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. 

2 September, 2015 - Epigenetics in Neurodegeneration

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Emmanuelle Vire, Department of Neurodegenerative disease, UCL Institute of Neurology. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

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

Contact: Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

1 September, 2015 - Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology in the GWAS era 2015

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

A series of short courses from UCL Genetics Institute - Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Genetic epidemiology holds great potential for personalised medicine and improved biological knowledge of disease processes. This course provides an introduction to the design, analysis and interpretation of genetic studies of disease, with a focus on state of the art analysis of genomewide association scans. The course is 4 days long, on days 1 and 2, basic genetics will be introduced and relevant statistical methods for linkage and association analysis will be described. Days 3 and 4 will cover the design and analysis of genomewide association scans, including emerging applications to risk prediction and biological pathway analysis.

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Campus, Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Simona Wade

Email: s.wade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020731084006

3 September, 2015 - Dissecting Neural Circuits for Visual Processing and Behaviour

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Huizhong Whit Tao, University of South California Host: Matteo Carandini, Institute of Ophthalmology - Department of Visual Neuroscience

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

Contact: Matteo Carandini

Email: m.carandini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 September, 2015 - Neural circuits for sensory processing and behavior control in auditory cortex

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

Speaker: Professor Li Zhang, University of Southern California

Location: Main Seminar Room (G33), UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Jennifer Linden

Email: j.linden@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 September, 2015 - Using Zebrafish to Study Myelinated Axons in Vivo

Time: 16:00:00 -

WIBR Seminar. Dr David Lyons, Centre for Neuroregeneration, Edinburgh. Host: Professor William Richardson. Please arrive 15 mins before start. Refreshments will be provided.

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 September, 2015 - Minds of caste - an inter-disciplinary seminar on how caste identities shape the mind

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

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

The relationship between caste identity and mental well-being is critical and yet curiously unexplored. Unpacking culturally rooted caste conflict requires addressing the dynamics between victims and victimisers. This unique inter-disciplinary seminar will address some of the following questions: How does caste shape individual minds and determine collective mentalities? Why and how does caste discrimination impact upon the inner lives of both the perpetrators and their victims? This event is supported by UCL's Grand Challenge of Inter-cultural Interaction, UCL Office for International Affairs, UCL Science, Medicine and Society Network, & Research Councils UK India.

Location: Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium , Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

7 September, 2015 - High Throughput Sequencing in Disease Studies

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

A series of short courses from UCL Genetics Institute - Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Rapidly developing technologies now allow genomes to be sequenced more quickly and cheaply than ever before. This course will cover state of the art methods and applications of next generation sequencing. Participants will be introduced to tools for analysing high throughput sequence data, including methods for measuring copy number variants and allelespecific expression, and conducting disease association analysis with sequence data. There will be considerable opportunities to gain practical experience with new data types such as whole genome sequence, RNA- and ChIP-seq data. By the end of the course, participants will have a broad knowledge of current methods and applications and will be well equipped to analyse their own data. This course follows the companion course “Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology in the GWAS era”.

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Campus, Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Simona Wade

Email: s.wade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020731084006

7 September, 2015 - How to Develop Therapies for NM Disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series. Speaker information: Thomas Voit

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 September, 2015 - 'What Works For Us' - Share and Learn on Understanding Patient Experience

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

Making sense of patient experience feedback data and making improvements based on the insights continues to be a challenge for our partners and experience leads. This workshop will be a chance to get together with other UCLPartners experience leads to discuss how they learn and improve. This will be an 'all share, all teach, all learn' opportunity with some great leads sharing their practice.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: Contact via Eventbrite registration page

Phone: 020 7679 6633

8 September, 2015 - The Novel Neurotechnologies: simultaneous 3D all-optical imaging and activation of neurons in living brains

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker: Rafael Yuste, MD. PhD, Neurotechnology Center, Columbia University Host: UCL Centre for Neuroimaging Techniques

Location: J Z Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: louis.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

9 September, 2015 - Cross-Cohort Research: Opportunities, Challenges and Examples

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges inherent in cross-cohort research. The workshop is primarily aimed at early career researchers. It will provide participants with an awareness of the advantages and potential pitfalls in carrying out comparative research and will help to guide good practice. The workshop will provide participants with details of the different approaches proposed so far for multiple study analyses, with specific examples of work carried out to harmonise body size and socioeconomic variables across multiple UK cohorts in CLOSER. It will provide demonstration of how these variables can be used to address relevant research questions. The workshop will also include speakers from other successful large cross-cohort initiatives from different disciplines; they will outline their approaches to data harmonisation and cross-cohort analysis and highlight how any challenges were overcome. Event organiser: CLOSER

Location: Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London , WC1E 7HU

Contact: CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources)

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5102

10 September, 2015 - Cognitive Assessment in Multiple Sclerosis

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. POSTPONED FROM THURSDAY 9th JULY Speaker information: Professor Dawn Langdon, Professor of Neuropsychology, Royal Holloway, University of London. 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

10 September, 2015 - Functional imaging of hippocampal microcircuits for spatial navigation and learning

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker: Attila Losonczy, Columbia University Host: Arnd Roth

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

Contact: Arnd Roth

Email: arnd.roth@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 September, 2015 - The Serine-Threonine Kinase, Tpl2, is Required for Neutrophil Antimicrobial Functions

Time: -

Speaker: Nicole Acuff, PhD candidate at the University of Georgia (USA). Nicole Acuff is currently working towards the completion of her doctoral degree in the laboratory of Dr. Wendy Watford at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the immunoregulatory properties of the serine/threonine kinase, Tpl2. Because Tpl2 enhances inflammation by promoting expression of cytokines, chemokines and other inflammatory mediators, Tpl2 inhibitors are being investigated as therapeutics for treating autoimmune diseases. Nicole is specifically investigating how Tpl2 regulates to the differentiation and effector functions of inflammatory Th17 cells, including neutrophil recruitment and functions. Information gleaned from these studies should help to understand how Tpl2 contributes to host defense and immunopathology.

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 September, 2015 - European Research Council Starting Grants - UCL SLMS Information Event

Time: 13:45:00 - 16:00:00

The SLMS Research Coordination Office, in collaboration with the UCL European Research and Innovation Office, is holding this event for SLMS research staff who are interested in applying for European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants. The ERC Starting Grants support excellent researchers with between two and seven years’ postdoctoral research to establish their own independent research team or programme. This event will therefore be a great opportunity for interested researchers to ask questions about the grants and register for a follow-up one-to-one session with a Research Facilitator, where they will be able to discuss their application in more detail. The deadline for the next round of ERC Starting Grants is 17 November 2015.

Location: Boardroom, UCLPartners, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7HA

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

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

Phone: 020 7679 6168

15 September, 2015 - Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

Time: -

Public Health England 2015 will bring together over 1400 participants from a wide range of organisations, to learn, meet each other and share knowledge and experience. The theme of this year’s conference is Evidence into Action, and the conference will promote and showcase applied science and research, translation and implementation for impact. We anticipate that the conference will be of interest to representatives from across the health and social care system interested in applied prevention research, programmes and policy. The outline of the six track programme is now available online, covering a wide range of topics from across the breadth of public health. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, will be giving a keynote address. Abstracts on new public health research, innovations and developments in practice are invited for submission by 8 May for potential poster presentation at the conference.

Location: Conference Reception, Students' Union Building atrium, University of Warwick Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: Public Health England Annual Conference 2015

Email: conference@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

15 September, 2015 - The EU Health Programme 2014-2020

Time: -

The new EU Health Programme aims to build on the achievements of the previous EU Health Programme and better enable health to contribute to economic growth and the Europe 2020 objectives. Calls for proposals: The EU Health Programme launched its work plan for 2015 on 2 June. The calls for proposals for projects were published on 5 June on the ‘participants portal’, with a deadline of 15 September 2015. For further information please visit the NHS Confederation website or contact Sarah Godman.

Location: , , ,

Contact: Sarah Godman

Email: sarah.godman@nhsconfed.org

Phone: Please email

15 September, 2015 - The Generation of Diverse Motor Neuronal and Glial Subtypes From Patient-Specific iPSCs: Quo Vadis ALS?

Time: 12:00:00 -

ALS Seminar Series: run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Rickie Patani, Dept of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL IoN. Host: Linda Greensmith.

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 September, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

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

IT for SLMS is holding another SLMS Introduction to Information Governance training and awareness event. 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, will count towards your information governance training needs 'Introduction to Information Governance' under the SLMS Information Governance Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS information governance training register. Please note: This training does not cover NHS Trust information governance obligations.

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

17 September, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Grant Writing Workshop

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

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, Professor Neil Burgess and Professor Simon Mead, 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 27th August 2015. Costings are NOT required.

Location: TBC, UCL, London,

Contact: Lorenzo Fabrizi or Madeleine Verriotis or Tammaryn Lashley

Email: l.fabrizi@ucl.ac.uk; madeleine.verriotis@ucl.ac.uk; t.lashley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 September, 2015 - Urban Pamphleteer #6: Global Education for Urban Futures launch party

Time: 19:00:00 - 22:00:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Join UCL Urban Laboratory to celebrate the launch of the sixth Urban Pamphleteer, a series of publications confronting key themes in contemporary urban debate. This issue interrogates how we can imporove the way urban higher education is taught across the globe. The launch party will also serve as the tenth anniversary of the UCL Urban Laboratory.

Location: G02, Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2BX

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

18 September, 2015 - Computational Modelling of Protein-RNA Interactions

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

Speakers: Dr Rolf Backhofen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany and Dr. Tomaz Curk, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Host: Jernej Ule.

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

Contact: Jernej Ule

Email: j.ule@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2015 - UCLPartners Quality Forum

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

The UCLPartners Quality Forum, hosted by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT), will focus on learning from patients, families and staff, and being open when things go wrong. Margaret Murphy, an inspirational patient advocate from the Republic of Ireland, is one of 70 International Society for Quality in Health Care patient safety experts, and one of two patient representatives appointed by the Irish Minister for Health on a national safety commission. Margaret will speak about her personal experience of the loss of her son as a result of a series of health care errors. From BHRUT there will be talks from patients and teams working to promote open dialogue and learning. The team will share how the trust is working with patients to improve services, including embedding the trust’s PRIDE values into induction and daily behaviours; their introduction of Schwartz rounds; and how they take learning from patients and families to the next level.

Location: UCLPartners Boardroom, 3rd Floor 170 Tottenham Court Road, London , W1T 7HA

Contact: UCLPartners

Email: Online contact form - http://www.uclpartners.com/contact-us

Phone: 020 7679 6633

22 September, 2015 - Frailty Community of Practice: New Pathways for Facilitating Timely Discharge

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

As our population ages we are seeing an increase in the proportion of older people and those living with frailty, many of whom have complex and multiple needs. A group of people from across healthcare, social care and the voluntary sector, are keen to come together as a London-wide community of practice to share ideas, the challenges they have encountered in managing this complex population, and similarly learn from the experiences of others. This community of practice is open to anyone with an interest in planning or delivering care and support to older people. We would be delighted if you or your colleagues would like to join - all that is required is enthusiasm to share and learn! Each event will include presentations on innovative practice from keynote speakers (which will be confirmed nearer the time) and include time for group discussion and networking.

Location: UCLPartners, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7HA

Contact: Laura Stuart, Frailty Programme Manager

Email: laura.stuart@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

22 September, 2015 - NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy Research in Practice Course

Time: -

Incorporating a mixture of plenary teaching and hands on practical exercises, the course will take participants through formulating a search question, finding and accessing research literature, and appraising both its quality and relevance to their workplace. Who should attend: those who work in NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to formulate a focused literature search question, locate relevant research literature, critically appraise the quality of published research, and assess the applicability of research to their workplace. The workshop is free for staff working in NIHR CLAHRC North Thames partner organisations, and £250 for other attendees. For more information and to register please go to the application form, or email Kate Collins.

Location: Central London (details are confirmed at registration), , ,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: kate.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 September, 2015 - Lessons From Europe: Exploring New System Models for Active and Healthy Ageing

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

An evening seminar to explore how best practice from across Europe can be applied and taken further locally to improve care for older people. This is an exciting opportunity to meet and listen to senior European colleagues leading innovative community-driven change programmes. The seminar will focus on innovation in the design of health and care systems for active and healthy ageing. It will draw upon examples from the 32 European Reference Sites recognised as pioneers by the European Commission. UCLPartners are hosting the seminar in conjunction with the NHS European Office, Universities UK and LSE Health.

Location: Woburn House Conference Centre, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ

Contact: Christina Heap

Email: christina.heap@universitiesuk.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 September, 2015 - AF and Stroke: We Can Do Better

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

This conference is aimed at primary care providers, health service commissioners, strategic clinical and academic health sciences networks who are seeking to prioritise or who are currently working to improve the detection and management of AF in their population. Conference objectives: lllustrate the health and social care impact of AF-related stroke; Draw on the evidence to improve detection and management of AF for optimal health outcomes; Discuss and overcome the key challenges in implementing guidance; Improve understanding and use of data, toolkits and resources; Share good practice models that have illustrated impact; Create a platform for learning and networking across the system; Improve management of AF patients’ stroke risk.

Location: Kings Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

Contact: The King's Fund events team

Email: events@kingsfund.org.uk

Phone: 020 7307 2596

24 September, 2015 - Epidemic Modelling in the Equatorial City State of Singapore

Time: 10:00:00 - 11:00:00

Speaker: Dr Alex Cook, Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Dr Alex Cook will be accompanied by: Teo Yik Ying - Vice Dean (Research), Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. Singapore has a per capita GDP that is around the world's highest, and has in most regards undergone the epidemiological transition. However, its location in the centre of tropical Asia puts it at risk of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, from nipah virus, to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), dengue, Chikungunya, SARS, and tuberculosis. Even for those viruses that are endemic, the timing and magnitude of outbreaks appears to be chaotic, possibly because of the minimal seasonal variation in climate. In this talk, I will discuss some of the problems and opportunities this aseasonality lends to epidemic modelling and some of the work my lab has done that exploits some of the rich data available in the city state.

Location: Room G01 , Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: UCL Institute of Digital Health

Email: digital.health@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 September, 2015 - Making London nature-smart

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

This one-day symposium will focus around three key themes which will be integral to gaining a better knowledge about the habitats and species present in London, and how these are important in our urban environment. We will hear about how biodiversity is currently being monitored in London and how best to engage with London’s citizens and decision-makers. Finally, we will consider new ways to monitor biodiversity and understand people's relationships to nature, including using new technologies and citizen scientists. Organised by ZSL, Imperial College's Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment initiative, and the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL

Location: The Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park,, London, NW1 4RY

Contact: Professor Kate Jones

Email: kate.e.jones@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 31084230

25 September, 2015 - High Field MRI for Study of Adaptive Brain Plasticity

Time: 15:15:00 -

Speaker: Heidi-Johansen Berg, University of Oxford. Please note *revised time* for Brain Meetings 2015-16

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

Contact: Laurence Hunt

Email: laurence.hunt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 September, 2015 - The European Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation Conference

Time: -

ESLRR 2015 will feature a keynote speech from Dr Jonathan Horton, UCSF on Visual fuction in cortical blindness. Dr Horton will also be leading a mini symposium on adaptation, learning and brain plasticity. The two-day conference will run from Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon and will be preceded by an optional half day course. Overnight accommodation will be provided in College Rooms (en-suite) and meals, including a Gala Dinner will take place in the stunning College dining hall. Platform and poster presentations are invited in all aspects of low vision research. Dr Michael Crossland, Specialist Optometrist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, will be attending on behalf of UCLPartners.

Location: Keble College , Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG

Contact: Susie Sandford Smith

Email: susan.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 September, 2015 - VIP members of the hippocampus

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker: Dr Lisa Topolnik, Laval University, Canada

Location: Room JHLT, 29-39 Brunswick Square, , London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

26 September, 2015 - Synaptopathies One-Day Symposium

Time: -

Programme to follow.

Location: Basement lecture theatre, , 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Juliet Solomon

Email: Juliet.solomon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 September, 2015 - Health Gap: A Conversation

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

For the first time Professor Sir Michael Marmot shares personal observations on the mass of evidence around health inequalities, collected over his life’s work and now chronicled in The Health Gap. This event will be an inspired conversation, between Michael Marmot, Richard Horton, Lancet Editor, and the audience. Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost will chair.

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

Contact: Sonia Abrams

Email: s.abrams@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3840

5 October, 2015 - Neuroscience Career Network: Workshop on Fellowship and Grant Interviews

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

Interactive workshop chaired by Prof Nick Wood & Prof John Rothwell Are you in the process of applying to or have just submitted your application for a Neuroscience fellowship or grant which involves an interview? As grants and fellowships are one of the most important requirements for a successful career in Neuroscience, we are organising a workshop for the final phase of that process: the interview itself. The workshop consists of participants (postdocs and/or PIs) who are in the process of applying for grants or fellowships writing a short proposal beforehand. Each participant will start with a 5 min presentation to the panel members, consisting of the other participants and Prof Wood and Prof Rothwell, followed by 10-15 mins questioning. In the remaining 10-15 mins the panel will give feedback. Video recordings will be provided for feedback on aspects of the presentation.

Location: TBC, UCL, London,

Contact: Sandrine Geranton or Marion Oberhuber or Tobias Nolte

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

Phone: Please email

6 October, 2015 - Get That Grant: Introduction to Grant Applications for Early Career Researchers

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

The UCL Populations and Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network is holding a grantsmanship workshop. It will include speakers from the UCL finance and research facilitation teams, funders, and academics talking about their experiences of applying for grants. There will be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. By the end of the workshop attendees will have an understanding of factors to consider when developing grant proposals. There will be an optional follow-up workshop (on 27th October) for which attendees will be asked to submit and present a brief outline proposal for review by expert mentors and peers. Please email Rob Aldridge (r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk) to book a place. Places for these small group workshops will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

Location: Wilkins Main Quad Pavilion, University College London Gower Street , London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sarah Chapman

Email: s.chapman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 October, 2015 - The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British Birth Cohort Studies: Opportunities for Collaboration

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

Part of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health '5pm' External Speakers Seminar Series. Speaker information: Professor Alissa Goodman, Professor Alice Sullivan, and Professor Emla Fitzsimons, all from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Department for Quantitative Social Science, UCL Institute of Education. 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

6 October, 2015 - Understanding Cellular Heterogeneity

Time: 12:00:00 -

ALS Seminar Series: run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Sarah Teichmann, EMBL-EBI Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Host: Pietro Fratta.

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

7 October, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Insights Into the Molecular Pathogenesis of HD and the Validation of Therapeutic Targets

Time: 13:00:00 -

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Professor Gillian Bates, Division of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, King's College, London. Hosted by: Professor Sarah Tabrizi

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

8 October, 2015 - Progress in Rehabilitation Research: What Have We Learned From the RCT? Where to From here?

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Marion Walker. 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

8 October, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

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

IT for SLMS is holding another SLMS Introduction to Information Governance training and awareness event. 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, will count towards your information governance training needs 'Introduction to Information Governance' under the SLMS Information Governance Framework. On passing the assessment, a certificate will be issued and your training recorded on the SLMS information governance training register. Please note: This training does not cover NHS Trust information governance obligations.

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

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2015 - Second International Conference on In Utero Transplantation and Fetal Gene Therapy

Time: -

This two day conference will cover the very latest research on in utero transplantation, fetal immunology and fetal gene therapy. Following the successful inaugural conference in San Francisco in April 2014, the theme of this second meeting is “Translating fetal stem cell and gene therapies into the clinic”. Hear the latest research on treating haemoglobinopathies and brittle bone diseases using fetal approaches. Understand recent discoveries about the developing fetal immune system. The conference is an ideal opportunity for scientists and clinicians working in regenerative medicine, stem cell transplantation, gene therapy and congenital disease to learn more about fetal approaches to treating congenital disease. PhD and MD students are particularly encouraged to submit their research for presentation. Deadline for sbstract submissions is 16th August. There will be ample opportunity to network and develop future research ideas and collaboration.

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

Contact: ICH Events

Email: info@ichevents.com

Phone: +44 207 905 2675 or +44 207 905 2699

13 October, 2015 - International Experimental Neurology Conference

Time: 09:00:00 - 16:30:00

The NIHR UCLH BRC and NIHR Queen Square BRU are holding a joint international experimental neurology conference on the 13th October in Queen Square. The event will showcase the latest findings of basic and clinical diagnostic and therapeutic research in neurology.

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

Contact: Daniel Herron

Email: daniel.herron@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 October, 2015 - UCLPartners Education Conference: Educating for Patient-Centred Care

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

This year's UCLPartners Education Conference will focus on patient-centred care. There will be a range of speakers and workshops addressing all aspects of education around patient-centred care. Topics will include good practice sharing in particular specialties; newer models of working and training; and some presentations about the patient experience and how this can contribute to training. This conference would be of interest to a variety of delegates, including doctors, training faculty and postgraduate trainees, but also non-medical health service staff and patients and carers. We hope that patients, carers, and trainees will be central to the discussion on the day. Poster submissions on quality improvement initiatives are welcome. For now, please save the date. More details will follow. For updates please follow us on #UCLPEduConf15

Location: Royal College of General Practitioners, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

Contact: Fiona McCafferty

Email: Fiona.mccafferty@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

14 October, 2015 - New Insights in the Pathogenesis of Prions in Cultured Cells

Time: 13:00:00 -

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Professor Albert Taraboulos, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hosted by: Professor John Collinge

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

14 October, 2015 - UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2015

Time: -

Registration is now open for the annual UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium. This event, held in partnership with UCLPartners, will bring researchers together from across UCL and beyond, enabling cross-disciplinary interaction and encouraging new collaborations. Eminent speakers from UCL and our partner organisations will present their ground-breaking work and answer your questions. We are also holding an abstract competition for early career researchers in both the basic and clinical sciences. Abstracts must be submitted using the Eventbrite registration link. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Monday 7 September.

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

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 October, 2015 - International Consortium for Trials of Chemotherapeutic Agents in Tuberculosis (INTERTB) - “WHITHER SHORT-COURSE CHEMOTHERAPY?”

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

Always an excellent meeting and is open to all those interested. Lunch provided. Please contact Amina Jindani for the agenda and to register if you are interested in attending.

Location: Hyde Park Room, First Floor, Hunter Wing, St George’s Hospital, St George's, University of London, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, , London , SW17 0QT

Contact: Amina Jindani

Email: ajindani@sgul.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 October, 2015 - Fifty Years Without Free Will: Upending the Neuroscience of Volition and Starting Over Again

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme. Speaker: Aaron Schurger, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, French National Institute for Health & Medical Research (INSERM) France.

Location: Basement seminar room (B10), UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience , 17 Queen Square , London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

19 October, 2015 - Muscle Homeostasis

Time: 17:30:00 -

MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series. Speaker information: Professor Marco Sandri

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 October, 2015 - 6th Discovering Start-Ups Competition

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

Calling All UK and European Technology Start Up Companies and Entrepreneurs Are you a technology start-up, early stage wireless company or entrepreneur? Want to get noticed and pitch your idea to an elite panel of industry leaders and potential investors? The 6th Discovering Start-Ups Competition is FREE to ENTER! Fifteen finalists will pitch their ideas, technologies and innovative products to an elite judging panel of business leaders from Deloitte UK, Google, BT, IBM, Samsung, London Business Angels and many more. Five winners will each receive a £5k prize fund plus more. This is a unique opportunity to showcase YOUR innovative idea or product and gain valuable PR exposure to the world of investors and technology industry.

Location: Deloitte, 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ

Contact: Anna Nadolna

Email: anna.nadolna@cambridgewireless.co.uk

Phone: Please email

22 October, 2015 - UCL/Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Symposium - Smart Technologies for Health

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

Please reserve this date in your diary for the UCL/Rosetrees Interdisciplinary Symposium. The theme is ‘Smart Technologies for Health’ and exciting talks will span from big data and mobile diagnostics to robotics, advanced imaging, smart therapeutics and behaviour change. The meeting will be opened by the Provost and Chair of Rosetrees. Invited speakers include Mark Lythgoe, Steve Hilton, Susan Michie, Rui Loureiro and Rachel McKendry. Further details will follow in due course.

Location: , Bloomsbury , London,

Contact: Anita Waterman

Email: a.waterman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 October, 2015 - A Core Brain System in Assembly of Cognitive Episodes

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme. Speaker: John Duncan, Executive Processes Group, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge.

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

28 October, 2015 - Exploring Individual Differences in Dementia and Cognitive Abilities in Down Syndrome

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speaker: Carla Startin, UCL Division of Psychiatry. People with Down syndrome show an increased risk of developing dementia at a younger age compared to the general population. However, there are large individual differences in terms of the age at which people start showing signs of dementia; some people are diagnosed with dementia in their late 30s while others show no signs of dementia in their 60s. Further, people with Down syndrome show large variation in terms of their pre-dementia cognitive abilities. The LonDownS consortium is exploring these individual differences and neural, genetic, cellular and demographic factors influencing these differences. I will present some of our early results demonstrating the large variation in dementia status and learning disability severity we have found, and some of the factors influencing these.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 October, 2015 - Memory Matters: The Art and Science of the Brain

Time: 19:00:00 - 21:30:00

An evening exploration of the strange science of memory How do we form memories and how are they recalled? How does our brain use memories to navigate our world, predict the future and remember the past? Professor Nicky Clayton FRS and Dr Hugo Spiers are joined by scientists, artists and performers for an evening exploration of the strange science of memory. In this interactive event we will explore how the brain constructs representations of our world allowing us to travel mentally through time and space. Discover how Chris Rawlins developed his super human memory and take away some top tips to help you remember things. Find out how the British Library are preserving the memory of the nation and discover how reliving our memories is the key to creativity and problem solving in this collaborative event hosted by the British Library and UCL Neuroscience.

Location: Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 November, 2015 - A Neural Mechanism for Subjectivity Based on Brain-Viscera Interactions

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme. Speaker: Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Paris.

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

4 November, 2015 - Growing Up Happy in England: Evidence-Based Approaches to Wellbeing and Implications for Policy

Time: 09:15:00 - 16:30:00

The mental health and wellbeing of children and young people are key policy priorities. The development of evidence-based approaches to improving wellbeing is vital to the development of effective policies and services. This conference, run by the Children’s Policy Research Unit and the Population, Policy and Practice Programme at the UCL Institute of Child Health will bring together a range of research perspectives, with a focus on the wider social determinants of wellbeing and the improvement of mental health and wellbeing in different settings. The conference will draw together key messages for policy and future research. Keynote speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director, Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London,

Contact: Children's Policy Research Unit

Email: linda.haines@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 November, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Steve Brown, MRC Harwell. 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: Please email

9 November, 2015 - Bullying Experience and Effects: UK Evidence

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

In the lead-up to Anti-Bullying Week 2015, this event will introduce the most recent findings from three of Britain’s internationally-renowned cohort studies: Next Steps, the Millennium Cohort Study and the National Child Development Study. The event will cover the following topics: - the role of evidence in campaigns - the prevalence of bullying among disabled children and young people - the scarring effects of childhood bullying on adult mental health and labour market performance - associations between bully victimisation and life satisfaction - the prevalence of bullying among lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people - opportunities for future research using Next Steps. This seminar is hosted by CLS in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

Location: The Escalator, , 69-89 Mile End Road, London, E1 4TT

Contact: Emma Saville

Email: e.saville@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6746

9 November, 2015 - Bullying Experience and Effects: UK Evidence

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

This seminar will be hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in collaboration with the Anti-Bullying Alliance. In the lead-up to Anti-Bullying Week 2015, the event will introduce third and public sector stakeholders to the most recent findings from three of Britain’s internationally-renowned cohort studies: Next Steps, the Millennium Cohort Study and the National Child Development Study. We have chosen this topic as it takes advantage of the unique opportunity provided by the proximity of the Festival (7-14 November) to Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November). At the time of the Festival, anti-bullying organisations, local and national government will be preparing awareness campaigns on this year’s theme of bullying and mental health. In previous years, longitudinal evidence has featured prominently in the Anti-Bullying Week campaigns. By bringing together leading academics, practitioners and campaigners, this event stands to generate some direct impact for the social sciences.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

9 November, 2015 - Innovate 2015: The Global Spotlight on UK Innovation

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

Innovate UK and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) are offering a unique opportunity to showcase your innovation. This is a two-day event designed to stimulate opportunities for innovation, export and investment for the UK's most innovative companies, at all growth stages. With attendees ranging from international investors, buyers and visionary entrepreneurs, to government and academia, you can showcase your most cutting-edge products to over 3,000 attendees at Innovate 2015. As well as the showcase, the event also includes inspirational keynote speeches; practical workshops; in-depth market-focused seminars; one-to-one meetings with international buyers and investors; and a Support Zone, highlighting the breadth of Government support for innovation and internationalisation.

Location: , 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX

Contact: Innovate UK

Email: Send online enquiry - https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2015/page/contact-us-2/

Phone: 020 7034 4842

9 November, 2015 - The Neural Mechanisms of Empathy - From Shared Activations to Shared Representations

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme. Speaker: Claus Lamm, Head, Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience Unit, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna.

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

10 November, 2015 - Timing and Tracking ALS: a Biomarkers Perspective

Time: 12:00:00 -

ALS Seminar Series: run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Andrea Malaspina, Centre for Neuroscience & Trauma, Queen Mary University London. Host: Elizabeth Fisher.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 November, 2015 - Baseline Brain Activity in Down Syndrome

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

Speaker: Sarah Hamburg, UCL Division of Psychiatry. As part of the LonDownS project I have been collecting baseline brain activity (using EEG) in adults with Down syndrome for my PhD. In this upgrade talk I will discuss preliminary findings relating to cognitive ability and alpha band activity in younger adults (aged 16-35).

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 November, 2015 - Outcomes From Chromosomal Microarray Testing in Intellectual Disability Psychiatry

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speaker: Kate Wolfe, UCL Division of Psychiatry. Chromosomal deletions and duplications, known as copy number variations (CNVs), are a class of genetic variants highly implicated in the aetiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. Many CNVs have been shown to operate across traditional diagnostic boundaries, increasing risk for both intellectual disabilities (ID) and psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism. I will present the results of a study of 202 adults with idiopathic ID recruited from community and in-patient psychiatry services across England. My talk will explore approaches to interpreting CNV data combining both genetic and phenotypic analysis methodologies.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 November, 2015 - CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015: Title TBC

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Val Pomeroy. 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

13 November, 2015 - Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health

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

LSHTM, UCL, UK Health Forum, and The Lancet invite abstract submissions for Public Health Science 2015. The core of the event will consist of submitted papers, and peer-reviewed abstracts will be published by The Lancet, online and in print. Abstracts can be submitted under any of the following three themes: creativity and innovation in public health science; new methodological approaches to public health science; and implementing public health science in policy and practice. We believe that part of the success of this event is the high quality of public health science and diversity of methods presented. As well as providing a forum for innovative research, the day culminates in a final session focusing on implementation of science in policy and practice. Since its inception the conference has brought together early career researchers and senior academics, creating a unique environment for learning and collaboration that we hope will strengthen UK Public Health science.

Location: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London , WC1E 7HT

Contact: Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 November, 2015 - Axonal Signalling Endosomes: Trafficking Sorting and Disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series. Speaker information: Professor Giampetro Schiavo, Sobell Dept of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL ION

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 November, 2015 - Facing the Gaze of Others: Brain Dynamics of Gaze and Social Contact Perception

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme. Speaker: Nathalie George, Directrice Scientifique du Centre MEG-EEG (ICM), Paris.

Location: Basement seminar room (B10), UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience , 17 Queen Square , London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

23 November, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Michaela Dewar, School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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

25 November, 2015 - Is depression caused by a hyperactive habenula?

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speaker: Jonathan Roiser, Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. A decade of research has revealed a key role for the habenula, a small structure adjacent to the thalamus, in the brain's processing of aversive stimuli. Not only does the habenula respond to such stimuli, it also inhibits midbrain dopamine neuron firing and its stimulation can drive conditioned place avoidance. Based on these findings, many investigators have suggested that habenula hyperactivity may play a role in depression, and this hypothesis is supported by work in animal models. However, the habenula hyperactivity hypothesis of depression has yet to be tested directly in humans, possibly due to the habenula's small size, which makes its measurement challenging. I will present two studies, both of which use a basic computational approach to examine the role of the habenula in humans, and whether it is hyperactive in depression.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 November, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC

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: Professor Dominic Wells, Neuromuscular Disease Group, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College. Hosted by: Dr Emmanuel Asante

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

28 November, 2015 - Countdown 2030

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

Countdown 2030 brings together academics and the Millennial generation for a one-day debate on the roadmap to 2030: the deadline for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The conference will take place over two London locations: Bloomsbury and East London. In Bloomsbury, an academic conference and in East London, a series of pop-up workshops and installations. Each site will have the opportunity to intervene on the other, initiating a debate between locations. Countdown 2030 is organised by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity in collaboration with UCL Grand Challenges.

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Campus , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Hannah Sender

Email: hannah.sender.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7501067310

30 November, 2015 - CLOSER Conference: The Importance of Early Years, Childhood and Adolescence

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

This inter-disciplinary conference showcases outstanding longitudinal research on how early life influences our health, education, employment and other outcomes. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from leading experts from across the social and biomedical sciences.

Location: Conference Centre, British Libary, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Emma Saville

Email: e.saville@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6746

30 November, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: To be announced.

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

1 December, 2015 - Autophagy in ALS

Time: 12:30:00 -

ALS Seminar Series: run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Kurt de Vos, Dept of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield. Host: Linda Greensmith.

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

2 December, 2015 - Frailty Community of Practice - Transforming Services: Looking Through the Eyes of Patients and Carers

Time: 14:00:00 -

Open to those involved in the delivery of care for older people As our population ages we are seeing an increase in the proportion of older people and those living with frailty, many of whom have complex and multiple needs. A group of people from across healthcare, social care and the voluntary sector, are keen to come together as a London-wide community of practice to share ideas, the challenges they have encountered in managing this complex population, and similarly learn from the experiences of others. This community of practice is open to anyone with an interest in planning or delivering care and support to older people. We would be delighted if you or your colleagues would like to join - all that is required is enthusiasm to share and learn! Each event will include presentations on innovative practice from keynote speakers (which will be confirmed nearer the time) and include time for group discussion and networking.

Location: UCLPartners, 170 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7HA

Contact: Laura Stuart

Email: laura.stuart@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

7 December, 2015 - UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Monday Seminar Programme: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Gareth Barnes, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL.

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

10 December, 2015 - Therapy for Cognitive Impairment in TBI

Time: 17:15:00 -

Followed by The CNR Christmas Poster Event in 33 Queen Square Foyer! Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor David Sharp. Open to all, free of charge and there is no need to register.

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

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 January, 2016 - The Tale of Two Motor Cortices: Do BA4a and BA4p Have Different Functions in ALS?

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

ALS Seminar Series - run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Nikhal Sharma, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health. Host: Pietro Fratta.

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

9 February, 2016 - Shredding Light on Dynein-Based Cargo Transport In Vitro and In Vivo

Time: 12:00:00 -

ALS Seminar Series: run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories. Speaker information: Simon Bullock, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge. Host: Giampietro Schiavo.

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

22 February, 2016 - Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2016

Time: -

This annual conference brings together top basic, translational, and clinical researchers from around the world to share the latest studies, important developments, and best research methods in the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. CROI is a global model of collaborative science and the premier international venue for bridging basic and clinical investigation into clinical practice in the field of HIV and related viruses. Webcasts, abstracts, electronic posters, and other electronic resources from CROI 2016 will be available online via webcast.

Location: Hynes Convention Center, , Boston,

Contact: Info

Email: CROIinfo@iasusa.org

Phone: (415) 544-9400

24 February, 2016 - 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing

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

Registration will open shortly for the second Behaviour Change conference, 'Digital Health and Wellbeing', from the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. The conference will be hosted in association with the new UCL Institute of Digital Health. It will be a unique 2-day event that brings the science of behaviour change, health, and technology expertise across disciplines to all those interested in developing and evaluating digital interventions and products. Abstract submissions are now open. The deadline for submitting abstracts is: Thursday 1st October, 2015

Location: Senate House, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 7HU

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

17 March, 2016 - UCLPartners Introduction to Quality Improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2016 - Neurology 2016: Leading Edge Neurology for the Practising Clinician - Pre-Course Symposium

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

A precursor to the Neurology 2016: leading edge neurology for the practising clinician course aimed at Clinical Trainees and Research Fellows in Neurology and associated specialities. This symposium is designed for trainees and research fellows to assist in preparing for the neurology training exit examination. Lectures will given in the following seven areas, and in addition a series of sample questions will be circulated in advance of the meeting, and the results discussed during the lecture: MRI imaging; Nerve Conduction and EMG studies; Sorting out dementia; Disorders of eye movements; Hyperkinetic movement disorders; Less common stroke syndromes; Localising nerve lesions. A comprehensive course book will be provided. (This provisional programme may be subject to change).

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

Contact: Jean Reynolds

Email: jean.reynolds@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 March, 2016 - Neurology 2016: Leading Edge Neurology for the Practising Clinician

Time: -

It is a pleasure to announce the 2016 programme for this annual course, a highlight of the British Neurology calendar. The course is designed for Consultants and senior trainees in neurology and other neuroscience specialties, from the UK, Europe and worldwide, and aims to provide a practical update on the hospital management of neurological diseases. The focus of the course is on everyday neurological practice which will include lectures, video sessions, a CPC and a debate. The course will be didactic, but also entertaining and informative, and will be accompanied by a detailed course book providing extensive background material and papers. As a precursor to the course there is also a half day event on the afternoon of Wednesday 30th March 2016 aimed at Clinical Trainees and Research Fellows in Neurology and associated specialities.

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

Contact: Jean Reynolds

Email: jean.reynolds@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2016 - Third Fuse International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health: Evidence to Impact in Public Health

Time: -

**Call for papers now open - Deadline 5pm 21st September**. What counts as ‘evidence’ and whether we can ‘create impact’ are contested issues. This conference will aim to explore these debates in relation to the field of public health and wellbeing. We are now accepting submissions from academics, policy makers & practitioners. To make a submission for an oral, poster, symposium or workshop presentation please complete the online form - deadline, 5pm Monday 21 September. Registration will open at the beginning of October, early-bird rates until 31 January 2016.

Location: Hilton Hotel, , Newcastle Gateshead,

Contact: Laura Ritson at Fuse

Email: Laura.Ritson@newcastle.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 May, 2016 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

Time: -

The MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the UCL Institute of Child Health are pleased to invite you to this annual paediatric and adult course, which is now in its eighth year for specialists with an interest in neuromuscular disease. 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, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Molyneaux

Email: j.molyneaux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 May, 2016 - Queen Square Symposium 2016

Time: -

The 17th annual Queen Square 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. The symposium will be a day-long event commencing with poster sessions in the morning, and talks by students, early career neuroscientists and the keynote speaker in the afternoon. The Keynote Lecture will be given by Nobel Prize winner Professor John O'Keefe, Director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the UCL Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. The event will be followed by an early evening drinks and cheese reception.

Location: , Queen Square, London,

Contact: Michael Thor or Michael Chou

Email: m.thor@ucl.ac.uk; michael.chou@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2016 - UCLPartners Introduction to Quality Improvement

Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00

UCLPartners is committed to supporting our partners to build communities who have the capability to deliver improvement across the partnership. This one day session is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the methodology and models UCLPartners use to support quality improvement work, covering all the basics necessary to understand and participate in QI initiatives. The session aim is to deliver a package including all the basics necessary to understand and participate in Quality Improvement initiatives. Open to all UCLPartners and partner organisation employees, and all UCLPartners postgraduate trainees and those in the Frontier (SASG) programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Rachana Bhatt

Email: Rachana.bhatt@uclpartners.com

Phone: Please email