On 21st Nov 2017 our NPP PhD student Yajing Xu and her committee brought together a group of 35 PhD students and postdocs across UCL to attend the 1st annual Mini Glia Symposium to encourage exchange of glia research. From 2 - 4pm the 4 speakers below engaged the group and from 4 - 6pm 12 posters were hung and everyone liaised whilst enjoying refreshments and sandwiches.
Publication date: 23 November 2017
NPP's contribution to the Biophysical Society on Emerging Concepts in Ion Channel Biophysics meeting
NPP’s Professor Lucia Sivilotti opened the recent thematic meeting of the Biophysical Society on Emerging Concepts in Ion Channel Biophysics (Mexico City, October 10–13, 2017) with a talk on her work "The Activation of Glycine Channels: A Single-Channel Perspective".
Publication date: 18 October 2017
An excellent In2Science evening at Google DeepMind on 28th Sept 2017 when 3 prizes were won by NPP placement students:
Publication date: 5 October 2017
New Scientist Live is a festival of ideas and discovery, taking place at ExCeL London from Thursday 28th September to Sunday 1st October, expecting around 30,000 visitors across 4 days. The Royal Society of Biology will be running ‘Ask a Biologist’ in the exhibition area, giving members of the public the opportunity to question 24 of our member experts, find out more about what the Royal Society of Biology does and how they can get involved with us.
NPP’s Professor Jonathan Ashmore will be there on Sunday 1st October from 1:30pm to 5pm.
Publication date: 27 September 2017
The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team led by researchers at UCL (including Dr Lorenzo Fabrizi) and King’s College London.
Publication date: 14 September 2017
This year Dr Ivan Kadurin was awarded International Travel bursaries from both the Biophysical Society and the UCL Bogue Research Fellowship committee.
Publication date: 13 September 2017
Dr Kirsty Bannister lead a workshop on ‘Clinical and pre-clinical aspects of descending controls in pain’ in Copenhagen at the EFIC meeting 6-9 September 2017. Whilst there she received the IBSA award 2017 for her article 'An investigation into the inhibitory function of serotonin in diffuse noxious inhibitory controls in the neuropathic rat’, as an excellent original article in the areas of Pain Research/Medicine published in the European Journal of Pain in 2016.
Publication date: 12 September 2017
Professor Alasdair Gibb taught on the IBRO Neuroscience Course for postgraduate students in Jakarta.
This course from 12-20 July 2017 was taught by 6 international speakers to about 60 local Masters and PhD students and some senior medical students, as well as local faculty from Indonesian Universities. It included 35 lectures covering various topics in basic neuroscience, including structural, biophysical, biochemical, and pharmacological approaches. Each lecturer lead daily discussion on topics in the lectures and daily tutorials on how to prepare a 10 minute talk for international research conferences.
Publication date: 23 August 2017
We are very pleased to announce Yu Xuan Tan, a 3rd year BSc in Neuroscience finalist, has won the Life Sciences Faculty Medal 2016-17. Please join us in congratulating Yu Xuan, who has been an extraordinary, fantastic student year after year, on his great accomplishment.
Life Sciences Faculty Medals are awarded to students who have taken the final examination for an undergraduate degree at UCL in the year for which the awards are made, and who are reported by the Faculty to be the most distinguished of such students.
Publication date: 30 June 2017
We are very pleased to announce Maria Fitzgerald has been awarded a Career Achievement Award from the International Association for Study of Pain (Pain in Children). She will receive the award and give a lecture at the ISPP meeting Kuala Lumpur, July 2017.
Publication date: 30 June 2017
Congratulations to Kimberley Whitehead, Research Associate in NPP, for her award of a £4000 UCL Grand Challenges grant. The grant is to pursue, in collaboration with Professor Matthew Beaumont, UCL Professor in English Literature and co-Director of UCL’s Urban Lab, the intersection between the neurobiology and sociology of sleep and sleeplessness.
Publication date: 28 June 2017
We are pleased to announce Professor Maria Fitzgerald‘s lecture ‘A sense of pain in early life’ at the UCL SenSyT (Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies) Symposium 2017, 4pm 26th June 2017 at the Institute of Ophthalmology, London.
Publication date: 31 May 2017
Welcome to Paride Antinucci joining Dr Isaac Bianco’s lab as a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow.
Publication date: 1 May 2017
We are pleased to announce 6 NPP labs are hosting visiting MSc or Erasmus students from Chile (2), France, Germany and Italy (2).
Publication date: 1 March 2017
Welcome to Susu Chen joining Professor Angus Silver’s lab as a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow.
Publication date: 1 February 2017