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MSc Neuroscience

at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

Schedule for poster presentations for full-time (2014-2015) students in Robin Murray A&B rooms at the IoPPN


Wednesday 16th September from 13:00 ('wet' lab)

First Afternoon Session
Genetic predictors of obesity-related metabolic disturbances in FEP and established psychosis
Chandni Hindocha
Supervisor: Conrad Iyegbe
Investigating the progression of tau pathology in a cell model of tauopathy
Yoonji Lee
Supervisors: Diane Hanger & Tong Quo
Validating the autism-associated Pten/mTOR signalling pathway as downstream effector of CHD8
Roisin Sullivan
Supervisor: Albert Basson
Exploring autophagy markers in iPSCs derived from ALS patients
Vera Mehler
Supervisor: Agnes Nishimura
Developing tools for the manipulation of neuronal activity in culture
Niyoti Tembulkar
Supervisor: Alessio Delogu
Exploring the mutant transformation effects of beta-amyloid on p53 activity
Jonathan Foster
Supervisor: Richard Killick
The role of Teneurin in the development of the hippocampus and visual circuit
Manal Adam
Supervisor: Robert Hindges
Genetic predictors of glucose dysregulation in first episode and established psychosis
Lauren Allen
Supervisors: Conrad Iyegbe & John Lally
A molecular investigation of Tauopathy in a new transgenic mouse model
Vincent Man
Supervisors: Diane Hanger & Marie Bondulich
Can estrogens promote synaptic recovery in a cellular model of psychiatric disease?
Alish Palmos
Supervisor: Deepak Srivastava
Neuroinflammation in ageing
Maria Suessmilch
Supervisor: Po-Wah So
The functional and genetic characterisation of a novel candidate gene for ALS
Rose (Triantafylia) Gkouleli
Supervisors: Bradley Smith & Simon Topp
Second Afternoon Session
Endogenous Neurogenesis in the aging hippocampus
Joanna Kiousi
Supervisor: Po-Wah So
Enzyme replacement therapy for Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
Dionysios Nalkos
Supervisors: Claire Russell & Jon Cooper
Exploring the effects of Wild Type and Familial Alzheimers Disease forms of APP and its proteolytic fragments on p53 transcriptional activity
Kelsey Lartz
Supervisor: Richard Killick
Investigation of gene expression in optically cleared brain tissue: applications in autism spectrum disorder research
Polyvios Theodotou
Supervisor: Laura Andreae
Characterisation of a novel ALS-associated mutation in TARDBP gene
Malvika Katarya
Supervisor: Han-Jou Chen
Validating the autism-associated Pten/mTOR signaling pathway as a downstream effector of CHD8
Masuka Sadi
Supervisor: Albert Basson
The incidence of spreading depressions in ischaemic brain injury patients using non-invasive NIRS monitoring
Gavin Fatania
Supervisor: Anthony Strong
Hypothalamic regulation of sleep
Katherine Rodriguez
Supervisor: Alessio Delogu
Clarifying the effects of maternal immune activation
Ana Carrillo
Supervisor: Anthony Vernon
The effect of Lipopolysaccharide-induced chronic inflammation on adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in the context of major depression
Steven Aldridge
Supervisors: Sandrine Thuret & Ksenia Musaelyan
Third Afternoon Session
Localisation of MS4A6A protein in Alzheimer's disease brain and other Tauopathies
Jennifer Saunders
Supervisor: Angela Hodges
The role of microglia in neurite outgrowth
Hari Sapkota
Supervisor: Jonathan Corcorany
Mitochondria-endoplasmic reticulum interactions and Parkinson’s disease
Juliette Lee
Supervisors: Sebastien Paillusson & Chris Miller
Morphological and functional analysis of the developing visual system in BDNF knockout zebrafish
Myrto Stylianou
Supervisor: Uwe Drescher
Thyroid and retinoic acid receptor pathway interaction in the specification of cerebellar nuclei
Margaret Pitsiani
Supervisor: Richard Wingate


Thursday 17th September from 10:00 ('wet' lab)

First Morning Session
Exploring membrane bound fractions of blood for novel biomarkers : a study in Alzheimer's Disease
Nayana Gaur
Supervisors: Abdul Hye & Nicholas Ashton/Stuart Snowden
Do antipsychotics inflame the brain?
Alexandra Nolan
Supervisor: Anthony Vernon
Modelling maternal immune activation in neuronal development using iPSCs
Lina Bergstrom
Supervisor: Katherine Warre Cornish
Pathological assessment of neurodegenerative disease linked to head injury and trauma
Sasha Walton
Supervisor: Claire Troakes
Imaging the topography of developing motor neuron assemblies
Ana Casimiro de Almeida
Supervisor: Sarah Guthrie
Differential effects of GSK3 alpha and GSK3 beta on p53 activity
Cristian Gobjila
Supervisor: Richard Killick
Fat-PCP regulation of SVZ differentiation and tangential migration
Erin Hedges
Supervisor: Agnes Nishimura
Ins-6 Acts in the ASI Sensory Neuron to regulate the development of Caenorhabditis elegans
Arraz Makhzani
Supervisor: Queelim Ch'ng
Building maps of Zebrafish Tectal output projections
Siddhant Pusdekar
Supervisor: Martin Meyer
Modulation of hippocampal microglia and adult hippocampal neurogenesis in an unpredictable Chronic Mild Stress mouse model of depression
Selin Yildizoglu
Supervisors: Sandrine Thuret & Ksenia Musaelyan
The effect of phosphorylation of Kinesin light chain 1 at serine 460 on transport of the Alzheimer’s amyloid precursor protein
Nishita Bhembre
Supervisor: Elizabeth Glennon
Is investigating the role of inflammation when mediating the interactions between B-amyloid and Tau in AD
Hannah Alshamali
Supervisor: Wendy Noble
Second Morning Session
An evaluation of lentiviral mediated gene delivery to Schwann cells for the purpose of tissue engineering?
Francesca Busuttil
Supervisor: Ahad Rahim
Dopaminergic modulation of action initiation and maintenance
Donya Pakravan
Supervisor: Frank Hirth
Ex-vivo investigation of blood-based biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease pathology
Claire Leckey
Supervisors: Abdul Hye & Nicholas Ashton
Modelling hepatic encephalopathy in vivo and investigating the effects of c-type natriuretic peptide on hyperammonemia and inflammatory cytokines
Sabah Khan
Supervisors: Rob Fowkes & Vicky Lipscomb
Modelling the human and mouse brain in 3D cultures and it's applicability in Alzheimer's Disease
Justina Thapa
Supervisor: Jonathan Corcoran
Investigating the function of Brevican in Parvalbumin interneurons using cellular and molecular approaches
Sophie Nguyen
Supervisor: Beatriz Rico Gozalo
Assessing the efficacy of combined gene therapy and enzyme replacement for infantile NCL or CLN1 disease
Julia Uporova
Supervisor: Jon Cooper
Understanding the effects of Autism Associated Mutations on Early Neuronal Development in Human Neurons
Nick Gatford
Supervisor: Deepak Srivastava
The Association of blood metabolite levels with behavioural and psychiatric symptoms in Dementia
Jessica Venkaya
Supervisors: John Powell & Petroula Proitsi
First Afternoon Session
Investigating disease mechanisms in ALS ‘from mice to slice’
Nimmerta Sangera
Supervisor: Jackie Mitchell
Molecular determinants of dopaminergic interneuron identity in the mouse olfactory bulb
Marwa Elmasri
Supervisor: Matthew Grubb
A neuron-glia interaction screen for genes which modify disease in a Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy Drosphophila model'
Heather Reid
Supervisor: Manolis Fanto
Amyloid-Beta toxicity in human neuronal cultures
Matthew Reid
Supervisors: Jack Price & Jacqueline Robbins
Investigating the mechansim of p53 dependant, beta-amyloid driven Dickkopf-1 expression
Shayan Ashjaei
Supervisor: Richard Killick
Using serial block-face scanning electron microscopy to map synaptic inputs onto dendrites
Erin Cocks
Supervisor: Juan Burrone
The effects of neuronal overexpression of Ras on hyperoxia-induced perinatal brain damage
Saba Zahoor
Supervisor:Po-Wah So
The mitochondrial ways of Neurodegeneration: role of the 18kDa TSPO
Claire Broughman
Supervisor: Michelangelo Campanella
The role of the transcription factor Fezf2 in the development of the chick thalamus
Cindy Pang
Supervisor: Clemens Kiecker
Second Afternoon Session
Dynamic spatial and temporal expression of ErbB4 in neocortical interneurons
Thanasis (Athanasios) Rogdakis
Supervisor: Beatriz Rico Gozalo
Neurogenesis and Neuroinflammation in an accelerated-ageing model
Mohammed Matagi
Supervisor: Po-Wah So
Investigating TDP-43 localisation in the presence of hexanucleotide repeats in a Drosophila model of ALS/FTD
Wing Hei Au
Supervisor: Frank Hirth
Endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interactions and autophagy in Parkinson's disease
Naunehal Matharu
Supervisors: Chris Miller & Patricia Gomez Suaga
Investigating the intracellular transport of protein phosphatase-1
Sarah Alam
Supervisors: Chris Miller & Gabor Morotz


Friday 18th September from 10:00 ('dry' lab)

First Morning Session
The relationship between alexithymia and interoceptive ability
Aaron Dettner
Supervisors: Geoff Bird & Punit Shah
Cognitive profile in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): similarities and differences across conditions
Janyaporn Jiamjaroenkul
Supervisors: Patrick Bolton & Karen Ashwood/Charlotte Tye
A Retinotopic Connectivity Atlas of the Human Occipital Lobes
Ahmad Beyh
Supervisor: Marco Catani
Changes in pituitary volume following Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Psychosis
Danielle Bream
Supervisor: Veena Kumari
Co-regulation of genes in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s pathology in mouse models
Hannah Deen
Supervisor: Steve Kiddle
Networks underlying altered behaviour in patients with primary progressive aphasia
Sterre Witteveen
Supervisor: Marco Catani
Clinical risk factors for clozapine induced neutropenia
Steffi Malik
Supervisors: James MacCabe and John Lally
Proactive inhibitory control in eating disorders: assessing strategic slowing using the stop signal task
Claire Jacques
Supervisors: Owen O'Daly & Savani Bartholdy/Samantha Rennalls
The effects of antipsychotics on resting cerebral blood flow and eye movement control on the healthy human brain
Suzanne O' Brien
Supervisors: Mitul Mehta & Peter Hawkins
Neuroinflammation in an accelerated ageing model
Mohammed Kaba
Supervisor: Sagnik Bhattacharyya
The role of Alexithymia and Depression in Emotion Recognition
Intan Eshaap
Supervisors: Geoff Bird & Punit Shah
A multiple case study of cannabidiol as add-on trial in treatment resistant schizophrenia: Effects on clinical symptoms and potential imaging biomarkers of treatment response
Tess Verneuil
Supervisor: James Stone
Second Morning Session
Self-Reported and Psychophysiological Arousal Responses to a Trauma Analogue in Autistic adults
Teresa Bertram
Supervisor: Freya Rumball
Proactive inhibition in eating disorders: exploring default state in anorexia and bulimia nervosa
Hollie Danby
Supervisors: Owen O'Daly & Savani Bartholdy/Samantha Rennalls
Functional segmentation of the frontal aslant tract
Alexander Read
Supervisor: Marco Catani
Understanding codeine use: exploring the experiences of codeine users
Felix Santos-Albert
Supervisors: Paolo Deluca & Andrea Kimergard
Urban environment and well-being: a pilot study using Ecological Momentary Assessment
Mireia Segui
Supervisors: Andrea Mechelli & Kyle Dyer
Resting state networks in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome resemble those in Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Conditions
Charlotte Pretzsch
Supervisors: Eileen Daly & Grainne McAlonan
The effect of a massive open online course on attitudes toward addiction and intention for further study
Jim Skardon-Duncan
Supervisor: Kyle Dyer
First Afternoon Session
Grey matter correlates of hallucinations in schizophrenia
Jessica Roat
Supervisors: Veena Kumari & Dominic Ffytche
Measuring Anterior Cingulate Glutamate in Bipolar II and Schizophrenia
Cassandra Ngo
Supervisor: James Stone
Dorsal and ventral cingulum abnormalities and their association with cognitive and emotional processing in Autism: A diffusion tensor imaging tractography study
Jei Chiang
Supervisor: Marco Catani
Self-Other Control: the Control of Imitation in Alexithymia
Hannah Colgan
Supervisors: Geoff Bird & Punit Shah
Mapping the relationship between the built urban environment and addictive behaviours using geotagging and EMA
Jana Frobese
Supervisors: Andrea Mechelli & Kyle Dyer
The effects of Alcohol on Autonoetic Consciousness
Natalia Romeo Samo
Supervisors: James Smith-Spark & Kyle Dyer
The Effects of the Urban Environment, Impulsivity and Wellbeing on the Consumption of Alcohol using Ecological Momentary Assessment
Joonas Vehvilainen
Supervisors: Andrea Mechelli & Kyle Dyer
Comparative antipsychotic drug effects on sedation measures and reward processing in the healthy human brain
Nella Chua
Supervisors: Mitul Mehta & Peter Hawkins
Second Afternoon Session
Testing Reliability In EEG Techniques (TRIED) : Mobile vs. Laboratory
Tilly Smith
Supervisor: Charlotte Tye
The Impact of cigarette warning labels on non-smokers in China: findings from the ITC China survey
Zejun Li
Supervisor: Sara Hitchman
Vertical Connectivity in the Occipital Lobe
Zeead Yaghi
Supervisor: Marco Catani