UCL Research Domains

Events

The events listed here are generally aimed at staff and students from the UCL Research Domains community, although a limited number of events are open to the public. For queries about a specific event, please contact the organiser for full details. 

2 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 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Hereditary Sensory Neuropathies

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Dr Ingo Kurth

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

4 February, 2015 - Decision related activity and top-down attentional modulations in primate V1

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker information: Eyal Seidemann, University of Texas at Austin. Hosted by Matteo Carandini; IoO-Department of Visual Neuroscience. All welcome

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

Contact: Matteo Carandini

Email: m.carandini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 February, 2015 - Radioactive sheep, GM chocolate and Drax the Destroyer: rhetorical sociology and green issues

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

Dr Locke discusses recent public debates about the environment as a way of revealing what these tell us about the public's understanding of science. He argues that science poses a dilemma for us as to whether it enchants or disenchants.

Location: G01, Social Science Research Unit, 18 Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0NR

Contact: Kate Hinds

Email: k.hinds@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6517

4 February, 2015 - The use of olfactory ensheathing cells in a rat model of brachial plexus injury

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Andrew Collins, Department of Brain Repair & Rehabilitation, Institute of Neurology, UCL. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee.

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

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

6 February, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Generating & shaping novel action repertoires

Time: 16:15:00 - 17:15:00

Speaker information: Rui Costa, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Mona Garvert

Email: mona.garvert.11@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

11 February, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dr Fred Dick

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

11 February, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Public mental health and its local application

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Jonathan is Visiting Professor of Population Mental Health at UCL, Director of Population Mental Health at UCLPartners, Director for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is involved in the development and implementation of local, national and international public mental health strategy and currently working with several local authorities in England covering more than 4 million people to assess the local size, impact and cost of the public mental health intervention gap. This work is informing local needs assessments and commissioning. His presentation will give an overview of public mental health and such local application. Host: Dr James Kirkbride, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Medawar G01 Lankester LT, Medawar, UCL Main Campus Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

11 February, 2015 - Environmental governance: Three approaches to make a change

Time: 17:45:00 - 19:30:00

The talk centers on three practical approaches that Sunil has adopted throughout the latter part of his career to deal with the contemporary environmental issues that confound us. The central message is that each one of us can be that agent of change and make a difference to the situation. After briefly introducing the concepts of governance and the need for changes in its management, Sunil will introduce his seven pillars of environmental governance and discuss each one briefly. These form the basis of his international lecture circuit which he markets as a Master Class delivered in ‘3 minutes to 30 hours’ (and everything in between)! Most of us are slaves to or loyal to our own disciplines and so be it. The beauty here is that you could look at your pillar as the key or central pillar and the others as mere supports. The key message then is that each one of us can contribute to the strengthening of at least one pillar or indeed adopt one as their pet pillar.

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

Contact: Adam Guy

Email: tep@thamesestuarypartnership.org

Phone: +44 (0)207 679 8855

11 February, 2015 - Micro-brains and microfluidics: new approaches to prion(-like) activity

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. Damian Crowther, Fellow of Trinity Hall, Department of Genetics, Cambridge. Hosted by: Dr Sarah Lloyd.

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

Contact: Rosie Baverstock-West

Email: r.baverstock-west@prion.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 February, 2015 - Neuroscience and Scientists – The Hungarian Experience

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

This event is presented by the Hungarian Cultural Centre London and UCL’s Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology Department. Speaker information: Prof Tamás Freund, Director, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Neuroscience Department of Péter Pázmány Catholic University in Budapest; Prof Angus Silver, Professor of Neuroscience & Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow working at UCL’s Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology Department; Prof Péter Somogyi, Director, Medical Research Council, Anatomical Neuro-pharmacology Unit, Professor of Neurobiology, Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford. The symposium includes a Q&A with the speakers and invaluable professional networking opportunities during the drinks reception. Registration from 5.30pm.

Location: A.V. Hill Lecture Theatre, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical Sciences Building, UCL Gower Street, London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: Hungarian Cultural Centre London

Email: bookings@hungary.org.uk

Phone: 020 7240 8448

11 February, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

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

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

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre , UCL Institute of Neurology, 33 Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 February, 2015 - Queen Square MS Centre Seminar Series 2015: Mastering rotating fields: achievements and opportunities for MRI and neuromodulation research

Time: 13:00:00 -

Spealer information: Professor Shalom Michaeli, Radiology Department, Center for MR Research, University of Minnesota. 12.30 pm buffet lunch in Foyer Seminar room

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

12 February, 2015 - Services offered by Headway East London – a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. The model and brain injury survivors’ experiences of the service

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Amanda d'Souza. 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

12 February, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Axonal signalling endosomes: trafficking, sorting and disease

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Giampietro Schiavo, UCL Institute of Neurology. Please arrive 15 mins before start. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, Cruciform Café (1st Floor), Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 February, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Content-specific representations in perception and memory

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker information: Nikolai Axmacher, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Ana Sanjuán

Email: ana.sanjuan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

14 February, 2015 - Gaia: Global Circus

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

Organised by UCL Anthropology

We are confronted with global warming and the prospect of mankind’s end, but we feel almost nothing. Will climate change overcome humankind? What must scientists do in order for people to believe them? The French philosopher, anthropologist, and sociologist Bruno Latour presents Gaia Global Circus, an impossible scenario that takes place in the gap between the high stakes of global climate crisis and humanity’s lack of emotional engagement. Performed for the first time in English, and followed by a question and answer session with Bruno Latour.

Location: UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH

Contact: Bloomsbury Theatre

Email: boxoffice@thebloomsbury.com

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 1000

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 - Imaging Lecture Series: A Novel OCT Method — Master/Slave — An Ideal Tool for En-face Imaging of the Eye

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker information: Prof. Adrian Podoleanu, University of Kent. All welcome. Hosted by Chris Dainty, IoO-Department of Visual Neuroscience.

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

Contact: Chris Dainty

Email: c.dainty@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'

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

20 February, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: Spectral asymmetries in feedforward and feedback connectivity: a basic motif in cortical processing?

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker information: Andre Bastos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Ryszard Auksztulewicz

Email: r.auksztulewicz@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

23 February, 2015 - UCL Royal Society Funder Showcase

Time: 09:30:00 - 11:30:00

The Royal Society (RS) will be visiting UCL on the morning of Monday 23 February to present and discuss its funding schemes. The RS provides a range of grant schemes which fund the natural and applied sciences including medicine and engineering alongside its innovation and industry schemes. The event will include: • Welcome from Professor Richard Catlow FRS, Dean of the UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences • A presentation from Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (Deputy Director of the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and current Royal Society University Research Fellow), who will give an account of her own experience of Royal Society funding and her research highlights • A talk from the Royal Society, who will give details about their funding schemes • Interactive panel discussion and Q&A session • An informal Networking Session with refreshments Everyone is welcome to attend but please register so we can ensure that enough seats and catering are provided

Location: Pavilion, UCL Main Quad, Gower Street , London , WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 February, 2015 - Planetary Health

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

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

25 February, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Adolescence as a sensitive period for social brain development

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore will talk about her ground-breaking cognitive neuroscience research on the adolescent brain and adolescence as a sensitive period of brain development. Host: Prof Glyn Lewis, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Bedford Way G03, , 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

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

Time: 13:00:00 -

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Dr. Konstantinos Thalassinos, Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, Division of Biosciences, UCL. Hosted by: Professor John Collinge

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

Contact: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

25 February, 2015 - Space and motion: the neurobiology of goal-oriented actions

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

UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Dr. Marco Tripodi, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Host: Marco Beato (m.beato@ucl.ac.uk)

Location: H.O.Schild Lecture Theatre, G46 Medical Sciences Building , Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr. Stefan Trapp

Email: s.trapp@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

26 February, 2015 - How people effect change

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:15:00

Organised by UCL Union

Want to follow your ethics and make a change? People are already doing so in countless ways: through community action, political and legislative systems and the market, to name a few. These diverse panellists will be speaking about the change they have effected or are hoping to effect and how they're doing it. speeches * debate * audience interaction * questions * discussion Followed by a public reception at UCL. In association with the UCL Global Citizenship Voluntary Sector Programme

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

Contact: Taz Rasul

Email: t.rasul@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2512

26 February, 2015 - Vision@UCL Seminar Series: How the visual brain construct objects from features

Time: 17:00:00 -

Speaker information: Pieter Roelfsema, Netherlands Inst for Neuroscience

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

Contact: Lewis Griffin

Email: L.Griffin@cs.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 February, 2015 - Brain Meeting Seminar Series: A whole brain model of resting functional connectivity fluctuations

Time: 16:15:00 -

Speaker information: Gustavo Deco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Ana Sanjuán

Email: ana.sanjuan@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 - Farr Short Courses: Answering Clinical Research Questions with Health Records

Time: -

Harnessing the scale and depth of linked electronic health records for research has the potential to change fundamentally how healthcare is delivered, bringing enormous benefits for patients. In this course we will introduce the breadth of health informatics research, focusing on the use of nationally available datasets for clinical research. The course will cover the practicalities of health informatics research – from developing the research question through to methodology and obtaining research funding. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@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 - MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series: Imaging in Neuromuscular Diseases

Time: 17:30:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Elena Gallardo

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 March, 2015 - SEVEN the play

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

Organised by UCL Science & Technology Studies

As part of International Women's Day events at UCL, the Institute for Women's Health present the UCL debut SEVEN the play. SEVEN is based on the real life stories of seven women's rights activists from Nigeria, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, Pakistan, Northern Ireland and Cambodia. SEVEN is a documentary play and is performed as a reading. The event will see 7 senior male academics from UCL reading this powerful play that shows seven courageous women making changes for the better in their societies. After the reading there will be a discussion with the readers and audience. SEVEN the play has been touring the world and has reached millions of people. The aim of the performances are to bring women's rights issues higher on the political and media agenda, raise awareness and engagement, and to stimulate the debate on women's role in society. SEVEN is brought to UCL with the support of Hedda Produktion AB.

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

Contact: Asma Ashraf and Dan Reisel

Email: a.ashraf@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7867970412

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

3 March, 2015 - Cell type specific markers expression patterns in the human aging brain: from precursors to mature

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Lilach Soraq, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL. Host: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee.

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

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

3 March, 2015 - Film Screening - Honor Diaries

Time: 18:30:00 - 21:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Women’s Health

In celebration of International Women's Day we are presenting a week of events to spark debate, conversation and awareness of the issues women face all over the world. The moving film of the "Honor Diaries" features nine courageous activists speaking out about gender inequality, forced marriage, the right to education and female genital mutilation. The screening of the movie will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Sarah Creighton Consultant Gynaecologist, Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet and Naana Otoo-Oyortey, Executive Director of FORWARD UK.

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

Contact: Dilisha Patel and Clare Oakland

Email: dilisha.patel@ucl.ac.uk / c.oakland@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 2300

4 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Using Primary Care EHRs for Research

Time: -

Longitudinal electronic health records offer unique opportunities to gain insights into both common and rare diseases. However such data are collected primarily for clinical purposes not research. What is the scope for using these primary care records for research? What are the methodological challenges? What analytic approaches can be used to overcome these? This course will answer these and other related questions. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Andrew Hayward, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@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

5 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Episode Statistics

Time: -

Hospital Episode Statistics are probably the largest but also one of most complex sources of data about healthcare activity. They have been used by researchers to answer the widest possible range of questions about health and healthcare services. This course will focus on the practical difficulties of doing research using hospital episode statistics. You will learn how HES data are structured and coded, how to clean HES data, how to link episodes and create analysable files. You will learn from HES researchers about the strengths and weaknesses of the data, about common sources of errors, what ethical and legal obligations govern the use of the data and how the data can be linked with other datasets to answer new and different questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 March, 2015 - Viva la Vulva

Time: 19:00:00 - 20:30:00

To mark International Women's Day, UCL medical student group Viva la Vulva and comedian and political activist Kate Smurthwaite will be hosting a special one-off comedy show about everything a nice girl wouldn't dream of mentioning. Viva la Vulva is a campaign group set up by medical students to raise awareness about FGM (female genital mutilation), female genital cosmetic surgery and body image and other women’s sexual health matters. Kate Smurthwaite performs at major clubs across the UK and around the world. She has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances including Question Time, This Morning and Woman’s Hour, and is a writer for the BBC Three political comedy show The Revolution Will Be Televised.

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

Contact: Harriet Williams

Email: harriet.williams.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

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

6 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Phenotyping Linked Primary and Secondary Care EHR Data

Time: -

Primary and Secondary care records are increasingly being linked for use in research. These data, however are collected as part of routine care or for administrative purposes and a significant amount of work is required to build robust and accurate definitions of clinical concepts that can used to identify cases for further study. Through this practical course, you will become familiar with two contemporary primary and secondary data sources (CPRD and HES), learn what types of EHR data are collected and the different ways in which data are recorded. By the end, you will understand how to combine linked EHR data sources to define disease cases. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - A Scientific Portrait of Old Age

Time: 15:30:00 - 18:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. With 2009 Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco), Baroness Sally Greengross (President, International Longevity Centre-UK) and Professor Sophie Scott, (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London).

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium , , Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road , London , NW1 2BE

Contact: UCL Science, Medicine, and Society Network

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 March, 2015 - A scientific portrait of old age

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

Join us for an afternoon of conversation on what science can tell us about why we age, the factors that influence our lifespan, and how the demographic changes that come with longevity will transform society. Event 15:30 – 17:00 Reception 17:00 – 18:00

Location: Henry Wellcome Auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)75071 95665

9 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses - National Registries: from Audit to Research

Time: -

The national cardiovascular registries held by the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR) are a resource without parallel anywhere else in the world. This one day course will explore the value of this data for research into cardiovascular outcomes at national, hospital and individual practitioner level. It will explore how linking registries with other datasets enriches and extends resource with huge potential for low cost high volume clinical trials. The course will be of interest to academics and clinicians using national audit data for research, students of epidemiology, computer science or public health and anyone with an interest in electronic health records or big data. Confirmed Speakers: Professor Harry Hemingway, UCL. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@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 - Farr Short Courses: Hospital Patient Records for Audit and Research

Time: -

A one day introduction for clinicians and researchers interested in using data from hospital patient records for audit or research. What are the opportunities and challenges in using hospital electronic patient records for research? Why is there no hospital equivalent of primary care research databases such as CPRD? Why is hospital data so hard for researchers to access? When do I need permission? Who needs consent? We will showcase interesting examples and outline ways to improve the research-readiness of hospital data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 March, 2015 - Increasing public health with reducing budgets: How evidence can help

Time: 09:45:00 - 16:00:00

This one-day conference, organised by the Local Government Association in collaboration with NICE and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, will look at how evidence can support decision-making in public health to help local authorities meet the challenge of providing for public health within limited budgets. In the current climate of limited resources in local government, it is more important than ever to spend wisely on public health provision. Without investment in public health now, there is the danger of increasing pressure on services and rising health inequalities in the coming years. Identifying and understanding what has been effective elsewhere can help with planning and provision to meet local needs and priorities.

Location: Local Government House , Smith Square , London, SW1P 3HZ

Contact: Events

Email: events@local.gov.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

10 March, 2015 - UCL Women: Guest Lecture

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

UCL Women, to celebrate International Women's Day, are delighted to invite you to a lecture by Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, University of California, San Francisco, 2009 Nobel Laureate. Professor Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her ground breaking work on telomerase and telomeres. Telomeres keep the ends of chromosomes intact and slowly shorten with age. Professor Blackburn's lecture is entitled 'Telomeres - Telling Tails'. This will be followed by a discussion about A Life in Science with the broadcaster and member of UCL Council, Vivienne Parry OBE. Please join us afterwards at a reception in the North Cloisters from 7.00pm - 8.00pm. UCL Women is a grassroots networking and social organization for academic staff in STEM at UCL

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

Contact: UCL Women

Email: info@uclwomen.org

Phone: Please email

11 March, 2015 - Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker information: Dr Jenny Crinion

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

11 March, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: Social inequalities in mental health and mortality among refugees and other immigrants to Sweden - Epidemiological studies of register data

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

This presentation will focus on epidemiological register studies of how pre-migration factors (such as refugee status and country of origin), post-migration factors (such as timing of migration & integration) and general social determinants of health affects the risk of poor mental health and mortality among foreign-born in Sweden. Refugees generally had poorer mental health than non-refugees from the same area but I will discuss how the differences are influenced by gender (poor mental health among refugee women) and region of origin (no differences between refugee / non-refugees for large parts of Africa). Mortality is elevated mainly among refugee men, due to cardiovascular disease and external causes (eg suicide and accidents). Host: Dr James Kirkbride, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Medawar G01 Lankester LT, Medawar, Malet Place, London,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

11 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Genomics and E-health Research

Time: -

Genomics and E-Health Research is a comprehensive one day course aimed at medical students, physician-scientists and other medical professionals. The course is an introduction to the key areas of genomics, human genetics and genetic variation. The course will provide a multidisciplinary perspective and an overview of contemporary methodologies for identifying genes involved in complex human diseases, interpreting genetic data and how genomic medicine can be applied to improve healthcare through the development and application of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. The course also covers the ethical issues associated with confidentiality and storage of DNA data. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 March, 2015 - Enhancing physical activity in people with MS: An overview of current evidence

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Jenny Freeman 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

12 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Visualising Health Informatics Research

Time: -

Healthcare research relies increasingly on strong relationships with information technologies, not just to expand the collectively acquired knowledge but also to be able to translate this advance into visually arresting representations. The successful visualization of health informatics research carries the potential to revolutionise the scientific dialogue, the public understanding and participation in medical research. Processing and translating healthcare research can relate with the public on multiple levels, with an individual researcher, patient or population group. This course will cover the fundamental aspects of visualising health informatics research with a comparative presentation of current applications and practices. Week 2: Deeper EHR Data for Better Research. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: SQL for Biomedical Researchers

Time: -

Databases are increasingly being used for the rapid querying and construction of complex datasets in health and social care. This short course will introduce the theory behind the relational data model and enable participants to understand how data can be modelled and stored in a relational database and the different data types that are used. Through practical-driven sessions, participants will learn how to model biomedical data in a contemporary relational database management system and how to craft simple and complex queries for analysing and transforming the data. By the end of the course, participants will be able to load, format and export data in a format suitable for analysis by common statistical packages. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - Professional Careers Beyond Academia

Time: -

Thinking of your next career move? Explore your options at this event, which is being organised by UCL Populations & Lifelong Health ECN and UCL ICH Postdocs Group. This event will aim to publicise career opportunities outside academia; emphasise opportunities and potential employers; and highlight the variety of relevant employment sectors, and why the transferable skills acquired during PhD and post-doctoral research are desirable to them (e.g. science journalism; charities; biotech; banking; consultancy; recruitment etc.). More information to be added soon, including full details and booking info.

Location: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, ,

Contact: Catherine Roberts

Email: catherine.roberts@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2015 - SLMS Introduction to Information Governance

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

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

Location: Cruciform B404-LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: SLMS IG services

Email: slms.pid@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 March, 2015 - CLS conference 2015: the value of cohort studies for social investigation

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

This conference aims to showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life course. It will provide a forum for researchers and academics to share ideas, and to demonstrate how research using cohort data following individuals across their lives can inform policy. The conference will relate to the following themes: Health and well-being; Child development; Labour markets, employment and earnings; Education; Families; Social mobility, inequality; Crime and anti-social behaviour; Civic participation; Methodology. Speakers: Professor Yvonne Kelly, Professor Paul Gregg, Professor Bianca Destavola, Dr George Ploubidis.

Location: Mary Ward House, 5-7 Tavistock Place , London , WC1H 9SN

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL Institute of Education

Email: info@closer.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

16 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Public Trust and Public Engagement

Time: -

Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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 - Farr Short Courses: Information Governance

Time: -

This course deals with the practical, legal and ethical responsibilities of those tasked with the curation of health data in research settings. You will learn about the requirements for consent, confidentiality and data protection. Tutors will explain the organisational and practical aspects of security and how to ensure compliance with the relevant UK and international standards. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 March, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC

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

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Prof. Gillian Bates, Head of Neurogenetics Research Group, Kings College, London Hosted by: Professor Sarah Tabrizi

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

Contact: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

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 - Farr Short Courses: Designing Apps

Time: -

This course provides an introduction to developing smartphone apps or other digital interventions in healthcare. How can we design effective apps? What theories of behaviour inform app design? What are the regulatory and safety issues around apps? How can apps be funded or commercialised? How can apps best be evaluated? We will be addressing these and other questions. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 March, 2015 - Funding Health Research in the UK: the view from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, and the ESRC

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

Speaker information: Dr Gavin Malloch, Programme Manager for Public Health Partnerships; MRC Professor Jimmy Whitworth, Head of Population Health, Wellcome Trust; Dr Joy Todd, Head of Health and Human Behaviour, ESRC. 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

19 March, 2015 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2015

Time: -

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

19 March, 2015 - Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Seminar: Recent progress in understanding the mechanism of frontotemporal lobar degeneration

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker information: Professor Stuart Pickering-Brown, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health. Please arrive 15 mins before start. Refreshments will be provided.

Location: The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, Cruciform Café (1st Floor), Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 March, 2015 - Farr Short Courses: Record Linkage

Time: -

This short course is designed to give you a practical introduction to data linkage and is aimed at researchers either intending to use data linkage themselves or to analyse linked data. Examples of the uses of data linkage, data preparation, methods for linkage (including deterministic and probabilistic approaches) and issues for the analysis of linked data are covered. The main focus of this course will be health data, although the concepts will apply to many other areas. This course includes a practical example involving data to be linked, to enable you to put theory into practice. Part of 'Harnessing Electronic Health Records for Research', a unique programme of 13 inter-related short courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research.

Location: The Farr Institute London , 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Farr Short Courses

Email: farr-short-courses@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

24 March, 2015 - World TB Day 2015: What do we need to know to reach, treat and cure everyone with TB?

Time: -

UCL-TB and the TB Centre at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) are marking World TB Day 2015 with an all-day event on Tuesday 24 March. Eminent national and international speakers will highlight the leading issues and research to reach, treat and cure those with tuberculosis, including a debate about the management of multidrug-resistant TB contacts. The meeting will also review the new Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England collaborative five year TB national strategy to eliminate TB as its implementation begins. Through bringing a wide range of researchers together we aim to encourage new cross-disciplinary links and collaborations between scientists and clinicians at the forefront of the TB field. More details will follow shortly, but in the meantime please do try and save the date for what is sure to be a fascinating day.

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

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

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

Phone: Please email

25 March, 2015 - Division of Psychiatry seminar: The role of treatment beliefs in treatment adherence and outcomes'

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

Organised by UCL Division of Psychiatry

Abstract TBC. Host: Prof Michael King, Division of Psychiatry.

Location: Cruciform B404 LT2, Cruciform, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 9467

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

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

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

Speaker: Dr Nir Friedman, Dept. of Immunology, Weizmann Institute. 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 (North East Entrance) LT, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

Time: 16:00:00 -

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

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

Contact: Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar Committee

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

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

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

Speaker information: Dr Duncan Astle

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

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

MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars, hosted by the MRC Prion Unit, UCL and the Institute of Neurology. Speaker information: Prof. Albert Taraboulos, Dept. of Microbiology and 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: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email

9 April, 2015 - Habilitation’: the art of person-environment interactions, or rehabilitation before you need it

Time: 17:15:00 -

Part of the CNR@UCLP Seminar Series 2015. Speaker information: Professor Nick Tyler 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 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

22 April, 2015 - MRC Prion Unit Events and Seminars: Title TBC

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

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

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

Contact: Prion Unit

Email: michelle.gorham@uclh.nhs.uk

Phone: Please email