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UCL Postdoc Appreciation Week

A member of staff will be at the entrance to let you in.
Past event - 2021
22 Sep 5:30 - 6:30pm
Rayne Building, 5 University Street, Room 210, 2nd Floor,
London WC1E 6JF
As part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (#NPAW2021) we're holding a life science seminar celebrating the work of UCLs postdoctoral researchers!

All students, researchers, staff, and postdocs welcome. Drinks and limited goody bags provided. Please register one ticket per person.

Electrical stimulation for spasticity in spinal cord injury

Dr Sarah Massey (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Spasticity is a neurological disorder which can arise following spinal cord injury. It can cause a loss of control over muscle contractions and affect function as well as quality of life. This talk discusses how electrical stimulation may alleviate symptoms of spasticity in people living with spinal cord injury, and the potential methods of delivery.

3D models of ameloblastoma

Dr Deniz Bakkalci (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Deniz recently completed her PhD on the development of a 3D model of ameloblastoma and now she’s working to improve this model as a postdoc. She will talk about her experiences of working on a rare tumour and completing her PhD during the pandemic. She will also describe her work on bone tissue engineering.

The gut-joint axis – does the health of the intestine have a role in peripheral arthritis?

Dr Diana Matei (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Diana is a postdoc in the Division of Infection and Immunity working on rheumathoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease with the joints as the main affected organs. However recently we begin to understand that the main organ is not the only one affected. Patients also present with lung inflammation leading to scarring, and more recently the intestine was suggested to be involved. Diana will be talking about whether it is only the gut environment and its bacteria that are involved in rheumathoid arthritis or whether it's the gut tissue itself.