XClose

RESEARCH DOMAINS

NEUROSCIENCE

Home bam
Menu

Neuroscience Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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