UCL Research Domains

Events

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 April, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: Ebola in Sierra Leone: experience of a UCL Scientist

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

Dr Elisabetta Groppelli, Dept. of Virology. Dr Elisabetta Groppelli has recently returned from a 7-week deployment in Sierra Leone. She was lab leader at the Public Health England Ebola diagnostic lab in Port Loko. She is going to talk about her experience in the lab and outside. Elisabetta is Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr Clare Jolly's group working on the HIV-1 virological synapse. All staff and students are welcome.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 April, 2015 - Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Bidirectional interactions between the brain and implantable computers’

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

Speaker information: Professor Eb Fetz (University of Washington, USA). Host: Institute of Movement Neuroscience, Sasha Kraskov.

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room, 12 Queens Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Dr Sasha Kraskov

Email: a.kraskov@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 April, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Tunnelling nanotubes and intercellular spreading of prions and prion-like aggregates in neurodegenerative diseases

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

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Prof. Chiara Zurzolo, Dept. of Membrane Traffic & Pathogenesis, Pasteur Institute, France. Hosted by: Dr. Peter Kloehn

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

Contact: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

22 April, 2015 - Populations & Lifelong Health Early Careers Network: How to get published and get your paper noticed

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

Are you preparing a paper? Need to get it published and noticed? This ECN session is for you. It brings together editors from top journals and media experts to help you navigate publishing and dissemination of scientific papers. The session will include inspiring talks and a lively panel discussion about publishing. Confirmed speakers include: Trish Groves, Deputy Editor of the BMJ and Editor in Chief of the BMJ Open; Sarah Linklater, Deputy Editor of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology; Catherine Sharp, UCL Open Access Funding Manager; Kate Hoyland & Rosie Bartlett - UCL Researchers and BBC journalists. Talks will cover how to choose a journal, writing a cover letter, responding to reviewer comments, what to do when your paper gets rejected, Open access at UCL and how to get papers noticed by scientific peers and the media.

Location: Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre (Roberts G06) , Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 April, 2015 - Maintaining T cells at epithelial barriers

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

Speaker: Dr Marc Veldhoen, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge. Part of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme.

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 April, 2015 - Research Methods Short Course: International comparisons of educational attainment

Time: -

This two-day course aims to develop a systematic understanding, and a critical awareness, of current issues surrounding international comparisons. The course teaches students how to download and analyse complex quantitative cross-national datasets such as PISA, PIRLS and TIMSS and will cover topics such as the use of Balanced Repeated Replication (BRR) weights, the estimation of regression models using complex databases, and the development and running of programmes in STATA to efficiently conduct cross-national analyses. An understanding of basic statistics (mean, median, correlation, bivariate OLS regression, statistical inference, confidence intervals) is required. Event organiser: UCL Institute of Education

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Education

Email: enquiries@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6000

24 April, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop

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

The NCN committee will be running a Grant Writing Workshop on Friday April 24th, 1 - 4pm. The aim of the half-day session is to help Investigators improve their applications for funding, whether they are project grants or fellowships. It will be led by two senior UCL researchers, Prof. John Wood and Prof. David McAlpine, who have extensive experience of applying for funding and of sitting on the committees that decide which science gets funded. This is a rare opportunity to improve your 'grantsmanship' skills, gain insight into how funding committees work and to receive constructive feedback on your applications. To participate in this workshop, each participant must provide an abstract, lay summary and full scientific proposal (it may be a preliminary application) for either a grant or fellowship application by April 7th 2015. Costings are NOT required.

Location: TBC, UCL, London,

Contact: Jenny Bizley or Lorenzo Fabrizi

Email: j.bizley@ucl.ac.uk; l.fabrizi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 April, 2015 - Implications of Research on the Neuroscience of Affect, Attachment and Social Cognition

Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00

Host: UCL Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology in association with the Anna Freud Centre. For the third time, leading neuroscientists from Europe and the USA will once again host this unique forum exploring the latest neuroscience research with reference to treatments of mental disorders including autism, depression, personality disorders and attachment disorders. Implications on clinical and developmental perspectives of these psychopathologies will be discussed. There will be an opportunity to present posters designed to explore the conference topic or connected issues. Please email abstract submissions to events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts of posters will need to be with us by 1 February 2015. Standard Rate £200 / Student Rate £50 For further information or to register please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychoanalysis/01_psychoanalysis_events/implications

Location: Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Events

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please Email

27 April, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This event will provide clear guidance on information governance responsibilities and control, how these affect research activities and how the SLMS Information Governance Framework can help researchers meet their legal obligations. UCL staff and students who handle sensitive personal data are eligible to attend. Attendance at this event together with successful completion of a follow-on online assessment (‘SLMS Information Governance – Assessment of Understanding’) will count towards your information governance training needs under the SLMS IG Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS IG training register. Please ensure that you are available to complete the online assessment within two weeks of attending the training event. (The assessment should take no longer than ½ hour to complete for most colleagues.)

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

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Professor Sharon Peacock, BRI Director. Host: Prof Judy Breuer (j.breuer@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Predicting psychosis in clinical high-risk cohorts

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

Speaker: Stephen Wood, Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health, University of Birmingham. Host: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

28 April, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Modulation of axonal retrograde transport in health and disease

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

Speaker information: Giampietro Schiavo, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders, UCL IoN. Host: Linda Greensmith. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

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

28 April, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme

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

Dr Elspeth Potton (PhD Thesis Seminar). Department of Infection, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Dr M Noursadeghi. Title to be confirmed. Dr Chris Van Tulleken (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). Department of Infection, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Prof G Towers. Title to be confirmed. Miss Fanny Wegner (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). Department of Infection, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Prof J Breuer. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2015 - UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation symposium: goal-setting in neurorehabilitation - consensus and controversies

Time: -

During this meeting we will revisit the controversies and areas of consensus identified in a goal-setting meeting held in 2009 (results published in Clinical Rehabilitation 2009;23(4):334-44). We will hear from experts in the field, including Richard Siegert and William Levack, authors of the recently published book, ‘Rehabilitation Goal Setting: Theory, Practice and Evidence’ , and identify how far we have progressed and what is yet to be done. Before the meeting starts, participants will be asked to complete the first round of the Delphi and to complete it twice more during the course of the meeting. This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to update on current thinking, to consider your own experience in the context of the theory, and to gain a sense of future direction. CPD points will be applied for.

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

Contact: UCLP NeuroRehabilitation Centre

Email: nrehabc-uclp-info@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2015 - Why does Auditory Cortex respond to light? Exploring the mechanisms and function of auditory-visual integration in Auditory Cortex

Time: 16:00:00 -

Experimental Psychology Seminar. Speaker: Jenny Bizley, Ear Institute, University College London. Host: Dan Bendor

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 April, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Lab Building Workshop

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

In a challenging environment such as that of academia how do you achieve your scientific independence and build your own group? In this latest workshop organised by the Neuroscience Career Network (formerly Early Career Neuroscience Forum) attendees will hear how established junior and senior principal investigators, Dr. Francesca Cacucci and Prof. Steve Hunt, started and expanded their own lab to pursue their research. The talks will cover topics such as Ph.D students and postdocs recruitment and supervision, strategic decision making, administrative duties, grant management and balancing academic responsibility with research activity. The workshop will be followed by a reception to allow participants to network and have informal discussions with the speakers. Attendance is free but registration is required.

Location: 115 Galton Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Martine Groen or Lorenzo Fabrizi

Email: martine.r.groen@gmail.com; l.fabrizi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 April, 2015 - Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in retinal circuitry

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Jonathan Demb, Yale University. Host: Matteo Carandini

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

Contact: Matteo Carandini

Email: m.carandini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 April, 2015 - UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences Graduate Study Open Event

Time: 16:00:00 - 20:00:00

The open event will provide an opportunity to speak to Programme Directors and current students about the right course of study for you and details of these programmes. Speakers: Welcome from the Vice Provost (Education), Professor Anthony Smith; Talk on finance; Education fair; Student support services

Location: Wilkins Front Quadrangle Events Venue, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alex Standen

Email: a.standen@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 April, 2015 - Experimental Epilepsy Seminars: Exploiting new CRISPR/Cas9 gene targeting applications in cell reprogramming and neurological disorders

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

Talk by: Dr. Vania Broccoli. Hosted by: Prof. Dimitri Kullmann

Location: Gilliatt Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Dimitri Kullmann

Email: d.kullman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 April, 2015 - Why is finishing your plate never enough?

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

A third of the world’s food is wasted, but contrary to what the supermarkets would have you believe this is not principally your fault. Most food waste occurs in the industry supply chain, and is often directly caused by supermarket policies. It follows therefore, that finishing your plate will not by itself solve the global food scandal. We have the power to demand, and bring about, radical changes in the world’s food system for we citizens are its paymasters. In this talk Tristram Stuart will discuss how we should therefore use this in order to avoid the worst consequences of the mass extinction event we currently participate in.

Location: 106, Gordon House, 29 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PP

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk / hannah.sender.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

30 April, 2015 - Yale-UCL Senior Scientist Lecture Series: From chaperonins to sleuthing ALS mechanism

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

Please welcome Arthur L. Horwich to UCL for his lecture as part of the Yale/UCL Collaborative - Senior Scientist Lecture Series. The Senior Scientist Lecture Series is a Yale UCL Collaborative initiative which disseminates information about research and educational programs between Yale and UCL and promotes discussion and opportunities for collaboration. Speaker: Arthur L. Horwich, Sterling Professor of Genetics & Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Reception to follow in the front quad Pavillion.

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

Contact: Lisa Balderson

Email: l.balderson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 May, 2015 - FIL Brain Meeting: Title tbc

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker: Miriam Klein-Flügge, Oxford University. Host: Brain Meeting Seminar Series

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, , 12 Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Email: r.auksztulewicz@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 May, 2015 - The role of glucocerebrosidase in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Matthew Gegg, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, UCL. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee.

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

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: Cortical codes for sound perception in auditory cortex

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Kerry Walker, University of Oxford. Host: Dan Bendor

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Investigating the Relationship between Skeletal Muscle Mass and Metabolism

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Ketan Patel

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases: Update in Neuromuscular Disorders 2015

Time: -

This established paediatric and adult course is in its seventh year run by consultants from the UCL Institute of Child Health and the UCL Institute of Neurology. 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.

Location: Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre (lower ground floor), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 33 Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Molyneaux

Email: j.molyneaux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 May, 2015 - Cellular and molecular mechanisms that contribute to inflammation and immune regulation in inflammatory arthritis

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

Speaker: Dr Leonie Taams, Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology of Inflammation, KCL. Part of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme.

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 May, 2015 - Housing, inheritence, inequality and the UK: prosperity for who in future?

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

When Britain is said to be prospering it is often said that the prosperity it increasingly poorly shared out. One direct way of understanding this is to see how we are housed and how that is changing. A rapidly growing proportion of the population, including over a quarter of all children in England, are now renting from the private sector. Rents have been rising far faster than incomes. That is not prospering. Since 2008 the debts of those people able to secure a mortgage have risen far faster than mortgage repayments, despite exceptionally low interest rates. Mortgagees are not prospering. People who own their homes outright have, across the country as a whole, seen modest increases in their wealth; but more and more in this group find it hard to heat their homes in winter. Rising prosperity for a minority of landlords and property investors should not be confused with prosperity for all. We could all become more prosperous, comfortable and secure were housing costs to steadily fall.

Location: Roberts 106, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

7 May, 2015 - Human cerebral cortex development and disease in stem cell systems

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Rick Livesey, Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

7 May, 2015 - Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘How to cure any disease and get smart: An overview of tDCS mechanisms’

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Marom Bikson, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York, USA. Host: Institute of Movement Neuroscience, Sven Bestmann.

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

Contact: Sven Bestmann

Email: s.bestmann@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 May, 2015 - Investigating the motor system using functional and structural MRI

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Adnan Alahmadi, MSc, PhD candidate, NMR Research Unit, UCL Institute of Neurology.

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: millerpa@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

8 May, 2015 - FIL Brain Meeting: Title tbc

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker: Mate Lengyel, Cambridge University Host: Brain Meeting Seminar Series

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, , 12 Queens Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 May, 2015 - The rise and fall of acid rain: a story of science and politics

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

Organised by UCL Geography

Acid rain first came to the fore in the early 1970s following the first UN environment conference in Stockholm. Fish had been lost from thousands of lakes and rivers in Scandinavian, and forests in central Europe were threatened. Scientific sceptics and leading politicians denied that burning of fossil fuels in the UK, Germany and Poland could cause fish death in remote areas thousands of km distant. The UK was called “the dirty man in Europe”. But the scientific evidence built up through large national and international research programmes. Paleolimnological studies here at UCL showed that acidification of lakes had occurred in the last few decades. Large-scale experiments showed that acidification was due to acid rain. The political breakthrough came in the mid-1980s with the signing of the UN Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution. Now climate change poses an additional threat. The rise and fall of acid rain in Europe is a tale of interwoven science and politics.

Location: Chadwick Building B05, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Anson Mackay

Email: a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0558

8 May, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme

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

Miss Therese Liechtenstein (PhD Thesis Seminar). Department of Immunology, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Dr David Escors. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 May, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Cellular origin and functional specialization of tissueresident macrophages

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

Dr Martin Guilliams, Department for Molecular Biomedical Research (DMBR), Belgium. Host: Dr Simon Yona (s.yona@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 May, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - What does it take to collaborate? The role of heart, words and skills in interpersonal synergies

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Riccardo Fusaroli, Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University. Host: Sophie Scott

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

11 May, 2015 - Workshop for Clinical Researchers at Queen Square

Time: 11:45:00 - 14:30:00

The aim of the workshop is to help those who are new to clinical research and to provide an overview of the processes, including trial design, funding, regulatory, governance and sponsorship requirements that are essential in setting studies up. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss projects with members from the Queen Square Clinical Trial Centre, NIHR Clinical Research Network, and The Joint Research Office.

Location: , , ,

Contact: Tahera Hussain

Email: Tahera.hussain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 May, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: FUSsion of physiological RNA granules and pathological aggregates

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

Speaker information: Vladimir Buchman, School of Biosciences, University of Cardiff. Host: Anny Devoy. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

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

12 May, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: Neural signatures of learning and decision-making across prefrontal cortex

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Steve Kennerley, Institute of Neurology, University College London. Host: Joe Devlin

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 May, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme

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

Dr Pervinder Sagoo. Institute of Immunology & Transplantation, Royal Free Campus. Group leader: Dr Alex Shortt. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: LT2, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dr Iroise Dumontheil

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Gene*environment interaction: scientific hypothesis or truism?

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

There are an increasing number of studies that have investigated gene environment interaction, prompted by Caspi’s 2003 Science paper about the 5HT transporter polymorphism and stress. I will discuss what is meant by interaction, the claims made by the g*e proponents, and review the literature. I will take a critical stance and will question the value of this research, arguing it is based upon a misunderstanding of statistical interaction together with methods that increase type 1 errors. Speaker information: Prof Glyn Lewis Host: Prof Angela Hassiotas, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Lankester LT, Medawar, Malet Place, , WC1E 6ET

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

13 May, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Fellowship and Grant Interviews Workshop

Time: 13:00:00 -

Interactive workshops chaired by Prof. Antonella Riccio and Prof. Stephen Hunt

Location: TBC, UCL, London,

Contact: Tobi Nolte or Marion Oberhuber

Email: t.nolte@ucl.ac.uk; m.oberhuber.11@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - The Use of Incentives in Health

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Part of the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change hosted by Professor Michelle Baddeley and Professor Antonio Cabrales. Speaker information: Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez (UCL Department of Economics): 'Can Bureaucrats be paid like CEOs? Performance Incentives for Good Child Health in Rural Chinese Schools'; Dr Matteo M Galizzi (Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, LSE), 'Carryover and spillover effects of incentives in health: lab-field evidence' Followed by a networking reception.

Location: Room 1.20, Malet Place Engineering Building, Gower St , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 May, 2015 - How much energy does global prosperity need?

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

The link between energy consumption and economic development is very clear in history, and only recently have some rich countries managed to decouple their use of energy from economic growth, but then at fairly high energy use per person. The need to reduce carbon emissions raises the question as to whether prosperity in the future will need as much energy as it has in the past. This Soundbite for the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity will explore that question. Come along, bring your lunch and join in the debate.

Location: Gordon House 106, 29 Gordon Square , , London, WC1H 0PP

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

14 May, 2015 - What do we mean by brain plasticity, and is there more of it than usual after stroke?

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor John Rothwell. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 May, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research: An implementation of reinforcement learning in the cerebellum

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Boris Barbour, ENS Paris. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

18 May, 2015 - 5th Digital Health: 5th International Conference on Digital Health

Time: -

Everything is affected by the digital revolution. The opportunities for interdisciplinary digital health research bringing together computer science to dramatically improve health and wellbeing of individuals and populations are extraordinary. DL 2015, held in conjunction with WWW 2015, will in particular focus on public health computer science covering a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response. Call for Papers: deadline extended to 29 January 2015

Location: , Viale Strozzi, 1, 50123 Florence,

Contact: Dr Patty Kostkova

Email: p.kostkova@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2015 - Healthy Ageing: From Molecules to Organisms

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

Ageing can lead to declining health and function, and it is the major risk factor for cancer, neurodegenerative and cardiovascular disease. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on recent discoveries and current challenges in ageing research, with a focus on translating basic research insights into health improvement for older people. We aim to explore the mechanisms of ageing in cells, tissues and organisms in order to identify interventions that can ameliorate its negative effects. The meeting will also emphasise the connection between discoveries made in model organisms and mechanisms leading to healthy ageing in humans. The meeting is aimed at scientists, clinicians and drug developers involved in research into ageing and other relevant fields. We welcome the submission of abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted. Event organiser: Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences

Location: Kendrew Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton , Saffron Walden, CB10 1SD

Contact: Emily Rees

Email: emily.rees@wtgc.org

Phone: 01223 495111

18 May, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: In mice for men, Conditional cytokine mouse mutants

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

Professor Werner Muller, Research Theme Director Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, University of Manchester Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Training working memory: exactly what is trained?

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Sue Gathercole, Director, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. Host: Mairead MacSweeney

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

19 May, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: What does it take to collaborate? The role of heart, words and skills in interpersonal synergies?

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Riccardo Fussaroli, University of Aarhus. Host: Jeremy Skipper

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 May, 2015 - Living with water

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

Richard Coutts will discuss how the baca practice has a long involvement with both the Thames and water infrastructure. They have won prizes for regeneration and master planning projects that fully integrate water into the planning and design process in many international locations including Deptford Creek in the Thames Estuary.

Location: Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Adam Guy

Email: adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8855

20 May, 2015 - Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre: Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day

Time: 11:30:00 - 15:00:00

A first hand tour of our state of the art facility (inpatient rooms, infusion suite and consulting room) An opportunity to: - learn more about clinical research - meet the clinical research staff (physicians, nurses, trial coordinators) - find out about on-going studies A chance to meet with charities such as the National Brain Appeal who will have a stall on the day providing information leaflets and merchandise

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

Contact: Rhoda Castaneda

Email: r.castaneda@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 May, 2015 - Paediatric Cerebrovascular Conference : diagnosis and disease in the 2lst century

Time: -

This 2 day meeting aims to review current concepts relating to recognition, diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease in children, incorporating up-to date clinical practice and research. Host: Dr Vijeya Ganesan

Location: , , ,

Contact: Anne Brown

Email: anne.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 May, 2015 - Better survey data management with metadata

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

This workshop will provide an overview of best practice in using metadata to enhance data management processes. It is aimed primarily at data managers and associated professionals. Speakers and topics for the event include: Jon Johnson, CLOSER – ‘Why metadata is awesome’ – How DDI-Lifecycle can be used to enhance data management; Louise Corti, The UK Data Archive – ‘How metadata drives ‘The Archive”; Gemma Seabrook, CLOSER – ‘Making use of DDI to drive the CLOSER search platform’; Jeremy Iverson, Colectica – ‘An in-depth presentation on metadata management tools’. Event organiser: CLOSER

Location: The Eliot Room, The British Library, 96 Euston Road , London, NW1 2DB

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

21 May, 2015 - Global prosperity - how can we make this a reality?

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

Most people would probably sign up to the principle of sustainable prosperity, but operationalising the concept and realising it is proving much more problematic in practice. Why is this so? What are some of the main barriers to achieving a global prosperous society and what might we do about it? The presentation will address this issue both in general, and with specific reference to transport.

Location: Roberts 309, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: ucqbro7@live.ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

21 May, 2015 - Pre- and post-mitotic effector programs of CD8 T cells during infection

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

Speaker: Professor Michael Dustin, The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford. Part of the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme.

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 May, 2015 - Professor David Osrin, Inaugural Lecture: ‘These Little Gardens: Growing Up in Public Health’

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

Professor Anthony Costello, Director, UCL Institute for Global Health, invites you to attend an Inaugural Lecture to be given by David Osrin following his promotion to Professor of Global Health. David is UCL Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science. After training in paediatrics in the UK and Australia, he has worked on maternal and child health in South Asia for 17 years. The lecture describes his research, which has followed a steadily broadening – and entertainingly digressive - path from newborn survival in rural settings to women’s and children’s health in urban ones. Beginning with trials of interventions to improve newborn survival and birth weight in Nepal, his work has included trials of complex urban interventions to improve a range of outcomes in informal settlements in Mumbai, and has broadened to include work on preventing gender-based violence, research ethics, citizen science and public engagement.

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

Contact: UCL Institute for Global Health

Email: ighadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 May, 2015 - Virtual Virology seminar series

Time: 16:00:00 -

The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 mins plus question time, and introduced by a representative or head of the research group. Host: Professor Paul Lehner, University of Cambridge.

Location: , Bloomsbury, ,

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 May, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Francesca Sargolini, Institut Universitaire de France, CNRS Aix-Marseille University. Host: Pierre-Yves Jacob

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 May, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: PhD Upgrade presentations

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

PhD students from the Division will present their upgrade talks of their research. Lauren Yates: The development and evaluation of individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) for dementia Host: Prof David Osborn, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

29 May, 2015 - Queen Square Symposium

Time: 08:30:00 - 17:00:00

The 16th annual Queen Square Symposium will be taking place on Friday 29th May 2015. The Symposium brings together MSc and PhD students across diverse neuroscience domains, including clinical, cognitive and computational scopes of study, and offers students at the IoN an invaluable opportunity to showcase and discuss their research. It provides a platform for students to network with peers, gain a broader perspective of neuroscience research, and to gather feedback on their work from the variety of academics present on the day.

Location: 33 Queens Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Michael Thor

Email: m.thor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Dr Lydia Drumright, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge Host: Dr Zisis Kozlakidis (z.kozlakidis@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Adaptive gain control during human decision-making

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Chris Summerfield, Experimental Psychology Dept, University of Oxford. Host: Patrick Haggard

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

2 June, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: From infants’ preverbal to language-based learning about objects and categories

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Gert Westermann, Lancaster University. Host: Joe Devlin

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2015 - IIT Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:40:00

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting a science conference. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in health and disease. Highlights will include the design of novel forms of immunotherapy, which provide exciting opportunities for the treatment of cancer, infection and autoimmune diseases. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to learn about cutting edge progress in immunology research and in our understanding of immune mediated disease. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Confirmed speakers: Prof Ton Schumacher; Prof Gillian Griffiths; Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa; Prof Gitta Stockinger; Dr Martin Pule; Prof Mala Maini; Prof Lucy Walker; Prof Arne Akbar; Prof David Sansom; Prof Ronjon Chakraverty; Dr Emma Morris; Dr Ben Seddon

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street , London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Kevin Maloy, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Institute of Movement Neuroscience (IMN) Series - ‘Neural markers of cognitive & motor control, and their evolution during a pre-symptomatic monkey model of Parkinson’s disease’

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Charlie Wilson, Inserm - Stem Cell & Brain Research Institute, France. Host: Institute of Movement Neuroscience, Steve Kennerley.

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

Contact: Steve Kennerley

Email: s.kennerley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Molecular promiscuity: serine-palmitoyltransferase – the unfaithful enzyme

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Thorsten Hornemann, Institute of Clinical Chemistry, University of Zurich

Location: Wolfson Lecture theatre, NHNN, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: The macrophage as an HIV-1 hub

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

Professor Quentin Sattentau, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University. Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Plasticity of the social brain

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Tania Singer, Director, Dept Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig. Host: Vincent Walsh. Effects of a one-year mental training on social cognition, attention, stress, interoception and pro-social behaviour.

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

9 June, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: I can get that song out of your head; Decoding perceptual representations with retinotopic and tonotopic mapss

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Geoff Boynton, University of Washington Host: Sam Solomon

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme

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

Mr Thomas whitehead (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). The Pirbright Institute. Group leader: Dr Mark Fife. Title to be confirmed. Dr Gabriele Pollara. Department of Infection, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Dr M Noursadeghi. Title to be confirmed. Miss Kristine Oleinika (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). Division of Infection and Immunity, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Prof C Mauri. Title to be confirmed. Dr Maryam Atakhorrami. Translational Research office, UCL Enterprise & UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: 115 Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 June, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Professor Courtenay Norbury

Location: Leolin Price Lecture theatre (Lower Ground Floor), Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rebecca Sage

Email: R.Sage@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 June, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBA

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speaker: Dr Sergi Costafreda. Host: Prof Gill Livingston, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: B40 LT, Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

11 June, 2015 - The trials of conducting trials – practical problems encountered in rehab research and possible solutions

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Avril Drummond. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

Location: Gilliat Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 June, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series - Essential contributions of frontopolar cortex to primate cognition

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Mark Buckley, Experimental Psychology Dept, University of Oxford. Host: Sam Gilbert

Location: Lecture Theatre, Clinical Neuroscience Building, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164; internal extension: 21164

16 June, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: GENFI – the Genetic FTD Initiative, a multicentre biomarker study of MAPT, GRN and C9orf72 mutations

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

Speaker information: Jonathan Rohrer, Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL IoN. Host: Elizabeth Fisher. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

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, 2015 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: Do we adapt to the recent variance of sensory signals

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Hannah Smithson, University of Oxford. Host: Sam Solomon

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 June, 2015 - Data reduction and latent variable models

Time: -

This course provides students with an understanding of, and gives them practice in, the use of data reduction techniques and non-regression based analysis methods such as principal component analysis and factor analysis. The course provides a practical understanding of the methods of modelling relationships between latent variables and introduces the basics of structural equation modelling using AMOS. Students need to be familiar with the content of the courses: Statistical analysis 1 and Statistical analysis 2; in particular, the interpretation of correlation matrices and the principles of multiple regression. Event organiser: UCL Institute of Education

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Education

Email: enquiries@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6000

18 June, 2015 - An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

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

The day will be pitched at 'beginner level' to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge).

Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: Michael Head or Cherry Heaven

Email: mhead@idrn.org; c.heaven@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3549 5549

18 June, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Prof Guido Silvestri, Emory University, USA.

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 June, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research: Title tbc

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Oscar Marin, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

19 June, 2015 - 2015 Neuroscience Symposium

Time: -

The 2015 Neuroscience Symposium, hosted by the UCL Neuroscience Domain, will take place at the Institute of Education on Friday 19 June. We are expecting more than 800 Neuroscientists from across the UCL community to come along to the annual symposium to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL, share expertise and enhance relationships. Keynote speakers: Professor John O’Keefe and Professor Yang Dan. Poster Exhibition: Last year over 30 lab posters and 150 research posters were presented at the Symposium. This is a great opportunity to present your work to your peers. Further details on themes can be found online and poster submission is with registration via the Eventbrite registration page.

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

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2419

22 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Clearing out debris for CD8 T cell memory and hematopoietic stem cell survival

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

Professor Katja Simon, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2015 - Evaluation Workshop

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

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation? Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes? Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? This one day, hands-on workshop, run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy, addresses these challenges. It is aimed at staff from NHS trusts, CCGs and local authorities, who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. This course is free for staff working in CLAHRC partner organisations, and is aimed at all those tasked with evaluating the performance of local programmes and services. No previous knowledge is required. Individuals who are interested in applying for a place at the workshop should complete and return the application form by 22nd April 2015 at 5pm.

Location: , , Central London,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: k.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2015 - Planetary Health

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief, Lancet. Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Organisers: Dr David Batty, Dr Clare Llewellyn.

Location: Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Floriana Bortolotti

Email: f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 June, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speakers: Dr Allan D. Thomson and Dr Irene Guerrini Hosted by: Dr Nick Bass

Location: Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

24 June, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title tbc

Time: 13:00:00 -

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Dr Jemeen Sreedharan, Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Hosted by: Dr Adrian Isaacs and Professor Elizabeth Fisher

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

Contact: Naho Ollason

Email: n.ollason@prion.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 June, 2015 - NeuroTrials Day

Time: -

In most areas of medicine it is the results from randomised controlled trials that ultimately decide whether or not a potential treatment has a place in the management of a clinical condition. Brain science is no different. Advances in the treatment of conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke and epilepsy have ultimately been determined by successful clinical trials. This NeuroTrials day will describe the design and implementation of all phases of trial. Uniquely, it will be from the twin viewpoints of clinicians and statisticians involved in designing and carrying out clinical trials. As such it will be appropriate for clinicians (e.g. neurologists and neurosurgeons), and other health professional in both the public and private sectors, at all levels of seniority. The roles of the clinical research network, clinical research facility and clinical trials unit will also be discussed.

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

Contact: Dr Tahera Hussain

Email: Tahera.hussain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 June, 2015 - The evolution of the cortex

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker: Harvey Karten, UC San Diego.

Location: Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kenneth D. Harris

Email: kenneth.harris@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

26 June, 2015 - Memory Enhancement by Targeting Cdk5 Regulation of NR2B

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Florian Plattner, Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas USA. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

26 June, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Mechanisms of postsynaptic plasticity at GABAergic synapse.

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

Speaker information: Dr Shiva Tyagarajan, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

Location: John Hanbury Lecture Theatre, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Dr Galina Mukamolova, Lecturer in Microbial Physiology, Leicester University Host: Dr Kristine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 July, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Joao Barata, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Unversity of Lisbon, Portugal.

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

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - Changing Perspectives: 1st International Conference on Transport and Health

Time: -

Designed as a direct participatory experience, policy-makers, practitioners and academics from multiple disciplines involved with transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, economics and beyond will convene on the UCL campus to share their stories of success and failure; build world-wide collaborative friendships; but most importantly, leave inspired! Throughout this 3 day conference experience, interactive ‘Hot Topic Workshops’ will kick-off delegate oral and poster sessions. Each workshop will be led by a cross-disciplinary team of international experts to demonstrate how non-traditional thinking can lead to creative problem solving. There will also be a series of business-related workshops that are meant as a twist to the traditional transport or health conference proceedings. In these sessions, you will learn that to be an effective innovator of change, you MUST also be an entrepreneur.

Location: UCL Campus, , London,

Contact: Karyn Warsow

Email: kwarsow@tphlink.com

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Novel Treatments in Huntington’s Disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Sarah Tabrizi

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease

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

Dr Amin Moghaddam, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 July, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme

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

Ms Nan – Yu Chen (PhD Thesis Seminar). Department of Infection, Royal Free Campus. Group leader: Dr A Fassati. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: LT2, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email