Neuroscience

Neuroscience Events

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

Time: 13:00:00 -

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

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: millerpa@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Anne Brown

Email: anne.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

Speaker information: Michael Sendtner, Institute for Clinical Neurobiology, University of Wuerzburg. Host: Pietro Fratta. Series run by the Greensmith and Fisher Laboratories

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 8679 8584

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

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

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

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Tassos Georgiadis, Sandrine Geranton and Mala Shah

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

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

Location: Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square , ,

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Dr Roland Schaette

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 1164

19 March, 2015 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2015

Time: -

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

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Paula Barkay

Email: affectivetouch@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Audrey Mercer

Email: a.mercer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

Speakers TBC

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

Contact: Janet Nicholas

Email: janet.nicholas@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Events

Email: events.psychoanalysis@ucl.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

Contact: UCLP NeuroRehabilitation Centre

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

Phone: Please email

5 May, 2015 - Update in Neuromuscular Disorders

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

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

Contact: Jacky Molyneaux

Email: j.molyneaux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email