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The events listed here are generally aimed at staff and students from the UCL Research Domains community, although a limited number of events are open to the public. For queries about a specific event, please contact the organiser for full details. 

21 November, 2018 - Division of Psychiatry seminar series: Dr Helen Bould

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Speaker: Dr Helen Bould, University of Bristol. Title: Targeting Body Dissatisfaction through Perceptual Training.

Location: G08 Sir David Davies LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2018 - NHS at 70: Celebrating the achievements of Queen Square

Time: 11:00:00 - 15:00:00

As part of the national Explore Your Archives campaign and NHS Big7Tea , Queen Square Library are hosting this event: NHS at 70: Celebrating the achievements of Queen Square. 11am-3pm (please drop in). Join us for refreshments, and view photographs, objects and documents from Queen Square Archives: including menus from events during the Hospital’s history and our latest exhibition. Donations to The National Brain Appeal. Please contact neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk for further details - or to arrange an appointment to see the Archives if you can’t make it on the day.

Location: Queen Square Library, 1ST FLOOR, 23 QUEEN SQUARE, ,

Contact: Neuro Archvies

Email: neuroarchives@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2018 - UCL Environment Domain Urban Workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 15:00:00

The Environment Domain, in association with UCL Public Policy, UCL Press and EDEN are hosting an Autumn Workshop Series, designed to showcase the support on offer for environmental researchers at UCL, highlight new opportunities and build collaborative networks across UCL. We are inviting researchers to showcase a brief 5-10 minute summary of their past, present and future research to help widen connections in environmental research across the University and facilitate exchanging of ideas. Each workshop will focus on a dedicated Environment Domain Working Group. Researchers from all UCL departments and career stages are welcome to attend, and you can attend more than 1 workshop. You are signing up for the Urban working group workshop held on 21 November 2018. Please note this is open to UCL based researchers/staff/postgraduate students only.

Location: 1.20, Engineering Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E7JE

Contact: UCL Environment Research Domain

Email: Environment@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +442076792568

21 November, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

22 November, 2018 - SWC Seminar: Dr Yang Dan

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley. Talk Title: In search of sleep neurons in the mammalian brain. Host: Yoh Isogai, Group Leader. Abstract: A major challenge in understanding the neural circuits controlling sleep is to identify sleep neurons. Using anatomical tracing, gene profiling, activity-dependent genetic labeling and functional testing, we have identified multiple groups of sleep neurons in the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain. I will summarize these recent studies and propose a new model for sleep control. No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

22 November, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Dr Marc Busche

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Dr Marc Busche, University College London. Title: “What happens with neural circuits in Alzheimer’s disease?”

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2018 - Virtual Virology

Time: 16:00:00 - 18:00:00

The Virtual Virology series provides a forum for virology groups from around the UK to present their work. Sessions are focused on the most exciting and current questions in virology. The meeting format is a presenting group of three speakers who are introduced by a representative or the head of their research group. This months speaker: - Dr Serge Mostowy, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) This event is free.

Location: Venue TBC, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jane Turner

Email: jane.turner@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 November, 2018 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Dr. Simon Hanslmayr , University of Birmingham There will be coffee, tea and cake in the conservatory directly after the talk.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3448 4362

23 November, 2018 - Demonstrating real world impact through your research

Time: 11:00:00 - 14:00:00

It’s not always easy for academics and researchers to see the impact of their work. Traditional markers of influence, such as citations, are not sufficient to tell the story of impact. This interactive session will be an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to discuss with a panel of experienced publishers how we can work together to challenge simplistic and outdated approaches to impact, shifting beyond metrics and celebrating impact of all shapes and sizes.

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room, UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) , 2 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713 (internal: 28713)

26 November, 2018 - Book Launch: Investing in Resource Efficiency

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Join us for the launch of Investing Resource Efficiency -The Economics and Politics of Financing the Resource Transition, edited by two UCL ISR alumni. This book covers the multi-faceted incentives, trade-offs, and challenges associated with the economics and politics of resource efficiency investments. By contributing a wide range of empirical evidence, practitioners' insights, and policy perspectives, this book carefully examines the role of resource efficiency in reconciling environmental and economic considerations. The two editors, Florian Flachenecker and Jun Rentschler, will present the key aspects of the book followed by a question and answer session with Professors Paul Ekins and Raimund Bleischwitz as discussants. Following the event there will be a networking reception.

Location: 225, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0NN

Contact: Harry Barton

Email: sustainable-resources@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2031086715

26 November, 2018 - Division of Infection & Immunity External Speaker Programme

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Professor Thumbi Ndung'u, frica Health Research Institute Host: Professor Robin Weiss (r.weiss@ucl.ac.uk) All are welcome to attend. If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

Location: B05 LT, Chadwick Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lamlah Sekweyama

Email: l.sekweyama@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 November, 2018 - Evaluating the impact of licensing decisions on crime and public health

Time: 11:00:00 - 17:00:00

SPHR researchers, Public Health England, and public health and alcohol licensing managers have worked together to develop new methodology to measure the impact of local alcohol licensing decisions on crime and health statistics. This workshop aims to showcase the methodology, discuss its benefits, how it can be applied to other licensing decisions and its potential use as evidence in licensing cases.

Location: Public Health England, Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 8UG

Contact: NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR)

Email: sphr@newcastle.ac.uk

Phone: 0191 208 3829

26 November, 2018 - ICN Seminar: Memory for specific events: the impact of emotional activation

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Armin Zlomuzica, Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany Title: Memory for specific events: the impact of emotional activation Host: Oliver Robinson Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02076 791 164

27 November, 2018 - Experimental Psychology Seminar

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Title: “Attentional Selection Mediates Framing and Choice-Bias Effects” Speaker: Marius Usher (Tel Aviv University)

Location: Room 305, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

27 November, 2018 - Functional Diversity of Astrocytes - Professor David H Rowitch

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:00:00

Division of Medicine - Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor David H Rowitch, Head of Paediatrics, Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge. Host: Professor William Richardson, UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Light refreshments will be available.

Location: Room 210 Seminar Room, Rayne Building University Street, London, WC1E 6JF

Contact: Sophie Oliver

Email: s.oliver-styller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 6339 (internal 46339)

27 November, 2018 - Lunch Hour Lecture: What Can the ONS Longitudinal Study Tell Us about Time Travel and about the Force?

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

The ONS Longitudinal Study is a sample of around 1% of persons in England and Wales, drawn from the decennial census. The sample comprises all people born on four (undisclosed) days spread through the year. Sample members’ census records from 1971 through to 2011 are linked together. This lecture describes the study for those who have not used it before – and explains how to apply to use it – by drawing on two examples. Firstly, we consider the film Back To The Future, and ask ‘what can the census tell us about time-travel?’. Mirroring the plot structure as far as we can, we compare the outcomes of people who were teenagers in the mid-1950s and people who were teenagers in the mid-1980s. Secondly, we turn to the Star Wars films, and consider the extent of faith of people who indicated in the 2001 Census that they followed the Jedi religion. Does the option to self-identify as Jedi encourage people to complete a census return, when otherwise they might not have done so?

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre , Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kimberly Hemming

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

27 November, 2018 - Queen Square Inaugural Lecture: Professors Alex Leff and Nick Ward

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk by 14th November. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation.

Location: Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 448 4137

27 November, 2018 - WIBR Seminar: Professor David Rowitch

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:00:00

Part of the Division of Medicine Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor David Rowitch, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics; Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator; Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute. Title: 'Functional Diversity of Astrocytes'. Host: Professor William D. Richardson.

Location: 210, 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Rayne Building, 5 University Street, London, WC1

Contact: Sophie Oliver

Email: s.oliver-styller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 November, 2018 - Crick Chat on Motor Neuron Disease

Time: 19:00:00 - 21:00:00

Motor neurone disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), affects approximately 5000 people in the UK and there is currently no cure. Join Rickie Patani, a group leader at the Francis Crick Institute, associate professor at UCL’s Institute of Neurology and a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, together with Michael Hanna, Director of the Institute of Neurology at UCL, as they discuss the challenges of researching the disease, and what’s being done to improve diagnosis and new therapies. Crick Chats?are relaxed and friendly evening events that bring you face-to-face with researchers working at the Francis Crick Institute and our partner organisations. Hear about their work, ask a burning question, or just enjoy a chat. Crick Chats are free and open to all. No knowledge of science is required. FREE but booking required.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London, NW1 1HG

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

28 November, 2018 - Seminar: Insights into the molecular basis of Huntington’s disease

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Seminar series led by the MRC Prion Unit at UCL, Institute of Prion Diseases. Title: Insights into the molecular basis of Huntington’s disease Speaker: Professor Gill Bates, Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Hosted by: Dr Emmanuel Asante

Location: Basement Seminar Room, MRC Prion Unit Institute of Prion Diseases 33 Cleveland Street, London, W1W 7FF

Contact: Sandra Porteous

Email: pabusdir@prion.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 November, 2018 - ALS Seminar

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Vanessa Tan, Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research, Sydney, Australia. Title: The neurotoxin BMAA is a contributor to Wallerian-like degeneration and its transcellular transmission. Host: Andrew Tosolini. This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series.

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 November, 2018 - Failing the Future - Childhood in an Unequal World by Professor Kate Pickett

Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00

Professor Kate Pickett, a world-renowned inequality expert, will draw on her extensive work to explore the effects of inequality on child wellbeing. Professor Pickett is co-author of The Spirit Level and The Inner Level and one of the co-founders of the Equality Trust. This event is second annual Richard Wilkinson Lecture, run by the Equality Trust in partnership with UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, GOS Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London,

Contact: The Equality Trust

Email: Please phone

Phone: +44 (0)20 3637 0324

29 November, 2018 - People, pathways and policy: findings from the CLS Research Programme

Time: 09:30:00 - 18:30:00

This one day event from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies is an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations. We will share brand new insights, and ask what these mean for public policy today. Our Cross Cohort Research Programme is a major initiative, using data from our own four cohort studies and other UK studies, to understand how our lives unfold and what can help improve people’s chances in life. Incorporating seven projects, the programme has explored many themes relevant to policy makers and practitioners, including: - The long-term implications of childhood mental ill health - The rising prevalence of obesity - The link between parents’ wealth and their children’s own life chances

Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 November, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr John Grainger

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr John Grainger, University of Manchester Hosts: Host: Dr Clare Bennett

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Tutorial Room 14 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2018 - 2nd World AIDS Day at the Crick

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:00:00

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Come and join us at the Francis Crick Institute on Friday afternoon for a journey to discover how basic research can lead to HIV treatments, to catch up with recent updates on HIV vaccines, and to learn how new prevention strategies can help stop the spread of HIV.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road , London, NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

30 November, 2018 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Prof. Lauri Parkkonen, Aalto University. "Novel approaches in MEG: On-scalp sensors, full Bayesian connectivity estimation, and hyperscanning. There will be coffee, tea and cake in the conservatory directly after the talk.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3448 4362

30 November, 2018 - Ear Institute: External Seminar

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Martine Hamann, University of Leicester

Location: Main seminar room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: UCL Ear Institute

Email: ricky.kemp@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8964

3 December, 2018 - Hatter Cardiovascular Institute Seminar Series

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Marlène Wiart PhD, Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research, CarMen Laboratory, University of Lyon, France. Will give a talk entitled: “Pivotal role of macrophages in ischaemic stroke: from in-vivo imaging to neuroprotection”. All are very welcome. A sandwich lunch with refreshments will be provided from 12:30pm.

Location: The Elias Library and Seminar Room (3rd floor), The Hatter Cardiovascular Institute, 67 Chenies Mews, London, WC1E 6HX

Contact: Dr. Cat Wilder

Email: c.wilder@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 December, 2018 - ICN Seminar: 'Making memories - how the human hippocampus binds, consolidates and retrieves experiences'

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Bernhard Staresina, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham Title: Making memories - how the human hippocampus binds, consolidates and retrieves experiences Host: Tamar Makin Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02076 791 164

4 December, 2018 - ALS Seminar: New approaches in the hunt for drug targets to treat neurodegenerative disease

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Fiona Marshall, VP Head of the UK Discovery Centre for MSD Research Laboratories Host: Professor Elizabeth Fisher This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 December, 2018 - Immersive Technologies for Healthcare Short Course

Time: -

Hosted by The Bartlett Real Estate Institute. Places are still available for this interactive one-day course for those with an interest in healthcare buildings. There is an increased need for built environment professionals to understand state of the art advanced and immersive technologies. These are one of the main drivers of healthcare growth and development. This one-day interactive course will give you the chance to experience these technologies first hand, explore the broader context of these technologies and the opportunities and challenges for the planning and design of healthcare facilities, from teaching hospitals to care homes.

Location: The Bartlett Real Estate Institute (BREI), First Floor, UCL at Here East, 8 – 9 East Bay Lane, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GW

Contact: Bandana Rehncy

Email: brei.healthcarefacilities@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 8162

5 December, 2018 - NPP Seminar - Depth learning: A primal role for balance in locomotor development

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Title: "Depth learning: A primal role for balance in locomotor development" . Speaker: Assistant Professor David Schoppik - NYU School of Medicine, Departments of Otolaryngology, Neuroscience & Physiology, and the Neuroscience Institute. Host: Dr Isaac Bianco, Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow (i.bianco@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host to arrange to meet the speaker.

Location: H O Schild Pharmacology LT, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Tina Bashford

Email: t.bashford@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 December, 2018 - CDB seminar: Dynamical modelling of somatic genomes: tumour evolution and chromosomal instability

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Chris Barnes (http://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=CPBAR18). Title: Dynamical modelling of somatic genomes: tumour evolution and chromosomal instability. Host: David Whitmore. Lunch & Refreshments at 14:00, 249 Seminar room, Medical Sciences building.

Location: 131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marilyn Bryan

Email: m.bryan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8015 (internal 08015)

6 December, 2018 - Crick Lecture: Rachel Batterham

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Crick Lectures are open to scientists from other institutes and universities in and around London and elsewhere. Attendees require a minimum of graduate-level biological knowledge and the Crick lectures are not suitable for school-aged participants. Rachel Batterham is a professor of obesity, diabetes and endocrinology, who established and leads the UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery. She is internationally renown for her expertise in the clinical management of people with obesity and obesity-related diseases and her obesity research expertise is broad ranging; including cutting-edge basic science research, lifestyle interventions, clinical trials and influencing health-care policy.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute , 1 Midland Road , London , NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

6 December, 2018 - Preparing for the future: tackling the key challenges facing the UK's longitudinal studies

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:30:00

This one-day conference will identify solutions to the key challenges facing the UK’s longitudinal population studies. The UK’s longitudinal population studies currently face a number of challenging issues ranging from data collection and data access, to how to best demonstrate research impact and engage effectively with policy makers. With a strong focus on problem solving, this event aims to identify the best ways to tackle these key challenges. With a packed agenda informed by the results of a consultation exercise with the UK’s longitudinal studies, each session will involve group discussions and the chance for delegates to share their own experiences, as well as help identify potential solutions to the issues raised. After the meeting, CLOSER will circulate a report summarising the outcomes from the discussions. In addition, we will identify a number of small working groups to investigate certain areas covered in the meeting and identify key recommendations.

Location: 6th floor, Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road , London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

6 December, 2018 - SWC Emerging Neuroscientists Seminar Series: Dr Alon Rubin

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Dr Alon Rubin, Weizmann Institute of Science. Talk Title: The internal structure of neuronal codes for space. Host: Dr George Dimitriadis, Research Associate, SWC. No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

6 December, 2018 - Understanding Society Confererence: Combining Biological and Social Data

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Registration is now open for this one-day conference exploring the links between the biological and the social. What are the links between childhood circumstances and allostatic load? How does shift working impact on associations with DNA methylation and sleep patterns? Can machine learning help us understand the links between social, health and biomarker data when looking at predictors for future health? How does neighbourhood air pollution and green space affect inflammatory markers? Drawing together researchers from many different specialisms, the conference is aimed at researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including health economists, social epidemiologists, medical sociologists, health geographers and survey methodologists, as well as researchers who want to learn more about the use of biomarkers in social research.

Location: Broadway House, Tothill Street , London, SW1H 9NQ

Contact: Understanding Society

Email: info@understandingsociety.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 December, 2018 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Dr. Clive Rosenthal, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. Title: Learning and recognition of conscious and non-conscious events. There will be coffee, tea and cake in the conservatory directly after the talk.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3448 4362

10 December, 2018 - ICN Seminar: 'The developing bodily self'

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Dorothy Cowiem Dept Psychology, Durham University Title: The developing bodily self Host: Tamar Makin Every week during term time, the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience invites an external speaker to present their work, discuss and mutually inspire. This series of seminars is open to all.

Location: B10, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AZ

Contact: Rosalyn Lawrence

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02076 791 164

10 December, 2018 - Queen Square Inaugural Lecture: Professors Adrian Isaacs & Sebastian Crutch

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk by 28th November 2018 Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation

Location: Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 448 4137

13 December, 2018 - CDB seminar: Engineering neurogenesis for the postnatal brain

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: : Professor Benedikt Berninger (https://devneuro.org/cdn/people-detail.php?personID=2086). Title: Engineering neurogenesis for the postnatal brain. Host: Richard Poole. Abstract: We explore the possibilities of generating new neurons where natural neurogenesis has ceased to occur, such as the postnatal or adult cerebral cortex. The approach we have taken is of lineage reprogramming glia or other brain-resident cells into induced neurons. Toward this end, we force the expression of developmentally relevant transcription factors to induce a neurogenic program. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts (1) to induce neurogenesis from glial cells in the postnatal mouse cortex in vivo, and (2) to decipher the molecular and cellular trajectory of adult human brain pericytes undergoing conversion into neurons. Lunch & Refreshments at 14:00, 249 Seminar room, Medical Sciences building.

Location: 131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marilyn Bryan

Email: m.bryan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8015 (internal 08015)

13 December, 2018 - Celebrating CRAEtivity: An Evening of Autistic Art & Music

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

CRAE is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a charity evening celebrating autistic people in the arts. For this extra special event, we are incredibly excited to welcome world-renowned concert pianist, Derek Paravicini. Derek is blind, autistic and has severe learning difficulties and is one of the most extraordinary pianists and musical entertainers of his generation, rapidly learning musical pieces simply by listening to them. Derek will be joined on stage by Professor Adam Ockelford, Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, whose research focuses on educational needs and music for those with disabilities. Autistic artist, Patrick Samuel will also be live-drawing the performance and his artworks will be on display in the foyer throughout the evening for guests to enjoy at their leisure. The evening will be hosted by CRAE's very own current Artist-in-Residence, Ali Northcott.

Location: Logan Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Anna Remington

Email: a.remington@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02079115361

13 December, 2018 - SWC Special Lecture: Professor Daniel Dennett

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

We are delighted to confirm that this year’s ‘Special Lecture’ will be delivered by Professor Daniel Dennett: "Answering the Hard Question by Composing the Inner Witness". Daniel is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science. Since publishing his landmark thesis Content and Consciousness in 1969, he has been a key voice connecting empirical and theoretical work in neuroscience and artificial intelligence to a materialist philosophy of mind. Daniel argues that while libertarian free will is an illusion we have some "elbow room" in our experience of freedom. His most recent book is Bacteria to Bach and Back, a continuation of his physical conception of consciousness imaged through an evolutionary lens.

Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: April Cashin-Garbutt

Email: a.cashin-garbutt@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 December, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Dr Ingo Greger

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Dr Ingo Greger, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 December, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Paola Di Meglio

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Paola Di Meglio, King’s College London Host: Dr Ben Seddon

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Tutorial Room 14 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

14 December, 2018 - Brain Meeting

Time: 15:15:00 - 16:15:00

Speaker: Professor Lars Muckli, University of Glasgow. Title: Visual Predictions in different layers of visual cortex. There will be coffee, tea and cake in the conservatory directly after the talk.

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3448 4362

14 December, 2018 - Ear Institute: External Seminar

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Leila Abbas, University of Sheffield

Location: Main seminar room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: UCL Ear Institute

Email: ricky.kemp@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8964

18 December, 2018 - Sir Victor Horsley Lecture 2018 - Dr. Shinya Yamada

Time: 17:00:00 - 18:00:00

17:00 - 18:00 Sir Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture given by Dr. Shinya Yamada, Chief of Neurosurgery, Toshiba Rinkan Hospital, Japan. “Visualization of cerebrospinal fluid movement with spin labelling at MR imaging in normal and pathophysiologic conditions” 18:00 - 19:00 Reception If you have any queries, please contact Alice Winters (a.winters@ucl.ac.uk)

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, Clinical Neuroscience Building, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Alice Winters

Email: a.winters@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 02031089649

19 December, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Insight and self-awareness

Time: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00

Speaker: Professor Anthony David, KCL

Location: Maple House 6th Floor seminar room, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 January, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Carla Startin, LonDowns/KCL Title: "Cognitive decline and dementia in adults with Down syndrome" Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 January, 2019 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker tba

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

15 January, 2019 - ALS Seminar

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Bilal Malik, Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, IoN, UCL. Title: TBC. Host: Linda Greensmith. This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 January, 2019 - Developmental Neurosciences Seminar Series

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

Presentations on areas of research in the Developmental Neurosciences and other Programmes within GOS Institute of Child Health. Speakers: Roz Sharfran, Owen Arthurs, Sebastian Toescu, Ronit Pressler and Adeline Ngoh. All welcome to attend.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jane Miller

Email: jane.miller@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

24 January, 2019 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr Mark Wills

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Dr Mark Wills, University of Cambridge Host: Dr Matt Reeves

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

25 January, 2019 - CRUK Academia-Industry Networking Event: Using Big Data and AI to Detect Cancer

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

Looking for an industry collaborator? To help foster collaborations between academia and industry, the Early Detection Team at Cancer Research UK are hosting a series of networking events in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). The next event is Using AI and Big Data for the Early Detection of Cancer. The event will be held in the lead up to CRUK’s new seed funding Primer Award, which accepts applications for novel collaborations.

Location: , King's Cross, London, N1C 4AL

Contact: Lauren Kerr

Email: lauren.kerr@cancer.org.uk

Phone: Please email

25 January, 2019 - Ear Institute: External Seminar

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Johannes Dahmen, University of Oxford

Location: Main seminar room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: UCL Ear Institute

Email: ricky.kemp@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8964

29 January, 2019 - ALS Seminar

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Tim Levine, Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL. Title: TBC. Host: Giampietro Schiavo. This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 February, 2019 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Symposium: Living with Cognitive Disability

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

Cognitive Rehabilitation: interventions for living with cognitive difficulties after brain damage. Professor Jon Evans (University of Glasgow) sets the tone of the day with his keynote lecture, and sessions are chaired by experts in the field – Dr Mike Dilly, Professor Diane Playford, Dr Patrick McKnight, and Dr Andrew Tyerman. This symposium is an essential educational tool for all those working in the field, providing immersion in the current challenges, possibilities, research, practicalities and opinions in cognitive rehabilitation. £125 for the full day, including lunch Half-day and student rate: £75

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 February, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: John Hardy, LonDowns/KCL Title: TBC Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 February, 2019 - ALS Seminar

Time: 12:00:00 - 13:00:00

Speaker: Marc-David Ruepp, Dept of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience, Kings College London. Title: TBC. Host: Pietro Fratta. This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 February, 2019 - Cancer Research UK 5th biennial early diagnosis research conference

Time: -

The 2019 conference theme will be ‘10 years on: accelerating early diagnosis evidence into practice’ by bringing together researchers, clinicians, patients and policy makers to share and discuss the latest research findings, their implications on policy and practice, and the future needs and direction for early diagnosis. The call for abstracts and registration is now open, and we are excited to welcome you all to what we hope will be a thought-provoking and celebratory conference. Abstracts are invited from a variety of topics in translation and evidence across the diagnostic pathway. Deadline for abstract submissions: 5pm Monday 1 October.

Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham Pendigo Way, Birmingham, B40 1PP

Contact: Cancer Research UK Conference organisers

Email: EDconference@cancer.org.uk

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

Time: 16:00:00 - 17:00:00

Speaker: Frances Wiseman, UCL Title: TBC Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 March, 2019 - Medicine at the Crick: Biological therapies in cancer – improving survival outcomes

Time: 14:00:00 - 19:00:00

The session will review the profound opportunities of CAR-T cell therapy, adoptive cellular immunotherapies and checkpoint inhibitor therapy in the management of haematologic and metastatic solid tumours. These Immunotherapies, by leveraging the patient's immune system, are transforming clinical care, resulting in prolonged survival and even cancer cures in a previously palliative setting. This event will review recent breakthroughs in the field, challenges and opportunities in the translation of scientific findings into the clinic and the promise of leveraging adaptive cellular therapies to tackle cancer clonal evolution for patient benefit. Speakers include Professor Sergio Quezada and Professor Martin Pule from the UCL Cancer Institute. 'Medicine at the Crick' showcases major advances in biomedical science and raises awareness of the medical implications of major scientific advances.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road , London , NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

10 March, 2019 - The challenges preventing cancer cure

Time: 08:30:00 - 17:00:00

Why is it so hard to turn fundamental scientific knowledge into effective cures and how can we do this better in the future? A British Association for Cancer Research Conference in association with the Royal Society of Medicine. Whilst there is general enthusiasm for recent developments in cancer medicine guided by analysis of an individual cancer patient's genomic alterations (“personalised medicine”) and for the use of immunotherapies for some cancers, there are major questions regarding the efficacy of novel therapies, their cost and whether they significantly impact on the survival of the majority of patients. This conference sets out to address these questions, with presentations both by advocates of current therapeutic approaches and those who consider that different or additional directions are necessary.Presentations will be made by clinician scientists, leading members of the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare analysts, and medicines agencies.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road , London , NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

25 March, 2019 - 19th Annual Course: Neuroradiology & Functional Neuroanatomy - 25th-28th March 2019

Time: -

This famous and popular ‘Neuroradiology & Functional Neuroanatomy’ course will be in its 19th year running in 2019. This four day course, organised by Prof Thomas Naidich (Mount Sinai New York); Prof Christopher Yeo (University College of London) and Prof Tarek Yousry (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology & National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery), will consist of Lectures, Anatomy and PACS Workshops. This course will correlate gross anatomy with neuroimaging and functional MRI to illustrate normal neurological function, the alterations that attend disease, and the bases for the clinical features seen in patients. Course Registration Fees: Consultants* £690 Registrars/Trainees/Residents/Postdocs* £590 Full Time Students (BSc/MSc/PhD) £280 More information to follow.

Location: Queen Square, , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Soledad Delgado-Dotor

Email: s.dotor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 April, 2019 - Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Time: 12:00:00 - 17:00:00

The inaugural Biomarkers in neurodegenerative iseases course took place April 2018 at the University of Gothenburg. We are pleased to announce that the course will be held in 2019 in Queen Square as an exciting UCL/University of Gothenburg (UGot) collaboration. Aimed at PhD level and beyond, this detailed and comprehensive 4 day course will feature leading names in biomarker research including Profs. William Jagust (University of California Berkeley), John Hardy (UCL), Henrik Zetterberg (UCL/UGot), Kaj Blennow (UGot) and Nick Fox (UCL). We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world for this unique educational and networking opportunity. Biomarkers are increasingly required for effective research into neurodegenerative diseases. They are critical for diagnosis, disease monitoring and will be key for measuring target engagement of disease modifying therapies.

Location: , 33 Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCL IoN

Email: ion.educationteam@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3456 7890

4 April, 2019 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2019 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS + REGISTRATION OPEN

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We are very pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April 2019 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. The call for abstracts is NOW OPEN: Abstracts must follow the guidelines which can be found here http://www.ucl.ac.uk/cnmd/events/translational-research-conference. Abstracts must be emailed to cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk by Tue 08 Jan 2019 5pm UK time. No extensions. Registration is also NOW OPEN!

Location: Centre for Life, , Newcastle upon Tyne,

Contact: Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 April, 2019 - Microbiology@UCL Symposium 2019

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

The next annual MICROBIOLOGY@UCL Symposium will be held on 5 April 2019. Event details to follow.

Location: , UCL, ,

Contact: TBC

Email: TBC

Phone:

9 April, 2019 - CBC Conference 2019 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and other Innovative Methods

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

The 5th annual Centre for Behaviour Change Conference will be welcoming submissions on research and practice to change health-related behaviour using digtial and non-digital approaches. We are looking for talks, posters, symposia and workshops to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas between industry and academia. More information on abstract submissions will be available in coming weeks. Early bird registration are now open! Purchase your event and conference dinner tickets via the UCL online store. Pre-conference workshops will be running on Monday 08 April. More information to follow soon.

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 5497

19 April, 2019 - The Art of Science and Health - by UCL Health Creatives

Time: 08:00:00 - 08:00:00

A ‘visual feast’ of work produced by UCL Health Creatives, a group of medical photographers, designers, digital developers and videographers. The exhibition displays a snap shot of the depth, breadth and quality of work undertaken for UCL, allied Trusts and wider health & research communities.

Location: South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jayne Noctor

Email: j.noctor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: