Neuroscience

Neuroscience Events

4 September, 2014 - London Virtual Social Interaction Workshop

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Social interaction is at the core of being human, but the scientific study of social interaction is challenging. We have only a limited understanding of the brain and cognitive mechanisms which allow interactions. New technologies can help us probe and measure human social behaviour without sacrificing the validity of the interaction. The data we gain allows us to develop and test new theories and models of the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying human sociality. This workshop will highlight new methods and new theories in the domain of social interaction, and work towards a scientific understanding of how people interact.

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

Contact: Silvia Pan

Email: s.pan@cs.ucl.ac.uk

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6 September, 2014 - Science and Literature Festival with Ian McEwan: Memory in the twenty-first century

Time: 12:30:00 - 18:00:00

In association with The Guardian, The Memory Network is organising a festival at which writers discuss the relationship between storytelling and memory in dialogue with a neuroscientist, technology futures specialist, and a neuro-literary critic. How does the digital environment change our memory and storytelling? Can you tell a story via objects? How can we turn the life of an amnesiac man into a story worth remembering? These and many other questions will be debated, whilst neuropsychologist Paul Bloom will interrogate one of the finest, and most provocative, contemporary writers who throughout his career has sought to realign the fraught relationship between literature and science: Ian McEwan. Entry is free but seats must be reserved by sending an email tomemorynetwork@roehampton.ac.uk

Location: Gustave Tuck lecture theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Entry is free but seats must be reserved by sending an email

Email: memorynetwork@roehampton.ac.uk

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12 September, 2014 - The genetic basis for cellular diversity in the mouse cortex

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

Speaker information: Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Host: Professor Kenneth D. Harris. Abstract: The normal function of the mammalian brain relies on the proper assembly of a diverse set of neuronal cell types as well as glia and vasculature. Our lab is focused on understanding how genetics are coupled to functional diversity. In our latest effort we have used large-scale single-cell RNA-seq to define cellular subtypes in the primary sensory cortex (S1) and the CA1 region of the mouse cortex. Using immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and RNA single-molecule FISH, we have confirmed quantitative and qualitative properties of our data independently and linked several our identified subclasses to morphologically and spatially defined cell types.

Location: Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London,

Contact: Professor Kenneth D. Harris

Email: kenneth.harris@ucl.ac.uk

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16 September, 2014 - ALS Seminar Series: The neuronal functions of RNA-binding proteins, and their aberrant function in motor neuron disease

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

Speaker information: Jernej Ule, Dept of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL IoN. Host: Elizabeth Fisher.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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6 October, 2014 - Mechanisms regulating myogenesis, myofiber growth and muscle fibrosis

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

Speaker information: Dr Pura Munoz Canoves, Pompeu Fabra Unversity and ICREA, Barcelona. Host: MRC Centre Seminar Series 2014.

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

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6 October, 2014 - Research Councils UK Roadshow

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From September all seven Research Councils will be using Researchfish for the collection of information on the outcomes of Research Council funded research. Dates for roadshows on the new harmonised collection service are now available. Previously researchers funded by AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and NERC returned information via a system called ROS (Research Outcomes System) whilst only researchers funded by STFC and MRC returned information via Researchfish. A roadshow on the new harmonised collection service has now been arranged near UCL, on Monday 6 October at the Hilton London Euston. The roadshow is free of charge and open to all researchers, research managers and research administrators. It is anticipated that there will be separate morning and afternoon sessions (depending on numbers) and will be an opportunity to find out about RCUK plans for research outcomes and ask any questions you may have.

Location: Hilton London Euston, 17-18 Upper Woburn Place, ,

Contact: Research Councils UK

Email: roh@rcuk.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1793 444 400

9 October, 2014 - UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation Symposium - ‘What’s the Use of Technology in Neurorehabilitation'

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A symposium on the role of technology in neurorehabilitation. Speakers will explore a range of topics from the fundamentals of neurostimulation in the nervous system to the use of robotics to promote practice and learning. They will discuss how the power of virtual reality and the internet can move rehabilitation into patients’ homes and allow clinicians to collect clinically relevant information on a large scale. Finally, they will consider the importance of getting these technological advances out of the laboratory and into the market place where they can be of greatest benefit to the most people.

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

Contact: Rowena Kemp

Email: rowena.kemp@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 October, 2014 - ALS Seminar Series: Motor neuron disease: to whom, what, how, why and where to now?

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

Speaker information: Martin Turner, University of Oxford. Host: Linda Greensmith

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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16 October, 2014 - Barbara Arrowsmith Young: 'The Woman Who Changed Her Brain'

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

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, author of the International Bestseller The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, and founder of the Arrowsmith Program, will be giving a talk at UCL on 16 October 2014. The Woman Who Changed Her Brain tells the compelling story of how Barbara tapped into neuroscience research and used neuroplasticity to transform her brain and life, then went on to found the Arrowsmith Program. Directions to venue: Enter via the Rowland Hill Street entrance (which is close to Belsize Park tube station). You enter through the entrance, take the stairs facing you to Lower Ground Floor.

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London , NW3 2QG

Contact: Nikki George

Email: n.george@ucl.ac.uk

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22 October, 2014 - [Ich-dncu] Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

Speakers TBC

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

Contact: Janet Nicholas

Email: janet.nicholas@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 November, 2014 - Mitochondrial quality control in mitochondrial neuropathies

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

Speaker information: Professor Joanna Poulton, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Host: MRC Centre Seminar Series 2014

Location: Lecture Theatre, , 33 Queen Square, ,

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

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25 November, 2014 - ALS Seminar Series: mRNA transport and translation in sympathetic neuron axons

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

Speaker information: Antonella Riccio, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL. Host: Jernej Ule

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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27 November, 2014 - Genetic Approaches to Study the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

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This two day meeting from the Genetics Society will bring together leading researchers from across the globe to discuss the latest uses of genetic approaches to investigate the neurobiology of learning and memory. Talks and posters will highlight conservation of mechanisms spanning humans, rodents and insects. Additional talks by junior investigators will be selected from submitted abstracts. Poster sessions will also be a part of the meeting.

Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London,

Contact: Genetics Society

Email: TheTeam@genetics.org.uk

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1 December, 2014 - Inflammatory neuropathy

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

Speaker information: Professor Hugh Willison, University of Glasgow. Host: MRC Centre Seminar Series 2014.

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

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: christine.oldfield@ucl.ac.uk

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9 December, 2014 - ALS Seminar Series: C9ORF72 in frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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

Speaker information: Adrian Isaacs, Dept of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL IoN. Host: Anny Devoy

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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9 January, 2015 - [Ich-dncu] Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

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

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

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.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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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: Pietro Fratta.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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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.

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

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

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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