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Refining the genetic causes of schizophrenia

An international study involving UCL has made advances in understanding the ways in which genetic risk factors alter gene function in schizophrenia. More...

T Cell targeting of cancer

UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation collaborates with Cell Medica to develop products to fight cancer

UCL has signed a research collaboration with Cell Medica aiming to utilize UCL’s novel T cell receptor (TCR) technology to generate leading-edge modified TCR products for the treatment of cancer.


Eye test may detect Parkinson’s before symptoms appear

A new low-cost and non-invasive eye test could detect Parkinson’s disease before symptoms including tremors and muscle stiffness develop, according to new research in rats led by scientists at UCL.  More...

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UCL climbs Shanghai world rankings to 17th place

UCL has risen to 17th place in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published this week by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, retaining its position as one of only three UK universities in the top 20 worldwide. More...

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Researchers discover what makes mice freeze or flee

Mice are likely to freeze at the sight of small slow-moving shapes and flee from fast approaching ones, finds new UCL research. More...


7 September, 2016The postnatal emergence of nociceptive cortical network activity in the rat primary somatosensory cortex
8 September, 2016Supporting physical activity for people living with long term conditions
12 September, 2016Developing optical imaging technologies to identify disease biomarkers
12 September, 2016Otto Wolff Lecture: The developing brain, from morphology to function
12 September, 2016Research methods course - UCL Department of Infection and Population Health
13 September, 2016Supporting physical activity for people living with long term conditions
13 September, 2016Transcriptional profiling of early pathophysiological changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
19 September, 2016Bone marrow gene therapy - extending its application to multi system disorders
19 September, 2016Genomic and transcriptomic mosaicism amongst single cells of the normal and Alzheimer’s disease brain
27 September, 2016From primate anatomy to human neuroimaging: Linking circuits to psychiatric disease and neurotherapeutic targets
5 October, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - title tbc
5 October, 2016Signaling Cygnets- Athena SWAN sharing knowledge and practice
5 October, 2016WIBR Cafe Seminar: Motor command neurons and their microcircuits: Dissecting the reticular formation
6 October, 2016UCL Synaptopathies Symposium
11 October, 2016ALS Seminar: Axonal function of splicing factors in motor development and neurodegeneration
12 October, 2016UCL RoAR (Replacement of Animals in Research) Forum
13 October, 2016Neural interfaces for the brain and spinal cord
17 October, 2016Using human stem cell models to understand motor neuron development and disease: creative destruction
18 October, 2016UCL Clinical Prize Lecture 2016: end of the HIV epidemics - how far are we?
20 October, 2016Intrinsic optical changes in mammalian nerve terminals (and dense core vesicles as calcium amplifiers)
20 October, 2016Queen Square Uroneurology Course
21 October, 2016Slade Print Fair 2016
2 November, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - title tbc
4 November, 2016Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium
7 November, 2016Save the date - UCL Personalised Medicine Early Careers Network launch event
8 November, 2016ALS Seminar: ALS and the corticospinal system
8 November, 2016UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2016
10 November, 2016New perspectives on post-stroke fatigue
21 November, 2016New insights into rare muscle glycogen storage disorders
22 November, 2016Sports cognition: Exploring the cognition of elite sporting performance and the cognitive consequences of sports-related brain injury
7 December, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - title tbc
13 December, 2016ALS Seminar: Title tbc
22 February, 20173rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017

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Research Excellence Framework 2014

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