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3 September, 2018 - Systems Biology: Making Sense of Complexity Symposium 3 & 4 September 2018

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

Weizmann UK are hosting a two-day Systems Biology Symposium at University College London. The aim is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of leading world scientists from the Weizmann Institute with those from the UK to look at some of the common motifs of how complex biological system are organised. The symposium will focus on emerging systems design principles in the exploration of cancer, neurosciences, host-pathogen interactions and cell biology. Attendance will be limited to 180 delegates. Registration is £100 or £50 for students. This includes lunch and refreshments. This meeting will be an exciting and slightly out-of-the ordinary occasion so do make sure to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

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17 October, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: The computational anatomy of psychosis

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

Speaker: Professor Karl J. Friston, Institute of Neurology, UCL Abstract: This talk considers formal or computational approaches to psychopathology. I will use schizophrenia to offer a case study of computational psychiatry. We first review the basic phenomenology and pathophysiological theories of schizophrenia. These motivate the choice of a formal or computational framework within which to understand the symptoms and signs of schizophrenia; particularly, in terms of false beliefs or inference. This framework is the Bayesian brain. We will focus on the (neuromodulatory) encoding of uncertainty or precision within predictive coding implementations of active inference – to demonstrate computational approaches to the nature and pathogenesis of hallucinations and delusions.

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18 October, 2018 - Webinar: Key data - Longitudinal data

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

Hosted by the UK Data Service, this webinar will introduce the wide range of longitudinal datasets available at the organisation. This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service. The Service provides access to various types of longitudinal data. One of these are the British Birth Cohort Studies (e.g. the National Child Development Study 1958 and The Millennium Cohort Study) which follow the same group of children born in a specific year throughout their lives, tracking changes and unravelling the reasons behind them. Another type is the successor of BHPS, Understanding Society, an innovative and world-leading study about lives and its changes in the UK in the 21st century. And finally, there are other studies such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing focusing on later life, following certain age cohorts and shedding light on their specific experiences over time.

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5 November, 2018 - Advanced Stata: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier

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A five day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how to work more efficiently. It would be particularly suited to those who are about to embark on large analyses. We will cover a range of topics including: • efficient ways of working using do files commands that allow you to manipulate data and to easily create new summary variables and datasets. • Stata's commands for accessing and outputting results including put excel to send results to Excel, a similar command to send output to Word documents and two simple commands to write text files and Stata datasets containing results. • creating new commands (programs) for Stata. Cost: £1385

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