Do you want to learn more about the brain and encephalitis? Do you want to try your hand at some fun experiments? Do you want to have a peak behind the scenes of where world-leading experts fight the battle against encephalitis?

Then Meet the Scientists in June may be just the event for you!

We are very grateful to our friends at Oxford University, University College London and University of Liverpool for hosting the events in June which will hope will be informative and, above all, fun for all the family.

Entry is free to each of the three fun days - although we would welcome a donation to help us cover the costs of holding them. Tickets can be booked below.

The events include:

Liverpool - Saturday, June 1, 10am to 4pm

World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN


The Magic of Medicine - Why do we need medicine? How does medicine work? And how do we create new medicines? Come and take part in our hands on activities to learn more about your body and how it works and what our amazing researchers at Liverpool University do to help stop you from getting sick.

Oxford - Friday, June 14, 2pm to 5pm.

Oxford University

Meet at the Pret A Manger in the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital at 2pm. 

Visit Associate Professor Sarosh Irani and his team at Oxford University for a look behind the scenes at this centre of excellence. There will be a series of talks by researchers and doctors involved in autoimmune encephalitis and a chance to see how the labs work and different tests are carried out.

London - Friday, June 21, 2pm to 5pm.

University College London, Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House.


Dr Mike Zandi will talk about the life-saving work carried out at University College London and will be joined by his colleagues for more snippets about their work and different aspects of the brain and encephalitis. More details to follow.

If you have any questions about Meet the Scientists, please get in touch

13:30 - Registration and welcome, Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Queen Square House, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG

14:00 - Introduction from Dr Michael Zandi, UCL and National Hospital

14:05 - Paul Wicks, Blind Luck Photography – a mechanical eye

14:20 - Marios Kaliakotsas – lessons from Great Ormond Street
Autoimmune Encephalitis 

14:25 - Ester Coutinho, KCL – update on autoimmune encephalitis

14:35 - Thomas Miller, UCL – how does encephalitis affect memory and the perception of time?

14:45 -  Graham Blackman, KCL – psychiatry or neurology in encephalitis why the split?

14:55 - Research study highlight: Michael Eyre, KCL.

14:50 - Q&A

15:00 -  Chair Prof Judy Breuer, UCL

  • Dr Julianne Brown – how to find the causes of viral encephalitis
  • Dr Sofia Morfopolou – mathematical analysis of viral messages
  • Dr Tehmina Bharucha – Japanese encephalitis

15:20 - Prof Emma Morris – what can the advances in cancer immunology offer to patients with encephalitis?

15:40 -  Q&A

Aimed at children and adults alike, they and will give you a unique insight into the work of our friends at the University College London.

Phillippa and the team will be there with a stand along with lots of other members, so a great chance to meet other people affected by encephalitis. 


Booking for this event has now closed.