Neural Mechanisms Online: the first webinar in the Philosophy of Neuroscience

26 January 2018 - 26 June 2018 Open related link

Dear all,
We are very pleased to announce the beginning of Neural Mechanisms Online, i.e. the first international cycle of webinars (=online seminars) on the Philosophy of Neuroscience! The webinars will be held from January to July 2018, every two weeks (calendar). They will deal with hot topics of the philosophy of neuroscience. Several outstanding researchers from all around the world will present their paper, which will be shared via our mailing list. During the session, the author will present their work (30-45 min) and discuss it with the participants (how it works).

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12 January 15-17 Philipp Haueiss
26 January 15-17 Marco Nathan
9 February 15-17 Charles Rathkopf
23 February 15-17 Edouard Machery
9 March 8-10 Colin Klein
23 March 15-17 Daniel C. Burnston
6 April 15-17 Alfredo Vernazzani
20 April 15-17 Felipe De Brigard
4 May 15-17 Joseph McCaffrey
18 May 15-17 Carl Craver
1 June 15-17 Jacqueline Ann Sullivan
15 June 15-17 Mazviita Chirimuuta
29 June 8-10 David M. Kaplan (TBC)
13 July 15-17 Matteo Grasso
* Notice that time is based on Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT), and can vary due to timezones and daylight saving time. Click on the link for finding out your local time.

Adult Neurogenesis 2018

02 May 2018 - 04 May 2018 Dresden, Germany Open related link

Adult neurogenesis is distinct from embryonic forms of neurogenesis in that neuronal development underlies extrinsic regulation, from physiological to pathological. This regulation targets different stages of neuronal development, between cell cycle entry and proliferation of radial glia-like stem cells to the lasting integration of the newly generated neurons. There are obvious feedback loops in that regulation of neurogenesis might alter behavior, which in turn acts back on adult neurogenesis. But how does this all work? How does regulation occur across scales? What constitutes ‘causes’ and ‘mechanisms’ in such complex system? The 2018 Adult neurogenesis meeting uses these key questions as entry point into discussions about how activity and development are linked in adult neurogenesis.

Autophagy and Neuroprotection

12 May 2018 - 19 May 2018 Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy Open related link

This Advance Course will provide participants with a firm foundation into the biology of autophagy and the forms of autophagy that are specific to particular cargo, such as mitophagy. The participants will also familiarize themselves with the latest innovations to measure autophagy in biological systems, the links between autophagy and human disease, and strategies to target autophagy therapeutically.

Coordinator: Steve Finkbeiner
University of California San Francisco, USA

David Rubinsztein, Cambridge University, UK
Richard Youle, NINDS, Bethesda, USA
Ivan Dikic, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Erika Holzbaur, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Ralph Nixon, New York University, USA
Patricia Boya, The Biological Reserach Center, Madrid, Spain
Steve Finkbeiner, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Cell-Reprogramming Technology in Neuroscience

19 May 2018 - 26 May 2018 Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy Open related link

Studies of brain circuitry function and repair is in the focus of current neuroscience research. The last decade has witnessed a tremendous advance in this field, driven by the development of powerful new tools that have given researchers unprecedented opportunities to address fundamental questions related to circuitry function and plasticity in an entirely new way. The Advanced Course on Cell-Reprogramming Technology in Neuroscience: Circuit Function, Regeneration and Repair will provide an overview of major recent development in this field, with a focus on new experimental tools that have entered the scene in recent years. The Faculty include international leaders in the study of brain circuitry, genetic engineering for cellular programming and reprogramming, and their use for brain repair, as well as the possibilities opening up by the next generation of viral vector technologies that now are under development.

Non-Coding RNA: Brain Plasticity and Disease

26 May 2018 - 02 June 2018 Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy Open related link

The majority of the genomes of mammals and other complex organisms is in fact transcribed into non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), regulatory RNA molecules that are not translated into protein.There is emerging evidence that ncRNAs play key roles in nervous system and regulate not only developmental processes but also neuronal plasticity and higher brain function, such as cognition and behaviour. In turn, ncRNA have been implicated with the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases and may offer novel therapeutic approaches.

Coordinator: Gerhard Schratt. ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Nikolaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Timothy Bredy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Eran Hornstein, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Kenneth Kosik, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Anne Schaefer, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, USA
Gerhard Schratt, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

BraYn - Brainstorming Research Assembly for YOUNG Neuroscientists

29 June 2018 - 30 June 2018 Genoa Open related link


Consciousness: From Theory to Practice

30 June 2018 - 07 July 2018 Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy Open related link

Coordinator: Giulio Tononi
University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA

Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, USA
Bradley Postle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Hal Blumenfeld, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Rafael Malach, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Victor A.F. Lamme, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marcello Massimini, University of Milan, Italy
Lucia Melloni, Max-Planck-Institute for Cognitive & Brain Studies, Leipzig, Germany
Chiara Cirelli, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Lectures will cut across multiple fields of consciousness studies and will feature dedicated sessions addressing important emerging areas. Emphasis will be placed on cutting-edge methods and theories for understanding consciousness, and on how neurological/neurophysiological investigations can shed light on the nature of consciousness and its disorders. Some of the specific topics that will be covered during the Course include:

– new approaches for studying the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC)
– an introduction to the Integrated Information Theory of consciousness
– the implications of neurological lesion studies for generating causal and predictive models of consciousness disorders
– how neuropsychological disorders (e.g., spatial neglect, blindsight, seizures disorders) can contribute to our understanding of awareness and consciousness
– key conceptual distinctions in the study of consciousness and their empirical investigation
– methods for studying the neural correlates of subjectivity
– how investigation of processes preceding (e.g., attention) or following (e.g., memory) the NCC can contribute to our understanding of the NCC
– how TMS-induced cortical perturbations can be used both to investigate the physical mechanisms of consciousness and to develop useful measures of individuals’ levels of consciousness

In an open atmosphere, the week will develop into an interactive and truly multidisciplinary forum. Participants will discard outdated notions, gain an appreciation for the latest thinking, and develop insights that will help navigate the complexity of consciousness research.


13 September 2018 - 14 September 2018 Dubai, UAE. Open related link

Theme: - Expanding Child and Adult Behaviour Horizons.
Dealing with the human subjects such as psychology, sociology and behavioural biology, there are various disciplines in the behavioural science. Behaviour is a common thing in human as well as in adults. But now it is emerged as a disorder in modern humans. According to the person’s response given to the environment in appropriate manner psychology defines the state of responsibility as maturity level.
Adult and child behaviour has emerged as a field of study called Behavioural science. Misbehaving is a common thing among children but when it is quite different when compared to others then it should be noted. Children now a day are more stressed than ever before. When they continued to carry this stress and depression to their adulthood then they are at the risk of behavioural disorder. This makes the people insecure, emotional and irrational.

10th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair (ISN&N 2018)

09 October 2018 - 11 October 2018 Open related link

We cordially invite you to join us for the 10th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair (ISN&N), which will take place from October 09 to October 11, 2018.

In continuation of the successful past meetings with up to 400 participants, the scientific focus of the anniversary ISN&N meeting will be on cerebral ischemia and brain hemorrhage, neurotrauma, neurodegeneration as well as related disciplines. Together, we will learn about and discuss the most recent and exciting findings from fundamental and translational neuroscience, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic developments.

The 10th ISN&N will provide a strong platform for contributions from the audience. Minisymposia organized by participants and ample oral presentation from delegates will accompany the key note presentations by outstanding international speakers. The 10th ISN&N will also feature ample time for discussions and scientific exchange.