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. 

8 January, 2015 - Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Brain Metabolites: Methods and Applications in Neurological Disorders

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker information: Itamar Ronen, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, C.J. Gorter Center for High Field MRI Research, Leiden University Medical Center. Abstract: Brain Metabolites, such as N-acetylaspartate (NAA), soluble choline compounds (tCho),  creatine/phosphocreatine (tCr), Glutamate and others, reside almost exclusively inside cells and their diffusion properties are thus exclusively determined by the properties of the intracellular medium and by cellular geometry. The cell-type specificity of these metabolites make their diffusion properties a sensitive compartment-specific probe for intracellular microstructural changes brought upon by disease. In this talk, an introduction will be given to the methods used to measure metabolite diffusion, followed by current applications to multiple sclerosis and neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). 12.30pm buffet lunch in Foyer Seminar Room

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: millerpa@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 January, 2015 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series - Presentations on current research (or areas of research) within the Developmental Neurosciences Programme

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

Chaired by Professor Francesco Muntoni Speaker information: Dr Finbar O’Callaghan, Principal Investigator, Clinical Neurosciences; Dr Richard Bowman, Principal Investigator, Clinical Neurosciences; Professor Isobel Heyman, Principal Investigator, Cognitive Neuropsychology and Neuropsychiatry; Professor Fenella Kirkham, Professor of Paediatric Neurology, Developmental Neurosciences; Dr Martin King, Developmental Imaging and Biophysics; Dr Samantha Chan, PhD Student, Clinical Neurosciences; Dr Jo Ng, MRC Research Training Fellow, Molecular Neurosciences

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

Contact: Anne Brown

Email: anne.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 January, 2015 - Delivering Behaviour Change for Society: Funding Behaviour Change Research

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

The first UCL Centre for Behaviour Change event of 2015. There is a perception amongst many researchers and users of research that there is relatively little investment in behaviour change research and that it is sometimes not obvious how to access it. We are very fortunate to have research programme leads from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Economic & Social Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to explain their strategies for funding behaviour change research. The evening will start with users of research outlining their needs for behaviour change research in their sectors followed by short talks from the funders and plenty of time for Q&A’s and discussion. It will end with a networking drinks reception to give participants the chance to talk with the speakers, our staff and each other.

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

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 January, 2015 - Otto Wolff Lecture series 2015: Ethical alternatives to experiments to create potential pandemic pathogens

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

A growing trend in experimental virology has been the modification of influenza viruses that are antigenically novel to, and virulent in humans, such that these variant viruses are readily transmissible in mammals, including ferrets which are thought to be the best animal model for influenza infection. Novel, contagious, virulent viruses are potential pandemic pathogens in that their accidental or malevolent release into the human population could cause a pandemic. This talk will describe the purported benefits of such studies, arguing that these are overstated; estimate the magnitude of the risk they create, argue for the superiority of alternative scientific approaches on both safety and scientific grounds, and propose an ethical framework in which such experiments should be evaluated. Speaker: Prof Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Host: Prof David Goldblatt, Deputy Director (NHS Engagement) Refreshments from 12.40pm

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

Contact: Nicole Hofmans

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 January, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Professor Ken Smith, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 January, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Dysregulation of RNA processing in motor neuron disease

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

Speaker information: Michael Sendtner, Institute for Clinical Neurobiology, University of Wuerzburg. 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

13 January, 2015 - Quality improvement in primary care: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 17:30:00

Quality improvement programmes in primary care hold great promise for improving patient outcomes and experience. Implementing and assessing the effectiveness of such programmes can be extremely challenging. Focusing on the findings of our recent research, this workshop seeks to engage clinicians and researchers in discussion of emerging issues in delivering and evaluating quality improvement in primary care. Chairs: Professor Mike Roberts, UCLP lead for Integrated Co-morbidities Programme and Professor Naomi Fulop, UCL Professor of Health Care Organisation and Management and NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Systems and Models Theme Lead. Speaker information: Professor Elizabeth Murray UCL Professor of e-health and Primary Care; and Researchers from UCL and the Nuffield Trust. Please email Jessica Sheringham if you’d like to attend or would like more information. Please note: places are limited.

Location: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London , WC1H 9JP

Contact: Jessica Sheringham

Email: j.sheringham@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 January, 2015 - The Natural Grid

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

David Weight introduces a project that might help manage UK water shortages by using a gravity-driven supply carried by canal from the north to the south following a natural contour. The ambition is to create a long-distance supply that could carry water from where it is abundant, to where there are shortages. By following a contour that amazingly runs all the way from north to south, and by incorporating a slight fall in altitude along the course, water can be moved by gravity alone without pumping. Although the conveyed water could serve water companies along the route it could also carry water cooled high voltage power cables far cheaper than an undersea cable.David Weight will discuss the multiple other additional benefits from the scheme. Part of TEP Spring Seminar Series – Get in touch with the Thames

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

Contact: Adam Guy

Email: adam.guy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 76798 855

14 January, 2015 - Venture research and other adventures: are we getting the most out of UK research?

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

A panel discussion hosted by UCL Public Policy and chaired by Professor Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy, UCL This event will explore how creativity and innovation in research can best be supported, with perspectives from academics, venture researchers, and research funders. It will consider the current research landscape and the role of different actors within it, as well as possibilities for new ways of promoting research creativity.

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

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 8679 8584

15 January, 2015 - BRI Seminar: Learning the language of T cell receptors

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker information: Professor Benny Chain, Dept. of Immunology, Division of Infection & Immunity. Host: Prof John Kelly (John.Kelly@lshtm.ac.uk). Seminar start at 12:45pm. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 January, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Integrative pharmacology- 5HT and central autonomic regulation.

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

Speaker information: Prof Andy Ramage, UCL Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 January, 2015 - Dissecting M.tuberculosis responses to infection; insights into pathogenicity and chemotherapy

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Simon Waddell, Medical School, University of Sussex. Host: Prof Tim McHugh (t.mchugh@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 January, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Individual differences in multisensory integration and timing

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

Speaker information: Elliot Freeman, Dept of Psychology, City University London. Host: Bahador Bahrami

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

21 January, 2015 - Get That Grant: Introduction to Grantsmanship for Early Career Researchers

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

Do you want more information and advice about how to apply for grants? The Populations and Lifelong Health Early Career Network is holding a grantsmanship workhop with speakers who will provide information, practical advice and inspiration for grant writing. There will be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers working in population health and related sciences, and is open to attendees across UCL.

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Sarah Chapman

Email: s.chapman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 January, 2015 - Addressing the joint challenges of climate change and food security

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

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

Feeding 9–10 billion people by 2050 and preventing dangerous climate change are two of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Both challenges must be met while reducing the impact of land management on ecosystem services that deliver vital goods and services, and support human health and well-being. While supply-side mitigation measures, such as changes in land management, might either enhance or negatively impact food security, demand-side mitigation measures, such as reduced waste or demand for livestock products, should benefit both food security and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Demand-side measures offer a greater potential (1.5–15.6 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1) in meeting both challenges than do supply-side measures (1.5–4.3 Gt CO2-eq. yr-1 at carbon prices between 20 and 100 US$ tCO2-eq. yr-1), but given the enormity of challenges, all options need to be considered. Supply-side measures should be implemented immediately, focusing on those that allow the production of more agricultural

Location: Room G01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 5935

22 January, 2015 - Virtual Virology Seminar Series

Time: 16:00:00 -

UCL Division of Infection and Immunity. Chair: Professor Gavin Wilkinson, Welsh CMV Group, School of Medicine, Cardiff University. Speaker information: Dr Rich Stanton, 'HCMV - building a wildtype virus'; Dr Peter Tomasec, 'MEGAproteomics! All the cool kids are doing it'; Dr Ian Humphreys, 'Cytokine Regulation of Immunity to Cytomegalovirus”' The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 minutes plus question time. They are introduced by a representative or head of their research group.

Location: Anatomy G29 J Z Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 January, 2015 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Vicky Bajo, Oxford. Host: UCL Ear Institute.

Location: Seminar Room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Gray’s Inn Road , London , WC1X 8EE

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 January, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: The cerebellum as an adaptable predictor, for movement and cognition

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

Speaker information: Chris Miall, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. Host: Joern Diedrichsen

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

26 January, 2015 - Measles virus as a treatment for cancer

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Adele Fielding, Cancer Institute, Dept. of Haematology, RF Campus. Host: Dr Emma Morris (e.morris@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 January, 2015 - MHealth Conference: How can mobile technology improve health in low and middle income countries

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

The UCL Institute for Global Health and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Sweden invite you to attend our conference on mHealth: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries. The first of its kind in the UK, this multidisciplinary event will assess the evidence base for mHealth in the world’s poorest settings. The explosive growth of mobile technology over the past decade has generated exciting new thinking around the potential of so called “mhealth” to improve health, with evidence beginning to emerge from high-income countries. However, the evidence base from low- and middle-income countries is weak. The two-day symposium will examine current debates around evidence within the fields of health systemsand health education, with a focus on tangible health outcomes

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

Contact: Helen Hopkins

Email: h.hopkins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7905 2383

30 January, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dr Simon Waddington, Gene transfer technology, UCL Institute for Women's Health. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

Location: Room M3, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 February, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Effects of expertise, normal aging and psychological illness on our ability to monitor for processing conflicts and errors

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

Speaker information: Ines Jentzsch, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews. Host: Leun Otten

Location: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

2 February, 2015 - Retroviruses and mammals: 100 million years of coevolution

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Robert Gifford, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow. Host: Dr Helen Rowe (h.rowe@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 February, 2015 - Behavioural Economics and Industrial Organisation

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

Part of the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change hosted by Professor Michelle Baddeley and Professor Antonio Cabrales. Speaker information: Professor Michelle Baddeley, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, ‘Online fraud and behavioural bias’; Professor Ran Spiegler, School of Economics, Tel Aviv University/Department of Economics, UCL, ‘On the equilibrium effects of nudging’. Followed by a networking reception.

Location: South Wing 9 Garwood Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 February, 2015 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dan Goodman, Imperial. Host: UCL Ear Institute.

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 February, 2015 - Ageing and Health: Policy and Economics in an Era of Longevity

Time: 09:00:00 - 13:00:00

How can societies meet the health, policy and economic challenges of global population ageing? One in nine people in the world is 60 or older and this is expected to rise to one in five people by 2050. A globally ageing population and the associated demographic changes have wide-ranging implications for health systems, medical priorities, economic policies, and labour and consumer markets. The certainty of global population ageing demands greater action, innovation, and a long-term approach from policymakers, health and medical professionals as well as businesses. Are current health, public policy and economic responses to global ageing adequate? How can health systems develop sustainable strategies to support an ageing global population? How can the challenge of managing chronic conditions be met and at what cost? How can societies address the financial impact of ageing populations?

Location: Chatham House, 10 St James's Square , London, SW1Y 4LE

Contact: Conferences Team

Email: conferences@chathamhouse.org

Phone: +44 (0)20 7957 5729

9 February, 2015 - BRI Seminar: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: TBC. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 February, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Outsourcing cognitive control to the external environment: the role of metacognition

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

Speaker information: Sam Gilbert, Executive Functions Research, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. Host: Patrick Haggard

Location: Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Clinical Neuroscience building, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

13 February, 2015 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Daniel Robert, Bristol. Host: UCL Ear Institute.

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 February, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Multimodal approaches to understanding the role of inhibition in human motor plasticity

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

Speaker information: Charlotte Stagg, Head of Physiological Neuroimaging Group, FMRIB, University of Oxford. Host: Jon Roiser

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

16 February, 2015 - The right antibiotic treatment at the right time – Data mining at an extensive intensive care unit in the UK

Time: 13:00:00 -

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme 2015. Speaker: Professor Mark Last, Information Systems Engineering Institution: Ben Gurion, University of the Negev. 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 (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 February, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Mitochondrial dysfunction associated with neurodegenerative disease

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

Speaker information: Helene Plun-Favreau, Dept of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL IoN. Host: Elizabeth Fisher. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 February, 2015 - Neuroscience Careers Network Forum: Getting Published (followed by a drinks reception)

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

There is more to preparing a manuscript for publication than collecting all the data. Presentation of the hypothesis and the experimental procedures in a coherent manner, as well as thoroughly addressing questions the reader might have, are of paramount importance for successful and painless (as much as possible) submission! Take this opportunity to get some invaluable tips from leading researchers on how to prepare a manuscript and how to answer reviewers’ comments as well as guidance from a leading journal’s editor on successful manuscript preparation. Speaker information: Prof. David Attwell, Dept of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, 'How to write a paper'; Dr. Lesley Anson, Chief Editor, Nature Communications, 'Editorial/review process'; Prof. Geraint Rees, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, 'How to respond to reviewers' Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-published-tickets-14748574383

Location: Lecture Theatre (106), Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Tassos Georgiadis, Sandrine Geranton and Mala Shah

Email: a.georgiadis@ucl.ac.uk / sandrine.geranton@ucl.ac.uk / mala.shah@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 February, 2015 - UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2015: Enriching Qualitative Inquiry in Health

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

Hosted by the UCL Department of Applied Health Research, the UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre and the UCL Division of Psychiatry, this 2015 symposium builds on the 2013 qualitative health research meeting and aims to generate a more focused and constructive commentary on the contributions that qualitative inquiry can make to understandings of health, illness and care. With this aim in mind we seek abstracts which reflect on the challenges outlined above and/or look toward ideas and techniques which might enrich qualitative inquiry in health. Keynote lecture by Dr Sara Shaw, Senior Lecturer in Health Policy Research, Queen Mary University of London

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

Contact: Henry Llewellyn (UCL Division of Psychiatry) and Lesley McGregor (UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre)

Email: h.llewellyn@ucl.ac.uk / l.mcgregor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 February, 2015 - UCL IEHC Early Career Forum Conference 2015: Get your career going!

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

Organised by the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care Early Career Forum, this is a fantastic opportunity for all postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and early career researchers in epidemiology and public health to find out about career opportunities both inside and outside academia. Presentation topics will range from how to get your work published, teaching in higher education, to tips on how to transfer your skills and what a career in policy can be like. The conference is also a great opportunity to meet and network with other early career researchers from across the institute. Conference Chair: Dr Robert Miller, UCL Speakers: Prof Sir Michael Marmot (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL), Dr Maryam Shahmanesh (Department of Infection and Population Health, UCL), Prof Caroline Sabin (UCL), Dr Pete Border (Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology) and Dr Claire De-May (Alzheimer’s Society). Lunch and refreshments are included.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, , 30 Guilford Street, , WC1N 1EH

Contact: UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC) Early Career Forum (ECF)

Email: iehc-ecf@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 February, 2015 - CBC Conference 2015: Harnessing Digital Technology for Health Behaviour Change

Time: -

The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change is delighted to announce this unique conference, bringing the science of behaviour change and eHealth expertise across disciplines to all those interested in developing and evaluating digital interventions and products. Keynotes, symposia, round tables, rapid fire presentations, posters and networking events will bring cutting-edge evidence, theory and methods to business and developers of technology, policy makers and researchers. Conference topics include: Applying behavioural science to designing and evaluating digital interventions and products; Establishing partnerships between industry and academia; Maximising the potential of wearable tech to change behaviour; Standards, regulation and ethics Speaker information: Prof Jeremy Wyatt (University of Leeds, UK); Prof Bonnie Spring (Northwestern University, USA); Prof Lucy Yardley (University of Southampton, UK)

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

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 February, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Working memory, attention and conscious awareness

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

Speaker information: David Soto, Dept of Medicine, Imperial College London. Host: Neil Burgess

Location: Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Clinical Neuroscience building, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

23 February, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: TBC. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 February, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Stimulation of fiber growth and formation of new circuits in the damaged CNS by Nogo-A neutralization

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

Speaker information: Martin Schwab, University of Zurich. Host: Giampietro Schiavo. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories

Location: Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square , ,

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 February, 2015 - UCL School of Pharmacy seminar programme: Talk Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Prof Troy Margrie - UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology. Host: UCL School of Pharmacy.

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 March, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Mapping Memories

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

Speaker information: Christian Doller, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition & Behaviour, Nijmegen. Host: Neil Burgess

Location: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square , London,

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

2 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: TBC. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 March, 2015 - GLOW 2015 - Reaching Every Woman and Every Newborn: The Post-2015 Research Agenda

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

GLOW is a society for academics and postgraduate students engaged in Global Maternal and Child Health. The annual GLOW conference provides an opportunity for academics to share their work, build collaborations and hear updates from prominent international speakers. In 2012 and 2013 both GLOW conferences attracted over 100 delegates, were hosted by excellent speakers and, most importantly, provided time for discussion between colleagues. GLOW 2015 is jointly hosted by the MARCH Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the UCL Institute for Women's Health. Confirmed Speakers: Peter Brocklehurst, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Richard Horton, The Lancet; Joy Lawn, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Gwyneth Lewis, Institute for Women's Health, UCL; Matthews Mathai, WHO; Bob Pattinson, Maternal and Infant Health Care Strategies Research Unit, University of Pretoria; Lesley Regan, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.

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

Contact: Conference Administrator

Email: http://www.glowconference.org/contact-us.html

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2015 - Ear Institute Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Torsten Dau, Copenhagen. Host: UCL Ear Institute.

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Competition and cooperation in social interactions

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

Speaker information: Erin Heerey, School of Psychology, Bangor University. Host: Antonia Hamilton

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

9 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Professor Catherine Hawrylowicz, Division of Asthma, Allergy and Lung Biology, King's College London. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - ALS Seminar Series: Common and distinct roles of mutant TDP-43 and Fus/TLS in motor neuron disease

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

Speaker information: Majid Hafezparast, University of Sussex. Host: Bernadett Kalmar. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House Queen Square , London,

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - Lunch Hour Lecture: How can we improve growth of small babies before birth?

Time: 13:15:00 - 13:55:00

The failure of a baby to grow normally in the womb is a common pregnancy complication. Every year, it affects up to 70,000 UK pregnancies. Yet there is no treatment. Marking International Women’s Day, Dr David will discuss her work developing a therapy to improve the growth of small babies before birth.

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

Contact: Events Team

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3841

16 March, 2015 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar: Evaluating social threat without awareness

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

Speaker information: Spas Getov, Awareness Research Group, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL. Host: Bahador Bahrami

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

16 March, 2015 - Regulation and pathogenicity of Th17 lineage cells in RA

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Jean Fletcher, School of Biochemistry and Immunology, Trinity College Dublin. Host: Prof Arne Akbar (a.akbar@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 March, 2015 - PHE Applied Epidemiology Scientific Meeting

Time: -

The aim of this meeting is to help strengthen epidemiology and support high quality and innovative science through sharing of good practice. The meeting will focus on the application of epidemiological methods to protect and improve health including the work of the recently established NIHR Health Protection Research Units. It will include plenary sessions, posters and parallel sessions across a number of key themes. The conference will also include workshops on 'How to write a scientific paper', 'Abstract preparation and review', 'Research grant applications'. The meeting is particularly aimed at consultants, scientists, analysts and those with an interest in applied epidemiology across Public Health England, devolved administrations, academic departments and partner organisations.

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Science Concourse, Warwick University , Coventry , CV4 7AL

Contact: PHE Conferences and Events team

Email: events@phe.gov.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2015

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Hosted jointly by the MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, this is the 8th Annual UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference. Designed to engage neuromuscular clinicians and scientists, this conference showcases the best and latest developments in neuromuscular science, and highlights their translation into patient benefit. Speaker information: Prof. Massimo Zeviani, Prof. Stephan Zuchner, Prof. Alan Beggs, Prof. Rob Taylor, Prof. Hanns Lochmuller, Prof. Carsten Bonnemann, Prof. Lawrence Wrabetz, Prof. Rita Horvath, Dr. Cristina Csimma, Dr Giorgio Tasca, Prof. Bruce Damon, Prof. Michio Hirano. Abstracts are invited for posters and platform presentations on particular themes, or on any other aspect of neuromuscular disease research. Abstracts deadline 5pm on 16th Jan 2015. Registration is now open. Fee £250 includes Gala Dinner.

Location: Life Conference and Banqueting, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 March, 2015 - The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch: Inaugural Congress

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

The main aim of this congress is to provide a platform for fruitful scientific exchanges in this nascent field. The congress will bring together for the first time researchers from around the world exploring the nature and role of affective touch in the human brain and mind. Speaker information: Emmanuel Bourinet, France; Carissa Cascio, USA; Chris Dijkerman, Netherlands; Robin Dunbar, UK; Katerina Fotopoulou, UK; Donna Lloyd, UK; Sarah Lloyd-Fox, UK; Francis Mcglone , UK; Michael Meaney, Canada; India Morrison, Sweden; Håkan Olausson, Sweden; Martin Paulus, USA; Charles Spence, UK; Sophia Vrontou, USA; Special Guest: Camila Batmanghelidjh, Kids Company, UK. Abstracts are invited for empirical research presentations and posters by 21 December 2014. The conference aims to focus on studies on affective touch, but presentations on closely related topics, such as for example pain, are also welcome.

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

Contact: Paula Barkay

Email: affectivetouch@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

23 March, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Matteo Negroni, Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, University of Strasbourg. Host: Dr Ari Fassati. Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

Location: Room M3, UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London , WC1N 1AX

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 April, 2015 - [Ich-dncu] Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

Speakers TBC

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London,

Contact: Janet Nicholas

Email: janet.nicholas@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Events

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please Email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

Contact: UCLP NeuroRehabilitation Centre

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

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

Time: -

This clinical course concentrates on childhood and adult neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on clinical cases, natural history and management. This 4 day course is designed for specialists with an interest in neuromuscular disease; the first two days concentrating on paediatric neuromuscular disorders and the latter two days on adult neuromuscular disorders. Course organisers: Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Adnan Manzur, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital; Professor Mary Reilly and Professor Michael Hanna, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Location: Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground, , 33 Queen Square, London , WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Molyneaux

Email: j.molyneaux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 May, 2015 - The Use of Incentives in Health

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

Part of the CBC Research Seminar Series: Economics Meets Behaviour Change hosted by Professor Michelle Baddeley and Professor Antonio Cabrales. Speaker information: Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez, Department of Economics, UCL, 'Can Bureaucrats be paid like CEOs? Performance Incentives for Good Child Health in Rural Chinese Schools'; Dr Matteo M Galizzi, Department of Social Policy, LSE Health and Social Care, LSE, 'Carryover and spillover effects of incentives in health: lab-field evidence'. Followed by a networking reception. Registration opens in 2015

Location: South Wing 9 Garwood Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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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