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. 

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 - Immunosurveillance of the liver by intravascular effector CD8+ T cells

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

Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Matteo Iannacone, Group Leader, Dynamics of Immune Responses, San Raffaele Scientific Institute. Host: Professor Mala Maini. 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: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

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: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@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 - Evidence into Policy: Case Studies

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

Join us for the second seminar in the Centre for Behaviour Change Seminar Series: Evidence into Policy. The aim of this seminar series is to increase understanding of the relationships between evidence and policy, and to improve communication between researchers and policy-makers; helping evidence become more policy-relevant and policy become more evidence-based. Chaired by Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change). Confirmed speakers: Professor Robert West (UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group), Chris Mather (Transport for London).

Location: Malet Place Eng 1.20, Engineering Building, Malet Place , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@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, 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: Investigating psychotropic medication use in people with intellectual disability

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

8 July, 2015 - Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Seminar - Cooperation and individual action of neocortical interneurons: population cooperativity and holes in blanket inhibition

Time: 14:00:00 -

Speakers: Mahesh Karnani, Columbia University, USA Jesse Jackson, Inbal Ayzenshtat, Rafael Yuste Host: Professor John O’Keefe, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Location: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Karen Fergus

Email: Karen.Fergus@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

9 July, 2015 - COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

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 - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Dementia: an International Perspective

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

This one day training event will be led by up to four trainers; Dr Aimee Spector (Clinical Psychologist and original developer of CST) and Dr Joshua Stott, Dr Helen Donovan and Dr Gemma Ridel. All are Consultant Clinical Psychologists with extensive clinical and research expertise. If you attended training over 5 years ago, this may serve as a useful refresher. Alternatively, you may have other colleagues who may benefit from the course. Attending training equips people with skills to offer CST and ensures that it is delivered in a standardised, person-centred and effective way. The course combines traditional teaching with interactive sessions, small group exercises and DVD observation. There will be a maximum of 25 people with each trainer.

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

Contact: Aimee Spector

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 July, 2015 - Controlling errant T cells in autoimmune disease

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

Part of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme. 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

9 July, 2015 - Data-driven models of disease progression

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

Part of the Queen Square MS Centre Seminar Series 2015. Speaker: Professor Daniel Alexander, Head of the Microstructural Imaging Group, UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing and Computer Science. There will be a buffet lunch at 12.30pm in the foyer seminar room, ground floor, Queen Square House, IoN

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: millerpa@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

9 July, 2015 - WIBR PhD Seminar: Single neuron computation in vivo

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

Speaker: Lea Goetz, PhD Student, Circuit Neuroscience. Hot and cold snacks and beverages before and after

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 July, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: The role of grid cells in navigation and memory

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

10 July, 2015 - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) for Dementia: an International Perspective (including advanced skills training / CPD)

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

The conference will update people on some of the latest CST innovations and focus on adapting CST to different cultures and languages. The afternoon will consist of a choice of workshops, including a brief training in individualised CST (iCST) and group supervision workshops for those already running groups.

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

Contact: Aimee Spector

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 July, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

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: Jason Coyne

Email: j.coyne@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 July, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: I Can(t) Wellness and resilience, a training program for older people to maximise choice and control.

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

The Eastern Collaborative Project (ECP) has partnered with the Southern Services Reform Group (SSRG) to develop workshops to promote consumer independence, well-being, quality of life and capacity to remain living in a community of choice. The workshops are based on the following principles which reflect a self-management model: client-centred practice, managing your own care and support, partnership and active participation, informed decision making and goal orientated practice embedded into a solution focused approach. This model focuses on peer leadership - participants learn from each other through sharing experiences and collective problem solving. The presentation will explore the background behind the training program, results of trials and development of the train the trainer module and include tools and resources that have been developed and have been successfully embraced by participants.

Location: B17 Basement LT , 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02076799467

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

20 July, 2015 - Neural coding underlying tactile navigation

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Nicholas Sofroniew, Janelia Research Campus, USA. Hosted by: Professor William D. Richardson 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

20 July, 2015 - Who attends Foodbank in the UK and why are they there? The impact of food poverty on health and wellbeing

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

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

The rising demand for emergency food-aid from Foodbanks suggests that food poverty in the UK is increasing. Foodbanks provide 3-days of non-perishable emergency foods for individuals in crisis. In 2014/15, over a million people in the UK had to rely on the food parcels from Foodbank, nearly half of those are children. However, there is little data on who uses Foodbank and the quality of their diet, health and wellbeing. This event will present the results of our investigations of Foodbank users. Additionally attendees will hear from the users themselves, from Foodbank managers and from the Chairman of The Trussell Trust, the largest charity behind the ‘Foodbank’ movement in the UK.

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

Contact: Miss Edwina Prayogo

Email: e.prayogo.12@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 8741 276

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 - Changing Behaviour: Scientists and Policymakers

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

Join us for the final seminar in the Centre for Behaviour Change Seminar Series: Evidence into Policy. The aim of this seminar series is to increase understanding of the relationships between evidence and policy, and to improve communication between researchers and policy-makers; helping evidence become more policy-relevant and policy become more evidence-based. Chaired: Professor Robert West (UCL Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group). Speakers: Professor Susan Michie (UCL Centre for Behaviour Change); Professor Theresa Marteau (Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge).

Location: Roberts 110, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.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 - 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: Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum, MIT

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

Contact: Mona Garvert

Email: mona.garvert.11@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

5 August, 2015 - Hypoxia and experimental models of neuroinflammation

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Andrew Davies, Department of Neuroinflammation Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

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

Contact: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone:

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 - Using zebrafish to study myelinated axons in vivo

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr David Lyons, Centre for Neuroregeneration, Edinburgh. Hosted by: Professor William Richardson 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

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

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

Time: 13:00:00 -

The NCN committee will be running a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursday 17 September, 1 - 4pm. The aim of the half-day session is to help Investigators improve their applications for funding, whether they are project grants or fellowships. It will be led by two senior UCL researchers, Prof. Neil Burgess and Prof. 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

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

19 October, 2015 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Muscle Homeostasis

Time: 17:30:00 -

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

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

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

10 November, 2015 - The scarring effects of childhood bullying: Evidence from the UK’s longitudinal studies

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

This seminar will be hosted by 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). By bringing together leading academics, practitioners and campaigners, this event stands to generate some direct impact for the social sciences. Speakers will arm the third and public sector with the latest evidence to underpin campaigns on this important cause.

Location: TBC, , , ,

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

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