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20 February, 2018 - Entrepreneurship for researchers

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This free three-day course is for research students and staff. It will help you develop entrepreneurial skills to enhance your career. This workshop will help you recognise and develop the entrepreneurial skills you use in research. You'll explore how these skills can have a broader use and impact - for example, by helping enhance public understanding of your field, engage with business and start your own business. Dates: 20 Feb, 27 Feb & 6 March 2018 (one day per week over three weeks) - 9.30-5pm (each day).

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 February, 2018 - 1st London Stem Cell Symposium

Time: 08:30:00 - 19:00:00

Join the stem Cell communities and networks The Crick, Imperial College London, KCL, UCL and Queen Mary London University to explore the wide breadth of stem cell research in London. The aim of this symposium is to highlight the wide breadth of stem cell research performed in London and to launch the London Stem Cell Network (LSCN). LSCN will serve as a networking platform for the London stem cell groups and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the London Universities and Institutes. The Symposium has a very exciting scientific programme, with keynote talks by Prof. Fiona Watt and Prof. Constanza Emmanueli, invited talks by London group leaders, oral presentations that will be selected from abstracts from early career researchers and PhD students and a poster and networking session. For abstract submissions, see the link below.

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

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

26 February, 2018 - Sohn Conference: Accelerating Translation of Pediatric Cancer Research

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This 2.5-day international conference will advance the dialogue from the first meeting presented jointly by the Sohn Conference Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences in 2016, the Sohn Conference: Pediatric Cancer in a Post-genomic World. Leading researchers, clinicians, pediatric cancer advocates, and industry and governmental stakeholders from around the globe will reconvene, this time in London, England, to discuss strategies to help bridge the gap between basic research discoveries and treatments for pediatric and adolescent cancer patients. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Late abstract submissions for the poster session will be accepted on a rolling basis. Abstract formatting guidelines are available here. Please submit abstracts to acarley@nyas.org. Note that late abstracts will not be considered for short talks.

Location: The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London,

Contact: The New York Academy of Sciences

Email: nyas@nyas.org

Phone: Please email

27 February, 2018 - Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: The here and now and future of our field

Time: 10:00:00 - 18:00:00

On 27 February 2018 international leaders in the field of pluripotent stem cells and regenerative medicine will come together for a one day meeting at the Crick. The meeting intends to review the progress that has been made in the field of hPSC Regenerative Medicine at the end of the first UKRMP funding cycle and looks to discuss the remaining and future challenges, which are being assessed as part of UKRMP#2 for the imminent and longer-term future of the field. The programme is being finalised with confirmed speakers including: Professor Kevin Eggan (Harvard), Professor Oliver Brustle (Bonn), Professor Christine Mummery (Leiden) and Surgeon Captain Professor Rory Rickard (MOD) amongst others. There are a limited number of free places for Crick staff so early registration is encouraged.

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

1 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

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

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 March, 2018 - Solid Biomechanics: Lecture Series II - Cell Biomechanics

Time: 16:15:00 - 18:00:00

Cell Biomechanics: Mechanical cues can trigger ?biochemical ?signals which ?can alter cell behaviour. Understanding these phenomena is a ?central challenge of the 21st-century cell biomechanics research which can play a crucial role in developing future therapies. Please join us for upcoming talks from world-leading scientists in this area: - Prof. Erik Sahai, Francis Crick Institute - Prof. Guillaume Charras, London Centre for Nanotechnology - Dr Joe Swift, The University of Manchester Hosted by Prof. Yiannis Ventikos, HoD, UCL Mechanical Engineering

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

Contact: Emily McLean

Email: ci.crukcentre@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Internal Ext: 40733

1 March, 2018 - Unanswered Questions in Precision Medicine - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute Annual International Symposium

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It is our pleasure to announce that the next Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute Annual International Symposium will be held at the Institute on 1 - 2 March 2018. The symposium, entitled Unanswered Questions in Precisions Medicine is being organised by Jason Carroll, Richard Gilbertson, Elizabeth Harrington (AstraZeneca),Duncan Jodrell and Nitzan Rosenfeld. The symposium will include sessions on: -Target and biomarker validation -Clinical and pre-clinical -Developing target strategies -What makes a good target? As always, we have assembled an outstanding list of world-leading researchers to present their work. Our keynote speakers include: -William Sellers (The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) -Charles Mullighan (St Jude Children's Research Hospital) -René Bernards (Netherlands Cancer Institute) -Frank McCormick (UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre).

Location: Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge Li Ka Shing Centre Robinson Way , Cambridge, CB2 0RE

Contact: Julie Housden

Email: julie.housden@cruk.cam.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 March, 2018 - Business modelling for researchers

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This half-day workshop will help you learn how businesses operate and how to assess the commercial potential of your ideas, projects and research. Every sustainable product or service has a business model behind it and understanding these models can help you commercialise your ideas and research.

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

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

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 March, 2018 - Algorithms and Fairness: What are the limits of predictive algorithms in public policy?

Time: 13:30:00 - 17:00:00

Algorithms are increasingly used to make decisions affecting our lives, but can we ensure machine-generated decisions are fair? Algorithms have long been used in the private sector to make marketing or finance decisions. As large-scale data becomes available in the public sector, these techniques are increasingly being deployed in areas as diverse as education, criminal justice or health. If these algorithms are based on data which misrepresents specific groups of people, then their use could widen social inequalities or breach equality laws. We have organised a workshop, funded by UCL Grand Challenges, to bring interested parties together, within and beyond UCL, to develop an interdisciplinary research agenda. The workshop will be a combination of invited talks and group discussion, appropriate for academics, policy makers and doctoral students.

Location: Room G01, UCL Institute of Health Informatics, London,

Contact: Nadia Elsay

Email: n.elsay@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3549 5543 (internal 65543)

21 March, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

Location: LG04, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 March, 2018 - Research IT & Data Management drop-ins (Term 2)

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

These sessions are open to all research staff and research students and will be attended by someone from the Research Data Management team as well as representatives from all of the Research IT service areas. If you have any questions or problems related to the following areas, you should find someone there who can help: research programming, high performance computing, handling large datasets, Data Management Plans and much more. There’s no need to book, but we can make sure there’ll be someone there to help with your problem if you email rits@ucl.ac.uk ideally two days before the session. Researchers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are currently using software in their research. The sessions will also be a good opportunity to discuss research funder requirements, find out about services available at UCL and to get support with particular issues you are having.

Location: Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies South Wing UCL Main Building Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: The Research IT Services

Email: rits@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 April, 2018 - UCL IDH Conference: Making high-quality digital health a reality for patients

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What should we be doing to facilitate high quality digital healthcare? The digital health field is rapidly evolving, and there is policy support for it within the NHS, but innovation has been patchy, with some areas forging ahead and some areas neglected. This conference aims to give an overview of where we are now with a digital NHS, and to discuss what’s needed to realise the potential of interactive patient-facing digital health innovations. The conference will bring together different stakeholders in the digital health field, to facilitate collaborations for learning, innovation and research. Find out about - what the NHS needs (and doesn’t need) in terms of patient-facing digital health - the opportunities and challenges for patient-facing digital innovation for health - explore collaboration opportunities

Location: Lecture Theatre, 22 Gordon Street, LONDON, WC1H 0QB

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: digital.health@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

24 April, 2018 - Introduction to Research Support and Integrity: course for PhD students (Terms 2 & 3)

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This course is coordinated by Library Services, OVPR and the Doctoral Skills Development Programme. It is open to all PhD students, regardless of their disciplines or stage reached in their research project. Dates: 7 February, 21 March and 24 April 2018. Each half-day sessions will focus on Research Integrity, Research Data Management, Data Protection, Research Ethics, Open Access, Copyright and Research IT. The course will highlight good practices in these areas, as well as explain the expectations of researchers and point to useful resources.

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

Contact: UCL Doc Skills - (Organisational Development)

Email: docskills@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 May, 2018 - How can I facilitate meaningful conversations with stakeholders?

Time: 10:00:00 - 11:30:00

At the core of Public Engagement (PE) and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is conversation. We believe that research should include public and patient voices, and that this inclusion leads to better outcomes for all. Moving from that belief to actually facilitating conversations can be quite a leap, particularly for those without training or experience. In this session, we will interrogate different ways of facilitating meaningful conversations with public and patient groups, and other key stakeholder groups. We will begin the session with some brief case studies, leading to conversations wherein all attending can discuss and experiment with facilitation techniques. This is part of a series of events to support those across the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) working in Public Engagement and Patient and Public Involvement. These take place regularly, focussing on different topics each time.

Location: Maple House Boardroom (Suite 1A), 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Niccola Hutchinson Pascal

Email: n.pascal@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 108 6534

9 May, 2018 - 'Finders keepers? How to access and sustain patients and the public for involvement in research' - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

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

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners and experienced (people who are new to and people who have some experience in the active involvement of patients and the public in research). More information in the link below.

Location: , Queen Mary University of London Whitechapel, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 May, 2018 - ‘How to write the PPI section of a grant form’ - UCL Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre workshop

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

The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. This workshop is for beginners (people who are new to the active involvement of patients and the public in research). It will cover some basic PPI principles and look at how to complete the PPI section ofgrant application forms. Topics covered include what large funders are looking for in terms of PPI.

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel , London, E1 2AD

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 June, 2018 - SAVE THE DATE: “Global Opportunities for Early Careers Staff"

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

Come and find out about UCL funding opportunities and how to write for international journal publications. The (free) half day conference will end with a lively networking session with drinks reception. Do come along and meet fellow early career staff just like you! More details (and registration details) to follow very soon.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Antonia Simon

Email: a.simon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7612 6250

5 June, 2018 - Interdisciplinary conference: Crafting values in cancer care across the UK

Time: 09:00:00 - 19:00:00

Hosted by the Department of Anthropology at University College London with the generous financial support from the UCL Cancer Institute and Octagon Small Funds Grant; this conference aims to generate an informed multidisciplinary discussion between ethnography and oncology examining the moral, epistemological, therapeutic and economic values that make up cancer care today in the UK. The day will be divided in three sections, with refreshments and lunch provided for registered attendees. The event is free, but registration is required.

Location: , The morning workshop (for those attending) and the Roundtable discussion: Gordon house 106 The evening Key-note talks: Archaeology LT (access from Anthropology) , ,

Contact: Values in Cancer Care

Email: info@valuesincancercare.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2018 - How can I share the impact of public engagement / involvement on both my research and its broader stakeholders in a meaningful way?

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

What happens when a Public Engagement (PE) or Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) project finishes? Funders and research institutions increasingly expect project leaders to maintain future relationships with public and patient groups. Often funders will expect you to maintain those relationships and, regardless, responsible PE or PPI should plan for what happens at the end. Impact - or the change your work can make - is one way to consider the legacy of your public engagement or patient and public involvement work. This is part of a series of events to support those across the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) working in Public Engagement and Patient and Public Involvement. These take place regularly, focussing on different topics each time.

Location: Room 728, UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way , London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Niccola Hutchinson Pascal

Email: n.pascal@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 108 6534

14 June, 2018 - How to engage with business

Time: 14:00:00 - 17:00:00

This free course is for research students and staff. It will help you learn how to present your key research messages to businesses. You will explore business concepts and learn the terminology needed to express your ideas, plan and structure your conversations with businesses effectively and strategically, build relationships with potential research sponsors and develop research collaborations or support for your research.

Location: UCL BaseKX 103c, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PF

Contact: UCL Innovation and Enterprise

Email: entrepreneurship@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 September, 2018 - It's All Academic Festival 2018

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

Get inspired, get creative and get debating at UCL's second It's All Academic Festival - a varied day of talks, tours, workshops and interactive fun for all ages and interests. In between activities, relax with food and drink pop ups and live music across the campus.

Location: Across UCL campus, Wolfson Building, 49 Riding House Street, London, WC1P 7PN

Contact: Office of the Vice-Provost (Development)

Email: alumni@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 3833