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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

3 May, 2017 - Pierre Pascal Lenck Santini seminar: Early Sharp Waves and oscillations in the Neonatal Rat Hippocampus

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

The neonatal (P2-P8) rat hippocampus in-vivo generates intermittent and spontaneous oscillatory activity patterns that are thought to participate in the functional maturation its circuits. These patterns consist of high amplitude (up to 1-2 mV), short lasting (50-200ms) early Sharp Waves (eSPWs) and beta (10-30Hz), 0.5-3s bouts of oscillations called tails. To better understand the functional role of such patterns, we addressed network mechanisms underlying their generation using a combination of Current Source Density, single unit analysis and stimulation protocols. We provide evidence that the eSPWs involve co-activation of the inputs both from CA3 and the entorhinal cortex and propose that during they support activity-dependent formation of connections in the developing entorhino-hippocampal network.

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

Contact: Francesca Cacucci

Email: f.cacucci@ucl.ac.uk

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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.

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10 May, 2017 - Intracellular neutralization of tau seeding by cytosolic Fc receptor TRIM21

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

Speaker: Dr William McEwan, Cambridge Immunology Network, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Hosted by Professor John Collinge

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

Contact: Naho Ollason

Email: n.ollason@prion.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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 - Collaborative Social Science Early Career Researcher Workshop: Public Engagement

Time: 02:00:00 - 17:00:00

What does public engagement actually involve? Why should you do it? What can it change for you and your work? What support is available? How can you tell if your public engagement is effective? What public groups and individuals might be interesting to engage with about your work? If you need help with any of these questions, join this session to find out more. In this interactive workshop, the UCL Public Engagement Unit will introduce some of the concepts and ethos of public engagement. Drawing on UCL staff and students’ public engagement experience, participants will explore why you might want to do engagement, what it involves, who the public are and how you might engage with them about your research and/or teaching. A Methods Workshop convened by Hilary Jackson, Public Engagement Coordinator (SLASH)

Location: Room 604, 6th Floor, Bidborough House, UCL, 38-50 Bidborough St, London, WC1H 9BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

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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 - Professional careers beyond academia

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:30:00

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network has teamed up with UCL Careers and the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health Post-doc Society to run a careers day that will focus on career paths for researchers outside of academia in the life science sector and other closely related sectors. The event will be a series of careers talks where you will have the chance to hear from employers who are PhD holders themselves. The careers talks will be followed by a networking fair in the morning and a second networking fair in the afternoon. Explore your career options with talks and a careers fair with networking opportunities from a range of companies: Pope Woodhead, Deep Science Ventures, Quintiles IMS, British Society for Immunology, Boston Consulting Group, Heptares Therapeutics, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, and Evidera. As well as talks from UCL Organisational Development and UCL Careers.

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

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

18 May, 2017 - 5th Paediatric Neuropsychology International Symposium

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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 - LCF & UCL Co-LAB Hack 2017

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

London College of Fashion and UCL Innovation and Enterprise invite you to join forces. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, LCF and UCL staff and students will develop a business idea to benefit London, with the chance to win prizes of up to £4,000. This LCF & UCL Co-LAB Hack will develop your experience and skills in entrepreneurship, business development and idea-generation and is open to all UCL undergraduate students, postgraduate students and staff who want to learn how to bring business ideas to life while working in cross-disciplinary teams. As you will be working on a fresh business idea for London, you do not have to have your own business idea to attend.

Location: BASE Kings Cross (UCL Innovation and Enterprise) , 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Oli Pinch

Email: oli.pinch@ucl.ac.uk

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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 - UCL School of Pharmacy: TREM2; Implications for microglia

Time: 12:30:00 -

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

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

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

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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 - Games+VR & Health

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

We are delighted to invite you to the Games+VR & Health event organised by SoftV Digital gamification company in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and UCLB Games+VR & Health will explore the current state of the art in games and virtual reality in health & neuroscience and in research led by games experts and UCL academics involved with the development of serious games. The event will include the showcase of novel VR experiences and AR applications in addition to SoftV’s digital health games collaborations with UCL academics. Programme 1. Short talks of industry and UCL academics. 2. Games, VR /AR Demos 3. Networking, refreshments will be provided. Registration is open for UCL staff & students only or please request invitation with a short summary why you want to attend the event:

Location: Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Brigitta Zics

Email: brigitta.zics@softv.co.uk

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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

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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

26 May, 2017 - Z. Josh Huang: 'Transcriptional architecture of cortical GABAergic neuron types'

Time: 17:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Z. Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Labs Understanding the biological basis of neuronal diversity and identity is necessary for deciphering the functional organization of brain circuits. A fundamental question is whether phenotypic variations of neurons are largely subjective to measurements and can only be managed by operational grouping, or whether congruent cell features can be integrated to define discrete “types” that reflect biological reality and mechanisms. Based on high resolution single cell transcriptome analysis, I will present evidence that cortical interneuron types can be delineated by their input-output communication styles, likely supported by coherent expression of select members of a relatively small number of gene families. I will use cortical chandelier cells as an example to demonstrate the fine granularity of unitary interneuron types and their exquisite input-output connectivity pattern.

Location: Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, G04 , Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kenneth D. Harris

Email: kenneth.harris@ucl.ac.uk

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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

31 May, 2017 - Get that grant: introduction to grantsmanship for early career researchers

Time: 13:30:00 -

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network is holding this grantsmanship workshop for those keen to learn how to make successful grant applications. Speakers include advisors from SLMS Strategic Research Facilitators, funders, experienced academics talking about their grant application experience and UCL Research Finance staff. There will also be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. By the end of the workshop attendees will have an understanding of what factors they should consider when developing grant proposals. There will be an optional follow-up workshop on 20 June, for which attendees will be asked to submit and present a brief outline proposal for review by expert mentors and peers. Please contact Rob Aldridge to enquire about attending.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dorina Cadar

Email: d.cadar@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

1 June, 2017 - Course for the "Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging Toolbox", aka. PRoNTo

Time: -

We are pleased to announce the next PRoNTo(*) course at UCL, London, UK, on June 1-2, 2017. This two-day course will offer a comprehensive coverage of all PRoNTo features and functionalities, including: - introduction to neuroimaging and machine learning concepts - specific pattern recognition methods for neuroimaging - demonstration and hands on session This year the course will also cover the new functionalities in PRoNTo version 2.

Location: 508, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Prof. Janaina Mourao-Miranda

Email: J.Mourao-Miranda@cs.ucl.ac.uk

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1 June, 2017 - Modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor activity as a potential treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia, SCA1

Time: 16:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Prof Ruth Empson, University of Otago Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series

Location: Gilliat lecture theatre, Ground Floor, Queen Square House, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

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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

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

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

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

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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 - 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

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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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

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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