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FANS Science Meeting - July 2019 - 4 July 2019

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The Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences (FANS) hosts a range of seminars, training programmes and events open to staff, students and the wider public. The FANS Science Meetings are a series of seminars providing our invited internal and external speakers with the opportunity to present the latest research and developments from across the field. The meetings are also a lively forum for all to exchange knowledge and ideas and build connections across the department and beyond.


Talk 1: Impact and Engagement Services – Supporting Researchers to Develop Public Engagement and Impact plans
- Jamie Dorey
Jamie Dorey is the Public Engagement Manager at Science Gallery London. His primary role is to support researchers to build in high-quality, high-impact public engagement into grant applications, utilizing Science Gallery London’s network of creative professionals to enhance engagement practices.

In this talk, Jamie will provide an overview of the support offered by Impact and Engagement Services, part of Science Gallery London. Impact and Engagement Services provides free consultations on how to build impact and public engagement into research grants. The team provides written feedback on the “Pathways to Impact” and engagement sections of your research grant, considering the requirements of the specific funding stream.
Jamie has over 10 years’ experience in science communication and completed his PhD in Science Communication at CERN where he evaluated the communication and engagement practices of CERN Researchers during the hunt for the Higgs Boson.

Talk 2: Studying Connectional Neuroanatomy with Diffusion Imaging:  Challenges and Promises of Modern Tractography Methods - Dr Flavio Dell'Acqua
Developing and applying novel techniques to visualize and study large brain networks is essential to achieve a complete mapping of the human brain. The ability to reproduce three-dimensional trajectories of white matter connections in the living human brain is a unique feature of MR diffusion tractography. Whole brain tractography approaches combined with network analysis tools are currently in development and may offer a new way to study typical and atypical neurodevelopment. I this talk, Flavio will present an overview of studies done by his group in this field.

Flavio Dell'Acqua is a Senior Lecturer at the FANS department, IoPPN. His main research interests are the development and applications of MR tractography and diffusion imaging methods.  Flavio is one of the leading experts in the field of spherical deconvolution methods and tractography. Together with Marco Catani, Flavio is a cofounder of the NatBrainlab and together they are now about to release a new atlas of human brain connections. 

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This event is open to all King's College London staff, students and the wider community. For more information please contact:

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FANS is one of Europe’s largest research groups and one of the few teams in the world bringing together leading experts in brain development and pro and antisocial behaviours across the lifespan.  We are part of the IOPPN, world-renowned for the quality of its research and for producing more highly cited publications in psychiatry and mental health (Scopus, 2016) than any other university in the world. 

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