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. 

29 May, 2015 - Conjunctive representations and coherency in the human medial temporal lobe: from perception to memory and decision-making

Time: 16:15:00 -

Brain Meeting from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (incorporating the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory and the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience). Speaker: Andy Lee, University of Toronto, Canada.

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

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 May, 2015 - How to write for The Conversation

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

UCL is a founding member of The Conversation, an online magazine which promotes academic comment on current affairs. Its open access articles reach 20 millions readers around the world every month. If you are interested in writing for the media – and want your research to have the widest possible impact – there is no better place to start. The Grand Challenges are holding drop in sessions (open to all) to help you get your ideas into The Conversation. Email Kate Hoyland to book a slot.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, ,

Contact: Kate Hoyland

Email: c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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 Queen 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

Speaker: 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 Division of Infection & Immunity: IBSc/BSc Symposium

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

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st Divisional Integrated BSc/BSc Symposium Day. We have an excellent line-up of students who will be celebrating their achievements by presenting their lab based project work over the past year. Each student has been allocated 10 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes to address questions. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The day will conclude with an evening prize-giving/drinks reception in the Cruciform Café from 5.00 pm. Presentations will be scored by students and the presenter with the highest total average score will be awarded a prize (value £100). The winner will be announced and awarded at the drinks reception in Cruciform Café at 6pm.

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

Contact: Biljana Nikolić

Email: b.nikolic@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 - Climate change – adaptation, resilience and risk

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

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

UCL’s Grand Challenges programme and the French Embassy in London are pleased to invite you to the third in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the COP21 summit in Paris this December. This public debate will address the challenges of delivering climate change adaptation measures in France and the UK, with a key-note lecture by the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the city’s climate plan, Célia Blauel. A panel of senior figures in the UK and French climate change fields will debate the implications of the two countries’ climate change adaptation plans, drawing on insights resulting from a series of workshops due to take place earlier that day on the subject. The debate will be moderated by the BBC’s Energy and Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin.

Location: Cruciform B304 - Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

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

2 June, 2015 - Transition to the green economy – a business perspective

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

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

John Cridland will set out business’ vision for the UK’s energy future and what the new Government can do to get us there. This vision is of an economy which is both growing and greening, where there is enough energy from a diverse range of sources to power and heat homes and industry, where resources are used efficiently and consumers are informed, engaged and in control of their bills. His remarks will touch upon how we can drive investment to secure and decarbonise our power sector, stimulate the consumer and business market for energy efficiency, ensure the UK’s industrial competitiveness and play a strong role in Europe and internationally to achieve a supportive framework for investments. 17.00-17.30 - Registration 17.30-17.45 - Introduction from the Chair (Dame Nicola Brewer) 17.45-18.45 - Lecture & Q&A 18.45 - Networking Reception

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

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5935

3 June, 2015 - PCA and ADAD: Rare, but why should you care?

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speakers: Kirsi Kinnunen and Timothy Shakespeare, Department of Neurodegenerative Disease. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

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

Contact: Silvia Purro

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

3 June, 2015 - The generation and selection of immune receptor repertoires

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

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme. Speaker: Yuval Elhanati from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. If you would like to talk to Yuval Elhanati on the day please contact Clare Bennett (c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk).

Location: Tutorial Room 5, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Autophagy regulates intestinal inflammation by controlling CD4+ T cell homeostasis

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

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme. Speaker: Dr Kevin Maloy, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. Kevin has a long-standing interest in studying the host-pathogen interactions, with a focus on the role of CD4+ T cells. Kevin carried out his post-doctoral work in the labs of Profs. Rolf Zinkernagel and Hans Hengartner at the University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, before coming back to the UK to work with Professor Fiona Powrie. He subsequently developed his own independent research group with a Wellcome Trust career development award and is currently the recipient of a Wellcome Trust New Investigator award. His lab now focuses on host-bacterial interactions in chronic intestinal pathology, with particular interest on the role of host innate immune receptors in intestinal homeostasis. If you would like to talk to Kevin Maloy on the day please contact Clare Bennett (c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk).

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 - Protein S-Nitrosylation, Redox Stress, and NMDA Receptors in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

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

Speakers: Prof Stuart Lipton, Prof. and Scientific Director, Sanford-Burnham Center for Neuroscience and Aging Research and Professor, The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

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

Contact: Kenneth Pryde

Email: k.pryde@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 June, 2015 - Psychodynamic Neuroscience Research meeting: The impact of early childhood narcissistic injury on rehabilitation prognosis following mild traumatic brain injury in adulthood: case study

Time: 18:00:00 -

Speaker: OHR BARAK, Consultant in Neuropsychology, Chalkdown House, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust

Location: Room 305, 3rd Floor, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Dr Katerina Fotopoulou

Email: a.fotopoulou@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 June, 2015 - TECHNO-LIBERATION. Can technology contribute to social equality?

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

Organised by UCL Science & Technology Studies

Imagine you lived in a house with walls that can repair themselves… Imagine you can 3D print a jumper when you need it… Frugal innovation, digital divide, technological empowerment – contemporary trends in social movements and technological development are increasingly embracing the very idea of technology as a disruptive driver of social change. Yet, opponents voice doubts. Can technological advancement lead to a more equal society? What does the Internet or movements such as frugal innovation offer? And what does it take to build a world where technology helps everyone to reach their full potential? We invited academics, politicians and entrepreneurs to discuss their ideas on social inequalities and the possible solutions technology has to offer. The panel discussion starts at 6pm and closes with a drink reception and presentations of 3D printed products.

Location: XLG1 Chemistry LT, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: Klara-Aylin Wenten & Emilia Lischke

Email: equality.technology.ucl@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0)7519202704

4 June, 2015 - The Christopher Sporborg memorial lecture: Current developments and the future of Neurosurgery

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:30:00

Neil Kitchen, consultant neurosurgeon will introduce the topic and the programme will include presentations by Consultant Neurosurgeons David Choi, Joan Grieve, Andrew McEvoy, Lewis Thorne and Ludvic Zrinz. The event will be followed by a drinks reception and the launch of the National Brain Appeal Annual Review.

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

Contact: Jess Broad

Email: jess.broad@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering

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

UCL’s Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health is proud to present this one-day conference devoted to Dan Hausman's newly published book Valuing Health: Well-being, Freedom and Suffering. The commentators will address themes raised by the book, including: • Definitions of health, and why they matter; • The relationship between health and well-being; • The contribution of phenomenology to understanding and valuing health states; • How to measure health for public policy purposes; • Justice in the allocation of scarce health resources.

Location: Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr James Wilson

Email: james.wilson@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 16:15:00 -

Brain Meeting from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (incorporating the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory and the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience). Speaker: James Rowe, Cambridge University.

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

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2015 - Fifth Joint NELFT/UCL Conference on Eating Disorders: Thinking Bodies, Thinking Minds: Challenges of working with Eating Disorders

Time: -

With special guest, Candida Crewe, author of the memoir “Eating Myself”, who will share her personal experience and observations. Keynote One: Dr Phillippa Diedrichs: Body Image and the Media: What do we need to know? Keynote Two: Professor Tom Lynch: Social Signalling Matters: Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa

Location: University College London , Gower Street , London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: NELFT Eating Disorder Service

Email: eatingdisorderconference@nelft.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2015 - Recent Technologies in Microbiology

Time: -

The current conference on Recent Technologies in Microbiology is based on the recent developments in the field of microbiology; this would encompass general themes of high-throughput screening, imaging, metabolomics, sequencing and data handling (bioinformatics). The mentioned themes are very relevant to current ongoing research and applications in microbiology. Following the talks, and during scheduled breaks in the programme, there will be opportunities for delegates and speakers to open discussion about the technologies and perhaps begin new collaborative efforts to make use of the research approaches showcased. A poster session will allow students and early-career post-docs from around to present their work and show how they are utilizing technologies in microbiology.

Location: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Road , Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Contact: Enquiries

Email: recenttechnologiesmicro2015@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - Global health innovation and philanthropy

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

To succeed, global health requires innovation in concepts, implementation, and resourcing. This UCL Grand Challenges Symposium explores innovative global health: a concept and implementation through the Health Impact Fund proposal and resourcing through one global health philanthropist's journey.

Location: Roberts G08 Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2383

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 - The macrophage as an HIV-1 hub

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: 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: Title TBC

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: Hearing loss: a new reversible causal factor for dementia?

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Recent cohort studies have shown that hearing loss in middle age is a risk factor for accelerated cognitive decline and dementia in later life. Hearing loss is very prevalent, potentially preventable and treatable, and if it can be confirmed as a causative factor the benefits of addressing hearing loss could lead to substantial benefits in reduced dementia incidence. In this talk I will present the evidence linking hearing loss and dementia, discuss possible mechanistic pathways and confounding factors of the association, and reflect on research that could clarify this link. 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

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 - 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 - Findings from the PROMISE programme and next steps for treatments of obesity in children and young people

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

Paediatric Research in Obesity Multi-modal Intervention and Service Evaluation Programme (PROMISE). We would like to invite you to join us for a national symposium examining the findings of the PROMISE programme and what they mean for UK actions on child and adolescent obesity. Researchers, policy makers, practitioners and young people will present and share their views during the event. The symposium will also examine the implications of PROMISE findings for public health and policy, for clinical practice and for the research community as we step up our responses to the obesity epidemic. -- BOOK early places are LIMITED! Funder: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

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

Contact: Anne Mathiot

Email: a.mathiot@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 June, 2015 - Research Methods Short Course: 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 - Molecular regulation of cortical interneuron diversity and plasticity

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Oscar Marin, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. Hosted by: Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research. 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

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 - Clearing out debris for CD8 T cell memory and hematopoietic stem cell survival

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: 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: The development and genetics of Wernicke's Encephalopathy, with focus on alcohol misuse

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is the acute phase of a potentially fatal neuropsychiatric condition caused by an inadequate supply of vitamin B1 to the brain and is often associated with alcohol misuse. In the early stages, WE is reversible but if the condition is undiagnosed or inadequately treated, it will progress to irreversible brain damage, the Korsakoff Syndrome (KS). Korsakoff described a group of patients who had an abnormal mental state in which memory and learning were affected out of all proportion to other cognitive functions in an otherwise alert and responsive patient. Important differences between WE due to dietary deficiency from that associated with alcohol misuse will be discussed. Our current research has centred on the genes controlling the transport systems responsible for the transport of vit B1 and other nutrients into the brain cells. 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: Developing novel models of TDP-43-mediated neurodegeneration using Drosophila and mice

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

26 June, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 16:15:00 -

Brain Meeting from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (incorporating the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory and the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience). Speaker: Kenneth Harris, UCL Institute of Opthalmology.

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

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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. Hosted by: Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research. 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

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

Speaker: 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 - 3rd Annual Queen Square Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Course

Time: -

Course lecturers are from The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Institute of Neurology (and include leading researchers in upper limb research in neurological patients)

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

Contact: Alkida Domi

Email: therapy.courses@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: 0203 448 3476

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

2 July, 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

3 July, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 16:15:00 -

Brain Meeting from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (incorporating the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory and the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience). Speaker: Bernadette van Wijk, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL.

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

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@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 - Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: 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

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

7 July, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: PhD Thesis Seminar

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

Ms Nan – Yu Chen. Department of Infection, Royal Free Campus. Group leader: Dr A Fassati. 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

8 July, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dr Martin Chadwick

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

8 July, 2015 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

Presentations on current research (or areas of research) within the Developmental Neurosciences Programme. Speakers: Drs. Vijeya Ganesan, Francesco Conti, Michelle de Haan, Suellen Walker, Amy McTague and Sam Amin Chair: Professor Finbar O’Callaghan

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

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 July, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: TBC

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speakers: Drs Rory Sheehan and Laura Horsfall Hosted by: Prof Angela Hassiotas, Division of Psychiatry

Location: 508, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

9 July, 2015 - Cognitive Rehabilitation

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Dawn Langdon. 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

9 July, 2015 - Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar: Next steps for public health and Health and Wellbeing Boards: priorities, structures and integration

Time: -

This conference will bring policymakers and key stakeholders together to discuss priorities for public health and the future of Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs). Following the publication of Public Health England's From Evidence into Action framework to coincide with NHS England's Five Year Forward View, sessions will consider the role of local authorities and HWBs in promoting public health; next steps for reducing inequalities, and opportunities for the integration of public health with health and social care. Further sessions will focus on the roll-out of the Better Care Fund, the implications of the National Audit Office report on the financial viability of Public Health England and the potential role of the third sector in improving public health outcomes. This seminar will present an opportunity to engage with key policymakers and other interested parties, and is CPD certified.

Location: , , Central London ,

Contact: Westminster Health Forum

Email: delegate.relations@forumsupport.co.uk

Phone: 01344 864796

10 July, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 16:15:00 -

Brain Meeting from Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (incorporating the Leopold Muller Functional Imaging Laboratory and the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience). Speaker: Caswell Barry, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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

Contact: Samira Kazan

Email: samira.kazan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 July, 2015 - Probing the Structure and Dynamics of Proteins and Protein Complexes Using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry

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. Konstantinos Thalassinos, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Division of Biosciences, UCL. Hosted by: Dr Andrew Nicoll

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

16 July, 2015 - Exploring the health challenges and inequalities of the new food aid system: a seminar on working with foodbanks

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

The escalating problem of UK food poverty is a significant contributing factor to health inequalities. Poverty forces people into dangerously poor diets and, in wealthier countries like the UK, this can lead to both obesity and malnutrition. In the UK, charities are filling the void left by rising food prices and lowered incomes as increasing numbers of people seek out emergency food aid. Food poverty has the potential to exacerbate health inequalities and yet there is an absence of research on the health and wellbeing outcomes and a lack of knowledge about the extent and scale of food poverty at the population level. This seminar is intended for those interested in exploring the public health implications of food poverty and finding out more about how the various actors and agencies within the food system intersect. To book your free place please contact Claire Thompson. A travel bursary fund is available for students and ECRs.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Claire Thompson

Email: claire.thompson@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

Speaker: Professor Stephen Anderton, University of Edinburgh.

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 July, 2015 - Longitudinal studies: maximising their value for ageing research

Time: -

Longitudinal studies are ideal for analysing age-related changes, their lifetime determinants and consequences. This new Wellcome Trust conference will focus on the value of longitudinal studies in furthering knowledge about ageing: in particular functional change across life, its drivers and underlying pathways. The programme will showcase new findings and developments within cross cohort initiatives, centres of healthy ageing and longitudinal studies of ageing. We will discuss the impact of the environment on accelerating ageing or building resilience and promoting recovery. Identifying new approaches to achieve data harmonization across cohort consortia will also be highlighted. We aim to build capacity in investigators who will shape the future research agenda of life course and longitudinal studies of ageing and will convene a special session to discuss the challenges and opportunities in this area. Event organiser: Wellcome Trust Scientific Conferences

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

Contact: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Email: scientificconferences@hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 July, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Dopaminergic imaging in Possible Dementia with Lewy bodies: a randomised trial

Time: 15:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Speaker: Dr Zuzana Walker Hosted by: Prof Angela Hassiotas, Division of Psychiatry

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

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

31 July, 2015 - Forced marriage: Health, wellbeing, community and law

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:30:00

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

Forced marriage is illegal in the UK and has a huge impact on the lives of the people it affects, and yet, little is known about it. This one day workshop will set the scene and explore some of the key questions about forced marriage in regards to culture and honour, the law and police, education and health services. This workshop is supported by UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction and UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health.

Location: The Pavilion, UCL Front Quad, , Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

17 August, 2015 - CBC Summer School 2015 Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

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

Following the success of the CBC Summer School 2014, we are delighted to offer the course again this year. This course has been developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West. The Summer School will introduce the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a range of practical problems, from supporting change amongst patients and health professionals to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. Who is the course for? This course is for everyone interested in behaviour change including researchers, practitioners, intervention designers, managers and policy makers. Small groups will be organised according to expertise and area of work, and supported by experienced facilitators.

Location: Engineering Building, Malet Place Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Stephanie Lietz

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1627

28 August, 2015 - Challenges in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

Time: -

Presentations will cover topics including: Personalised Medicine Translation of new generation sequencing into human disease Treatment frontiers in inherited cardiovascular disease Patient centred research and care The symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues. Host: Perry Elliott, UCL Institute of Cardivascular Science

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

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 September, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Title TBC

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr David Lyons, Centre for Neuroregeneration, Edinburgh. 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

4 September, 2015 - Minds of Caste - An inter-disciplinary seminar on how Caste identities shape the Mind

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

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? Is caste practice normative or a pathological denial and threat to hierarchy and status? What might be the cultural and psychological pathologies of the perpetrators of casteism? What is the nature of the stigma and disclosure of caste identity? How is caste identity psychologically managed both individually and collectively? How is caste merit constructed and perpetuated? Is caste essential to Indian cultural identity? Does conversion help? To what extent do casteism and racism overlap or differ in their psychological antecedents and consequences? Can anti-racist interventions in the clinic (what is generally known as inter-cultural therapy) be applicable to the Indian context? For whom?

Location: Registrants will be notified about the room location via email, UCL Campus, Gower Street , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Caroline Selai

Email: c.selai@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 September, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: How to develop therapies for NM disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

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

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 - Integrating the management of bladder dysfunction in the rehabilitation of neurological patients

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Jalesh Panicker. 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 September, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: The generation of diverse motor neuronal and glial subtypes from patient-specific iPSCs: Quo Vadis ALS?

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker information: Rickie Patani, Dept of Molecular Neuroscience, 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

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

6 October, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Understanding cellular heterogeneity

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker information: Sarah Teichmann, EMBL-EBI Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge. Host: Pietro Fratta. 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

6 October, 2015 - The 1958, 1970, and Millennium British birth cohort studies: opportunities for collaboration

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

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. 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

7 October, 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: 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

14 October, 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: 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

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

10 November, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Timing and tracking ALS: a biomarkers perspective

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker information: Andrea Malaspina, Centre for Neuroscience & Trauma, Queen Mary University London. 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

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 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking sorting and disease

Time: 17:30:00 -

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

1 December, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Autophagy in ALS

Time: 12:30:00 -

Speaker information: Kurt de Vos, Dept of Neuroscience, University of Sheffield. 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

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 - ALS Seminar Series: The tale of two motor cortices: do BA4a and BA4p have different functions in ALS?

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

Speaker information: Nikhal Sharma, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health. Host: Pietro Fratta. 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

9 February, 2016 - ALS Seminar Series: Shredding light on dynein-based cargo transport in vitro and in vivo

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker information: Simon Bullock, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge. Host: Giampietro Schiavo. 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