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Previous Faculty of Life Sciences alumni events

2024 FLS Anne McLaren Lecture Celebrating Women in Science
24 April 2024, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Professor Uchegbu spoke about the design, synthesis and construction of nanotechnologies and nanoenabled medicine candidates and their translation into human medicines. This research is aimed at addressing significant unmet medical need.

FLS Alumni Lecture: Past Lives
29 February 2024, 6:00pm–8:00pm
UCL Anatomy Building

Female scientist

Dr Laura Porro, UCL Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and Centre for Integrative Anatomy, gave the Winter Faculty of Life Sciences Alumni lecture. 

Laura detailed her recent work exploring the evolution of skull form and function across two major evolutionary transitions: the conquest of the land by vertebrates nearly 400 million years ago and the rise of early dinosaurs to dominate life on land.

Female scientist

Bench to Bedside: bringing insights from basic research towards treatment for patients 
5 February 2020, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Cruciform Building

UCL Life Sciences alumni were invited to hear Professor Stephanie Schorge reveal how basic 'blue sky' research into the behaviour of neurons has led to funding for a clinical trial to treat patients with severe epilepsy. Building on UCL’s neuroscience tradition, they explored how mutations in human genes that cause neurological disease such as epilepsy, cause the behaviours of neurons to change. Stephanie presented how the first study of gene therapy in a rat model of epilepsy was able to stop seizures. Since this first study, Stephanie and her collaborators have developed a portfolio of new possible ways to stop seizure activity in different models.

Stephanie commented ‘This work represents the best of collaboration at UCL, where basic scientists in NPP, clinicians and scientists in the Queen Square ION, as well as surgeons in the NHNN, and experts in translational neuroscience at the School of Pharmacy have joined together to bring basic research through to clinical trial.’