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UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering


Seminars and Events

Nerve Injury Community Day November 2023

A day for those living with nerve injury and their loved ones, to meet one another, share their experiences and hear from specialist healthcare professionals and scientific researchers.

Join us for the Nerve Injury Community Day 2023 on Saturday 18th November at the UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AX.  To find out more and register for free, visit:

More information about our previous community event is available here.


6th ISPNR - UCL CNE - 7-8 July 2022

The 6th International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration will be hosted by the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering on 7-8 July 2022.

The interdisciplinary event will bring together researchers and medical professionals with the aim of sharing the latest developments in nerve repair and regeneration.

The conference will be held on the main UCL campus in Bloomsbury, London.

Information on registration and programme will follow soon.

Upcoming events

UCL Pharmacology Seminar: Optimising the functional efficacy of stem cell therapies in a model of Parkinson’s disease – Dr Mariah Lelos, Cardiff University

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

Time: 12.30 – 1.30 PM

Registration details: please email to receive the Zoom meeting link

Dr Lelos completed her PhD on Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 and subsequently commenced a postdoctoral position in the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University. There, she investigated the safety, survival and efficacy of transplanting novel human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC-) derived dopamine cells and medium spiny neurons into rodent models of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, respectively. Dr Lelos was then awarded the 2015 Senior Research Fellowship from Parkinson’s UK to explore the ability of hPSC-derived dopamine cell therapies to form graft-host synapses and to alleviate non-motor dysfunctions. In 2018, Dr Lelos commenced a Senior Lectureship and now co-directs the Brain Repair Group, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University. Dr Lelos’ current research is exploring the impact of cell and gene therapies on non-motor dysfunctions for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, with particular interests in integration, synaptic connectivity, neuroinflammation and neuron subtype specificity.

CNE Seminar Series

Upcoming talks


Past events

Mag. Tamara Weiss, PhD, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Understanding Schwann cell functions during nerve regeneration to improve therapeutic approaches for nerve guidance conduits

Professor Rickie Patani, UCL

Friday 12 March 2021

Delineating cell type-specific molecular aberrations in ALS using human stem cell models

Prof António Salgado, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, University of Minho, Portugal

Date: 13 November 2019

Impact of cell secretome based therapies in CNS regenerative medicine

Dr Eilís Dowd, Lecturer in Pharmacology at National University of Ireland, Galway

Date: 22 October 2019

Cellular Brain Repair for Parkinson’s Disease: Is the Answer in the (Biomaterial) Matrix?

Dr Mathis Riehle – University of Glasgow

Date: Friday 14 June 2019

Supporting nerve repair using devices, cells, materials and patterning

Professor Kirsten Haastert-Talini, Hannover Medical School

Friday 10 May 2019

Concepts of peripheral nerve tissue engineering – essentials and variables to be considered in pre-clinical research

Professor Jonathan Gale, UCL Ear Institute

Date: Tuesday 12 March  2019

Injury, repair and regeneration in the inner ear

Hazel Brown, Specialist Physiotherapist, RNOH

Date: Wednesday 27 February

Therapeutic assessments and interventions following nerve injury

Dr Wenlong Huang, University of Aberdeen

Date: Friday 18th January

A self-assembling hydrogel-based combination approach to enhance axonal regrowth after spinal injury

Dr Cathy Holloway, Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub

Date: 7 May

Dr Rui Loureiro, UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology

Date: Tuesday 11 December

Robot mediated rehabilitation in brain, spine and nerve injury

Dr Henry Lancashire, UCL Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Micromanufacture for Neural Interfaces

Dr Andrada Ianus

12th June 2018

Comparison of OGSE and SDE ActiveAx for axon diameter mapping: An experimental study in viable nerve tissue

Dr Emad Moeendarbary, UCL Mechanical Engineering

8th May 2018

Mechanics of Glial Scars in the Central Nervous System

Dr Kirill Aristovich (UCL Medical Physics)

13th March 2018

EIT imaging and selective neuromodulation in complex peripheral nerves

Mr Tom Quick

8th February 2018

Nerve Injury – A Clinician’s View

Dr Siobhan McMahon (REMEDI, Galway)

Friday 26th Jan 2018

The Glial and Glyomic Responses to Spinal Cord Injury in Regenerating Xenopus and Collagen Hydrogel Treated Rats

Prof David Holder

March 2018

Mr David Choi

11th December 2017

Olfactory ensheathing cells and regenerative medicine

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