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30 May, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: How the brain learns from examples and Causality in mind: learning, reasoning and blaming

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

There will be a dual presentation by our inaugural speakers, Department of Experimental Psychology, Faculty of Brain Sciences: 5.00pm Professor Brad Love: How the Brain Learns from Examples followed by 6.00pm Professor David Lagnado:Causality in mind: Learning, Reasoning and Blaming

Location: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

31 May, 2017 - Get that grant: introduction to grantsmanship for early career researchers

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network is holding this grantsmanship workshop for those keen to learn how to make successful grant applications. Speakers include advisors from SLMS Strategic Research Facilitators, funders, experienced academics talking about their grant application experience and UCL Research Finance staff. There will also be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. By the end of the workshop attendees will have an understanding of what factors they should consider when developing grant proposals. There will be an optional follow-up workshop on 20 June, for which attendees will be asked to submit and present a brief outline proposal for review by expert mentors and peers. Please contact Rob Aldridge to enquire about attending.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dorina Cadar

Email: d.cadar@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - CNT Seminar: "CEST-MRI: from bench to bedside"

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

Speaker: Mina Kim, UCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - Course for the "Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging Toolbox", aka. PRoNTo

Time: -

We are pleased to announce the next PRoNTo(*) course at UCL, London, UK, on June 1-2, 2017. This two-day course will offer a comprehensive coverage of all PRoNTo features and functionalities, including: - introduction to neuroimaging and machine learning concepts - specific pattern recognition methods for neuroimaging - demonstration and hands on session This year the course will also cover the new functionalities in PRoNTo version 2.

Location: 508, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Prof. Janaina Mourao-Miranda

Email: J.Mourao-Miranda@cs.ucl.ac.uk

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1 June, 2017 - Modulation of metabotropic glutamate receptor activity as a potential treatment for spinocerebellar ataxia, SCA1

Time: 16:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Prof Ruth Empson, University of Otago Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series

Location: Gilliat lecture theatre, Ground Floor, Queen Square House, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

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2 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Christian Doeller, NTNU

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

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

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

Phone: Please email

3 June, 2017 - #LearnHack

Time: 09:30:00 - 20:30:00

This summer bring your talent to solve a challenge and meet creative people interested in tackling problems in this intense one-day hackathon. • Are you interesting in making a difference to the way people learn? • Impacting upon educational norms and forms? • Creating new and innovative solutions to teaching? LearnHack is a hybrid hack open to people from any discipline, background or skillset. If you’re a UCL student or member of staff this event is for you.

Location: BASE King's Cross (UCL), 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Sarah Foxlee

Email: s.foxlee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: 'Comparing frontal lobe mechanisms of decision-making in different species'

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

Speaker: Matthew Rushworth, Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford 'Comparing frontal lobe mechanisms of decision-making in different species' Host: Benedetto de Martino

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

7 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Probabilistic models of sensorimotor control and decision making

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Daniel Wolpert (Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge) Title: ‘Probabilistic models of sensorimotor control and decision making’ Host: Antonia Hamilton

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Insitute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 - 19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2017 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Rosalyn Moran, University of Bristol

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

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

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

Phone: Please email

9 June, 2017 - Nitric oxide and Neurophysiology Symposium

Time: 13:30:00 - 18:00:00

To celebrate the career of Prof John Garthwaite, a symposium is being held at the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London. An international panel of speakers will be presenting on a range of topics from cerebellar physiology, brain energy utilisation, drug development and the many roles of nitric oxide signalling in the brain; reflecting the range of collaborations and interests that occupied John throughout his career. Registration is free, but places are limited, so please register as soon as possible to secure your place.

Location: Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research Lecture Theatre 2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr. Beverley Clark

Email: b.clark@ucl.ac.uk

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12 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Revisiting Mama and Papa

Time: 19:30:00 -

Inaugural lectures are an opportunity for recently-promoted professors to exhibit to the wider UCL community a flavour of their intellectual activity and research. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Please note: this Inaugural Lecture will be preceded by two linguistics seminars. You are also invited to attend these lectures if they are of interest: 17:30 - Prof Aditi Lahiri (Oxford) 18:10 - Prof Carlos Gussenhoven (Nijmegen) 18:50 - Break 19:30 - Inaugural Lecture by Prof Andrew Nevins

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre, Chandler House , 2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: On the pragmatics of face-to-face communication; the role of the body in social cognition and social interaction

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

Speaker: Judith Holler, Language and Cognition Department, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Host: Antonia Hamilton

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

13 June, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Rob Brownstone, Sobell Department, Institute of Neurology, UCL 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

15 June, 2017 - Is having a haircut good for your mental health?

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

You don't have to be a psychologist to come away from this lecture thinking about men's mental health in a new way. Men seek help from therapists less than women do, yet commit suicide more than women do. This raises the serious question: how can we better support the mental health of men? To address this issue, psychologists Tam Roper (Royal Holloway) and Dr John Barry (Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL), will discuss the various strategies that might help, including Roper & Barry's academic first of assessing the well being benefits of talking in the barber shop. Image: At the Barber’s by Ruskin Spear, 1947. Oil on canvas. © UCL Creator Media Services.

Location: JZ Young, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk

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15 June, 2017 - Learning to live with MS: A true story

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

Speaker: Ms Carla King, UCL Careers, Faculty of Engineering You are invited to a rare opportunity to hear insights from a UCL colleague with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. By the end of this talk, you will · Have an insight into what symptoms and relapses feel like · Better understand resources put into place to support daily living · Have had open discussion with the presenter

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: t.holmes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 108 7425

16 June, 2017 - 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

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

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster. To register for the event and find out more, please visit: https://2017-ucl-neuroscience-symposium.eventbrite.com

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

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Consulting skills - career development programme for UCL researchers

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

This intensive course, run in partnership with UCL Innovation and Enterprise and the UCL Doctoral School, is fully-funded and represents a unique opportunity for a UCL PhD Researcher to begin to sketch out their career roadmap and develop a set of transferable business-related skills. The importance of building enterprise and transferable skills early into Researcher’s careers never been greater and this course will encourage participants to take their own development to the next level. Participants will learn about the consultancy cycle from UCLC, work in teams to solve real business problems and undertake key-skills sessions from a select group of experienced trainers. Work in teams of Researchers to create a strategic approach to solving a real business dilemma. Visit the business’ premises, gather context and background and construct a plan of action that will come together as the week progresses.

Location: UCL Innovation and Enteprise, BASE KX, 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Oli Pinch

Email: oli.pinch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

19 June, 2017 - Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminars: Confidence, deliberation and democracy

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

Mariano Sigman, University of Torcuato de Tella 'Confidence, deliberation and democracy' Host: Bahador Bahrami

Location: Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, Seminar Room B10, Alexandra House, 17-19 Queen square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Lawrence, Rosalyn

Email: rosalyn.lawrence@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: please e-mail

20 June, 2017 - UCL Research Staff Conference 2017: Transitions in Careers

Time: 08:45:00 - 17:00:00

Registrations are now open for UCL’s Research Staff Conference. A vibrant programme of plenary sessions, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities is planned. A range of speakers, specialists and exhibitors will also share their experience and knowledge and offer practical tips and guidance to help you boost your career and inform your future choices. The aim of the conference is to provide UCL’s researchers across the institution with an opportunity to engage, network and focus on themselves and their careers. The conference will introduce researchers to the relevant national and international researcher development policies and find out about career trends and current themes relevant to researchers at all levels, from Early Career Researchers to Principal Investigators. The conference themes will cover topics such as: leadership in academia, the professional profile of a researcher, future careers in the Brexit era and defining researcher career paths.

Location: Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Zara Chaudhry

Email: z.chaudhry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 8864

22 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: "The random walk of translational MR Physics" and "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging"

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

Speakers: Professor Olga Ciccarelli (Professor of Neurology) and Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott (Professor in Magnetic Resonance Physics) Professor Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott "The random walk of translational MR Physics" Professor Olga Ciccarelli - "Improving our understanding of MS using imaging" The lectures will be followed by a reception. Open to UCL and NHNN Staff only. Others by invitation We kindly request that guests wishing to attend either Lecture take their seats by the start of the first lecture to avoid disruption between the two Lectures. Please RSVP to S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

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

Contact: Shihan Jayasuriya

Email: S.Jayasuriya@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 June, 2017 - WIBR Cafe Seminar: 'How do we sleep?'

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

Speaker: Professor William Wisden, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London Host: Professor John Wood In collaboration with Nick Franks at Imperial he has used mouse genetics to investigate how inhibition regulates the sleep-wake circuitry and the actions of sedative drugs, and has deployed a technique known as activity-tagging, or TetTagging, based on c-fos expression, for tracing and probing ensembles of neurons activated during sleep and by sedative drugs. Their major overarching question is: what mechanisms and neural circuitry make sleep inescapable when we are tired and deprived of sleep? In fact, the drive to "recovery sleep" after prolonged sleep deprivation seems so strong, that it is similar to taking a sedative drug. So, their second major question is: do sedative drugs cause loss of consciousness by activating the same mechanisms and circuitry responsible for this deep recovery sleep

Location: Cruciform Cafe, 1st Floor Cruciform Building , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

23 June, 2017 - Modeling Alzheimer’s disease

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Takaomi Saido

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: June Smalley

Email: j.smalley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

23 June, 2017 - Molecular mechanisms of learning of memory underlying Alzheimer's disease

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Florian Plattner

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: June Smalley

Email: j.smalley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

23 June, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Co-design in digital health

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

Second workshop of the TechSharing Seminar Series, organised by early-career researchers from UCL Interaction Centre, the eHealth Unit, the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. The TechSharing Seminar Series aims to foster knowledge exchange and future collaboration between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry professionals working within or at the boundaries of digital health. Our objective is to explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and appropriate pathways to impact within the NHS. The aim of this workshop is to explore co-design practice within digital health, with practical examples of how to carry out co-design activities in your own work.

Location: G01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EA

Contact: Anna Roberts

Email: anna.roberts.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

28 June, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Marco Terenzio

Time: 12:00:00 -

Title tbc Speaker: Marco Terenzio Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Host: Giampietro Schiavo This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: ICN Seminar Room (B10), Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: Bridging research and practice in child mental health: Tales from the swampy lowlands

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

Professor Miranda Wolpert, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences Registration details will made available closer to the lecture date

Location: Lecture Theatre 2 , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 June, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Functional characterization of human motor cortex: an intraoperative

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Dr Gabriella Cerri (Department of Medical Biotechnologies and Translational Medicine (BIOMETRA), University of Milan) Title: Functional characterization of human motor cortex: an intraoperative approach Host: Sasha Kraskov

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 June, 2017 - Molecular mechanisms of cortical interneuron diversity and plasticity

Time: 16:00:00 -

Organised by UCL Institute of Neurology

Speaker: Prof Oscar Marin,Kings College London Part of the Department of Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology Synaptopathies Seminar Series

Location: Wolfson lecture theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Dixon

Email: christine.dixon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 June, 2017 - SWC Seminar Series: A double dissociation of presynaptic NMDA receptor signalling in neocortex

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

Speaker: Dr Jesper Sjostrom Host: Troy Margrie Dr Jesper Sjöström is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. His research is focused on the mechanisms, phenomenology, and functional consequences of Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity (STDP) in neocortical circuits. His team employs two-photon laser scanning microscopy, quadruple whole-cell recordings, optogenetics, and computational modelling. Dr Sjöström obtained his PhD in 2002 at Brandeis University, working under the supervision of Dr Sacha B. Nelson. Between 2003 and 2007, he did his postdoctoral studies in the lab of Michael Häusser at University College London. Until 2011, Dr Sjöström ran an independent lab at University College London as a Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow.ms.

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

Contact: Alice Taylor-Gee

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 June, 2017 - Tricks of the Trade: Working Across Disciplines: concepts, language and ways of working

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

The challenges facing early career researchers include the following tensions: - being ambitious but ensuring aims are achievable - being focussed but not too narrow and being open to new ideas and directions - being clear about one’s own disciplinary contribution but also its limitations and the contributions of other disciplines - focusing on one’s academic career vs its translation into policy and practice - working hard but having a life outside work … In this talk, Susan Michie will discuss these issues in relation to her own career and experience and help participants think about these issues in relation to their current dilemmas and future career plans. The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain's series of 'Tricks of the Trade' conversations bring together established academics with early career researchers (ECRs). These events are an ideal opportunity for ECRS to engage with the insights that more experienced researchers have gained over the years.

Location: Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research), 2 Taviton St, UCL, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

5 July, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 - 14:30:00

Speaker: Professor Dario Farina, (Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: John Rothwell

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences, 17 - 19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 July, 2017 - CNT Seminar: Parallel transmit and its applications at ultra-high field

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

Speaker: Shaihan Malik, KCL

Location: 4th floor seminar room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Louis Lemieux

Email: l.lemieux@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Elizabeth Busch, Wellcome trust sanger institute Title: The transcriptional landscape of structural myopathy in zebrafish

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 July, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Getting your digital product into the NHS (or choosing not to)

Time: 10:00:00 -

Third workshop of the TechSharing Seminar Series, organised by early-career researchers from UCL Interaction Centre, the eHealth Unit, the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. The TechSharing Seminar Series aims to foster knowledge exchange and future collaboration between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry professionals working within or at the boundaries of digital health. Our objective is to explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and appropriate pathways to impact within the NHS. This workshop will explore the pros, cons and requirements of developing digital health products for the NHS (or choosing not to).

Location: G01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EA

Contact: Anna Roberts

Email: anna.roberts.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 July, 2017 - Brain Sciences Inaugural Lectures: The developmental course and functional impact of childhood language disorders

Time: 18:00:00 -

Professor Courtenay Norbury, UCL Language and Cognition, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

Location: G10 Lecture Theatre , Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Stret, London, WC1N 1PF

Contact: Therese Johns

Email: therese.johns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 July, 2017 - Circuit mapping with novel molecular genetic tools, by Dr Ali Cetin, Senior Manager, Viral Technology, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Time: 13:00:00 -

Mammalian brain is composed of vast numbers of intricately interconnected neurons with various molecular, anatomical and physiological identities. To understand the roles of these individual building blocks, it will be critical to develop spatio-temporally precise tools that will allow neuronal subtype specific single cell level analysis. In our projects, we developed molecular tools that allow high throughput Cre line defined mesoscale monosynaptic circuit mapping. No need to pre-book, just turn up!

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

Contact: Taylor-Gee, Alice

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

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13 July, 2017 - SWC Seminar Series: Circuit mapping with novel molecular genetic tools

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

Speaker: Ali Cetin, Senior Manager, Viral Technology, Allen Institute for Brain Science Ali Haydar Cetin joined the Allen Institute in 2013 as an assistant investigator in the research and development group. Before joining the Allen Institute he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Ed Callaway at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego where he developed viral vectors for optogenetic manipulations and monosynaptic circuit tracing to understand the connectivity within the nervous system. At the Allen Institute he is leading research efforts focusing on the development, optimization and execution of novel methodologies in order to understand the network connectivity within the mouse visual system using molecular genetic approaches. Cetin received a B.S. in molecular biology and genetics from the Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, and a Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany. No need to book, just turn up!

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

Contact: Alice Taylor-Gee

Email: a.taylor-gee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 July, 2017 - UCL School of Pharmacy postdoctoral research and careers day

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

The UCL School of Pharmacy Early Careers Researchers committee is organising a Postdoctoral Research and Careers Day this July. This will be a great opportunity for postdocs to present their research, engage with fellow postdocs and hear first-hand experience from professionals working in a variety of fields. Open to all staff and PhD students in SLMS (abstract submissions from Postdocs only). Info for Postdocs: Submit your abstract for a chance to give an oral presentation and win prizes, or bring along an old poster to display your research. The abstract word limit is 200 words. Abstract submission deadline: 14th May 2017. Careers session in the afternoon with invited speakers from medical writing, STEM outreach and many more. Join us for drinks, nibbles and networking after the careers session

Location: UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square , London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Jessica Loraine

Email: J.Loraine@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 September, 2017 - ALS Seminar: Frederic Meunier

Time: 12:00:00 -

Title: tbc Speaker: Frederic Meunier Brain Research Institute, University of Queensland, Australia Host: Giampietro Schiavo This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 September, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 -

Speaker: Professor Abdel El Manira (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden) Title: TBC Host: Rob Brownstone

Location: ICN Basement Seminar (B10), 17QS, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 September, 2017 - 2017 Annual Synaptopathies Symposium

Time: -

The symposium is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled "Synaptopathies: genetics, biophysics and circuit mechanisms of paroxysmal neurological disorders". Epilepsy, migraine and related paroxysmal neurological disorders affect over 15% of the population, and account for an enormous burden to the individual and to society. Progress in managing these diseases is slow, with many patients failing to respond to available medication. Understanding the mechanisms will be an essential step not only towards improved diagnosis, but also towards the development of rational therapies. *This event is open to principal investigators, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. A limited number of places will be made available to MSc students.*

Location: Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Juliet Solomon

Email: juliet.solomon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

9 October, 2017 - MRC Centre For Neuromuscular Diseases Seminar Series

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Prof Thomas Gillingwater, University of Edinburgh Title: Identifying and developing effective therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Location: Lower Ground Floot LT, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Christine Oldfield

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

18 October, 2017 - IMN Seminar Series: Title TBC

Time: 13:30:00 -

Speaker: Professor Stephen Jackson (Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham) ‘Title: TBC’ Host: John Rothwell

Location: FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room , Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17-19 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR

Contact: Deborah Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 December, 2017 - Save the date: Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD)

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:30:00

The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain launch will be hosted by Professor Alison Fuller, CSSD Chair and Pro Director (Research and Development), UCL Institute of Education, and include a keynote speech by Professor James Wilsdon, Chair, Campaign for Social Science & Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement, University of Sheffield. There will be a contribution from Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost Research) & a presentation by Dr Nicholas Frith (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science) who is co-leading the project 'Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia?' with Mary Sullivan, Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. This project was supported by CSSD’s 2016-17 Social Science Plus funding scheme which supports innovative research collaborations between social scientists and engineers, scientists and researchers from across UCL. Senior staff from key funders will also be invited.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email