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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

17 July, 2018 - CRISPR seminar - Dr Bill Andrews

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

Title: "New strategies & insights into CRISPR driven genome editing" Speaker: Dr Bill Andrews - Central Molecular Laboratory Manager, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology (research profile)

Location: G29, JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marilyn Bryan

Email: m.bryan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8015 (internal 08015)

18 July, 2018 - Using population genetics to improve medical genetics studies

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

Speaker: Dr Ida Moltke, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen Hosted by: Professor Simon Mead

Location: Basement seminar room, Institute of Prion Diseases, 33 Cleveland Street, London, W1W 7FF

Contact: Sandra Porteous

Email: pabusdir@prion.ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 5148

19 July, 2018 - CDB Seminar Series - Professor Benedikt Berninger

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

Title: "Engineering neurogenesis for the postnatal brain” Speaker: Professor Benedikt Berninger - Institute of Physiological Chemistry of the University Medical Centerof the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Host: Dr Richard Poole Abstract: We explore the possibilities of generating new neurons where natural neurogenesis has ceased to occur, such as the postnatal or adult cerebral cortex. The approach we have taken is of lineage reprogramming glia or other brain-resident cells into induced neurons. Toward this end, we force the expression of developmentally relevant transcription factors to induce a neurogenic program. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts (1) to induce neurogenesis from glial cells in the postnatal mouse cortex in vivo, and (2) to decipher the molecular and cellular trajectory of adult human brain pericytes undergoing conversion into neurons.

Location: G29, JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marilyn Bryan

Email: m.bryan@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8015 (internal 08015)

20 July, 2018 - Brain Meeting

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

Speaker: Tobias Donner (University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Location: 4th Floor Seminar Room, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, 12 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Brain Meeting organisers

Email: ion.fil.brainmeetings@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

20 July, 2018 - Loneliness: challenges in definition and measurement

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

Why loneliness? In the UK, 1 in 8 adults report having no close friends, 17% of older adults have contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week and 40% of those aged 75+ live alone. What is the best way to define and measure loneliness in today's societies? In this seminar, we will discuss this multifaceted and complex issue. Agenda 14:00-14:10: Welcome 14:10-14:55 Speaker: Professor Pamela Qualter, Institute of Education, The University of Manchester Title: Loneliness among youth: Findings so far and directions for future work 15:00-15:30 Speaker: Dr Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Division of Psychiatry, University College London Title: Social relationships in mental health: what should we measure and how? 15:30-16:00: Q&A/Discussion 16:00-17:00: Networking reception About the seminar series This seminar is part of an inter-disciplinary seminar series run by the Social Connections, Cohesion and Health (SOCCAH) group at UCL and funded by the Grand Challenges.

Location: Room 642, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Jean Stafford

Email: jean.stafford.14@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 9159

23 July, 2018 - BOOK NOW: Centre for Behaviour Change Summer School: Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

Time: -

This five-day course will introduce you to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in your own area of interest. It's aimed at everyone interested in behaviour change - from researchers, practitioners and intervention designers to managers and policy makers. The summer school, run by UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), has been running successfully for several years. It was developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West.

Location: UCL Campus, London (exact location tbc), , ,

Contact: CBC course team

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 July, 2018 - BOOK NOW: Centre for Behaviour Change Advanced Summer School: Influence Motivation, Change Behaviour and Evaluate Interventions

Time: -

This advanced summer school will help you develop your specialist knowledge and skills in behaviour change. (You must have already attended the introductory CBC summer school.) The week-long advanced summer school covers three distinct but related areas. You can take each of these as separate short courses, or sign up for the whole week. The three areas are: - Influencing motivation (two-day course, 30 to 31 July 2018) - Changing behaviour in complex systems (two-day course, 1 to 2 August 2018) - Evaluating behaviour change interventions (one-day course, 3 August 2018) Note that fees vary depending on your sector/business size - see more information in the link below.. The summer school is run by UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC).

Location: Engineering Front Building Executive Suite, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Daniel Hambidge

Email: d.hambidge@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 5497

1 August, 2018 - IoN Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Hana D'Souza, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London - title tbc Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome.

Location: Basement Lecture theatre, 33 Queen Square, London,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

Phone: Please email

9 August, 2018 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Prof Alaisdair Gibb, Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UCL

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 August, 2018 - BOOK NOW: Centre for Behaviour Change Summer School: Behaviour Change - Principles and Practice

Time: -

This five-day course will introduce you to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in your own area of interest. It's aimed at everyone interested in behaviour change - from researchers, practitioners and intervention designers to managers and policy makers. The summer school, run by UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change (CBC), has been running successfully for several years. It was developed and is led by world-renowned experts in the field, including Professor Susan Michie and Professor Robert West.

Location: UCL Campus, London (exact location tbc), , ,

Contact: CBC course team

Email: behaviourchange@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

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 - Synaptopathies Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Professor Katalin Toth, Université Laval, Quebec city Title: “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 - 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: Title TBC

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

Speaker: Dr Vincenzo Marra, University of Leicester

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 control after stroke (exact title tba)

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

Speaker: John Krakauer (Johns Hopkins University, USA) 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

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 - 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

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 - IoN Seminar Series

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

Speaker: Andrew Tosolini, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, IoN - title tbc Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome Venue: tbc

Location: , TBC, ,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

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

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

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

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 - IoN Seminar Series

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

Speaker: tbc Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome Venue: tbc

Location: , TBC, ,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

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

12 November, 2018 - WIBR Seminar: Professor David Rowitch

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

Speaker: Professor David Rowitch, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics; Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator; Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute Title: TBC Host: Professor William D. Richardson

Location: Cruciform Foyer Meeting Room 1 , Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Alison Kelly

Email: alison.kelly@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

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

5 December, 2018 - IoN Seminar Series

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

Speaker: tbc Host: Institute of Neurology Seminar Series All are welcome Venue: tbc

Location: , TBC, ,

Contact: Institute of Neurology

Email: ionpostdocsrequest@gmail.com

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