UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


20th annual Queen Square Symposium 2019

31 May 2019

The 20th annual Queen Square Symposium took place on Friday May 29th 2019 in UCL Institute of Education.

symposium hall

Over 50 students showcased their exciting research projects in the fields of  clinical neuroscience, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, imaging, electrophysiology as well as molecular neuroscience. 

  • The winner of the molecular and clinical research posters was MSc student Zhen-Yi Andy Ou, the runner up from that session was Laura Riggall, currently in her second year of PhD.
  • The winner from the cognitive and imaging posters was PhD student Noor Sajid, the runner up was MSc student Timothée Maniquet.

Professor Gill Bates kicked off the morning session with a keynote speech on "Insights into the pathogenesis of Huntington's Disease", in the afternoon Professor Michael Hauser delivered a fascinating talk about "All-optical closed-loop manipulation of neural circuits in vivo".

The lunch break was followed by a presentation and discussion about science editing led by two editors from Nature Human Behaviour. Finally, the day was rounded off with Professor Mary Reilly speaking about  "Inherited neurological disease: treatment approaches".

The day was punctuated by talks from MSc and PhD students including Annefloor Carels, Leen Hashem, Juliana Sporrer, Emily Todd, Ana Ponciano, Jose Leon Rojas, David Zhang, and Chen Zhongbo.

The Symposium was a great success and provided a fantastic opportunity for Queen Square students to showcase their research. We would like to extend our gratitude to Proteintech, World Precision Instruments, Vector Laboratories and MagVenture for their sponsorship.

Dr Caroline Selai, Senior Lecturer. Course Co-director: MSc Clinical Neuroscience, MSc Clinical Neurology & MSc Brain and Mind Sciences

Arabella Bouzigues
Dual Masters Student Arabella Bouzigues, Lead organiser of the symposium

Asjad Osman from MSc Clinical Neuroscience and Lewis Depaauw-Holt from MSc Dementia

Tuamoru Odii , PhD Student

Elise Chan
Elise Chan, MSc Dementia student

Andy You
MSc student Zhen-Yi Andy Ou, winner of the molecular and clinical research posters




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