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The events listed here are generally aimed at staff and students from the UCL Research Domains community, although a limited number of events are open to the public. For queries about a specific event, please contact the organiser for full details. 

8 May, 2018 - Defying Death: A Human Journey Through Medicine

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

Organised by UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, Defying Death: A Human Journey Through Medicine, will run from May 2018 to April 2019. The exhibition showcases how humanity has used medicine to extend life and defy death throughout time. A variety of ways to defy death are explored including complementary, religious, social, surgical and technological approaches.

Location: A.G. Leventis Gallery , UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31–34 Gordon Square, London, WC1

Contact: Anna Fowler / Theano Moussouri

Email: anna.fowler.17@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 7495

30 August, 2018 - Microbiology@UCL Seminar | Dr Megan J Maher

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

'Structural snapshots of manganese uptake in Streptococcus pneumoniae' Speaker: Dr Megan J Maher, La Trobe University Host: Dr Joanne Santini (j.santini@ucl.ac.uk) Dr Megan J Maher of La Tobe University's Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, will be speaking at UCL on Thursday 30 August. The seminar will be held in the JZ Young LT in the Anatomy Building. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to meet the speaker after the seminar please contact the host.

Location: JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr Joanne Santini

Email: j.santini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7631 6675

3 September, 2018 - CRUK-UCL Early Detection Funding Opportunities Event

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:00:00

Hosted by CRUK and the UCL Cancer Domain. Detecting cancer early enough for curative intervention, whilst avoiding over-treatment, is one of the most important challenges in cancer medicine. Consequently, early detection is a strategic priority for Cancer Research UK, which aims to drive forward a transformation in how and when cancer is detected. To accelerate progress, CRUK has invested in a number of early detection funding schemes. The meeting brings UCL clinical and non-clinical researchers together to consider the early detection ‘vision’ and challenges, explore the CRUK funding opportunities in more detail, and hear about future events. The talks will be followed by informal networking between researchers of different disciplines, and CRUK staff, which we hope will stimulate discussion and research ideas.

Location: , Charles Bell House 43-45 Foley Street, London, W1W 7TS

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8116 (internal: 08116)

3 September, 2018 - Harnessing FAIR Data

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

Harnessing FAIR Data focuses on researchers who employ or are seeking to use data in their work. FAIR is a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. In this thematic context we aim to better understand the cross-disciplinary practice of sourcing, using and managing data and its associated implications, such as ownership, standards and metadata, and access and licensing. Experienced speakers from around the UK will come together to explore FAIR data and services, and a panel session will help to identify key questions that researchers face when considering using data in research. This event is hosted by QMUL, UCL and the SES Consortium. We are pleased to confirm our keynote speaker, Prof. Pam Thomas from the University of Warwick. Other speakers and panel members include Dr. Paul Ayris (UCL), Dr. Charles Romain (Imperial College London), Andrew Lane (King's College London) and Prof. Henry Rzepa (Imperial College London).

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road , London, E1 4NS

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: l.chisholm@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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.

Location: Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Samantha Showham

Email: samantha@weizmann.org.uk

Phone: 020 7424 6860

4 September, 2018 - Only connect: why public spaces matter

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

What makes good public space? And, as architects, how can we design public spaces that allow these exchanges to happen? What is the role of our institutions in the creation of public space? Can they be risk takers in a risk-averse world? And how can we persuade them of the nobility of pushing limits and advancing the debate? Public spaces create countless opportunities to connect across thresholds: connecting people of different nationalities and from different walks of life. When you connect people, relationships are formed and thresholds become more about mutual exchange. Exploring these ideas through two AL_A projects – the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and MAAT in Lisbon – Amanda Levete will examine the purpose and value of public spaces and the impact they can have on public organisations.

Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Velvet Young

Email: velvet.young.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 5244

5 September, 2018 - IoN Seminar Series: The low complexity domain of TDP43s acts as an RNP assembly platform and directs RNA specificity

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

Speaker: Martina Hallegger, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, IoN and The Francis Crick Institute "The low complexity domain of TDP43s acts as an RNP assembly platform and directs RNA specificity" Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome Venue: tbc

Location: , TBC, ,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

6 September, 2018 - Professor Sarah Bell's Inaugural Lecture 'Re-engineering Engineering: From Buildings to Communities'

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:30:00

Engineers change the world, but not always for the better. In this lecture, to mark Sarah Bell's promotion to Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCL, she looks back to her earliest impressions of engineering as a career, and traces how things have changed. Engineering is not just building things. Sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. Small engineering might be better than big engineering. Good engineering takes time. Engineering is more effective if it is done with people, rather than for them. Sarah has changed her mind about engineering, more than once. In this lecture, she hopes you might too.

Location: G29 JZ young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marike Woollard

Email: marike.woollard.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

6 September, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Professor Katalin Toth

Time: 11:30:00 - 12:30:00

Speaker: Prof Katalin Toth, Université Laval, Quebec city "A synapse that can count. Information coding and calcium dynamics at mossy fibre terminals"

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 September, 2018 - Cancer in the population – a UCLPartners Symposium

Time: 13:00:00 - 18:00:00

This exciting, inter-disciplinary symposium will showcase some of the wide range of population-based cancer research being undertaken in partner institutions of the UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Cancer Programme. It will bring together researchers from UCL, LSHTM, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and beyond, to share experience with eminent researchers and encourage new collaborations. It will close with a discussion to help shape recommendations for the future of AHSC’s cancer research programme, followed by a reception. The event promises to be a fascinating afternoon, with insightful talks and time to network with peers, colleagues and other scientists working in - or just curious about - population-based cancer research. Please note this event is free but registration is essential to secure your place.

Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT

Contact: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Email: press@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 927 2802

10 September, 2018 - IGH Research Methods Course: HIV, Sexual Health and Infectious Diseases

Time: -

The Institute for Global Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run primarily by members of the Centre for Clinical Research in Infection and Sexual Health, and the Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health and HIV, and is taught by leading researchers from University College London. Course details: 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. More information on the course and its content in the link below.

Location: UCL, TBC, ,

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084

11 September, 2018 - ALS Seminar: Is ALS a simple, complex or simplex disease?

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

Speaker: Professor Jan Veldink, UMC Utrecht, European Network to Cure ALS, Netherlands Host: Raffaele Ferrari This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 September, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Dr Vincenzo Marra

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

Speaker: Dr Vincenzo Marra, University of Leicester “Synaptic vesicle distribution in a model of focal epilepsy"

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 September, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Motor recovery after stroke: conceptual puzzle, practical challenge

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Professor John Krakauer (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along. About this lecture: Basic science in animal models suggests a way forward for human neurorehabilitation: higher doses and intensities of therapy, especially early after stroke. But what should the therapy consist of and how should we measure its efficacy?

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 September, 2018 - UCL Annual Synaptopathies Symposium 2018

Time: 08:25:00 - 19:00:00

The symposium is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled "Synaptopathies: genetics, biophysics and circuit mechanisms of paroxysmal neurological disorders". Epilepsy, migraine and related paroxysmal neurological disorders affect over 15% of the population, and account for an enormous burden to the individual and to society. Progress in managing these diseases is slow, with many patients failing to respond to available medication. Understanding the mechanisms will be an essential step, not only towards improved diagnosis, but also towards the development of rational therapies. *This event is open to principal investigators, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. A limited number of places will be made available to MSc students.*

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCL Institute of Neurology

Email: n.naeem@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3456 7890

19 September, 2018 - The involvement of women's partners and families in perinatal mental health care: a qualitative study

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

Speaker: Billie Lever-Taylor, UCL Division of Psychiatry

Location: Maple House seminar room, 6th Floor, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 September, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Community Treatment Orders - why can't we accept the evidence

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

Speaker: Professor Tom Burns, University of Oxford

Location: Maple House 6th Floor seminar room, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 September, 2018 - Interdisciplinary Research Event for Early Career Researchers

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

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network (ECN) is holding an interdisciplinary research event which will include time for questions and discussions with the speakers and panel members. Invited speakers and panel members are experienced academics, they will speak about their experiences of interdisciplinary research, the challenges and benefits, and practical advice for early career researchers. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and take part in the panel discussion. Event Outline (timings and running order subject to change) 10:00 Event start, welcome and introduction 10.10 Dr Cath Mercer, Reader in the Centre for Population Research in Sexual Health & HIV 10:30 Professor Ann Blandford, Director of UCL Institute for Digital Health 11:00 Panel discussion 11:45 Informal discussions and networking

Location: G.01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street , London,

Contact: Jo Gibbs

Email: jo.gibbs@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 September, 2018 - SWC Systems Seminars: Cross-species conversations: Integrating findings across nervous systems

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

On September 21st we will welcome a panel of internationally renowned neuroscientists from leading institutes in the USA, Portugal, Germany and England. Their research focuses on both the commonly studied species, as well as some of the more unusual ones, and their teams are presently involved in cross-species projects. Our Symposium will provide the opportunity to hear engaging talks, join the discussion with our panel of researchers, and interact closely with the invited speakers and other like-minded people in our signature smaller group discussions and post-symposium BBQ and party. We hope to see you there!

Location: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, 25 Howland Street, London, W1T 4JG

Contact: Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Events

Email: swc-events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 20 3108 8004

25 September, 2018 - A 'Talk like TED' Public Speaking Workshop by UCL Personalised Medicine Early Career Network

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

We are delighted to announce that The UCL Personalised Medicine Early Career Network have organised an exclusive public speaking workshop, which will provide a comprehensive introduction into the art of impactful communication with diverse audiences (using the 'TED talk' style as an example). Susie Ashfield has worked as a voice-over artist for BBC, Sky, ITV1, Sony Pictures, Spotify and many more. She is now a full-time freelance trainer and coach, making the most of her unusual combination of acting skills and director-level business experience by specialising in helping clients to control and optimise their body language and non-verbal communication techniques, structuring presentations for effect, and giving the kind of vocal empowerment needed to both succeed and be seen to succeed. This workshop will help you to frame your data and yourself correctly, and giving you the confidence to deliver this new message well.

Location: June Lloyd Room, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Rose Gilbert

Email: rose.gilbert.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 September, 2018 - Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

This session is for anyone new to PPI. Learn what patient and public involvement is all about, and how it can help your research. Pick up some of the basics of incorporating patient involvement into your work. 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 September, 2018 - Microbiology@UCL Autumn Drinks Reception

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:30:00

Microbiology@UCL will be holding their Autum Drinks Reception at the Institute of Education's Nunn Hall on 27 September. Speakers include: - Kristine Arnvig, Department of Structural & Molecular Biology - Mona Bajaj-Eliot, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health - Chris Barnes, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology - Lucy van Dorp, UCL Genetics Institute - Ravi Gupta, Division of Infection & Immunity - Jan Janouskovec, Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment - Dave Spratt, Eastman Dental Institute The event is free but please register on Eventbrite so we can know numbers for catering. Microbiology @UCL brings together microbiologists from all across UCL to celebrate the varied and amazing world of microbes.

Location: Nunn Hall, UCL Institute of Education, London,

Contact: Dr Joanne Santini

Email: j.santini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7631 6675

28 September, 2018 - Getting stuck into PPI: focus groups and more

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

This session is for anyone who understand the role of PPI, and wants to put their learning into practice. The session examines PPI methods in more depth, with looking particularly at how to run a PPI focus group. 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 October, 2018 - Crick Cancer Research Symposium

Time: -

This two-day meeting will to bring together over 200 researchers and clinicians working on cancer. In particular, we will provide a forum for recently established PIs and early career researchers to present their latest work and expand their network of colleagues and collaborators. There will be 12 short talks selected from the abstracts, flash talks, and poster presentations. Drinks and a light buffet will accompany the poster session on Monday evening.

Location: 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

3 October, 2018 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Speaker: Rick Livesey, Cambridge Title: "Human stem cell studies of neural development and neurodegeneration in Down syndrome" Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 October, 2018 - The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research

Time: -

The Global Symposium on Health Systems Research is organized every two years by Health Systems Global to bring together the full range of players involved in health systems and policy research and practice. The Fifth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2018) will bring together approximately 2,000 health systems researchers, policymakers and practitioners from around the world. Read more about the theme of the Symposium – Advancing Health Systems for All in the SDG Era. By participating in HSR2018 in Liverpool, you will be able to share your unique point of view and innovative ideas on strengthening health systems and engage in dialogue with a diverse community, ranging from high-level policy-makers, researchers and donors to practitioners and advocates on the ground. You will get the chance to learn from, and network with, leading experts; participate in skills building sessions; and discover new tools that will help to increase the impact of your work.

Location: , ACC Liverpool, ,

Contact: General or logistics enquiries

Email: infoHSR2018@zibrant.co.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2018 - ALS Seminar: Professor Andre Gerber

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

Speaker: Professor Andre Gerber, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey Host: Professor Elizabeth Fisher This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2018 - Facilitation: how to get the most our of your PPI activities

Time: 14:00:00 - 16:00:00

This session is for anyone looking to run workshops of focus groups. Learn how to get the most out of your meetings. 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 October, 2018 - How to fill in the PPI section of grant form

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

This session is for anyone struggling to work PPI into their funding applications. Learn what funders are looking for, and at what stage of applying for funding you should be seeking patient input. 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

10 October, 2018 - Otto Wolff Lecture of the Population, Policy & Practice Peckham Symposium

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

Keynote lecture of the Population, Policy & Practice Peckham Symposium on Mental Health on 10th October. Keynote speaker: Dame Susan Bailey Further details and symposium programme to follow.

Location: , UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, ,

Contact: Director's office, UCL GOS ICH

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

11 October, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Exploiting plasticity in brainstem systems for rehabilitation

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Stuart Baker (Newcastle University) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 October, 2018 - Otto Wolff Lecture of the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Symposium

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

Keynote lecture of the Genetics and Genomic Medicine Symposium on 12th October. Keynote speaker: Dr Heymut Omran, University Children’s Hospital Muenster Further details and symposium programme to follow.

Location: , UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, ,

Contact: Director's office, UCL GOS ICH

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

16 October, 2018 - Evening Event: Representing the body: art, physiology and pathology collide

Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00

Organised by UCL Neuroscience

Join us at UCL’s Pathology Museum for an evening event to celebrate a newly installed art exhibition which explores the relationships between body matter and the biological rhythms of the brain. Between 6-7pm hear perspectives from artist Andrew Carnie, pathologist Alan Bates, and neuroscientist Kimberley Whitehead, and stay on from 7-9pm for continued discussion as we view the art over drinks to a curated brain rhythm-inspired playlist.

Location: UCL Pathology Museum, Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PF

Contact: Kimberley Whitehead

Email: k.whitehead@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 3533

16 October, 2018 - Experimental Psychology Seminar

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

Title: “Visual stimulus processing and spatial memory in the retrosplenial cortex” Speaker: Frank Sengpiel (Cardiff University)

Location: Room 305, 26 Bedford Way, , London, WC1H 0DS

Contact: UCL Department of Experimental Psychology

Email: a.esposito@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 207 679 5332

17 October, 2018 - 50 Years of MA Geography Education

Time: 14:30:00 - 18:30:00

The MA Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education celebrates its 50th birthday this Autumn. Are you a former/current student or member of staff on the course or another member of the geography education community with an interest in the MA Geography Education? If so we would like to invite you join our celebration on October 17th at UCL IOE. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the MA Geography Education.

Location: Jeffrey Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Karen Pollock

Email: karen.pollock@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6917

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.

Location: Maple House 6th Floor seminar room, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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.

Location: Online, , ,

Contact: UK Data Service

Email: help@ukdataservice.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)1206 872143

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

Time: -

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

Location: , , London,

Contact: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: shortcourses@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 November, 2018 - The London Infections & Immunity Symposium

Time: -

The objective of this joint meeting is to highlight new research in the Infections & Immunity area from groups working in London and elsewhere in the UK. The meeting aims to encourage free exchange of ideas, cross-disciplinary interactions and new collaborations. Two poster sessions will provide a forum for Postdocs and students to present their work. If you would like to submit a poster, please send your abstract to events@crick.ac.uk and we will be in touch with further details. Drinks and light finger food will accompany the poster session on Monday evening.

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

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute events

Email: events@crick.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 November, 2018 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Speaker: Jamie Edgin, Arizona Title: TBC Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 November, 2018 - Otto Wolff Lecture of the Institute's Annual Open Day and Poster Competition

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

Keynote lecture of the Institute's Annual Open Day and Poster Competition on 7th November Keynote speaker: Professor Rick Livesey, Professor of Stem Cell Biology, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Further details and Open Day programme to follow.

Location: , UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, ,

Contact: Director's office, UCL GOS ICH

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 November, 2018 - UCLPartners Centre for Neurorehabilitation Seminar: Advances in evidence-based MS physical rehabilitation

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Speaker: Peter Feys (Hasselt University, Belgium) Followed by refreshments. No registration required – please just come along.

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Centre for Neurorehabilitation

Email: cnr@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 November, 2018 - Otto Wolff Neuroscience Symposium 2018

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

Keynote speakers: Professor Mary Reilly, UCL Institute of Neurology and Professor Eugenio Mercuri, Catholic University Rome Poster Competition: All welcome to take part in this. For more information please contact: ICH.DN.Programme@ucl.ac.uk Attendance is free at this event but pre-registration via Eventbrite is required.

Location: , UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, ,

Contact: Director's office, UCL GOS ICH

Email: ich.director@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 November, 2018 - How to find patient partners, and keep them involved

Time: 11:00:00 - 13:00:00

This session is for anyone looking to involve patients in their research. Learn where to go to find people who will get involved, and how to help them remain engaged. 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - ALS Seminar: Dr Mhoriam Ahmed

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

Speaker: Dr Mhoriam Ahmed, Department of Neuromuscular Disease, IoN, UCL Host: Professor Linda Greensmith This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Building relationships: how to work with patients and the public

Time: 12:00:00 - 14:00:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?

Time: 14:30:00 - 16:30:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible 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. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

22 November, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Dr Tiago Branco

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

Speaker: Dr Tiago Branco, University College London

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

27 November, 2018 - WIBR Seminar: Professor David Rowitch

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

Part of the Division of Medicine Seminar Series Speaker: Professor David Rowitch, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics; Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator; Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute Title: 'Functional Diversity of Astrocytes' Host: Professor William D. Richardson

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Rayne Building, 5 University Street, London, WC1

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2018 - UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation Seminar: Dr John Grainger

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

Speaker: Dr John Grainger, University of Manchester Hosts: Host: Dr Clare Bennett

Location: UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Lecture Theatre 3 Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Sara Taiyari

Email: sara.taiyari@nhs.net

Phone: Please email

4 December, 2018 - ALS Seminar: New approaches in the hunt for drug targets to treat neurodegenerative disease

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

Speaker: Dr Fiona Marshall, VP Head of the UK Discovery Centre for MSD Research Laboratories Host: Professor Elizabeth Fisher This seminar is part of the ALS Seminar Series

Location: 2nd Floor Seminar Room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Debbie Hadley

Email: d.hadley@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 December, 2018 - CLOSER collaborative conference about the UK’s longitudinal studies: challenges and solutions

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

On 6 December 2018, CLOSER will host a one-day collaborative conference at the Wellcome Trust with the aim of identifying the best way to tackle the key challenges facing longitudinal population studies. Further details published soon.

Location: Wellcome Trust, , London,

Contact: CLOSER

Email: closer@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

13 December, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Dr Ingo Greger

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

Speaker: Dr Ingo Greger, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Location: GLT lecture theatre (Gilliat Lecture Theatre), Ground Floor Queen Square House, London,

Contact: Erica Tagliatti

Email: e.tagliatti@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

19 December, 2018 - UCL Division of Psychiatry: Insight and self-awareness

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

Speaker: Professor Anthony David, KCL

Location: Maple House 6th Floor seminar room, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7NF

Contact: Berni Courtney

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

9 January, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Speaker: Carla Startin, LonDowns/KCL Title: "Cognitive decline and dementia in adults with Down syndrome" Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 February, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Speaker: John Hardy, LonDowns/KCL Title: TBC Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

12 February, 2019 - Cancer Research UK 5th biennial early diagnosis research conference

Time: -

The 2019 conference theme will be ‘10 years on: accelerating early diagnosis evidence into practice’ by bringing together researchers, clinicians, patients and policy makers to share and discuss the latest research findings, their implications on policy and practice, and the future needs and direction for early diagnosis. The call for abstracts and registration is now open, and we are excited to welcome you all to what we hope will be a thought-provoking and celebratory conference. Abstracts are invited from a variety of topics in translation and evidence across the diagnostic pathway. Deadline for abstract submissions: 5pm Monday 1 October.

Location: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The NEC Birmingham Pendigo Way, Birmingham, B40 1PP

Contact: Cancer Research UK Conference organisers

Email: EDconference@cancer.org.uk

Phone: Please email

6 March, 2019 - Down Syndrome Seminar Series - UCL Institute of Neurology

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

Speaker: Frances Wiseman, UCL Title: TBC Please contact the organisers, Frances Wiseman (f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk) and Elizabeth Fisher (elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk) For queries ALL WELCOME.

Location: Large second floor seminar room, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Frances Wiseman and Elizabeth Fisher

Email: f.Wiseman@ucl.ac.uk / elizabeth.fisher@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

2 April, 2019 - Biomarkers in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Time: 12:00:00 - 17:00:00

The inaugural Biomarkers in neurodegenerative iseases course took place April 2018 at the University of Gothenburg. We are pleased to announce that the course will be held in 2019 in Queen Square as an exciting UCL/University of Gothenburg (UGot) collaboration. Aimed at PhD level and beyond, this detailed and comprehensive 4 day course will feature leading names in biomarker research including Profs. William Jagust (University of California Berkeley), John Hardy (UCL), Henrik Zetterberg (UCL/UGot), Kaj Blennow (UGot) and Nick Fox (UCL). We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world for this unique educational and networking opportunity. Biomarkers are increasingly required for effective research into neurodegenerative diseases. They are critical for diagnosis, disease monitoring and will be key for measuring target engagement of disease modifying therapies.

Location: , 33 Queen Square , London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: UCL IoN

Email: ion.educationteam@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3456 7890

4 April, 2019 - UK Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference 2019

Time: -

We are very pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Neuromuscular Translational Research Conference will take place on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April 2019 at the Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. Further details to follow; please email cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk to be added to the mailing list for updates.

Location: Centre for Life, , Newcastle upon Tyne,

Contact: Queen Square Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases

Email: cnmd.contact@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

5 April, 2019 - Microbiology@UCL Symposium 2019

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

The next annual MICROBIOLOGY@UCL Symposium will be held on 5 April 2019. Event details to follow.

Location: , UCL, ,

Contact: TBC

Email: TBC

Phone: