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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. 

25 April, 2017 - Targeted therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Child Health

Speaker: Professor Stuart Elborn, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital. This is the keynote lecture of the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Programme Junior Researcher Symposium “Genetic and Genomic Therapies”. Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2017

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH

Contact: Julia Vale

Email: ich.comms@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

26 April, 2017 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series: Presentations on areas of research in the Developmental Neurosciences and other Programmes within GOS Institute of Child Health

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

Chair: Dr Finbar O'Callaghan Speakers: Sara Lorio, Bruno Doreste, Paul Gissen, David Skuse, Patrizia Ferretti and Sarah Buck

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

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 April, 2017 - Longitudinal metadata: Developing a sustainable future

Time: 10:30:00 - 15:30:00

CLOSER Discovery is a search engine that allows researchers to explore the content of eight UK longitudinal studies. Following its launch in January 2017, CLOSER are keen to explore opportunities to expand the Discovery repository and incorporate metadata from additional longitudinal studies based within the UK. This half day workshop aims to provide delegates with a clear and detailed overview of what it means to be a part of Discovery, from the overall advantages of joining down to the day-to-day practicalities of adding data to the repository. This workshop is open to data managers and principal investigators of studies interested in joining CLOSER Discovery. It is also open to individuals interested in curation and metadata management as well as those working for organisations with metadata content.

Location: TBC, Bloomsbury Area, London, , , ,

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

26 April, 2017 - Science Museum Late Event

Time: 18:30:00 - 22:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute of Archaeology

This term MA Museum Studies students are in the process of creating an exhibition in cooperation with the Science Museum that shall be displayed at the Institute of Archaeology on the theme of 'Sexual Symbols'. As part of this exhibition, we shall be taking part in the Science Museum's late event at the end of April, on the topic of food and sex. There will be two activities for visitors to take part in. The first being an innuendo bingo game involving the sexual advertising of food products, which will explore the science behind why brands use sexual images in advertising. The other activity will revolve around aphrodisiacs, where visitors will be able to play large aphrodisiac based gamed, which will look at the physical and psychological effect these have on our bodies. This will also be in cooperation with an aphrodisiac tasting table that shall be put on by the Science Museum.

Location: Science Museum, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

Contact: Alexander Chalkley

Email: Alexander.chalkley.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 07951692570

27 April, 2017 - 'Capturing and Manipulating Functionally Specific Neural Circuits '

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

Part of the SWC Seminar Series Speaker: Dr Fan Wang, Associate Professor, Duke University Medical School Wang's lab recently developed a novel activity-dependent technology called CANE for labeling, manipulating, and trans-synaptically tracing from activated neurons to reveal their functions and functional connectivity. In this talk she will discuss results from experiments using CANE to study social behaviors, pain circuits, and motor learning. No booking required.

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre , Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Alice Taylor-Gee

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Neuromics

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

Speakers: Professor Kenneth Harris (Professor of Quantitative Neuroscience) and Professor Rob Brownstone (Brain Research Trust Chair of Neurosurgery) The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation We kindly request that guests wishing to attend either Lecture take their seats by the start of the first lecture to avoid disruption between the two Lectures. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

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

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 April, 2017 - Cloud & High Performance Computing in Biomedicine

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

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming one-day CompBioMed meeting on Cloud & HPC in Biomedicine on Thursday 27th April 2017. This event is free to attend. The day will involve presentations from our Core and Associate Partners, punctuated with discussions over tea and coffee, with lunch provided. This meeting is intended to provide a forum for users from academia, industry and healthcare sectors to meet with open source software developers alongside independent software and hardware vendors, in order to determine what the best selection of capabilities is to meet their own needs. It will thereby help CompBioMed to define directions in which we would like to advance our users' interests.

Location: Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: UCL Digital Health

Email: digitalhealth@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

27 April, 2017 - Megaminds charity quiz

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Education

As part of World Autism Awareness Month, the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) is hosting a Megaminds Quiz in support of Autistica! The MegaMinds Quiz is 8 rounds of brain-testing fun with something for everyone including geography, history, popular culture and of course science! Tickets to attend the event are free with a suggested donation of £3 on the door to play. All proceeds raised will go to Autistica, which is the UK's leading autism research charity. There will be optional bonus rounds and opportunities to donate throughout the evening with the chance to win prizes! Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks can be purchased in the bar and we will have free tasty snacks available too. The quiz will take place at the George Bar, at Birkbeck University in central London. Come with a team or pop in by yourself, everyone is welcome!

Location: The Gallery Bar, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

Contact: Dr Melissa Bovis

Email: m.bovis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5126

27 April, 2017 - Migrants to the UK: when is it ok to use your medical records for research?

Time: -

Dr Rob Aldridge from University College London is looking for people who came to the UK within the last five years. Anyone who intended to stay in the UK for more than six months (regardless of immigration status e.g. international students, workers, refugees, asylum seekers) is invited. This scoping workshop aims to understand migrants’ willingness to allow their medical records to be used for research. The workshop will also explore migrants’ medical research priorities. For the purpose of this workshop, a migrant includes anyone who arrived in the UK within the last five years and intended to stay for more than six months (any immigration status). Travel expenses (within England) and £40 worth of high street vouchers will be given to participants in recognition of the time involved to take part. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the workshop and a lunch will also be provided at the end.

Location: tbc, University College London, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr. Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

28 April, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Archy de Berker, UCL 'Computation and representation in decision making and emotion'

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - Harnessing electronic health records for research

Time: -

2017 sees the return of our unique programme of inter-related one- and two-day courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research, spanning a wide range of applications in basic and applied health research. These courses address the ‘why?’, the ‘what?’ and the ‘how?’ of EHR research and critically evaluate scientific opportunities and challenges, in what is being proposed as a new paradigm in medical research. Taught by internationally recognised faculty, they span data-intensive biomedical research across diverse forms of nationally available patient data from primary and secondary care. The courses are intended for people with from a wide range of backgrounds - including health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, NHS IT, bioinformatics, genomics and computer science - and at different career stages, from those thinking of doing an MSc or PhD to established researchers.

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

Contact: Paul Taylor

Email: p.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - Professor Jonathan Backer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, presents: PI3Kbeta in Breast Cancer Metastasis

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

Part of the UCL Cancer Institute Seminar Series The Class I PI 3-kinases are activated by GPCRs and receptor tyrosine kinases, leading to a complex array of downstream signalling. Given that the four Class I isoforms (P3Kalpha, PI3Kbeta, PI3Kdelta, and PI3Kgamma) all produce the same lipid product, the mechanisms by which they signal in an isoform specific manner has been unclear. We have recently focused on the PI3Kbeta isoform, which has been implicated in thrombosis, spermatogenesis, metabolic regulation, and tumorigenesis. PI3Kbeta is unique in several respects, as compared to other PI3Ks. It is directly activated by both GPCRs and RTKs. Its Ras-binding domain binds Rac/Cdc42 but not Ras. And it directly binds to the endosomal GTPase Rab5. Our laboratory has identified distinct point mutants that specifically disrupt interactions between PI3Kbeta and either Gbeta/gamma or Rab5. We have used these mutants to examine the integration of upstream signalling inputs by PI3Kbeta (...)

Location: Room G01, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6JJ

Contact: Veronica Dominguez

Email: v.dominguez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

28 April, 2017 - UCL Ear Institute External Seminar: Markus Drexl

Time: 13:00:00 -

Title tbc Host: Torsten Marquardt

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

Contact: Schaette, Roland

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

28 April, 2017 - UCL School of Pharmacy: TREM2; Implications for microglia

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

Speaker: Dr Jennifer Pocock, UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

3 May, 2017 - A Celebration of the Life and Work of Professor Brian Neville

Time: 09:00:00 - 13:30:00

should be delighted if you were able to join us for a series of lectures to celebrate the life and work of Professor Neville. Brian was appointed the first UK Chair of Paediatric Neurology, coming from Guys Hospital, in 1989. Upon retirement he was also the initial incumbent of the Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy until 2007. On arrival at the Institute he set on an expansion of both the academic and clinical neuroscience departments, responsible for the expansion of development of the epilepsy surgery programme and ultimately the complex epilepsy unit, as well as a combined neurological approach to neurodisability. Throughout his career, the training and development of juniors in the specialty was key; he contributed on an international level to standardisation of training in paediatric neurology. Above all, he was an extremely caring man, who always thought of the children and their families first and foremost. Please email to register.

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

Contact: ich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 May, 2017 - Book launch: Jane Rendell – ‘The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition’

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

Join author Jane Rendell for the book launch of ‘The Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition’ published with IB Tauris. The author will be in discussion with geographer Steve Pile, writer Anna Minton and architect Lorens Holm, chaired by curator/editor/writer Gareth Evans, on themes raised in the book concerning emotion, housing, politics and place.

Location: Room 6.02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB

Contact: Reade, Michael

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 May, 2017 - From sensation to behaviour: control of posture by Dr Martha Bagnall, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine

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

Animals must cope with the pervasive force of gravity as they navigate their environment. While the basic elements of vestibular sensation have been well described in several animal models, it is far less clear how the brain translates this information into appropriate motor outputs. Using the many technical advantages of the larval zebrafish, my lab examines the circuit basis of the entire sensory-motor transformation underlying normal posture. In vivo electrophysiology, imaging, and genetics reveal the basic motor plan underlying self-righting in the fish as well as the organization of spinal premotor circuits that govern the final motor output. This research will provide a view of how descending sensory signals operate on the complex spinal circuit to achieve behavior. No need to pre-book, just turn up!

Location: Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Center, 25 Howland Street, London, London W1T 4JG

Contact: Taylor-Gee, Alice

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 May, 2017 - Neuronal plasticity and integration: from synapses to the axon initial segment

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

Speaker: Prof Juan Burrone (KCL) Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series

Location: GLT lecture theatre, Ground Floor, Queen Square House, Kings College London, , ,

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

4 May, 2017 - New technologies for measuring non-health topics in longitudinal studies

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

Drawing on evidence from across the longitudinal studies in CLOSER, and beyond, this workshop will discuss evidence gathered to date on the use of new technologies to measure non-health topics. Examples of these new technologies include data collection using smartphone features (apps, GPS etc.), wearable devices and other types of monitors. That is, any methods that can be used to measure key variables more accurately, or perhaps in a less burdensome way, or to respond to new and emerging research needs in non-health areas. Building on presentations and discussions, the workshop will aim to identify innovative new technologies that can be used to generate new science, the implications for data quality, and key methodological research needs. This workshop is open to all those who may be interested in attending.

Location: Room 728, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 May, 2017 - Turing Lecture - Medicine 2.0: Using Machine Learning to Transform Medical Practice and Discovery (Mihaela van der Schaar, The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford)

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

This talk covers the transformation of medicine through the use of machine learning, and some of Mihaela’s own contributions. This transformation is already being felt in every aspect of medicine: from clinical support for personalized diagnosis and prognosis to the estimation of individualized treatment effects without the need for clinical trials to medical discovery to the entire path of patient care.The heart of this transformation is the intelligent use of existing data. Because of the unique and complex characteristics of medical data and medical questions, many familiar methods are inadequate. Mihaela’s work develops novel machine learning methods and applies them to a wide variety of medical settings. This work achieves enormous improvements over current clinical practice and over existing machine learning methods. This talk will explore some of Mihaela’s work and vision of how data science can transform medical discovery and care.

Location: The Knowledge Center, The British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Alan Turing Institute

Email: info@turing.ac.uk

Phone:

4 May, 2017 - WIBR seminar series: Computation of instinctive escape behaviour

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

Speaker: Tiago Branco, Senior Research Fellow, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, UCL

Location: Cruciform Cafe, Interactive Wing 1.2, First Floor, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Beverley Clark

Email: b.clark@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

5 May, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Protein-disaggregase modalities to counter neurodegenerative disease

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: James Shorter (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania) [Host: Giampietro Schiavo] Part of the ALS Seminar Series

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:

5 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: John Krakauer, John Hopkins University

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2017 - World Immunology Day: Collaborating to Beat Lung Infections and Asthma

Time: 19:00:00 - 21:15:00

Why do some people exposed to allergens like pollen and pet dander develop asthma, while others do not? Why do some people infected by the same bacteria and viruses go on to develop diseases such as tuberculosis or flu? These are questions that fascinate scientists at the Crick and beyond. To celebrate World Immunology Day join the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research at a panel discussion hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a drinks reception. FREE ADMISSION. Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-immunology-day-collaborating-to-beat-lung-infections-and-asthma-tickets-33076266002?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road NW1 1AT , London,

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone:

8 May, 2017 - Everyday bordering as a new citizenship duty

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Education

In this paper Nira discusses the construction of unpaid/untrained borderguarding as a new everyday citizenship duty. This construction has been part of the more systemic crisis of governability under neo-liberal globalisation as well as an attempt to respond to growing autochthonic populist political projects of belonging. The illustrative examples in this paper are taken for the EU funded EUBorderscapes project and our fieldwork in London during the implementation of recent UK Immigration Acts. This lecture is part of the Citizenship, Social Imagination and Collective Action research seminar series, convened by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, UCL Institute of Education.

Location: Committee Room 1, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0NR

Contact: Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou

Email: a.komporozos@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7612 6563

8 May, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: 'Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception'

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

Speaker: Sliman Bensmaia, Neuroscience and Neuroprosthetics, University of Chicago 'Biological and bionic hands: Natural neural coding and artificial perception' Host: Tamar Makin

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

8 May, 2017 - Modulation of host endothelium by the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

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

Speaker: Prof Alister Craig (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine). Host: Prof Greg Towers,(g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) & Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Greg Towers & Dr Clare Jolly

Email: g.towers@ucl.ac.uk; c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 May, 2017 - Science Careers Question Time by UCL and the Wellcome Trust

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

Are you: • Interested in careers in science, innovation, engineering or the humanities and social sciences, or the wide range of related careers including teaching, policy and journalism? • Working in policy or an active researcher with an interest in the changing policy landscape, including the Government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy? • Concerned about the impact on science careers of Brexit, immigration or the economy? • In a science or engineering career and thinking of a career move, or returning to work after a career break? • Interested in diversity, equal opportunities or work-life balance in science careers? ?Come along to ask questions, offer views or listen to the debate. ??Our panel has a wide range of interests and expertise in science careers and is ready to take questions from the audience. Panel members have no advanced notice of the questions or which way the debate will go!? The event will be followed by a drinks reception at 20:00

Location: Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: UCL Public Policy

Email: public-policy@ucl.ac.uk.

Phone:

11 May, 2017 - The Great Masculinity Debate

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

Organised by UCL Population Health

Some people suggest that men's bad behaviour is the result of toxic masculinity. Others say that masculinity has just been given a bad reputation. Come and see experts in this subject discuss the evidence. YOU will get to vote on which side of the argument wins. Join us for a fun and stimulating evening.

Location: LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 May, 2017 - Batten disease

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

Speaker: Prof Sara Mole, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

12 May, 2017 - Europe's refugee crisis: humanitarian complicity in abuse?

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

Organised by UCL Population Health

An evening lecture from BAFTA award winning TV presenter Dr Xand van Tulleken, followed by drinks and canapés hosted by the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences. In 2016 Dr Xand van Tulleken made a documentary for BBC1 examining the European migration crisis. The European camps, particularly in France, were among the worst he has ever seen and highlighted the extreme limits of aid delivered in camps as a response to massive displacement. In his guest lecture, Xand will talk about the humanitarian response in Lesbos, Berlin and Calais and the nature of refugee camps more generally.

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

Contact: Kate Fernandes

Email: k.fernandes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 6060

15 May, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: 'Primary motor and auditory cortex form a structurally and functionally connected circuit for speech'

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

Speaker: Jeremy Skipper, Experimental Psychology Dept, Division of Psychology & Language Science, UCL 'Primary motor and auditory cortex form a structurally and functionally connected circuit for speech' Host: Mairead MacSweeney

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

15 May, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: Jeremy Skipper

Time: 16:00:00 -

Speaker: Jeremy Skipper Experimental Psychology Dept, Division of Psychology & Language Science, UCL Host: Mairead MacSweeney

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

15 May, 2017 - Professional careers beyond academia

Time: -

Continuing this series of highly popular events, explore your career options with talks and a careers fair with networking opportunities from a range of career sectors. Including: Contract research organisation; Outcomes research; Health economics; Scientific consulting; Science charity; Biotech and pharma; plus many more….. Organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network, the UCL Institute of Child Health Post-doc Society, and UCL Careers. Registration will be opening soon.

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

Contact: Catherine Roberts

Email: catherine.roberts@alumni.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 May, 2017 - Behaviour Change in Large Organisations - Co-hosted with Bupa

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

Please join us for the first of our co-hosted events with Bupa UK: ‘Behaviour Change in Large Organisations’. Speakers: Chair: Dr Paula Franklin, UK Medical Director, Bupa. Prof Susan Michie, UCL: Introduction to Behaviour Change Science applied to organisations. Dr Luke James, Bupa: Behaviour Change at Bupa. Dr Paul Chadwick, UCL: The Behaviour Change wheel as a model for organisations. Dr Rachel Carey, Bupa/ UCL: Embedding behaviour change within organisations: Case studies. Q&A panel session. The lectures focus on topical issues affecting healthcare with the aim to stimulate thinking and discussion. This is open to all Bupa employees and CBC contacts and will be an opportunity to network with both internal and external professionals, and a range of scientists, policy-makers and practitioners. The talks will be followed by a drinks reception at the Institute for Child Health.

Location: Institute for Child Health, 30 Guilford St , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: d.hambidge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

17 May, 2017 - Abortion in the twenty-first century: moral, legal and cultural dimensions

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

UCL Centre for Ethics and Law sponsored discussion event to mark the publication of: About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America (HUP) by Professor Carol Sanger (Columbia Law School) and Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law (Oxford University Press) by Dr Kate Greasley (UCL Laws) This book launch will begin with brief comments by both authors about the central ideas of their respective books. About Abortion (HUP by Carol Sanger) confronts the question of why so much of United States politics and society is concerned with the abortion issue. Arguments about Abortion (OUP by Kate Greasley) centres on the moral and legal permissibility of terminating pregnancy, and the relevance of arguments about foetal personhood for that question. There will be time allocated for questions and discussion after the comments followed by a drinks reception.

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

Contact: UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

Email: ethics-law@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 May, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: ‘Shedding light on the brainstem control of locomotion’

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

Speaker: Dr Frédéric Bretzner, (Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Université Laval, Canada) Host: Rob Brownstone

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

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 May, 2017 - STEaPP Seminar Series - Risky Business: Learning from Other Life-Critical Organisations

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

In the face of pressure to innovate at an ever faster pace, Dr Kevin Fong explores what modern medicine can learn from other 'risky' industries in order to improve patient safety, and the lessons it may have overlooked in the past. In this STEaPP Seminar, Fong will discuss the success and failure of medicine to learn from other life-critical organisations and why learning the right lessons from the ‘right stuff’ is harder than it looks.

Location: Executive Suite 103, Engineering Front Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: a.ferns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 9430

18 May, 2017 - 5th Paediatric Neuropsychology International Symposium

Time: -

Applications are now open for the 5th International Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium taking place in London on the 18th-19th May 2017 and delivered by University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. A host of distinguished speakers will address a range of topics relevant to atypical cognitive and brain development from infancy to adolescence. Who can attend? Neuropsychologists, Cognitive Neuroscientists, Clinicians and Educational Psychologists, Paediatric Neurologists, students studying Psychology, Speech and Language therapists, and anyone interested in studying the brain and its development. Fee: £25 per day £40 for 2 days If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit the application form available from the website below: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/centre-developmental-cognitive-neuroscience

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

Contact: Paola Petritoli

Email: p.petritoli@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 May, 2017 - Ice cores and interglacials

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

Organised by UCL Geography

The polar ice sheets hold one of Earth’s great sedimentary records. By drilling ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, we can obtain ice that fell as snow, extending back so far 800,000 years in Antarctica and over 120,000 years in Greenland. Ice cores contain information about climate and numerous other environmental parameters; crucially the air bubbles trapped in the ice give access to the past composition of the atmosphere, including the greenhouse gas concentrations. In this talk I will first discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ice cores, and then demonstrate how ice cores are collected. I will then present some highlights of recent ice core research, including the information thay have given us about interglacials. This will lead me to a more general discussion about interglacials. The last interglacial offers an especially useful example, and I will discuss he issue of estimating what happened to the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheet at a time of higher sea-levels.

Location: Department of Geography, Lecture Theatre G03, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Anson Mackay

Email: a.mackay@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0558

18 May, 2017 - “Clinical implications of the brain’s role as a reservoir for HIV”

Time: 13:00:00 -

Dr Lewis J Haddow, Senior Clinical Research Associate, Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, UCL

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: t.holmes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 -

Speaker: Sasha Ondobaka (UCL) Title:TBD

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 May, 2017 - New technology and novel methods for capturing health-related data in longitudinal studies Workshop

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

Measuring health-related data in longitudinal studies can be a difficult task. However, the recent development of innovative new techniques, such as the passive detection of health behaviours like smoking with wearable devices, means we will soon be able to measure more detailed and accurate data, in less invasive ways than has previously been possible. This full-day workshop aims to explore and discuss the use of these new technologies and methods for capturing health-related data in longitudinal studies. Delegates will hear experiences of techniques already in use in the CLOSER's consortium of studies, and from researchers developing new approaches to capturing a variety of health data from participants’ in their day-to-day lives. There will also be opportunities to discuss issues related to these new techniques, and ideas and requirements for future developments within this field. Free. Registration Required.

Location: The Engineer's House, The Promenade Clifton Down , Bristol, BS8 3NB

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

22 May, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: tbc

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

Speaker: Nick Chater Behavioural Science, University of Warwick Host: Benedetto de Martino

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

22 May, 2017 - Understanding cellular heterogeneity

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker:Dr Sarah Teichmann(The Sanger Institute) Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2 Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Greg Towers & Dr Clare Jolly

Email: g.towers@ucl.ac.uk; c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 May, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Investigating the function of TLDc proteins in cellular survival and models of ALS

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Peter Oliver Associate Professor of Neuroscience Group Leader, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford [Hosts: Giampietro Schiavo/James Sleigh] Part of the ALS Seminar Series

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:

23 May, 2017 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

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

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 Mary Reilly and Professor Michael Hanna MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH Hospitals Foundation Trust Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Adnan Manzur, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Location: Clinical Neuroscience Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Jacky Bauer (was Molyneaux)

Email: j.bauer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Peter Brophy, Centre for Neuroregeneration, University of Edinburgh Title: Myelination and Assembly of Nodes of Ranvier: What’s the connection?

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

25 May, 2017 - Urban Lab Films: Cities of Sleep

Time: 18:20:00 - 21:40:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Urban Lab Films presents the UK premiere of award-winning 'Cities of Sleep' (2016), a documentary that takes us into the heady world of insurgent sleeper communities in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a life threatening question. The film follows Shakeel, a young man who has spent seven years sleeping rough, as he deals with the “sleep mafia”—goons who capitalise on the scarcity of safe sleeping spaces in the absence of government safety nets. We also meet Ranjeet, who runs a “sleep-cinema” community where over 400 homeless come and sleep through the day for a nominal price. A post-screening panel will initiate a dialogue on sleep, health and homelessness in London – where over 8000 people sleep rough - and Delhi – which has over two million homeless. How can cities with shared histories, yet divergent trajectories of urbanisation act as compelling entry points for comparison and intervention?

Location: Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

26 May, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Sid Kouider, ENS

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 May, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: How the brain learns from examples and Causality in mind: learning, reasoning and blaming

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

There will be a dual presentation by our inaugural speakers, Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Brain Sciences: 5.00pm Professor Brad Love: How the Brain Learns from Examples followed by 6.00pm Professor David Lagnado:Causality in mind: Learning, Reasoning and Blaming

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

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - Advances in rare & inherited cardiovascular disease symposium

Time: -

Registration for the Advances in Rare & Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Symposium is now open. This one-day conference, jointly hosted by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust, will showcase research in rare and inherited cardiovascular disease. Talks are planned on a diverse range of themes, including using ‘Big Data’ to study genetic cardiovascular disease, in silico approaches to the study of genetic disease, inflammation & infiltration, and rare forms of cardiomyopathy. The Symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues.

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

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 7607 (internal: 47607)

1 June, 2017 - CNT Seminar: "CEST-MRI: from bench to bedside"

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

Speaker: Mina Kim, UCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Christian Doeller, NTNU

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: 'Comparing frontal lobe mechanisms of decision-making in different species'

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

Speaker: Matthew Rushworth, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford 'Comparing frontal lobe mechanisms of decision-making in different species' Host: Benedetto de Martino

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

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

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Daniel Wolpert (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: Antonia Hamilton

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

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Rosalyn Moran, University of Bristol

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

Contact: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Revisiting Mama and Papa

Time: 19:30:00 -

Inaugural lectures are an opportunity for recently-promoted professors to exhibit to the wider UCL community a flavour of their intellectual activity and research. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Please note: this Inaugural Lecture will be preceded by two linguistics seminars. You are also invited to attend these lectures if they are of interest: 17:30 - Prof Aditi Lahiri (Oxford) 18:10 - Prof Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen) 18:50 - Break 19:30 - Inaugural Lecture by Prof Andrew Nevins

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre, Chandler House , 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: Judith Holler

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

Speaker: Judith Holler, Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Seminar Title: To be announced Host: Antonia Hamilton

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

12 June, 2017 - Introduction to bioinformatic resources and gene ontology - June 2017

Time: 09:45:00 - 17:30:00

The Functional Gene Annotation team will be running it’s tenth 2-day workshop "Introduction to Bioinformatic Resources and Gene Ontology (GO)" on Monday and Tuesday 12-13 June 2017 at UCL. This 2-day course is open to all biological or biomedical PhD and Post-Doc research scientists. Attending the course will boost your understanding of bioinformatics resources and their use. In addition you will have the opportunity to improve the profile of your papers in the world’s leading biological databases, such as NCBIGene, UniProt and GeneCards. This course will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in the process of gene functional annotation and/or analyse your own high-thoughput datasets.

Location: Cluster Room 316 , 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Dr Rachael Huntley

Email: r.huntley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Rob Brownstone, Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL Host: Linda Greensmith This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

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 June, 2017 - UCL IIT Annual Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture 2017

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

Organised by UCL Infection & Immunity

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting its annual science symposium on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the cancer immunity, autoimmunity and anti-viral immunity. The symposium will cover immune regulation in health and disease. The highlight will be the Pears Lecture which will be given this year by Jason Cyster from the University of California San Francisco. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

15 June, 2017 - Is having a haircut good for your mental health?

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

You don't have to be a psychologist to come away from this lecture thinking about men's mental health in a new way. Men seek help from therapists less than women do, yet commit suicide more than women do. This raises the serious question: how can we better support the mental health of men? To address this issue, psychologists Tam Roper (Royal Holloway) and Dr John Barry (Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL), will discuss the various strategies that might help, including Roper & Barry's academic first of assessing the well being benefits of talking in the barber shop. Image: At the Barber’s by Ruskin Spear, 1947. Oil on canvas. © UCL Creator Media Services.

Location: JZ Young, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

16 June, 2017 - 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

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

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster. To register for the event and find out more (including submitting a poster), please visit: https://2017-ucl-neuroscience-symposium.eventbrite.com

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

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Cell-intrinsic defence mechanisms against HIV-1

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

Speaker: Prof Christine Goffinet (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research). Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk) & Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Clare Jolly & Prof Greg Towers

Email: c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk; g.towers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: Confidence, deliberation and democracy

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

Mariano Sigman, University of Torcuato de Tella 'Confidence, deliberation and democracy' Host: Bahador Bahrami

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

19 June, 2017 - Seeds of culture

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:30:00

Since Vedic times healing plants and specifics of their curative properties were well known to physicians and healers from all levels of Indian society. A large body of European books from the 16-19th centuries also document folk and classical medical traditions of India, collected from indigenous sources. With the ability to study complex molecular pathways and chemistry of their properties that were unknown at the time, are these works are now valuable resources to be revisited with contemporary scientific methods? With Dr Annamma Spudich (Visiting Professor, National Center for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India); Prof Michael Heinrich (Professor of Medicinal Plant Research, UCL School of Pharmacy); and Prof Frances Brodsky (Director, UCL Division of Biosciences).

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

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7507195665

22 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: "The random walk of translational MR Physics" and "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging"

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

Speakers: Professor Olga Ciccarelli (Professor of Neurology) and Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott (Professor in Magnetic Resonance Physics) Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott "The random walk of translational MR Physics" Professor Olga Ciccarelli - "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging" The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation We kindly request that guests wishing to attend either Lecture take their seats by the start of the first lecture to avoid disruption between the two Lectures. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

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

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2017 - WIBR Cafe Seminar: 'How do we sleep?'

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

Speaker: Professor William Wisden, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London Host: Professor John Wood In collaboration with Nick Franks at Imperial he has used mouse genetics to investigate how inhibition regulates the sleep-wake circuitry and the actions of sedative drugs, and has deployed a technique known as activity-tagging, or TetTagging, based on c-fos expression, for tracing and probing ensembles of neurons activated during sleep and by sedative drugs. Their major overarching question is: what mechanisms and neural circuitry make sleep inescapable when we are tired and deprived of sleep? In fact, the drive to "recovery sleep" after prolonged sleep deprivation seems so strong, that it is similar to taking a sedative drug. So, their second major question is: do sedative drugs cause loss of consciousness by activating the same mechanisms and circuitry responsible for this deep recovery sleep

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

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Marco Terenzio

Time: 12:00:00 -

Title tbc Speaker: Marco Terenzio Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Host: Giampietro Schiavo This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: ICN Seminar Room (B10), Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Bridging research and practice in child mental health: Tales from the swampy lowlands

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

Professor Miranda Wolpert, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Registration details will made available closer to the lecture date

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

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Dr Gabriella Cerri, (Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine (BIOMETRA), University of Milan) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: Sasha Kraskov

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

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 July, 2017 - Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data

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

At Digital Health 2017, held for the first time as an independent event, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies. DH 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.

Location: tbc, London, , , ,

Contact: Patrizia Isabelle Duda

Email: patrizia.duda.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 July, 2017 - Summer school course: Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it

Time: -

Eureka’s 2nd Summer School course “Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it” 2017 is open for registration. This Summer school tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field (late masters / PhD students / beginning Post docs). With this Summer School course you will not only obtain insight in how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. The course is organized together with the University of Utrecht and will be held in Utrecht. Registration is via the online form and requires a CV, motivation letter, and a letter of support from your supervisor. Deadline for registration: 01 April 2017.

Location: , , Utrecht,

Contact: Rinze Benedictus

Email: r.benedictus@umcutrecht.nl

Phone: +31 88 75 587 68

3 July, 2017 - tbc

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

Speaker: Prof Peijun Zhang (University of Oxford) Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme Host:Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 July, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Dario Farina, (Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: John Rothwell

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

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2017 - CNT Seminar: Parallel transmit and its applications at ultra-high field

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

Speaker: Shaihan Malik, KCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Elizabeth Busch, Wellcome trust sanger institute Title: The transcriptional landscape of structural myopathy in zebrafish

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

10 July, 2017 - tbc

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Monsef Benkirane (Université de Montpellier) Host:Prof Ariberto Fassati (a.fassati@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 July, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: The developmental course and functional impact of childhood language disorders

Time: 18:00:00 -

Professor Courtenay Norbury, UCL Language and Cognition, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre , Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Stret, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 July, 2017 - Circuit mapping with novel molecular genetic tools, by Dr Ali Cetin, Senior Manager, Viral Technology, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Time: 13:00:00 -

Mammalian brain is composed of vast numbers of intricately interconnected neurons with various molecular, anatomical and physiological identities. To understand the roles of these individual building blocks, it will be critical to develop spatio-temporally precise tools that will allow neuronal subtype specific single cell level analysis. In our projects, we developed molecular tools that allow high throughput Cre line defined mesoscale monosynaptic circuit mapping. No need to pre-book, just turn up!

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Center, 25 Howland Street, London, London W1T 4JG

Contact: Taylor-Gee, Alice

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

14 July, 2017 - UCL School of Pharmacy postdoctoral research and careers day

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

The UCL School of Pharmacy Early Careers Researchers committee is organising a Postdoctoral Research and Careers Day this July. This will be a great opportunity for postdocs to present their research, engage with fellow postdocs and hear first-hand experience from professionals working in a variety of fields. Open to all staff and PhD students in SLMS (abstract submissions from Postdocs only). Info for Postdocs: Submit your abstract for a chance to give an oral presentation and win prizes, or bring along an old poster to display your research. The abstract word limit is 200 words. Abstract submission deadline: 14th May 2017. Careers session in the afternoon with invited speakers from medical writing, STEM outreach and many more. Join us for drinks, nibbles and networking after the careers session

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

Contact: Jessica Loraine

Email: J.Loraine@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 July, 2017 - Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day

Time: 08:30:00 - 18:00:00

You are warmly invited to the annual Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day. This event, which is free to attend, will feature the best science from across the faculty, and provide an excellent opportunity for younger researchers from all parts of FMS to meet, interact, present and discuss their work. This year's meeting will feature cutting edge science from across the faculty, lunchtime poster viewing, prizes for the best posters and 3m presentations and a drinks reception. Selected abstracts will be chosen for moderated poster sessions and / or 3 minute presentations. To submit an abstract, please contact Emma Bowman, e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 16th June.

Location: Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Emma Bowman

Email: e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk.

Phone:

28 July, 2017 - Nutrition, Oral Health & Performance Symposium

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

Organised by UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Join us for a ground breaking, one-day symposium in sport and exercise medicine and oral health. Expert speakers will explore: State-of-the-art developments and future of sport nutrition (Dr Kevin Currell & Prof. Ron Maughan), Sport nutrition and health (Dr Dan Kings), Eating disorders & RED-S in athletes (Dr Anna Katarina Melin) and Oral health & sport performance (Prof. Ian Needleman, Dr Paul Ashley & Dr Julie Gallagher). We will discuss how to maximise performance and minimise negative performance impacts. The symposium will be highly relevant to sport and exercise medicine clinicians and scientists, nutritionists, performance directors, dental care professionals and researchers. The Symposium will be held in collaboration with the NCSEM and ISEH who, together with the UCL Eastman Centre for Oral Health and Performance, are collaborating members with the IOC.

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

Contact: Sara Green

Email: sara.green@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3456 1221

5 September, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Frederic Meunier

Time: 12:00:00 -

Title: tbc Speaker: Frederic Meunier Brain Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia Host: Giampietro Schiavo This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

Time: -

The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084

9 October, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Prof Thomas Gillingwater, University of Edinburgh Title: Identifying and developing effective therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

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