The developing brain in health and disease

External Event - 14th to 16th Jun 2017

The Developing Brain in Health and Disease Symposium is taking place on the 14th - 16th June 2017 in New Hunt’s House building on King’s College London Guy’s Campus, in central London.

Celebrating the launch of the new Medical Research Council Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London, ‘The Developing Brain in Health and Disease’ symposium will bring together experts from various fields to discuss shared and confronted views on the biological mechanisms underlying developmental brain disorders.

Confirmed speakers included: 

  • Peter Scheiffele (University of Basel)
  • Christine Holt (Cambridge University)
  • Nenad Sestan (Yale School of Medicine)
  • Paola Arlotta (Harvard University)
  • Pierre Vanderhaghen (Université libre de Bruxelles)
  • Gord Fishell (New York University)
  • Ivan Soltesz (Stanford University)
  • Claudia Bagni (University of Lausanne)
  • Yehezkel Ben-Ari (Institut de Neurobiologie de la Mediterranee)
  • Catalina Betancur (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie)
  • Evan Eichler (University of washington)
  • Joseph G Gleeson (The Rockefeller University)
  • Raquel Gur (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Frank Kooy (University of Antwerp)
  • David A Lewis (University of Pittsbugh)
  • Catherine Lord (Cornell University)
  • Michael Owen (Cardiff University)
  • Akira Sawa (John Hopkins University)
  • Alcino J Silva (University of California, LA)
  • Pamela Sklar (Mount Sinai)
  • Peter Uhlhaas (University of Glasgow)

Throughout the three days of the symposium, clinicians and researchers will cover 5 key themes:

  • Human variation in neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Mechanisms of brain assembly
  • Early onset neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Late onset neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Experimental treatments 

The symposium will also provide young researchers with an opportunity to present their work through selected short talks.

Important dates:

  • Abstract deadline: 15 March 2017
  • Selected participants notified: by 3 April 2017
  • Registration and payment: 17 April 2017 

To find out more about the event and to register. please follow this link.

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