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26 June, 2017 - UCL SenSyT (Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies) Symposium 2017

Time: 10:30:00 - 19:00:00

We are delighted to announce the UCL SenSyT (Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies) Symposium 2017 will take place on the 26th June 2017 at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London. The symposium is free to attend and lunch will be provided. The event will celebrate the research of eminent scientists in the field of sensory systems research and showcase graduate research achievements, with the aim of encouraging interdisciplinary thinking and collaborations on this topic. The key note speaker is Prof Maria Fitzgerald, and there will be further talks by Prof Andrew Forge and Prof Mike Cheetham. We welcome abstracts for posters and/or 10-minute talks from any related topic from students and post-docs. This year’s symposium broadly covers Vision, Hearing and Central Nervous System. There will be a prize for Best Talk at £400, a prize for Best Poster at £250, and runner-up poster will receive £150. We will cover the costs of poster printing for the first 10 posters received.

Location: Institute of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath St, London, EC1V 9EL

Contact: The SenSyT Symposium Team

Email: sensytsymposium@gmail.com

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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: Functional characterization of human motor cortex: an intraoperative

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

Speaker: Dr Gabriella Cerri (Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine (BIOMETRA), University of Milan) Title: Functional characterization of human motor cortex: an intraoperative approach Host: Sasha Kraskov

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - Neuroscience Careers Network - Getting Published: Meet the Editor of the Journal of Physiology

Time: 15:30:00 - 16:30:00

Speaker: Kim Barrett, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Physiology One of the most important skills for researchers is the ability to publish. This is a unique opportunity to hear about the publications process from the chief editor of a leading journal. Kim Barrett, a UCL graduate, is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Physiology and has had several other editorial roles. She will talk about publishing in general, how to write a paper, and some common ethical pitfalls. Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable tips on publishing your research. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception where you will have the opportunity to meet the speaker.

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

Contact: Sijia Zhao

Email: sijia.zhao.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 June, 2017 - Molecular mechanisms of cortical interneuron diversity and plasticity

Time: 16:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Prof Oscar Marin,Kings College London Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series

Location: Wolfson lecture theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

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29 June, 2017 - SWC Seminar Series: A double dissociation of presynaptic NMDA receptor signalling in neocortex

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

Speaker: Dr Jesper Sjostrom Host: Troy Margrie Dr Jesper Sjöström is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. His research is focused on the mechanisms, phenomenology, and functional consequences of Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) in neocortical circuits. His team employs two-photon laser scanning microscopy, quadruple whole-cell recordings, optogenetics, and computational modelling. Dr Sjöström obtained his PhD in 2002 at Brandeis University, working under the supervision of Dr Sacha B. Nelson. Between 2003 and 2007, he did his postdoctoral studies in the lab of Michael Häusser at University College London. Until 2011, Dr Sjöström ran an independent lab at University College London as a Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow.ms.

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

30 June, 2017 - Tricks of the Trade: Working Across Disciplines: concepts, language and ways of working

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

The challenges facing early career researchers include the following tensions: - being ambitious but ensuring aims are achievable - being focussed but not too narrow and being open to new ideas and directions - being clear about one’s own disciplinary contribution but also its limitations and the contributions of other disciplines - focusing on one’s academic career vs its translation into policy and practice - working hard but having a life outside work … In this talk, Susan Michie will discuss these issues in relation to her own career and experience and help participants think about these issues in relation to their current dilemmas and future career plans. The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain's series of 'Tricks of the Trade' conversations bring together established academics with early career researchers (ECRs). These events are an ideal opportunity for ECRS to engage with the insights that more experienced researchers have gained over the years.

Location: Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research), 2 Taviton St, UCL, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

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3 July, 2017 - Potential Realities

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00

Glass Artist Jenny Walsh and Mixed Media Artist Andy Charalambous explore creative opportunities and unexpected perspectives found at the intersection of art and science. ‘Potential Realities’ explores possible excitations within neuroscience, physics and astronomy.

Location: North Lodge, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Andy Charalambous

Email: a.charalambous@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7155

5 July, 2017 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

Chair: Professor Helen Cross Presentations on areas of research in the Developmental Neurosciences and other Programmes within GOS Institute of Child Health Speakers: Monica Lakhanpaul, Thomas Voit, Georgia Pitts, Yael Hacohen, John Counsell and Sonja Soskic All welcome to attend

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

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 , Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, 17 - 19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

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

6 July, 2017 - Evens Science Prize: Scientific Meeting and Prize Lecture - Autonomy

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

Scientific Meeting (14:00-17:30) Speakers: Frederike Beyer, Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London Chris Frith FBA, Emeritus Professor in Neuropsychology, Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London Genevra Richardson FBA, Professor of Law, King's College London Jonathan Wolff, Blavatnik Chair in Public Policy in association with Wolfson College, Oxford University. Prize lecture and award ceremony (18:00-19:00) Speakers: Axel Cleeremans, Research Director Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS), Professor Cognitive Psychology, Head of Consciousness, Cognition and Computation (CO3) Group and the Center for Research in Cognition & Neurosciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles Patrick Haggard FBA, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

Location: The British Academy , 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

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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 This event is open to staff and students of UCL and UCLH

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: Please email

12 July, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Getting your digital product into the NHS (or choosing not to)

Time: 10:00:00 -

Third workshop of the TechSharing Seminar Series, organised by early-career researchers from UCL Interaction Centre, the eHealth Unit, the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. The TechSharing Seminar Series aims to foster knowledge exchange and future collaboration between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry professionals working within or at the boundaries of digital health. Our objective is to explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and appropriate pathways to impact within the NHS. This workshop will explore the pros, cons and requirements of developing digital health products for the NHS (or choosing not to).

Location: G01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EA

Contact: Anna Roberts

Email: anna.roberts.15@ucl.ac.uk

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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

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13 July, 2017 - SWC Seminar Series: Circuit mapping with novel molecular genetic tools

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

Speaker: Ali Cetin, Senior Manager, Viral Technology, Allen Institute for Brain Science Ali Haydar Cetin joined the Allen Institute in 2013 as an assistant investigator in the research and development group. Before joining the Allen Institute he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Ed Callaway at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego where he developed viral vectors for optogenetic manipulations and monosynaptic circuit tracing to understand the connectivity within the nervous system. At the Allen Institute he is leading research efforts focusing on the development, optimization and execution of novel methodologies in order to understand the network connectivity within the mouse visual system using molecular genetic approaches. Cetin received a B.S. in molecular biology and genetics from the Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and a Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. No need to book, just turn up!

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

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

31 July, 2017 - LWENC PhD Showcase: Final Presentations from Leonard Wolfson 4 Year PhD Programme in Neurodegeneration, 2013 intake

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

The LWENC Education Board invite you to our PhD Showcase celebrating the completion of our first intake of 4 Year PhD students. Each of the students will be summarising the fantastic research they’ve accomplished over the past four years, followed by a drinks reception. Our students have truly worked across neurodegenerative research at UCL. As such, we hope to have an equally representative slice of UCL in the audience and all are welcome. Please RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lwenc-phd-showcase-tickets-35171106727

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

Contact: Elizabeth Halton

Email: e.halton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

20 September, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 -

Speaker: Professor Abdel El Manira (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden) Title: TBC Host: Rob Brownstone

Location: ICN Basement Seminar (B10), 17QS, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 September, 2017 - 2017 Annual Synaptopathies Symposium

Time: -

The symposium is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled "Synaptopathies: genetics, biophysics and circuit mechanisms of paroxysmal neurological disorders". Epilepsy, migraine and related paroxysmal neurological disorders affect over 15% of the population, and account for an enormous burden to the individual and to society. Progress in managing these diseases is slow, with many patients failing to respond to available medication. Understanding the mechanisms will be an essential step not only towards improved diagnosis, but also towards the development of rational therapies. *This event is open to principal investigators, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. A limited number of places will be made available to MSc students.*

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

Contact: Juliet Solomon

Email: juliet.solomon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

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) This event is open to staff and students of UCL and UCLH

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: Please email

18 October, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 -

Speaker: Professor Stephen Jackson (Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: John Rothwell

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 December, 2017 - Save the date: Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD)

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

The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain launch will be hosted by Professor Alison Fuller, CSSD Chair and Pro Director (Research and Development), UCL Institute of Education, and include a keynote speech by Professor James Wilsdon, Chair, Campaign for Social Science & Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement, University of Sheffield. There will be a contribution from Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost Research) & a presentation by Dr Nicholas Frith (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science) who is co-leading the project 'Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia?' with Mary Sullivan, Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. This project was supported by CSSD’s 2016-17 Social Science Plus funding scheme which supports innovative research collaborations between social scientists and engineers, scientists and researchers from across UCL. Senior staff from key funders will also be invited.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email