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Imperial College London,

Sir Alexander Fleming Building

SAFB G16- Lecture Theatre - Level 1

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Lecture Event: 'What Happens When Our Brains Stop Working?' + STEM Research Career Talk (Y10 & 11)

**Please note that tickets are free but must be booked in advance. This event is aimed at school groups (pupils + teachers) in Years 10 & 11. In order to reach more schools, there is a limit of 30 tickets per school (including BOTH pupils & accompanying teachers; 1 ticket admits only 1 person) and tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Schools are kindly asked to have only one staff member register the whole group. Please include all accompanying adults within the max. 30 tickets.**

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10:40-10:50: Arrival and welcome

11:00-12:00: Lecture: 'What Happens When Our Brains Stop Working?' by Paresh Malhotra

12:00-12:15: Short comfort break

12:15-12:45: STEM Research Career Talk by Jennifer Quye-Sawyer (current PhD student)

12:45- 13:00: Time to complete Imperial's data form & depart


Lecture: 'What Happens When Our Brains Stop Working?' by Paresh Malhotra

In this talk Paresh Malhotra will talk about the different ways in which the human brain can be affected by injury and disease, and how these affect the way we think. He will outline what diseases such as dementia and stroke can tell us about the healthy brain, and will also talk about different ways of treating brain disorders. He will finish by describing what types of treatments are being developed now and might be used in the future.

Paresh is a Clinical Neurologist at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals as well as a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. After training to be a doctor he specialised in Neurology, and began to carry out research into the effects of brain disorders. He regularly sees and treats patients with diseases such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as researching new treatments for these conditions. He has given his expert opinion on Neurological topics to ITN News, Sky News and the Daily Telegraph. A video of him discussing a fascinating visual disorder caused by stroke (Spatial Neglect) is available on the Guardian website (https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2012/dec/23/stroke-half-world-disappear-video).

STEM Research Career Talk by Jennifer Quye-Sawyer (current PhD student)

Jennifer Quye-Sawyer will talk about her STEM career journey so far and about the research she is doing. Jennifer is a current PhD student in the department of Earth Science and Engineering and part of the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet doctoral training programme. Her research combines fieldwork, lab work and computer modelling to measure the tectonic forces that have shaped southern Europe over the last 23 million years. In particular, she would like to understand how these processes are recorded in the landscapes we see today, and what this means for the long term earthquake risk in this region. JJennifer studied A-levels in mathematics, physics and chemistry and completed an MSci in Geology and Geophysics before starting her PhD in 2015.


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