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24 April, 2017 - Insights into innate immunity from analysing the genetics of gene expression

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

Speaker: Prof Julian Knight (University of Oxford). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 April, 2017 - Targeted therapies for Cystic Fibrosis

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Child Health

Speaker: Professor Stuart Elborn, Imperial College London and Royal Brompton Hospital. This is the keynote lecture of the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Programme Junior Researcher Symposium “Genetic and Genomic Therapies”. Part of the Otto Wolff Lecture series 2017

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH

Contact: Julia Vale

Email: ich.comms@ucl.ac.uk


27 April, 2017 - Cloud & High Performance Computing in Biomedicine

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

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming one-day CompBioMed meeting on Cloud & HPC in Biomedicine on Thursday 27th April 2017. This event is free to attend. The day will involve presentations from our Core and Associate Partners, punctuated with discussions over tea and coffee, with lunch provided. This meeting is intended to provide a forum for users from academia, industry and healthcare sectors to meet with open source software developers alongside independent software and hardware vendors, in order to determine what the best selection of capabilities is to meet their own needs. It will thereby help CompBioMed to define directions in which we would like to advance our users' interests.

Location: Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: UCL Digital Health

Email: digitalhealth@ucl.ac.uk


27 April, 2017 - Migrants to the UK: when is it ok to use your medical records for research?

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Dr Rob Aldridge from University College London is looking for people who came to the UK within the last five years. Anyone who intended to stay in the UK for more than six months (regardless of immigration status e.g. international students, workers, refugees, asylum seekers) is invited. This scoping workshop aims to understand migrants’ willingness to allow their medical records to be used for research. The workshop will also explore migrants’ medical research priorities. For the purpose of this workshop, a migrant includes anyone who arrived in the UK within the last five years and intended to stay for more than six months (any immigration status). Travel expenses (within England) and £40 worth of high street vouchers will be given to participants in recognition of the time involved to take part. Drinks and snacks will be available throughout the workshop and a lunch will also be provided at the end.

Location: tbc, University College London, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr. Rob Aldridge

Email: r.aldridge@ucl.ac.uk


28 April, 2017 - Professor Jonathan Backer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, presents: PI3Kbeta in Breast Cancer Metastasis

Time: 10:00:00 - 11:00:00

Part of the UCL Cancer Institute Seminar Series The Class I PI 3-kinases are activated by GPCRs and receptor tyrosine kinases, leading to a complex array of downstream signalling. Given that the four Class I isoforms (P3Kalpha, PI3Kbeta, PI3Kdelta, and PI3Kgamma) all produce the same lipid product, the mechanisms by which they signal in an isoform specific manner has been unclear. We have recently focused on the PI3Kbeta isoform, which has been implicated in thrombosis, spermatogenesis, metabolic regulation, and tumorigenesis. PI3Kbeta is unique in several respects, as compared to other PI3Ks. It is directly activated by both GPCRs and RTKs. Its Ras-binding domain binds Rac/Cdc42 but not Ras. And it directly binds to the endosomal GTPase Rab5. Our laboratory has identified distinct point mutants that specifically disrupt interactions between PI3Kbeta and either Gbeta/gamma or Rab5. We have used these mutants to examine the integration of upstream signalling inputs by PI3Kbeta (...)

Location: Room G01, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6JJ

Contact: Veronica Dominguez

Email: v.dominguez@ucl.ac.uk


28 April, 2017 - UCL Ear Institute External Seminar: Markus Drexl

Time: 13:00:00 -

Title tbc Host: Torsten Marquardt

Location: Seminar Room, UCL Ear Institute, 332 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8EE

Contact: Schaette, Roland

Email: r.schaette@ucl.ac.uk


4 May, 2017 - Turing Lecture - Medicine 2.0: Using Machine Learning to Transform Medical Practice and Discovery (Mihaela van der Schaar, The Alan Turing Institute and University of Oxford)

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

This talk covers the transformation of medicine through the use of machine learning, and some of Mihaela’s own contributions. This transformation is already being felt in every aspect of medicine: from clinical support for personalized diagnosis and prognosis to the estimation of individualized treatment effects without the need for clinical trials to medical discovery to the entire path of patient care.The heart of this transformation is the intelligent use of existing data. Because of the unique and complex characteristics of medical data and medical questions, many familiar methods are inadequate. Mihaela’s work develops novel machine learning methods and applies them to a wide variety of medical settings. This work achieves enormous improvements over current clinical practice and over existing machine learning methods. This talk will explore some of Mihaela’s work and vision of how data science can transform medical discovery and care.

Location: The Knowledge Center, The British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Alan Turing Institute

Email: info@turing.ac.uk


5 May, 2017 - World Immunology Day: Collaborating to Beat Lung Infections and Asthma

Time: 19:00:00 - 21:15:00

Why do some people exposed to allergens like pollen and pet dander develop asthma, while others do not? Why do some people infected by the same bacteria and viruses go on to develop diseases such as tuberculosis or flu? These are questions that fascinate scientists at the Crick and beyond. To celebrate World Immunology Day join the Francis Crick Institute and Nature Research at a panel discussion hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a drinks reception. FREE ADMISSION. Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-immunology-day-collaborating-to-beat-lung-infections-and-asthma-tickets-33076266002?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

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

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk


8 May, 2017 - Modulation of host endothelium by the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum

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

Speaker: Prof Alister Craig (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine). Host: Prof Greg Towers,(g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) & Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Greg Towers & Dr Clare Jolly

Email: g.towers@ucl.ac.uk; c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 May, 2017 - Science Careers Question Time by UCL and the Wellcome Trust

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

Are you: • Interested in careers in science, innovation, engineering or the humanities and social sciences, or the wide range of related careers including teaching, policy and journalism? • Working in policy or an active researcher with an interest in the changing policy landscape, including the Government’s upcoming Industrial Strategy? • Concerned about the impact on science careers of Brexit, immigration or the economy? • In a science or engineering career and thinking of a career move, or returning to work after a career break? • Interested in diversity, equal opportunities or work-life balance in science careers? ?Come along to ask questions, offer views or listen to the debate. ??Our panel has a wide range of interests and expertise in science careers and is ready to take questions from the audience. Panel members have no advanced notice of the questions or which way the debate will go!? The event will be followed by a drinks reception at 20:00

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

Contact: UCL Public Policy

Email: public-policy@ucl.ac.uk.


11 May, 2017 - The Great Masculinity Debate

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

Organised by UCL Population Health

Some people suggest that men's bad behaviour is the result of toxic masculinity. Others say that masculinity has just been given a bad reputation. Come and see experts in this subject discuss the evidence. YOU will get to vote on which side of the argument wins. Join us for a fun and stimulating evening.

Location: LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk


15 May, 2017 - Professional careers beyond academia

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Continuing this series of highly popular events, explore your career options with talks and a careers fair with networking opportunities from a range of career sectors. Including: Contract research organisation; Outcomes research; Health economics; Scientific consulting; Science charity; Biotech and pharma; plus many more….. Organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network, the UCL Institute of Child Health Post-doc Society, and UCL Careers. Registration will be opening soon.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London,

Contact: Catherine Roberts

Email: catherine.roberts@alumni.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 May, 2017 - STEaPP Seminar Series - Risky Business: Learning from Other Life-Critical Organisations

Time: 15:30:00 - 17:00:00

In the face of pressure to innovate at an ever faster pace, Dr Kevin Fong explores what modern medicine can learn from other 'risky' industries in order to improve patient safety, and the lessons it may have overlooked in the past. In this STEaPP Seminar, Fong will discuss the success and failure of medicine to learn from other life-critical organisations and why learning the right lessons from the ‘right stuff’ is harder than it looks.

Location: Executive Suite 103, Engineering Front Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: a.ferns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 9430

22 May, 2017 - Understanding cellular heterogeneity

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker:Dr Sarah Teichmann(The Sanger Institute) Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2 Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Greg Towers & Dr Clare Jolly

Email: g.towers@ucl.ac.uk; c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - Advances in rare & inherited cardiovascular disease symposium

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Registration for the Advances in Rare & Inherited Cardiovascular Disease Symposium is now open. This one-day conference, jointly hosted by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain, Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust, will showcase research in rare and inherited cardiovascular disease. Talks are planned on a diverse range of themes, including using ‘Big Data’ to study genetic cardiovascular disease, in silico approaches to the study of genetic disease, inflammation & infiltration, and rare forms of cardiomyopathy. The Symposium promises to be a fascinating day with a mixture of insightful talks and time to network with your peers and colleagues.

Location: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London , WC1N 1EH

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 7607 (internal: 47607)

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

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

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 June, 2017 - Introduction to bioinformatic resources and gene ontology - June 2017

Time: 09:45:00 - 17:30:00

The Functional Gene Annotation team will be running it’s tenth 2-day workshop "Introduction to Bioinformatic Resources and Gene Ontology (GO)" on Monday and Tuesday 12-13 June 2017 at UCL. This 2-day course is open to all biological or biomedical PhD and Post-Doc research scientists. Attending the course will boost your understanding of bioinformatics resources and their use. In addition you will have the opportunity to improve the profile of your papers in the world’s leading biological databases, such as NCBIGene, UniProt and GeneCards. This course will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in the process of gene functional annotation and/or analyse your own high-thoughput datasets.

Location: Cluster Room 316 , 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: Dr Rachael Huntley

Email: r.huntley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2017 - UCL IIT Annual Immunology Symposium with Pears Lecture 2017

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

Organised by UCL Infection & Immunity

The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) is hosting its annual science symposium on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital. International leaders will present the latest research developments in molecular and cellular aspects of the cancer immunity, autoimmunity and anti-viral immunity. The symposium will cover immune regulation in health and disease. The highlight will be the Pears Lecture which will be given this year by Jason Cyster from the University of California San Francisco. The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to meet and learn about how research leads to novel therapies for patient benefit. Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation and prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentation and the best poster.

Location: Sir William Wells Atrium and Lecture Theatre 1, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk


19 June, 2017 - Cell-intrinsic defence mechanisms against HIV-1

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

Speaker: Prof Christine Goffinet (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research). Host: Dr Clare Jolly (c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk) & Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Clare Jolly & Prof Greg Towers

Email: c.jolly@ucl.ac.uk; g.towers@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 June, 2017 - Seeds of culture

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

Since Vedic times healing plants and specifics of their curative properties were well known to physicians and healers from all levels of Indian society. A large body of European books from the 16-19th centuries also document folk and classical medical traditions of India, collected from indigenous sources. With the ability to study complex molecular pathways and chemistry of their properties that were unknown at the time, are these works are now valuable resources to be revisited with contemporary scientific methods? With Dr Annamma Spudich (Visiting Professor, National Center for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India); Prof Michael Heinrich (Professor of Medicinal Plant Research, UCL School of Pharmacy); and Prof Frances Brodsky (Director, UCL Division of Biosciences).

Location: Gavin de Beer LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Aarathi Prasad

Email: a.prasad@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)7507195665

2 July, 2017 - Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data

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

At Digital Health 2017, held for the first time as an independent event, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies. DH 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.

Location: tbc, London, , , ,

Contact: Patrizia Isabelle Duda

Email: patrizia.duda.15@ucl.ac.uk


3 July, 2017 - Summer school course: Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it

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Eureka’s 2nd Summer School course “Why translational medicine fails and what to do about it” 2017 is open for registration. This Summer school tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field (late masters / PhD students / beginning Post docs). With this Summer School course you will not only obtain insight in how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. The course is organized together with the University of Utrecht and will be held in Utrecht. Registration is via the online form and requires a CV, motivation letter, and a letter of support from your supervisor. Deadline for registration: 01 April 2017.

Location: , , Utrecht,

Contact: Rinze Benedictus

Email: r.benedictus@umcutrecht.nl

Phone: +31 88 75 587 68

3 July, 2017 - tbc

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

Speaker: Prof Peijun Zhang (University of Oxford) Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme Host:Prof Greg Towers (g.towers@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 July, 2017 - tbc

Time: 13:00:00 -

Speaker: Monsef Benkirane (Université de Montpellier) Host:Prof Ariberto Fassati (a.fassati@ucl.ac.uk) Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 2

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@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

20 July, 2017 - Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day

Time: 08:30:00 - 18:00:00

You are warmly invited to the annual Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day. This event, which is free to attend, will feature the best science from across the faculty, and provide an excellent opportunity for younger researchers from all parts of FMS to meet, interact, present and discuss their work. This year's meeting will feature cutting edge science from across the faculty, lunchtime poster viewing, prizes for the best posters and 3m presentations and a drinks reception. Selected abstracts will be chosen for moderated poster sessions and / or 3 minute presentations. To submit an abstract, please contact Emma Bowman, e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 16th June.

Location: Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street , London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Emma Bowman

Email: e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk.


18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

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The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084