5th HBP School - Future Medicine: Brain Disease Neuroscience

27 November 2017 - 03 December 2017 Obergurgl University Center Open related link

5th HBP School – Future Medicine
Brain Disease Neuroscience: Influencing clinical diagnoses and treatments by data mining analysis- and modelling-driven neuroscience

Obergurgl, Austria, 27 Nov. – 3 Dec. 2017

The availability of clinical, genomic, proteomic and neuroimaging data sets combined with recent advances in ICT, data mining and computational modelling makes it possible to uncover unique biological signatures of disease from multi-level descriptions of the brain. Medicine of the future will capitalise on these biological signatures of diseases for faster diagnosis, more accurate prognosis and leverage the discovery of mechanistic pathways for new types of drugs, novel treatments and ultimately personalised medicine.
The programme of the 5th HBP School combines lectures and practical sessions. In small groups, students will be working on a week-long project. Throughout the school, participants are encouraged to introduce new ideas and suggest original experimental techniques. Speakers will be available throughout the week to go into details of concepts, provide deeper insights, answer questions or help with specific group requests.

Application for this school is open to the whole student community and early post-docs. Up to 40 applicants will be selected based on an academic decision by the Scientific Committee. Participants are required to submit an abstract on their current research with their application. Applications from young female investigators are highly encouraged.

Scientific Committee:
Ferath Kherif | CHUV
Egidio D'Angelo | UNIPV
Alain Destexhe | CNRS 
Bogdan Draganski | CHUV
Viktor Jirsa | AMU
Mira Marcus-Kalish | TAU
Marcello Massimini | UMIL
Francesco Pavone | LENS

Application deadline: 4 September 2017

There is no registration fee. Accommodation will be provided.
Seven travel grants will be available upon request (European students only). Travel grant requests have to be sent to education@humanbrainproject.eu prior to the application deadline.

Speakers and topics confirmed:

Anna Letizia Allegra Mascaro: Rehabilitation-induced cortical plasticity after stroke
LENS, Italy
Alain Destexhe: Epilepsy modelling – Cell level
CNRS, France
Giovanni Frisoni: Alzheimer's Disease Biomarkers
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Marc Goodfellow: Epilepsy modelling – System scale level
University of Exeter, UK
John Huguenard: Mouse models of epilepsy
Stanford University, USA
Spase Petkoski: Therapeutic approaches for stroke using large-scale brain network models
Aix-Marseille University, France
Mario Rosanova: Pathological sleep-like activity in cortical perilesional areas
University of Milan, Italy
Ana Solodkin: Therapeutic approaches for stroke and Alzheimer using large-scale brain network models
Andreas Spiegler: Stimulation in large-scale connectome-based network models
Aix-Marseille University, France
Peter Taylor: Structural and functional connectivity-based macroscopic modelling in epilepsy
Newcastle University, UK

Future Medicine, Brain Disease Neuroscience, Disease Modelling, Biomarkers, Data Mining, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease, Epilepsy, Modelling, Networks, Connectivity, Brain, Cells, Disease, Scales, Activity, Medical Informatics

27th European Stroke Conference

11 April 2018 - 13 April 2018 MEGARON Athens International Conference Centre, Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali Street, 11521 Athens, Greece Open related link

in the tradition of more than 25 years

It is our great pleasure to officially invite you to the 27th European Stroke Conference 2018, which will be held in Athens, Greece from 11 to 13 april 2018.

The ESC is an international expert stroke forum for the presentation and discussion of new research, focusing on interdisciplinary aspects as well as current and future concepts of stroke mechanisms, prevention and treatment. Take this great opportunity to share your latest research results with your colleagues from all over the world, and submit your abstracts online via www.eurostroke.eu until 11 December 2017.

Athens is a sprawling city, established among seven historic hills and surrounded by remarkable mountains. Consisting of a large city center, an urban district and metropolitan area, Athens presents a blend of historical and modern features and, therefore, is perfect for our conference.

We would be very pleased if you followed our invitation and attend the ESC 2018 in Athens, the historical capital of Europe!

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.