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2023 UCL Neuroscience Symposium
June 13 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
In 2023, the UCL Neuroscience Domain is celebrating 15 years since its launch by hosting a special edition of the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium. This a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL.
Over 800 UCL neuroscientists are expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers, discover new research applications and meet potential industry partners.
We are delighted to announce that the following speakers are confirmed.
- Professor Sir John Hardy, Chair of the Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
- Professor Oliver Hobert, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University
- Professor Beatriz Rico, Professor of Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London
- Dr Paula Alexandre, Associate Professor Developmental Biology & Cancer Department, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
- Dr Gabriele Lignani, Associate Professor, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
- Professor Alison Lloyd, Professor of Cell Biology, UCL Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences
- Professor Sanjay Sisodiya, Professor of Neurology, Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
- Dr Thomas Wills, Associate Professor, Division of Biosciences, UCL Faculty of Life Sciences
8.15am – 9:00am – Registration
9.00am – 4.45pm – Talks
4.45pm – 6pm – Drinks Reception
Early Career Neuroscience Prize 2023 – Submissions are now open!
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, and is awarded in two categories:
• PhD student – Junior postdoc (up to 3 years post-PhD)
• Senior Postdoc (+3 years post-PhD) – Junior PI (within 5 years of starting your lab)
Winners will receive a prize of £750 and will be given the opportunity to present their work at the annual UCL Neuroscience Symposium.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday 4 April 2023, 5:00pm.
Further details on eligibility and how to apply
Poster Submission – Now open!
All attendees are eligible to submit posters on registration but due to limited space this is on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for submitting posters is Friday 14 April 2023, 5:00pm. Poster submitters will be notified by Thursday 18 May if their poster has been accepted or not
There will be two prizes: one prize for the best research poster in the junior category, Master and PhD students, and one in the senior category, post-doctoral researchers. All research posters submitted will be considered and a short list will be judged on the day. More details will be given closer to the event day. When preparing your abstract, bear in mind that your abstract will be evaluated by a panel of academics with diverse scientific backgrounds and should therefore be accessible to the entire UCL neuroscience community. Clear introduction, hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions are expected.
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 abstract (200 words)
The deadline for submitting posters is Friday 14 April 2023, 5:00pm. Poster submitters will be notified by Thursday 18 May if their poster has been accepted or not.
Research Poster Themes:
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Neural Excitability, Synapses, and Glia: Cellular Mechanisms
- Disorders of the Nervous System
- Sensory and Motor Systems
- Homeostatic and Neuroendocrine systems
- Cognition and Behaviour
- Novel Methods, Resources and Technology Development
- Other e.g. history of neuroscience, public awareness of neuroscience, resource posters
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.
Jon Driver Prize
To honour the memory of Jon Driver, an annual Prize is awarded to outstanding young neuroscientists from UCL. Awards will be announced at the UCL Neuroscience Symposium on Tuesday 13 June 2023. Winners will be asked to give a short presentation of the work that the award was given for.
Further details on eligibility and how to apply.