Personalised Medicine

Personalised Medicine Events

28 May, 2015 - Virtual Virology seminar series

Time: 16:00:00 -

The format of the meeting is a presenting group of 3 speakers, each talking for 25 mins plus question time, and introduced by a representative or head of the research group. Host: Professor Paul Lehner, University of Cambridge. Speakers: Nick Matheson, “Mapping the plasma membrane proteome in HIV infection”; Dick van den Boomen, “CMV encoded US2 and US11 as viral degradation hubs for immunoreceptors”; Iva Tchasovnikarova, “Genetic screens identify a novel epigenetic repressor complex”. All are welcome.

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

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 May, 2015 - How to write for The Conversation

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

UCL is a founding member of The Conversation, an online magazine which promotes academic comment on current affairs. Its open access articles reach 20 millions readers around the world every month. If you are interested in writing for the media – and want your research to have the widest possible impact – there is no better place to start. The Grand Challenges are holding drop in sessions (open to all) to help you get your ideas into The Conversation. Email Kate Hoyland to book a slot.

Location: UCL, Gower Street, ,

Contact: Kate Hoyland

Email: c.hoyland@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Lydia Drumright, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge. Host: Dr Zisis Kozlakidis (z.kozlakidis@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity: IBSc/BSc Symposium

Time: 09:15:00 - 17:00:00

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st Divisional Integrated BSc/BSc Symposium Day. We have an excellent line-up of students who will be celebrating their achievements by presenting their lab based project work over the past year. Each student has been allocated 10 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes to address questions. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The day will conclude with an evening prize-giving/drinks reception in the Cruciform Café from 5.00 pm. Presentations will be scored by students and the presenter with the highest total average score will be awarded a prize (value £100). The winner will be announced and awarded at the drinks reception in Cruciform Café at 6pm.

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

Contact: Biljana Nikolić

Email: b.nikolic@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 June, 2015 - IIT Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:40:00

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation is hosting a science conference. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the immune system in health and disease. Highlights will include the design of novel forms of immunotherapy, which provide exciting opportunities for the treatment of cancer, infection and autoimmune diseases. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to learn about cutting edge progress in immunology research and in our understanding of immune mediated disease. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster. Confirmed speakers: Prof Ton Schumacher; Prof Gillian Griffiths; Dr Caetano Reis e Sousa; Prof Gitta Stockinger; Dr Martin Pule; Prof Mala Maini; Prof Lucy Walker; Prof Arne Akbar; Prof David Sansom; Prof Ronjon Chakraverty; Dr Emma Morris; Dr Ben Seddon

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

Contact: Cassie Harley-Boyce

Email: c.harley-boyce@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

3 June, 2015 - The generation and selection of immune receptor repertoires

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

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme. Speaker: Yuval Elhanati from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France. If you would like to talk to Yuval Elhanati on the day please contact Clare Bennett (c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk).

Location: Tutorial Room 5, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2015 - Autophagy regulates intestinal inflammation by controlling CD4+ T cell homeostasis

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

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme. Speaker: Dr Kevin Maloy, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford. Kevin has a long-standing interest in studying the host-pathogen interactions, with a focus on the role of CD4+ T cells. Kevin carried out his post-doctoral work in the labs of Profs. Rolf Zinkernagel and Hans Hengartner at the University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, before coming back to the UK to work with Professor Fiona Powrie. He subsequently developed his own independent research group with a Wellcome Trust career development award and is currently the recipient of a Wellcome Trust New Investigator award. His lab now focuses on host-bacterial interactions in chronic intestinal pathology, with particular interest on the role of host innate immune receptors in intestinal homeostasis. If you would like to talk to Kevin Maloy on the day please contact Clare Bennett (c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk).

Location: LT3, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2015 - Recent Technologies in Microbiology

Time: -

The current conference on Recent Technologies in Microbiology is based on the recent developments in the field of microbiology; this would encompass general themes of high-throughput screening, imaging, metabolomics, sequencing and data handling (bioinformatics). The mentioned themes are very relevant to current ongoing research and applications in microbiology. Following the talks, and during scheduled breaks in the programme, there will be opportunities for delegates and speakers to open discussion about the technologies and perhaps begin new collaborative efforts to make use of the research approaches showcased. A poster session will allow students and early-career post-docs from around to present their work and show how they are utilizing technologies in microbiology.

Location: School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Road , Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Contact: Enquiries

Email: recenttechnologiesmicro2015@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

8 June, 2015 - The macrophage as an HIV-1 hub

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Professor Quentin Sattentau, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University. Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Mr Thomas Whitehead (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). The Pirbright Institute. Group leader: Dr Mark Fife. Title to be confirmed. Dr Gabriele Pollara. Department of Infection, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Dr M Noursadeghi. Title to be confirmed. Miss Kristine Oleinika (MPhil/PhD Transfer Seminar). Division of Infection and Immunity, Bloomsbury Campus. Group leader: Prof C Mauri. Title to be confirmed. Dr Maryam Atakhorrami. Translational Research office, UCL Enterprise & UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences. Title to be confirmed. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: 115 Galton LT, 1-19 Torrington Place, , , WC1E 7HB

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 June, 2015 - An introduction to infectious disease genomics – an IDRN event

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

The day will be pitched at 'beginner level' to give an idea of the topics and concepts covered in this area. As infectious disease genomics becomes rapidly more mainstream and relevant to clinical practice and translational research, it is increasingly important for academics, clinical staff and public health professionals to understand what genomics can and cannot do, what its data requirements are, and how to critically appraise the outputs. There will also be case studies from researchers who are active in genomics from the point of view of bacteriology, virology and mycology. Speakers will be Michael Head (IDRN and UCL), David Cleary (Southampton), Judy Breuer (UCL), Nick Loman (Birmingham), Dan Frampton (UCL), Johanna Rhodes (Imperial), Phillip Ashton (Public Health England), Tom Fowler (Genomics England), and Claudio Koser (Cambridge).

Location: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Contact: Michael Head or Cherry Heaven

Email: mhead@idrn.org; c.heaven@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3549 5549

18 June, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Prof Guido Silvestri, Emory University, USA.

Location: LT3, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2015 - Clearing out debris for CD8 T cell memory and hematopoietic stem cell survival

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Professor Katja Simon, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2015 - Evaluation Workshop

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

Do you need to demonstrate the impact of projects in your organisation? Do you want to improve the design and implementation of your programmes? Are you tasked with carrying out an evaluation, but don’t know where to start? This one day, hands-on workshop, run by the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy, addresses these challenges. It is aimed at staff from NHS trusts, CCGs and local authorities, who need to evaluate local programmes or services as part of their work. After attending this workshop, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own evaluation of a local programme or service. This course is free for staff working in CLAHRC partner organisations, and is aimed at all those tasked with evaluating the performance of local programmes and services. No previous knowledge is required. Individuals who are interested in applying for a place at the workshop should complete and return the application form by 22nd April 2015 at 5pm.

Location: , , Central London,

Contact: Kate Collins

Email: k.collins@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 June, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Galina Mukamolova, Lecturer in Microbial Physiology, Leicester University. Host: Dr Kristine Arnvig (k.arnvig@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 July, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Joao Barata, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Unversity of Lisbon, Portugal.

Location: LT3, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2015 - Impacts of protein oxidation on the elicitation of adaptive immune responses: implications for health and disease

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

UCL Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme. Speaker: Dr Amin Moghaddam, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University. Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar.

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 July, 2015 - UCL Division of Infection & Immunity Internal Speaker Programme: PhD Thesis Seminar

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

Ms Nan – Yu Chen. Department of Infection, Royal Free Campus. Group leader: Dr A Fassati. All staff and students are welcome.

Location: LT2, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Isabel Lubeiro

Email: i.lubeiro@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 July, 2015 - Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Royal Free Campus External Speaker programme: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Professor Stephen Anderton, University of Edinburgh.

Location: LT3, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Professor David Sansom (Immunology) and Dr Clare Bennett (Haematology)

Email: d.sansom@ucl.ac.uk; c.bennett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email