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24 March, 2017 - Tricks of the trade: ideas for generating interdisciplinary research

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

An Early Career Researcher Event from UCL's Collaborative Social Science Domain. The challenges facing researchers are increasingly interdisciplinary. In this talk, Alan Wilson will present a view of the foundations of research planning which will support originality and ambition within interdisciplinary frameworks. He will discuss both basic and applied research (‘real challenges’) and will introduce the idea of super concepts that cross disciplines. Above all, he will argue that ‘thinking outside the box’ can generate new ideas and open up new territories. Presented by Sir Alan Wilson, Chief Executive, The Alan Turing Institute. N.B. This free event is only open to UCL Early Career Researchers.

Location: The Alan Turing Institute, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713

27 March, 2017 - BBSRC Showcase

Time: 09:30:00 - 11:30:00

We are delighted to welcome Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC’s interim Chief Executive, to UCL on Monday 27 March 2017. The visit will showcase UCL’s world-class bioscience and biotechnology research, and forms part of UCL’s Strategic Partnership with BBSRC. Register now to attend the opening “BBSRC Showcase” session, which will be a great opportunity to hear from Professor Welham on the future of UK bioscience funding and engage in interactive discussion with BBSRC staff. There will also be some short talks from BBSRC-funded academics to demonstrate the breadth and quality of research at UCL. To register for the event, please click the following link: https://ucl-bbsrc-showcase.eventbrite.com

Location: Main Quad Pavilion , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 March, 2017 - Macrophage innate responses against S.pneumoniae

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

Speaker: Prof David Dockrell (Edinbuirgh University) Host: Prof Rob Heyderman (r.heyderman@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 Rob Heyderman

Email: r.heyderman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 April, 2017 - Role of Rho GTPases in immune cell migration

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

Part of the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar Series. Speaker: Prof. Anne Ridley (Kings College London). Host: Dr Clare Bennett. All are welcome. If you are interested in meeting the speaker, please contact the host.

Location: LT3 , Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 April, 2017 - Changing Expectations: reconsidering science careers

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

UCL and the Royal Society are holding a joint 'question time' event on science careers which will explore how people can transition in and out of academia and different sectors. The event will consider the benefits and challenges of fluid career paths; the implications of the changing research landscape for science careers; and how greater mobility between academia and other sectors could be better supported.

Location: Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre , Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 7679 8584

20 April, 2017 - Engaging policymakers and the media

Time: 09:30:00 - 13:00:00

Drawing on the International Longevity Centre UK's experience of briefing Ministers, working with policymakers and explaining their findings to broadcast and print journalists, this workshop will help early career researchers communicate the significance of their research to these stakeholders.

Location: Garden Room , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

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

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

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 (including submitting a poster), 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 - 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

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 - Understanding cellular heterogeneity

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

Speaker: Dr Sarah Teichmann (The Sanger Institute). Host: Prof Benny Chain (b.chain@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: Prof Benny Chain

Email: b.chain@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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