30th Head Group Meeting - 'Understanding Normal and Abnormal Development of Head Structures'
Monday 29th - Tuesday 30th January, 2018
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health
Please see information about registration for this event below:
Invited speakers include:
Michael Dixon (Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester, UK) The role of periderm during embryogenesis
Francesca Peri (EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany) The brain under surveillance: the role of neuronal-microglial interactions in the development and repair of the CNS
Lynda Erskine (University of Aberdeen, UK) Neuro-vascular interactions regulating optic pathway development
Marysia Placzek (Sheffield University, UK) Development of the hypothalamus
Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture
Professor William Harris
(Department of Physiology, Development & Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK)
Retinogenesis in the zebrafish
This is an open lecture, everyone is welcome.
If you wish to present your work (20 minutes slot, 15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion), please register by filling out the appropriate section on the booking page and then emailing the title and abstract of your presentation and your full affiliation to Becky Smith by 15th December 2017. Please remember that slots are allocated on a "first come first serve basis". Hence, early registration is recommended.
Fill the appropriate section in the booking page following the above instructions and indicate whether you are interested in giving a flash presentation (4 minutes) to introduce your poster.
Contact details, affiliation and the talk titles for all speakers are required, so please include this information when registering speakers.
Please remember that only one speaker per laboratory will be selected.
The Meeting will take place on the 29 - 30th January 2018 in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH.
As this is the 30th Meeting of the series, it will include invited speakers, poster sessions and will be spread across 2 days. Nonetheless, as typical of the series, the majority of speakers will be junior participants (PhD students, postdoc, new PIs) who apply to present their work.
The meeting will end with the Peter Thorogood Memorial Lecture delivered by Prof. William Harris (Cambridge University).
Organiser: Prof. Patrizia Ferretti
Scientific Committee: Natacha Agabalyan, Luis Carretero Rodriguez, Alessandro Fantin, Patrizia Ferretti, John Griffin, Elisa Martelletti, Monica Tambalo
Oral Presentations: If you wish to present your work (20 minutes slot, 15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion), please register by filling out the appropriate section on this booking page and then emailing the title and abstract of your presentation and your full affiliation to Becky Smith by 15th December 2017. Please remember that slots are allocated on a "first come first serve basis". Hence, early registration is recommended.
Poster Presentations: Fill the appropriate section in the booking page following the above instructions and indicate whether you are interested in giving a flash presentation (4 minutes) to introduce your poster.
The registration fee for the 2018 meeting is £30 including Meeting Abstract Booklet, coffee and tea breaks/reception/lunch on day 2 and administration. Payment to be made in advance either by IDT (for UCL members only) or by credit/debit card. Details below...
Payments can cover the contribution for all the participants from the same laboratory, but full names of all registrants must be provided. You are welcome to email Becky Smith or Susan Lloyd expressing your interest in attending, but please note that registration is complete only upon payment.
Cheque and IDJ/IDT payments
If you would like to pay using a cheque or an IDT/IDJ, please contact the admin team on firstname.lastname@example.org
To pay using a credit/debit card, please use the online registration form which can be found using the link below. Receipts of payments will be available to print at the end of the purchase. Please make sure you do this as we will not be able to resend receipts. To book your space, please use this link.
Registration deadline expended to: Thursday 11th January 2018
How to find us
The Institute of Child Health, UCL (pdf map attached) is a short walk from King's Cross and Euston mainline railway stations, and is easily accessible by underground from other national and international rail terminals including Charing Cross, Waterloo, Victoria, Marylebone, Paddington and Liverpool Street. The closest underground stations are Holborn on the Central Line and Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line.
Following the 1987 BSDB Meeting on "Craniofacial Development" organized by Peter Thorogood and Cheryll Tickle, the organizers and other colleagues (Andrew Lumsden, Mark Ferguson, Gudrun Moore, Alisdair Ivens, Julian Lewis and Gillian Morriss-Kay) decided to start holding annual informal meetings to increase communication between laboratories working on various aspects of the development of the head, to offer the opportunity to young scientists to present their work in a friendly and stimulating environment and promote collaborative research. The group has met annually since 1989, and the initial number of participants, about 20 people, rose very rapidly through word of mouth with more groups asking to be included in the mailing list. Over the last few years there have always been over one hundred people attending the Meeting.