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2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

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Friday, 16 June 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)

2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

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UCL Symposium Delegate (exc. MSc/BSc students and invited guests)
This symposium is primarily open to members of the UCL Neuroscience community and invited guests. You should register using either a UCL or affiliated (e.g. NHS) email address. If you would like to submit a poster - please read the guidelines below before registering,
9 Jun 2017 Free  
UCL MSc/BSc student
This symposium is primarily open to members of the UCL Neuroscience community and invited guests. You should register using either a UCL or affiliated (e.g. NHS) email address
9 Jun 2017 Free  
External (Includes Francis Crick Institute)
This category is for members of UCL's partner organisations or other academic organisations, for which there are a limited number of places.
9 Jun 2017 Free  
Invited Guest (UCL or external)
This category is for those that have received a personalised email asking you to register.
9 Jun 2017 Free  

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2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

Friday 16 June
Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London

 #UCLNeuro2017

Symposium AudiencePoster Exhibition

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium.

There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster.

For more information on the 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium contact Lalita John 

 


 

Keynote Speakers

UCL Speakers

 


 

Programme

08:15

Registration

09:00 – 10:15   Session 1 – Keynote Address

 

Chair: Professor Rachael Pearson, Chair, Symposium Programming Committee

09:00

Welcome

 

Professor Rachael Pearson

 

Chair, Symposium Programming Committee

09:10

Keynote speaker – Title TBC

 

Professor Richard Morris

 

The University of Edinburgh

10:00

Jon Driver Prize

10:05

Jon Driver Prize

10:10

Jon Driver Prize

10:15 – 11:25    Poster Session 1 & Tea/coffee break

11:25 – 13:10   Session 2

 

Chair: Professor Kenneth Harris, UCL Institute of Neurology 

11:25

How does seeing improve listening? 

 

Dr Jennifer Bizley

 

The Ear Institute

11:50

The surprising RNA biology of neurons: recursive splicing and beyond 

 

Professor Jernej Ule

 

UCL Institute of Neurology

12:15

Brain plasticity in amputees

 

Dr Tamar Makin

 

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

12:40

Early Career Prize Lecture – Junior Category

12:55

Early Career Prize Lecture – Advanced Category

13:10 – 14:30   Poster Session 2 & Lunch

13:40 – 14.00  Lunchtime workshop sponsored by Spectra-Physics

 

 

14:30 – 15:45   Session 3

 

Chair: Professor Maria Fitzgerald, UCL Division of Biosciences 

14:30

Vision to action: Sensorimotor processing in larval zebrafish

 

Dr Isaac Bianco

 

UCL Division of Biosciences

14:55

Cross-talk of neural progenitors and blood vessels in the developing brain

 

Professor Christiana Ruhrberg

 

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

15:20

Title TBC

 

Dr Sergi Costafreda Gonzalez

 

UCL Division of Psychiatry

15:45 – 16:45   Session 4 – Keynote Address

 

Chair: TBC

15:45

Keynote speaker: Cognitive enhancement in neuropsychiatric disorders and healthy people

 

Professor Barbara Sahakian

 

Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioural Clinical Neuroscience Institute, University of Cambridge

16:35

Closing remarks and prizes

 

Professor Trevor Smart

 

Chair, UCL Neuroscience Domain 

16:45 – 18:30   Poster Session 3 & wine reception

 

 


 

Early Career Neuroscience Prize

Each year the UCL Neuroscience Domain presents the Early Career Neuroscience Prize to two UCL neuroscientists. The prize aims to recognise outstanding work published in the past year by early career UCL neuroscientists in any field of neuroscience.

Winners will receive a prize of £750 and are given the opportunity to present their work at the annual UCL Neuroscience Symposium.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

 

Full details on how to apply are available here:

ECN Prize details (pdf)

 


  

Poster Submission 

All attendees are eligible to submit posters when registering to attend but due to limited space this is on a first come, first served basis.

Please note the following details in order to ensure you submit correctly:

Poster submission is part of the registration process, no posters will be accepted on the day that have not been submitted in advance

  • All poster details must be complete at time of registration, you will not be able to add information to your submission once you have completed registration
  • Details required for submission are: 
    • Poster type (research or lab poster)
    • Poster category
    • Poster title
    • Poster authors
    • Poster abstract (200 words)
  • The deadline for submitting posters is Friday 7 April 2017.
  • Poster submitters will be notified by Friday 28 April if their poster has been accepted or not.

 

 Research Poster Themes: 

 

  • Developmental Neuroscience, e.g. Brain Patterning, Neurogenesis, Gliogenesis, Stem Cells, Axon & Dendrite Development, Synaptogenesis, Cell Death, Development of Motor, Sensory & Limbic Systems, Transplantation & Regeneration
  • Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms, e.g. Neurotransmitters, Signalling Molecules, Ion Channels, Receptors, Transporters, Synaptic Plasticity, Network Interactions, Intrinsic Membrane Properties, Glia-Neuron Interactions
  • Disorders of the Nervous System, e.g. Translational Mechanisms, Neurological, Neurodegenerative, psychiatric, developmental & sensory disorders, Trauma, Neurooncology, Drug abuse
  • Sensory and Motor Systems, e.g. Multisensory, Auditory, Vision, Vestibular, Pain, somatosensory, Spinal cord injury, Motor pattern generation, Motor neurons, Cerebellum, Basal ganglia, Posture & gait, Voluntary movements, Brain/machine interface
  • Homeostatic and Neuroendocrine systems, e.g. Neuroendocrine, Neuroimmunology, autonomic regulation, biological rhythms and sleep
  • Cognition and Behaviour, e.g. Perception, learning, memory, attention, language, emotion, decision making and reasoning, cognitive development, cognitive ageing, social cognition, animal cognition & behaviour, motivation and emotion
  • Novel Methods, Resources and Technology Development, e.g. Molecular, biochemical & genetic techniques, Genomics proteomics & systems biology, staining, imaging, optical methods, optogenetics, electrophysiology, software, bioinformatics, computation
  • Other, e.g. history of neuroscience, public awareness of neuroscience, resource posters

 

Lab posters:

Lab posters should present an overview of the work of the whole laboratory, rather than a specific piece of research.

 

Size: 

Poster boards are A0 portrait (841mm wide x 1189mm high). All posters must fit in this space. We regret that we cannot accept any landscape posters wider than 841mm.

Poster PresenterPoster Presenter 2

   


 

Important Points to Note

This meeting is open to all researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research associates and Principal Investigators) working on any aspect of neuroscience within UCL, or partner NHS organisations (UCLH, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, associated Mental Health Trusts).

Due to the popularity of the event, entry is only guaranteed for those that have pre-registered.

 A limited number of tickets will also be made available to:

  • UCL BSc/MSc students on neuroscience-related courses;
  • Neuroscience colleagues with affiliation to the Francis Crick Institute.

To confirm authenticity of your registration, please use your UCL/NHS email address when registering (i.e. do not use gmail, hotmail etc).

If you are affiliated to the Francis Crick Institute please use your primary organisation's address. 

 


 

Cancellation Policy

Notice of cancellation must be given by email to Lalita John by Thursday 15 June at 5pm

  • If you fail to send a notice of cancellation to organisers by Thursday 15 June we will request a £10 cancellation fee from the department account string specified on your registration form.

We will accept name changes for attendees. Please inform Lalita John 10 working days prior to the event on (0)20 7679 6168 (Internal: 46168) or email.

  • If name changes aren't notified 10 days in advance a name badge cannot be guaranteed for the alternate attendee.

  


  

Sponsors

If you wish to sponsor this event and exhibit at the trade exhibition, please contact Lalita John for more information about the sponsorship opportunities available at this year's Symposium.

With grateful thanks to all of our sponsors: 

UCL Brain Sciences

UCLH Biomedical Research Centre

UCL Ear Institute

Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit 

UCL Institute of Neurology

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

UCL School of Pharmacy 

UCL Division of Psychiatry 

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre 

 

 

 Alzherimer's Society Logo 

Proteintech logo

  Spectra Physics

 

 

 World Precision Instruments Logo

 

 

Bruker logo

 

 

DeepMind Logo

 

 

Biolegend Logo

Do you have questions about 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium? Contact UCL Neuroscience Domain

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Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
WC1H 0AL London
United Kingdom

Friday, 16 June 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)


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UCL Neuroscience Domain

UCL has a strong and vibrant neuroscience community, and is currently ranked second worldwide for ISI citations in neuroscience and behaviour. Neuroscience is a strategic priority and cross-cutting theme for UCL, with increased efforts being made to facilitate interactions between the many different aspects of neuroscience across the different parts of UCL.

To date, over 450 Neuroscience PIs have been identified across UCL. Together with the many postdocs and PhD students, the total community exceeds 2000 people.

Organising committee:

Professor Racahel Pearson (Chair), Dr Caswell Barry, Dr Jonathan Gale, Dr Antonia Hamilton, Professor Kirsten Harvey, Professor Rob Howard, Lalita John, Ede Rancz, Dr Matt Wakelin, Dr Ed Wild, and Dr Selina Wray

Dr Matt Wakelin is UCL's Neuroscience Strategy Coordinator, and Lalita John is our Neuroscience Communications and Events Officer.

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/neuroscience

Twitter: UCL_SLMS

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