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21 May, 2018 - Grid cells and cognitive maps meeting at Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

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Registration is now open for the Grid Cell Meeting on May 21st & 22nd at The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre. Entorhinal grid cells express spatially regular firing patterns, thought to support self-localisation and navigation. Recent advances suggest grid representations may generalise to non-spatial domains; providing a mechanism for organising conceptual knowledge. Via talks, posters and data blitz sessions this two day meeting will bring together experimenters and theoreticians to discuss the latest developments in the grid cell field relating to both spatial and non-spatial coding. Only a limited number of places and posters boards are available. Register to express your interest in attending and to indicate if you would like to present a poster. A limited number of travel awards will be available for Early Career Researchers presenting a poster. If you would like to be considered for an award please indicate this during the registration process.

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

22 May, 2018 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

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This 4 day course is designed for specialists with an interest in neuromuscular disease; the first two days concentrating on paediatric neuromuscular disorders and the latter two days on adult neuromuscular disorders. Course organisers: Professor Francesco Muntoni and Dr Adnan Manzur, UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital, Professor Mary Reilly and Professor Michael Hanna MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, UCL Institute of Neurology and UCLH Hospitals Foundation Trust. To register your interest please contact the course co-ordinator Jacky Bauer j.bauer@ucl.ac.uk RCP and RCPCH CPD approval will be applied for.

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

Contact: Jacky Bauer

Email: j.bauer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 448 8111

23 May, 2018 - Modeling human brain development and evolution in cerebral organoids

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

Speaker: Madeline Lancaster, University of Cambridge

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House , London,

Contact: Selina Wray

Email: selina.wray@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 May, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Brain training as an exclusionary process in people with dementia

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

Speaker: Sébastien Libert, UCL Division of Psychiatry

Location: Maple House Seminar room , 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 May, 2018 - SWC Seminar: Attentional episodes and cognitive control

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

Speaker: John Duncan, University of Cambridge Host: Adam Kampff Part of the SWC Seminar Series.

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8028

24 May, 2018 - Vision@UCL Talk: Cortical mechanisms underlying integration of local visual cues to form global representations

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

Visual@UCL Talks is a monthly-Talks Series featuring eminent national and international vision science speakers to stimulate connections in vision research. Speaker: Dr Wei Wang, Institute of Neurosciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Title: Cortical mechanisms underlying integration of local visual cues to form global representations Human and non?human primates effortlessly see both global and local features of objects in great detail. However, how the cortex integrates local visual cues to form global representations along visual hierarchies remains mysterious, particularly considering a long-standing paradox in vision as neurally encoded complexity increases along the visual hierarchy, the known acuity or resolving power dramatically decreases. Putting it simply, how do we simultaneously recognize the face of our child, while still resolving the individual hairs of her or his eyelashes? Continued in the link below...

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

Contact: Child Vision Lab

Email: ioo-cvl@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2018 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Laurence Hunt (University of Oxford)

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

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

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

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2018 - Genetic therapies in neurodegeneration: cohorts, targets and approaches

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

The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre and Dementia Research Institute at UCL are hosting a half-day symposium on the morning of Friday, 25 May at the Institute of Child Health. The symposium will feature a keynote lecture from Dr Frank Bennett, Ionis Pharmaceuticals, on his groundbreaking work on antisense research. It will be followed by a series of short presentations from UCL researchers on gene therapy research and trials currently taking place here as well as cohorts who could potentially benefit. Full programme and registration details to follow.

Location: , Institute of Child Health, London,

Contact: Elizabeth Halton

Email: e.halton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3448 3046

29 May, 2018 - Queen Square Symposium - 29th May 2018

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

The 19th annual Queen Square Symposium will take place on 29th May 2018. The Symposium is organised by the Queen Square Committee and brings together MSc and PhD students across diverse neuroscience domains, including clinical, cognitive and computational scopes of study, and offers students at the IoN an invaluable opportunity to showcase and discuss their research. It provides a platform for students to network with peers, gain a broader perspective of neuroscience research, and to gather feedback on their work from the variety of academics present on the day. The symposium will be a day-long event commencing with poster sessions in the morning, and talks by students and renowned UCL neuroscientists in the afternoon. The 2018 programme and prizes categories will be finalised shortly, and will be available on the Symposium web page. The programme will follow a similar format to the 2017 Symposium, details of which can be viewed via the link below.

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

Contact: Queen Square Committee

Email: qscommittee@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

31 May, 2018 - SWC Seminar: Making, Breaking and linking memories

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

Part of the SWC Seminar Series Speaker: Dr Sheena Josselyn, Neurosciences & Mental Health program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Host: Tom Otis, Chief Scientific Officer

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 May, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Functional neurological disorder: moving from diagnosis to treatment

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

Speaker: Mark Edwards (St George's University of London) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2018 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Michael Moutoussis (WCHN, UCL)

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

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

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

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2018 - Global Opportunities for Early Careers Staff

Time: 14:00:00 - 19:00:00

Come and find out about UCL funding opportunities and how to write for international journal publications. The (free) half day conference will end with a lively networking session with drinks reception. Do come along and meet fellow early career staff just like you! All early careers staff across UCL are welcome.

Location: Jeffery Hall (Room 103), UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way , London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Antonia Simon

Email: a.simon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6250

4 June, 2018 - ICN Seminar Series: "Title TBA"

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

Speaker: Hannes Saal, Dept Psychology, University of Sheffield Title: To be announced Host: Tamar Makin Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10 (basement seminar room) , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7679 1164

4 June, 2018 - UCL Festival of Culture 2018

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Join us at this year's Festival of Culture to discover and be inspired by the breadth and quality of research and teaching across the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL. This five-day-long festival, comprising talks, workshops and exhibitions, is set to challenge your thinking and offer new ways of understanding our world. The Festival of Culture is free and open to all. Read more about this year's events and book your place today using the link below. We look forward to welcoming you onto campus in June.

Location: UCL, , ,

Contact: Jo Harris

Email: j.harris@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2018 - ALS Seminar Series: Dr Madan Babu

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

Speaker: Dr Madan Babu, MRC Lab. of Molecular Biology, University of Cambridge Host: Dr Pietro Fratta This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 June, 2018 - IoN Seminar Series: title tbc - Hana D'Souza

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

Speaker: Hana D'Souza, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London title tbc Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

7 June, 2018 - SWC Seminar: How the cerebellum helps us predict the future… and prepare for it!

Time: 11:30:00 - 12:30:00

Speaker: Professor Javier Medina, Baylor College of Medicine Host: Tom Otis, Chief Scientific Officer Part of the SWC Seminar Series.

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8028

7 June, 2018 - SWC Seminar: New ideas on the organization of neural circuits

Time: 11:30:00 - 12:30:00

Speaker: Larry Swanson, University of Southern California Host: Dr Andy Murray Part of the SWC Seminar Series.

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

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8028

8 June, 2018 - Seminar at UCL School of Pharmacy - Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Ede Rancz, The Francis Crick Institute.

Location: Room 225, UCL School of Pharmacy 29-39 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Dr Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2018 - UCL School of Pharmacy Seminar: Dr Ede Rancz

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

Speaker: Dr Ede Rancz, The Francis Crick Institute. Title: Is seeing believing? Towards a biological model of predictive coding.

Location: Room 225, UCL School of Pharmacy, ,

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 June, 2018 - eResearch Domain: Artificial Intelligence Conference

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

The UCL eResearch Domain’s is bringing together the community who develop and/or use artificial intelligence in their research on 11 June 2018. We are inviting applications from UCL researchers who would like to deliver a 'lightning talk' lasting a few minutes the parallel sessions. Early Career Researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. To apply for a spot please can you complete the online form by May 25th 2018. Join us at the event to: - Gain new perspectives on fundamental artificial intelligence research e.g. machine learning, NeuroAI - Learn from colleagues who apply AI to challenges in three parallel sessions: "health and wellbeing', 'our world, our universe' and 'culture and society' - Build your network of colleagues from across UCL's faculties This event is for members of UCL only, please register with the link below.

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

Contact: UCL eResearch Domain

Email: eResearch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 June, 2018 - ICN Seminar Series: "Title TBA"

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

Speaker: Elaine Hunter, Neuropsychiatry Dept, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Title: To be announced Host: Antonia Hamilton Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10 (basement seminar room) , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7679 1164

11 June, 2018 - Professional Careers Beyond Academia

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

SAVE THE DATE! Explore your careers options with talks, a careers fair, breakout sessions and more. Speakers will be account shortly. Register via myUCLCareers (Research Staff) or Doc Skills (Research Students). Limited spaces due to capacity.

Location: , Great Ormond Street UCL Institute of Child Health, London,

Contact: Daniel Kelberman

Email: d.kelberman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2018 - ALS Seminar Series: Professor Emanuele Buratti

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

Speaker: Professor Emanuele Buratti, International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology, Italy Host: Dr Pietro Fratta This is part of the ALS Seminar Series. All welcome.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2018 - Experimental Psychology Seminar: “Perspective Taking and Language Comprehension”

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

Speaker: Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer, University of York - “Perspective Taking and Language Comprehension”. Host: Jenni Rodd

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

Contact: Antonietta Esposito

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

12 June, 2018 - Queen Square Uroneurology Course

Time: 12:30:00 - 17:30:00

This biennial two-day course in Neurourology brings together an expert faculty from across the globe covering an array of topics around bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction in neurological disease through a series of interactive lectures, panel discussions and workshops. Organised by the Department of Neuro-Urology, Queen Square, University College London and supported by the International Continence Society (ICS). Promoted and administered by Genesis Medical Ltd. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Location: Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Anne Ho

Email: anneho@genmedhealth.com

Phone: 0208 451 4100

13 June, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Translating evidence into practice: From the art to the science of implementing evidence-based practices in healthcare

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

Speaker: Professor Nick Sevdalis, King's College London

Location: G01 Lankester LT, Medawar Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 June, 2018 - How to engage with business

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This free course is for research students and staff. It will help you learn how to present your key research messages to businesses. You will explore business concepts and learn the terminology needed to express your ideas, plan and structure your conversations with businesses effectively and strategically, build relationships with potential research sponsors and develop research collaborations or support for your research.

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 June, 2018 - SWC Seminar: New ideas on the organization of neural circuits

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

Speaker: Larry Swanson, University of Southern California Host: Dr Andy Murray No need to book, just turn up. Biography: Dr. Swanson received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Pomona College (Claremont CA) and his PhD in Neurobiology from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis MO), where he also did postdoctoral work with Max Cowan and Rita Levi-Montalcini. He then spent 10 years at the Salk Institute (La Jolla CA) before moving in 1990 to the Program in Neural, Informational, and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles). He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and a past president of the Society for Neuroscience. He is the author of Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan (OUP, 2003, 2012).

Location: Ground floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 5 Howland Street,, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

14 June, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Vincenzo Marra, University of Leicester

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 June, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Job done? Rehabilitating memory and executive function after brain injury

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

Speaker: Jon Evans (Glasgow University) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 June, 2018 - ICN Seminar Series: Neurophysiological correlates of speech production and perception: is natural connected speech special?

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

Speaker: Anna Maria Alexandrou, Imaging Language Research Group, Dept Neuroscience & Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland Title: Neurophysiological correlates of speech production and perception: is natural connected speech special? Host: Sophie Scott Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10 (basement seminar room) , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7679 1164

18 June, 2018 - UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Imaging Series

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

Professor Austin Roorda, UC Berkeley - “Measuring Structure and Function in Living Eyes on a Cellular Scale" Hosted by Chris Dainty (c.dainty@ucl.ac.uk) The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology Imaging Series is funded by Optos. All welcome.

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

Contact: Susan Sandford Smith

Email: susan.smith@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 44 (0) 20 7608 4057

19 June, 2018 - UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation: a call for speakers for the next Clinical Networking Event

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

The title is: Using technology to enhance and facilitate rehabilitation We are all aware that time and resources are limited in the current NHS. How can we maximise the intensity of therapy? Do you use apps, robotics, online resources and other technologies to enhance your practice? If so, we are keen to hear from you to share experience and knowledge in this area from each stage of the patient’s journey. If you would like to give an 8-minute talk, please email us by 21st May 2018 at cnr@ucl.ac.uk, providing a brief summary of your talk (up to 100 words). We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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

Contact: Kate Pickering and Shauna Feeney

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

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2018 - 2018 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

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

Now in its 9th 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 Daniel Wolpert (University of Cambridge) and Matt Botvinik (DeepMind) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2018 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters. *NEW FOR 2018* - There will be a prize for the best research poster. See poster section (in the link below) for more information.

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

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 44 (0)20 7679 8107

22 June, 2018 - Annual Post-Doc Science and Career Day

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

The event is open to all PhD students and early career researchers and will discuss career paths for early career researchers, and provide networking opportunities with potential employers and /or fellow researchers. There are speakers lined up from pharmaceutical industry, academic consultancies, entrepreneurs, regulatory authorities and public engagement. The event is free to attend but registration is required before 15th June using the link below.

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

Contact: Amy Chan

Email: amy.chan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2078 741 299

25 June, 2018 - ICN Seminar Series: "Linking mindreading and metacognition: The case of autism spectrum disorder"

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

Speaker: David Williams, School of Psychology, University of Kent 'Linking mindreading and metacognition: The case of autism spectrum disorder' Host: Sarah White Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10 (basement seminar room) , Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 7679 1164

25 June, 2018 - SWC Seminar: In vivo gene editing and genetic screening with CRISPR-Cas systems

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

Speaker: Dr Randall Platt, Professur Biologisches Engineering, ETH Zurich Host: Professor Tom Mrsic-Flogel, Director, SWC No need to book, just turn up. Biography: Randell Platt studied biomedical engineering and chemistry at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2011 he obtained an MPhil from Imperial College London in material science and in 2015 a PhD from MIT in biological engineering. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard jointly between Feng Zhang and Paola Arlotta, Platt was appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor in the department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich in 2016. The Platt group develops and applies molecular tools for applications at the intersection of genome engineering, synthetic biology, and neurobiology.

Location: Ground floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 5 Howland Street,, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

26 June, 2018 - SWC Seminar: Dysregulation and restoration of neuronal circuit activities in Alzheimer models

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

Speaker: Dr Marc Busche, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital Host: Troy Margrie, Associate Director No need to book, just turn up. Abstract: There is a real urgency to better understand the complexeties of Alzheim's disease, with a population aging and no effective treatments available. Alzheimer is manifest neuropathologically by both amyloid-ß plaques and tau containing neurofibrillary tangles; however, the mechanisms by which those brain lesions initiate and drive the disease remain uncertain. In my talk, I will present data, mostly from in vivo two-photon calcium imaging in mouse models, that show how Alzheimer neuropathology causes massive impairments in neuronal circuit physiology that lead to memory problems – and that such impairments can be reversed only under certain conditions, which has important implications for clinical trials in patients.

Location: Ground floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 5 Howland Street,, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

2 July, 2018 - Childhood visual impairment and mental health: Science into practice

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The psychological wellbeing and mental health needs of children and young people with visual impairment and their families have been greatly neglected. Two main charities, the Mary Kitzinger Trust and Royal Society for Blind Children, have come together with Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University College London to host this conference. Together with the contributors and participants, we hope to spearhead important changes to improve understanding and meeting needs better. Lectures and workshops by leading academic researchers, clinicians and practitioners from UK, Europe and internationally and parent and child representatives, to share the most up to date research and clinical practice and to bridge research and practice and support skill learning.

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

Contact: ICH Events

Email: ich.events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 905 2699

4 July, 2018 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

Presentations on areas of research in the Developmental Neurosciences and other Programmes within GOS Institute of Child Health Chair Professor Helen Cross Speakers: Helen Cross, Virginie Mariot, Shamima Rahman, Merari Ferreira, Katerina Vezyroglou, and Kiran Seunarine All welcome to attend.

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

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 July, 2018 - IoN Seminar Series: Molecular functions of TDP-43 in ALS - Martina Hallegger

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

Speaker: Martina Hallegger, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, IoN and The Francis Crick Institute Molecular functions of TDP-43 in ALS Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome.

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

5 July, 2018 - Queen Square Advances in Mitochondrial Medicine 2018

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

This course will provide an update on recent developments in diagnostics for paediatric and adult mitochondrial diseases, with an emphasis on clinical cases, management and trials. This one day course is designed for adult and paediatric consultant and trainee clinicians and clinical scientists with an interest in mitochondrial diseases. Course organisers: - Professor Mike Hanna - Professor Simon Heales - Dr Robert Pitceathly Free Registration: Please confirm attendance with Chris Oldfield (cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk) RCP and RCPCH CPD approval will be applied for.

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

Contact: Chris Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 July, 2018 - UCL Small Molecule Dragons' Den Event

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

The UCL Small Molecule Therapeutic Innovation Network is delighted to announce that they will be holding a Small Molecule Dragons' Den event at UCL School of Pharmacy on Thursday 5th July, 1.30pm-6.00pm. This will be an opportunity to hear researchers from across UCL pitch their small molecule drug discovery ideas to a panel of industry experts and receive feedback. The event is open to all researchers at UCL and also to those from the wider drug discovery community including pharma & biotech companies, contract research organisations and life science investors. A prize will be awarded for the best pitch chosen by the Dragons. The pitches will be followed by a poster viewing (one prize winner) and networking session, open to all. If you would like to pitch an idea or present a poster describing your drug discovery approach, please email your one page proposal to r.angell@ucl.ac.uk by the 1st June 2018.

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

Contact: Dr Richard Angell

Email: r.angell@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7753 5973

10 July, 2018 - Queen Square Inaugural Lecture July 2018

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

Professor Gillian Bates (Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology) The Lecture is entitled “Huntington’s disease: the end game in sight?” and will be given as the Sixth Anita Harding Memorial Lecture. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk by 2 July. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation

Location: Sixth Anita Harding Memorial Lecture, 33 Queen Square, London, 33 Queen Square

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2018 - The Sixth Anita Harding Memorial Lecture and Inaugural Lecture

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

Professor Gillian Bates, FRS, FMedSci, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience on “Huntington’s disease: the end game in sight?” A drinks reception will be held immediately following the Lecture. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk by 2 July.

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

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 July, 2018 - The First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Course - 2017/18

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

Leptomeningeal Metastases, Neurotoxicity, Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Rare Tumours (Primary CNS lymphoma, pineal tumours), Ethical Considerations. The course will be divided into four days throughout 2017-2018 and will be delivered by the consultant staff of the UCLH/UCL/National Hospital Neuro-oncology multidisciplinary team. There will be a series of lectures followed by an opportunity to discuss Case Presentations at the end of the day. This new course will address the need for better understanding between the diverse clinical special specialities involved in the care of neuro-oncology patients. Course Directors: Dr Jeremy Rees and Dr Jonathan Martin, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square You can book for individual days or for the whole First Queen Square Multidisciplinary Neuro-oncology Teaching Course (4 days total). SPONSORED BY: The British Neuro-Oncology Society

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

Contact: UCL Institute of Neurology Education Unit

Email: ion.educationunit@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 July, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Professor John Gallacher, University of Oxford

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

Speaker: Professor John Gallacher, University of Oxford

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 July, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Using rodents and robots to help us improve movements after stroke

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

Speaker: Lawrence Moon (Kings College London) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 August, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Prof Alaisdair Gibb, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 September, 2018 - Systems Biology: Making Sense of Complexity Symposium 3 & 4 September 2018

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

Weizmann UK are hosting a two-day Systems Biology Symposium at University College London. The aim is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of leading world scientists from the Weizmann Institute with those from the UK to look at some of the common motifs of how complex biological system are organised. The symposium will focus on emerging systems design principles in the exploration of cancer, neurosciences, host-pathogen interactions and cell biology. Attendance will be limited to 180 delegates. Registration is £100 or £50 for students. This includes lunch and refreshments. This meeting will be an exciting and slightly out-of-the ordinary occasion so do make sure to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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

Contact: Samantha Showham

Email: samantha@weizmann.org.uk

Phone: 020 7424 6860

13 September, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Motor control after stroke (exact title tba)

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

Speaker: John Krakauer (Johns Hopkins University, USA) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 October, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Exploiting plasticity in brainstem systems for rehabilitation

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

Speaker: Stuart Baker (Newcastle University) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 November, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Advances in evidence-based MS physical rehabilitation

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

Speaker: Peter Feys (Hasselt University, Belgium) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

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

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email