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

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

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 - Advances in rare & inherited cardiovascular disease symposium

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Registration for the Advances in Rare & Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Symposium is now open. This one-day conference, jointly hosted by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust, will showcase research in rare and inherited cardiovascular disease. Talks are planned on a diverse range of themes, including using ‘Big Data’ to study genetic cardiovascular disease, in silico approaches to the study of genetic disease, inflammation & infiltration, and rare forms of cardiomyopathy. The Symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues.

Location: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 7607 (internal: 47607)

1 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Infection Induced Lung Germinal Centres

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

Speaker: Dr Michelle Linterman, Babraham Institute

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 June, 2017 - #LearnHack

Time: 09:30:00 - 20:30:00

This summer bring your talent to solve a challenge and meet creative people interested in tackling problems in this intense one-day hackathon. • Are you interesting in making a difference to the way people learn? • Impacting upon educational norms and forms? • Creating new and innovative solutions to teaching? LearnHack is a hybrid hack open to people from any discipline, background or skillset. If you’re a UCL student or member of staff this event is for you.

Location: BASE King's Cross (UCL), 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Sarah Foxlee

Email: s.foxlee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

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

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Mosquito bite inflammation: more than just a nuisance

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Clive McKimmie, University of Leeds

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 June, 2017 - Introduction to bioinformatic resources and gene ontology - June 2017

Time: 09:45:00 - 17:30:00

The Functional Gene Annotation team will be running it’s tenth 2-day workshop "Introduction to Bioinformatic Resources and Gene Ontology (GO)" on Monday and Tuesday 12-13 June 2017 at UCL. This 2-day course is open to all biological or biomedical PhD and Post-Doc research scientists. Attending the course will boost your understanding of bioinformatics resources and their use. In addition you will have the opportunity to improve the profile of your papers in the world’s leading biological databases, such as NCBIGene, UniProt and GeneCards. This course will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in the process of gene functional annotation and/or analyse your own high-thoughput datasets.

Location: Cluster Room 316 , 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Dr Rachael Huntley

Email: r.huntley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2017 - UCL IIT Annual Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture 2017

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

Organised by UCL Infection & Immunity

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting its annual science symposium on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the cancer immunity, autoimmunity and anti-viral immunity. The symposium will cover immune regulation in health and disease. The highlight will be the Pears Lecture which will be given this year by Jason Cyster from the University of California San Francisco. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 June, 2017 - Learning to live with MS: A true story

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

Speaker: Ms Carla King, UCL Careers, Faculty of Engineering You are invited to a rare opportunity to hear insights from a UCL colleague with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. By the end of this talk, you will · Have an insight into what symptoms and relapses feel like · Better understand resources put into place to support daily living · Have had open discussion with the presenter

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

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: t.holmes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 108 7425

19 June, 2017 - Cell-intrinsic defence mechanisms against HIV-1

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

Speaker: Prof Christine Goffinet (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research). Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk) & Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Clare Jolly & Prof Greg Towers

Email: c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk; g.towers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Consulting skills - career development programme for UCL researchers

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

This intensive course, run in partnership with UCL Innovation and Enterprise and the UCL Doctoral School, is fully-funded and represents a unique opportunity for a UCL PhD Researcher to begin to sketch out their career roadmap and develop a set of transferable business-related skills. The importance of building enterprise and transferable skills early into Researcher’s careers never been greater and this course will encourage participants to take their own development to the next level. Participants will learn about the consultancy cycle from UCLC, work in teams to solve real business problems and undertake key-skills sessions from a select group of experienced trainers. Work in teams of Researchers to create a strategic approach to solving a real business dilemma. Visit the business’ premises, gather context and background and construct a plan of action that will come together as the week progresses.

Location: UCL Innovation and Enteprise, BASE KX, 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Oli Pinch

Email: oli.pinch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

19 June, 2017 - Seeds of culture

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

Since Vedic times healing plants and specifics of their curative properties were well known to physicians and healers from all levels of Indian society. A large body of European books from the 16-19th centuries also document folk and classical medical traditions of India, collected from indigenous sources. With the ability to study complex molecular pathways and chemistry of their properties that were unknown at the time, are these works are now valuable resources to be revisited with contemporary scientific methods? With Dr Annamma Spudich (Visiting Professor, National Center for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India); Prof Michael Heinrich (Professor of Medicinal Plant Research, UCL School of Pharmacy); and Prof Frances Brodsky (Director, UCL Division of Biosciences).

Location: Gavin de Beer LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7507195665

20 June, 2017 - UCL Research Staff Conference 2017: Transitions in Careers

Time: 08:45:00 - 17:00:00

Registrations are now open for UCL’s Research Staff Conference. A vibrant programme of plenary sessions, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities is planned. A range of speakers, specialists and exhibitors will also share their experience and knowledge and offer practical tips and guidance to help you boost your career and inform your future choices. The aim of the conference is to provide UCL’s researchers across the institution with an opportunity to engage, network and focus on themselves and their careers. The conference will introduce researchers to the relevant national and international researcher development policies and find out about career trends and current themes relevant to researchers at all levels, from Early Career Researchers to Principal Investigators. The conference themes will cover topics such as: leadership in academia, the professional profile of a researcher, future careers in the Brexit era and defining researcher career paths.

Location: Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Zara Chaudhry

Email: z.chaudhry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 8864

22 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: How T cells cause autoimmune disease and hold the key to curing cancer

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

Speaker: Prof Andy Sewell, Cardiff University

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

23 June, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Co-design in digital health

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

Second 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. The aim of this workshop is to explore co-design practice within digital health, with practical examples of how to carry out co-design activities in your own work.

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

Contact: Anna Roberts

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

Phone:

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

Phone:

2 July, 2017 - Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data

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

At Digital Health 2017, held for the first time as an independent event, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies. DH 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.

Location: tbc, London, , , ,

Contact: Patrizia Isabelle Duda

Email: patrizia.duda.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 July, 2017 - Summer school course: Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it

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Eureka’s 2nd Summer School course “Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it” 2017 is open for registration. This Summer school tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field (late masters / PhD students / beginning Post docs). With this Summer School course you will not only obtain insight in how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. The course is organized together with the University of Utrecht and will be held in Utrecht. Registration is via the online form and requires a CV, motivation letter, and a letter of support from your supervisor. Deadline for registration: 01 April 2017.

Location: , , Utrecht,

Contact: Rinze Benedictus

Email: r.benedictus@umcutrecht.nl

Phone: +31 88 75 587 68

3 July, 2017 - tbc

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

Speaker: Prof Peijun Zhang (University of Oxford) Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme Host:Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2017 - tbc

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Monsef Benkirane (Université de Montpellier) Host:Prof Ariberto Fassati (a.fassati@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@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

Phone:

13 July, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Learning from helminths: Type 2 Immunity and Tissue Repair

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Prof Judi Allen, University of Mancheste

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

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

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

20 July, 2017 - Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day

Time: 08:30:00 - 18:00:00

You are warmly invited to the annual Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day. This event, which is free to attend, will feature the best science from across the faculty, and provide an excellent opportunity for younger researchers from all parts of FMS to meet, interact, present and discuss their work. This year's meeting will feature cutting edge science from across the faculty, lunchtime poster viewing, prizes for the best posters and 3m presentations and a drinks reception. Selected abstracts will be chosen for moderated poster sessions and / or 3 minute presentations. To submit an abstract, please contact Emma Bowman, e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 16th June.

Location: Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Emma Bowman

Email: e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk.

Phone:

18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

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The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084

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