Contact: UCL Institute of Digital Health

Email: delmiro.fernandez-reyes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 December, 2017 - Sir Victor Horsley Lecture 2017 - Dr. Itzhak Fried

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

The meeting celebrates the enduring legacy of one the greatest National Hospital doctors. The 2017 Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Itzhak Fried, Professor of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California - “Neuromodulation of Human Memory: From Single Neurons to Clinical Intervention” Horsley (1857-1916) was the first neurosurgeon appointed to the National Hospital Queen Square, and was known worldwide as the ‘Father of Neurosurgery’. He was a brilliant experimentalist, elected as FRS at the age of 29 years for his work on cerebral localization and comparative anatomy. He pioneered resective neurosurgery for epilepsy, tumours, abscess, head injury, spinal and pituitary disease, and trigeminal neuralgia. He devised a stereotactic frame and a variety of new surgical techniques and technologies. He worked also on rabies, thyroid disease, vaccine, antisepsis, anesthesia and military medicine. More information in the link below.

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

Contact: Grace Dray

Email: g.dray@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 December, 2017 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Shoba Amarnath

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

Speaker: Dr Shoba Amarnath, Newcastle University Host: Dr Ben Seddonr

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 1 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone:

15 December, 2017 - Social Cognition Seminar

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

Speaker: Filip Gesiarz, UCL “How reward distributions determine subjective value and inequality”

Location: Room 313, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

19 December, 2017 - Preferences for evidence when introducing and diffusing innovations in health care: a discrete choice experiment

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:45:00

Speaker: Steve Morris, UCL These seminars aim to encourage discussion and information-sharing for those in the London area (though visitors welcome too) on methods issues in systematic reviews and the study of evidence use. Presentations will last for about 25-30 minutes to allow time for discussion. This seminar is organised by the EPPI-Centre is based in the Social Science Research Unit in the Department of Social Science, IOE.

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

Contact: EPPI-Centre

Email: ioe.SSRUAdmin@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 December, 2017 - The exercise prescription for delaying disease progression in Parkinson's disease: Daniel Corcos

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

Daniel Corcos (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA) "The exercise prescription for delaying disease progression in Parkinson's disease". UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation CNR@UCLP SEMINARS 2017

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 January, 2018 - Digital Content and Disability Seminar

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

This afternoon seminar will examine accessibility and usability issues in digital content, with a particular – but not exclusive – emphasis on learning-disabled people. Within this area, themes will centre around different hardware (mobile, laptop, e-book reader), media (web, e-book, apps), barriers to effective use and experts from particular sectors will explain initiatives attempting to address the differing access needs. The role of supporters may also be considered. The seminar is part-funded by The British Academy, as part of a Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded to Dr Peter Williams, conference co-organiser and co-chair. Doors will open from 13:00 for registration, and the event will start at 14:00. The event will be followed by a short wine reception. The registration fee is £95/person - please register online (some student and speaker concessions available - please email peter.williams@ucl.ac.uk). A full programme will be available soon.

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

Contact: Kerstin Michaels

Email: k.michaels@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 January, 2018 - IMN Seminar Series: 'title TBC' - Professor Abdel El Manira

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

Speaker: Professor Abdel El Manira, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden ‘Title: TBC’ Host: Rob Brownstone All welcome!

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 January, 2018 - The science and culture of sleep and sleeplessness

Time: 11:15:00 - 21:00:00

Sleep is an enormous part of our lives and has fascinated scientists, artists and writers for centuries: Why do we sleep? And why do we sometimes struggle to sleep? This symposium will include perspectives on sleep and sleeplessness from neuroscientists, clinicians, historians, artists, and cultural critics. The event will be co-chaired by Kimberley Whitehead, Research Associate in NPP, and Professor Matthew Beaumont, Professor of English Literature at UCL, and is supported by UCL Grand Challenges and The Physiological Society.

Location: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA

Contact: Kimberley Whitehead

Email: k.whitehead@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 3533

11 January, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Professor Jeff Pollard

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

Speaker: Prof Jeff Pollard, University of Edinburgh Host: Dr Clare Bennett

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

16 January, 2018 - ALS Seminar Series: Dr Laura Ferraiuolo

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

Speaker: Dr Laura Ferraiuolo, SITraN, University of Sheffield Host: Professor Elizabeth Fisher This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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

17 January, 2018 - 'Work stress in modern digitised work: what kind of work stress does the new economy face?’ - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health - External Speaker Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Nico Dragano, University of Dusseldorf All are welcome and entry is free. Individuals wanting copies of a presenter’s slides should contact the presenter directly, not the organisers – the slides are not ours to give.

Location: Galton Lecture Theatre , Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health - Gower Street Campus 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

24 January, 2018 - ‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’ - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners (people who are new to the active involvement of patients and the public in research). It will cover some basic PPI principles and look at how to complete the PPI section ofgrant application forms. Topics covered include what large funders are looking for in terms of PPI.

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel , London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 January, 2018 - The First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Course - 2017/18

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

Gliomas/Teenage Young Adult Tumours (Medulloblastoma, Germ Cell Tumours) The course will be divided into four days throughout 2017-2018 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. There will be a series of lectures followed by an opportunity to discuss Case Presentations at the end of the day. This new course will address the need for better understanding between the diverse clinical special specialities involved in the care of neuro-oncology patients. Course Directors: Dr Jeremy Rees and Dr Jonathan Martin, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square You can book for individual days or for the whole First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course (4 days total). SPONSORED BY: The British Neuro-Oncology Society

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Neurology Education Unit

Email: ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 January, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Naomi McGover

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

Speaker: Dr Naomi McGovern, University of Cambridge Host: Dr Simon Yona

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

26 January, 2018 - Seminar at UCL School of Pharmacy - The glial and glycomic responses to spinal cord injury in regenerating Xenopus and collagen hydrogel treated rats

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

Speaker: Dr Siobhan McMahon, REMEDI, Galway. Title: The glial and glycomic responses to spinal cord injury in regenerating Xenopus and collagen hydrogel treated rats

Location: Room 225, UCL School of Pharmacy 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 January, 2018 - 'Meaningful PPI? How was it for you?' - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is only for researchers with real practical experience of involving patients in their research.The workshop is an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve done so far, to celebrate what has gone well and to consider and plan to address some of the challenges

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 February, 2018 - UCL Health Economics Symposium 2018

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

Registration is now open for the UCL Health Economics Symposium. This one-day Symposium, organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, will bring together a wide range of health economists, providing a great opportunity for you to find out more about health economics research at UCL and further afield. The day will take a life course approach. The morning will focus on health economics in early childhood, followed by later childhood and adolescence. After lunch, attendees will hear from relevant research funders about their strategic vision for health economics funding, and the afternoon will continue through the life course, focusing on adulthood and the elderly. Speakers from UCL and beyond will present their innovative research and answer your questions. Attendees will also enjoy two keynote lectures from internationally leading speakers. Due to space limitations, timely registration is essential.

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: Please email

6 February, 2018 - UCLPartners Dementia Well Pathway Series: 4) Living well

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

UCLPartners has developed a series of Dementia Well Pathway sessions, for our partners across north, central and east London. These workshops will focus on the key pillars identified within the NHS transformation framework. Presented by experts from across health and social care, these sessions will aim to provide attendees with an informative reflection of current practice and innovation within dementia care, as well as challenging us to look at why, how and where we can adapt provision of care. The masterclass series will be launched in September 2017 during World Alzheimer’s Month, running until March 2018. Speakers: Hope Virgo, Stakeholder Relations Officer, Alzheimer's UK; Chris and Jayne Roberts, Join Dementia Research. Sessions will be open to all health and social care professionals, and will provide a platform for shared learning and networking among peers.

Location: UCLPartners Boardroom, UCLPartners - Academic Health Science Partnership, 170 Tottenham Court Road , London, W1T 7HA

Contact: UCLPartners

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8 February, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Professor Ezio Bonifacio

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

Speaker: Prof Ezio Bonifacio, University of Dresden Host: Prof Lucy Walker

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

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13 February, 2018 - ALS Seminar Series: Dr James Sleigh

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

Speaker: Dr James Sleigh, Sobell Department, UCL Institute of Neurology Host: Professor Giampietro Schiavo This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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21 February, 2018 - CBC Conference 2018 - behaviour change for health: digital and beyond

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The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in partnership with the UCL Institute for Digital Health and e-coaching for Health and Wellbeing, is delighted to confirm its fourth internationally-renowned conference. The focus is on behaviour change for health. World-leading academics will be joining key members of the public health and tech communities for talks, panel discussions, debates, demonstrations and more across a variety of topics. Keynote speakers: Anita Jansen (Maastricht University - Holland); John Dinsmore (Trinity College Dublin - Ireland); and Deborah Estrin (Cornell Tech - USA). Abstract submissions & registration - now open! You can now register to attend the conference and also submit abstracts for presentations/ posters etc. Please check the submission guidelines before submitting.

Location: Senate House, University of London, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU

Contact: Daniel Hambidge

Email: d.hambidge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 February, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Ian Humpreys

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

Speaker: Dr Ian Humpreys, Cardiff University Host: Dr Matt Reeves

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

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23 February, 2018 - Seminar at UCL School of Pharmacy - Title TBC

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

Speaker: Prof David Wyllie, University of Edinburgh

Location: Room 225, UCL School of Pharmacy 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

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28 February, 2018 - 'Title TBA' - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health - External Speaker Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Eileen Kaner, Newcastle University All are welcome and entry is free. Individuals wanting copies of a presenter’s slides should contact the presenter directly, not the organisers – the slides are not ours to give.

Location: Galton Lecture Theatre , Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health - Gower Street Campus 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2018 - 60 years of our lives: A scientific conference celebrating the National Child Development Study at 60

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The British birth cohort studies are one of Britain’s greatest national treasures. One of these studies, the National Child Development Study (NCDS) will turn 60 years old in March 2018. The Centre for Longitudinal Studies is organising a conference in London to celebrate this anniversary. Keynote speakers are Professors Richard Blundell and Barbara Maughan. Submitting your research: Researchers are invited to submit an abstract for a single paper, or to propose a session of 3-4 papers, to present at the conference. We welcome submissions of work using NCDS, or any other longitudinal data. The conference will be structured around the three themes of the NCDS age 60 survey, plus a methods theme, as follows: - health, well-being and cognition - finances and employment - family, relationship and identity - applied statistical methods Postgraduate students will have the chance to showcase their research at the conference, through a poster display and competition. Deadline: 20/11/17

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: The National Child Development Study

Email: ioe.ncdsconference@ucl.ac.uk

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6 March, 2018 - Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research' - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research).

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel , London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2018 - UCLPartners Dementia Well Pathway Series: 5) Dying well

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

UCLPartners has developed a series of Dementia Well Pathway sessions, for our partners across north, central and east London. These workshops will focus on the key pillars identified within the NHS transformation framework. Presented by experts from across health and social care, these sessions will aim to provide attendees with an informative reflection of current practice and innovation within dementia care, as well as challenging us to look at why, how and where we can adapt provision of care. The masterclass series will be launched in September 2017 during World Alzheimer’s Month, running until March 2018. Speakers: UCLPartners End of Life Care team Sessions will be open to all health and social care professionals, and will provide a platform for shared learning and networking among peers.

Location: UCLPartners Boardroom, UCLPartners - Academic Health Science Partnership, 170 Tottenham Court Road , London, W1T 7HA

Contact: UCLPartners

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14 March, 2018 - 'Unjust exchange at work and health in a globalized economy' - UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health - External Speaker Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Johannes Siegrist, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf All are welcome and entry is free. Individuals wanting copies of a presenter’s slides should contact the presenter directly, not the organisers – the slides are not ours to give.

Location: Galton Lecture Theatre , Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health - Gower Street Campus 1 - 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

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12 April, 2018 - The First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Course - 2017/18

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

Benign and Metastatic Tumours – Skull Base, Pituitary, Spinal Tumours, Cord Compression. The course will be divided into four days throughout 2017-2018 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. There will be a series of lectures followed by an opportunity to discuss Case Presentations at the end of the day. This new course will address the need for better understanding between the diverse clinical special specialities involved in the care of neuro-oncology patients. Course Directors: Dr Jeremy Rees and Dr Jonathan Martin, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square You can book for individual days or for the whole First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course (4 days total). SPONSORED BY: The British Neuro-Oncology Society

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Neurology Education Unit

Email: ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk

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16 April, 2018 - 18th Annual Course: Neuroradiology & Functional Neuroanatomy: 16 - 19th April 2018

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

This famous and popular ‘Neuroradiology & Functional Neuroanatomy’ course will be running for its 18th year in 2018. This four day course, organised by Prof Thomas Naidich (Mount Sinai New York), Prof Christopher Yeo (University College of London) and Prof Tarek Yousry (UCL Institute of Neurology & National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery) consists of Lectures, Anatomy and PACS Workshops. This course correlates gross anatomy with neuroimaging and functional MRI to illustrate normal neurological function, the alterations that attend disease, and the bases for the clinical features seen in patients.

Location: , Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Soledad Delgado-Dotor

Email: s.dotor@ucl.ac.uk

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19 April, 2018 - 11th Annual Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference

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We are delighted to invite you to the 11th Annual UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference. Hosted jointly by the MRC Centre and Muscular Dystrophy UK. Designed to engage both neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, nationally and internationally. Highlights will include: - Showcasing the best and latest developments in neuromuscular science, and their translation into patient benefit - UK and international speakers to provide state of the art overviews - Platform and poster presentations from submitted abstracts - Reception and dinner - Reduced registration fee for non-clinical trainees 2018 UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference Thursday 19th & Friday 20th April 2018, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Registration is now open Abstract submission deadline 03 Jan 2018 Abstract submission instructions must be followed We have a number of accommodation options close to the venue with special rates Contact: Chris Oldfield, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

Location: Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, , ,

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

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15 May, 2018 - ALS Seminar Series: Professor Nigel Leigh

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

Speaker: Nigel Leigh - Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex Host: Professor Elizabeth Fisher This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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