We are a major biomedical research centre and a leader in medical and health research.

We bring together 4 UCL Faculties to create one of the largest and most renowned groupings of academics in biomedical, life and population health sciences.

Brain Sciences
Life Sciences
Medical Sciences
Population Health Sciences


Pinocchio puppets

How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope’

Telling small lies desensitises our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new UCL research funded by Wellcome and the Center for Advanced Hindsight. More...

East Anglia

‘Middle England’ faces lowest psychosis risk

The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighbourhoods, finds a new study by UCL and the University of Cambridge. More...

Ocellated wrasse

Sneaky males and choosy females feature in new exhibition at the Grant Museum

‘Natural Creativity: Sex and Trickery’ is a new exhibition at the Grant Museum of Zoology at UCL. It explores the myriad elaborate shapes, sizes and crafty behavioural tactics some animals have evolved in order to survive, reproduce and pass on their genes. More...


“Some is good, more is better”: Regular exercise can cut your diabetes risk

Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL. More...


Sainsbury Wellcome Centre wins building award

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL (SWC) has been named Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) 2016. More...


28 October, 2016Computer Software for Modelling the Auditory Periphery and Brainstem
2 November, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - Phenotypic screen of motor neurons carrying different ALS mutations - are there common pathways between different ALS mutations?
4 November, 2016Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium
4 November, 2016Treating cognitive deficits in depression
7 November, 2016Professional Careers: where can your PhD take you?
7 November, 2016Responsible Research and Innovation: The way forward
7 November, 2016Save the date - UCL Personalised Medicine Early Careers Network launch event
8 November, 2016ALS Seminar: ALS and the corticospinal system
8 November, 2016UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2016
10 November, 201610th RA Fisher Centre Meeting
10 November, 2016New perspectives on post-stroke fatigue
14 November, 2016Simvastatin: an unexpected treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?
18 November, 2016Health Economics at UCL
21 November, 2016New insights into rare muscle glycogen storage disorders
22 November, 2016Sports cognition: Exploring the cognition of elite sporting performance and the cognitive consequences of sports-related brain injury
25 November, 2016Brain meeting - tbc
25 November, 2016The physiological importance of brain-derived glucagon-like peptide-1: is GLP-1 indeed just a gut hormone acting in the CNS?
2 December, 2016Brain meeting - How expectation can shape pain perception
7 December, 2016Institute of Neurology Postdoc Seminar - title tbc
9 December, 2016Brain meeting - A distributed, hierarchical, and recurrent framework for reward-based choice
9 December, 2016Brain meeting - tbc
9 December, 2016Cortex on demand? Dishinhibitory circuits of the cerebellar cortex
13 December, 2016ALS Seminar: Neuromuscular ultrasound for the assessment of skeletal muscle in health and disease
13 January, 2017Zinc ion signals, sparks and waves in cellular regulation
17 January, 2017ALS Seminar: There’s something wrong with my MAM; the ER mitochondria axis and neurodegenerative diseases
17 January, 2017UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Symposium - The future health of the public: Towards transdisciplinary research
1 February, 2017Drawing on data to transform lives: improving services for vulnerable adolescents
14 February, 2017ALS Seminar: Switching splicing in Spinal muscular atrophy?
22 February, 20173rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017
14 March, 2017ALS Seminar: From flies to humans: novel insights into ALS pathogenesis
11 April, 2017ALS Seminar: title tbc
13 June, 2017ALS Seminar: Should we target spinal microcircuits to treat ALS?

See all SLMS events

 SLMS Fact



SLMS is the largest of the three Schools which form UCL

Support us | Vacancies and fellowships | Contact SLMS | IT for SLMS