Category: Conferences & Courses

Grantham Institute’s Changing Planet Seminars

Please see details of the Grantham Institute’s upcoming Changing Planet Seminars, organised by SSCP DTP students Geraldine Satre-Buisson and Hiral Shah.

As a reminder, seminars typically take place monthly during term time at 4pm on a Wednesday in either the Grantham Boardroom (21 on the campus map) or a larger lecture theatre if attendance is expected to be especially high.

A small wine reception follows the talk.

Please get in touch with Hiral, Geraldine or me if you have any questions about the seminars, or suggestions for future speakers.

Wednesday 14th February 4pm

Dr Lauren Gregoire

Grantham Boardroom

Abrupt climate and sea level changes: A view from the past’

More information & registration

Wednesday 14th March 4pm

Professor Sir Andrew Haines
‘The health of humanity in the Anthropocene epoch’

LGS, Business School (Lower Ground Floor)

More information & Registration

Wednesday 25th April 4pm

Dr Jane Burston, Head of Energy and Environment at the National Physical Laboratory
Title TBC

Grantham Boardroom
Registration link live shortly

Wednesday 2nd May, 4pm
Professor Dame Georgina Mace, Head of the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, UCL

‘Valuing nature in a human-dominated world’

ACEX 554 (Accessed via the walkway, opposite the SCR)

Registration link live shortly

Applications now open for 2018 short course in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases at Imperial College London

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Imperial College Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology short course on:

Introduction to Mathematical Models of the EPIDEMIOLOGY & CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES Short Course for Professionals from 3rd-14th September 2018 at Imperial College London 

We would be very grateful if you could forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested in this course. 

For further information & to apply, please visit 

In recent years, our understanding of infectious disease epidemiology and control has been greatly increased through mathematical modelling. Since 1990, this course has explained the basics of mathematical modelling and kept public-health professionals, policy makers, and infectious disease researchers up-to-date with what they need to know about this fast-moving field. The course is taught by individuals who are actively engaged in research and who advise governments, international organisations, public health agencies and pharmaceutical companies. 

Imperial College London’s Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology is a world leader in mathematical modelling of the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases of humans and animals. It has developed models of pandemic influenza, Ebola, SARS, HIV, TB, foot-and-mouth-disease, malaria, dengue and other vector-borne diseases, helminth infections, STIs, bacterial infections and many more. 

Participants only need a very basic mathematical ability (high school level is sufficient). Since most participants do not use maths regularly, if at all, we introduce concepts gently, step-by-step, and offer an optional ‘maths refresher’ day. We use simple software such as Excel (for which we offer an optional refresher) in practicals which allow the participants to have a hands-on approach and to explore theoretical concepts on real-life data. 

Feedback from previous participants about the course includes:

“Exceeded my expectations. Excellent.”

“The course adjusts to all levels, by the time you complete it you have a good understanding of modelling and a love for it.”

“This is a must if you are dealing with infectious diseases.”

Participants have included epidemiologists, hospital clinicians, senior public health executives, policy makers, health economists, veterinary researchers, biologists and mathematicians. 

If you have any questions, please contact 

Best regards,

Dr Natsuko Imai and Dr Joanna Lewis

2nd BME ECR Conference: How to Stay in Academia? Tuesday 3 April 2018

2nd BME Early Career Researchers – How to stay in academia?
Organiser: Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun, Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics, King’s College London Dental Institute

Registration link for the conference and networking session: 

The  keynote speaker for the conference is Chi Onwurah – MP for Newcastle Central & Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science & Innovation.

The keynote speaker for the wine reception networking session is Prof Funmi Olonisakin who was recently appointed the Vice President/Vice-Principal (International) at King’s College London.

48th St. Gallen Symposium – 2–4 May 2018

The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational dialogue in the realms of management, politics and civil society – fully organised by students. We are proud to have welcomed renowned participants such as Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Sir John Scarlett, Former Head of MI6, or Timothy Garton Ash, Historian, Author and Commentator.

The 48th St. Gallen Symposium will explore the topic “Beyond the end of work” and will be held from 2–4 May 2018 at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Students can apply until 1 February 2018 and we are convinced that the students of Imperial College London should have the chance to contribute to the future of work by participating in our global student essay competition, the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Next year will be a special edition since we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. Hence, your students and your university would be represented even more prominently should some of them succeed to make it in the top three competitors and win a prize money of CHF 30,000.

I remain at your disposal should you have any questions.

Yours sincerely,

Chloe Dunning

Responsible for the United Kingdom and Ireland

St. Gallen Symposium
P.O. Box 1045
9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone +41 71 227 20 20, Fax +41 71 227 20 30

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Specialist IT Training Courses for Postgraduate Students

Specialist Postgraduate IT Training on offer to Postgraduate Students from October 2013 – June 2014

Course Details
Specialist courses are offered for staff and postgraduates at Imperial College London.

The following courses have been scheduled:

  • C for Science
  • LaTeX
  • R Programming
  • Linux/Unix
  • Linux for HPC Beginners
  • For more information, including how to book, please visit the website.