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The fourth edition of The International Symposium Frontiers in Neuroscience aims the continuous development of science and technology in neuroscience, and provides a rich environment for interaction among researchers and students. The Symposium will gather a renowned board of speakers coming from the most important research centers worldwide.
Young Scientists (less than 10 years PhD) : To apply for travel awards and oral presentation (10 minutes), submit your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Ten abstracts will be selected. Details can be found here.
Developmental Neurobiology: Simoni Avansini/ Bruna Teixeira Silva
Cognitive neuroscience: Linda Scoriels/ Luís Eduardo Santos
Cellular Neuroscience: Sheila Espírito Santo Araújo/ Juliana Vasques
Neurobiology of Disease: Matias Saavedra/ Patricia Alves Reis
Learning and Memory: Lucas Mongiat/ Felipe Pegado
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- Discount for attendees
Attendees get additional 10% discount for reservation at Búzios Centro Hotel (5 minutes walking from the Symposium site). To get the special price, enter the code “neurobuzios” during the online reservation the website.
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E-mail to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- The payment must be in cash (Brazilian Real) during the acredittation (check in at the Symposium).
- Undergrad student: R$ 50
- Grad student: R$ 150
- Post-doc: R$ 200
- Researchers: R$ 250
- Note that brazilian visa is required for foreigners and we are not responsible for this procedure.
5:30 pm: Opening Remarks: Roberto Lent (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil)
6:00pm: Opening Conference: David Fitzpatrick (Max Planck Florida, USA) “Functional synaptic architecture of neural circuits in visual cortex”
7:30 pm: Cocktail and get together
Chairs: Patricia Garcez (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil) and João Menezes (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil)
9:00 am: Zoltán Molnár (University of Oxford, UK): “Cerebral Cortex Development and evolution”.
9:30 am: Simon Hippenmeyer (IST, Austria): “Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Stem Cell Lineage Progression”.
10:00 am: Coﬀee break
10:30 am: Laurent Nguyen (University of Liège, Belgium): “The unfolded protein response controls cortical neurogenesis - From Elongator to ZIKA-induced microcephaly”.
11:00 am: Joice Stipursky (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil): “Neurovascular interactions in the developing brain”.
11:30 am: Simoni Avansini (Department of Medical Genetics, University of Campinas, Brazil): “Dysregulation of NEUROG2 by miR-34a in focal cortical dysplasia, key players in neuroglial differentiation.”
11:45 am: Bruna Teixeira Silva (Department of Neurobiology, UFF, Brazil): “Caffeine intake during lactation: and its effects on the development of the visual system and behavior of rats’ offspring.”
Chairs: Jorge Moll (IDOR) and Fernanda Tovar-Moll (UFRJ/IDOR)
4:00 pm: Ronald Fisher (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): “Cognitive and emotional dynamics of social rituals”.
4:30 pm: Jorge Moll (IDOR, Brazil)“ Neural correlates of human values and motivations "
5:00 pm: Tarek Sharshar (Institute Pasteur, France): “Clinical and morphological biomarkers of cognitive decline after sepsis”.
5:30 pm: Break
6:00 pm: Rogério Panizzutti (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil): “Cognitive training induces plasticity in schizophrenia biomarkers.”
6:30 pm: Linda Scoriels (ICB-UFRJ, Brazil): “Effect of an auditory versus visual neuroplasticity-based cognitive training on congnition, emotion, syntoms, and quality of life in people with schizophrenia.”
6:45 pm: Luís Eduardo Santos (Instituto de Bioquímica Médica-UFRJ, Brazil): “Boosting monominergic signalling counteracts cognitive and non cognitive symptoms of Alzeimer’s disease.”
Chair: Roberto Lent (Brazilian Network of Science for Education/ ICB-UFRJ, Brazil)
Andrea Chiba, (University of California San Diego, USA)
David Fitzpatrick, (Max Planck Institute Florida, USA),
Fernando Cardenas (Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia)
Ronald Fischer (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Hans Ulrich Dodt (Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
Zoltán Molnár (University of Oxford, UK)
Chair: Cecília Hedin-Pereira (FIOCRUZ/RJ, Brazil)
9:00 am: Marilia Zaluar (UFRJ/IDOR, Brazil): “Toward a cellular human model to study nociception”
9:30 am: Babette Fuss (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA): Extracellular cues regulating oligodendrogenesis and myelination”
10:00 am: Coﬀee break
10:30 am: Helen Stolp (Royal Veterinary College): “Neurogenic niches in the brain: help and hindrance of the barrier systems.”
11:00 am: James Schummers (Max Planck Florida, USA): “Cellular Organization of Cortical Circuit Function”
11:30 pm: Sheila Espírito Santo Araújo(ICB-UFRJ, Brazil): “Central pathways and synapses under a demyelinating and inflammatory focus.”
11:45 pm: Juliana Vasques (UFRJ, Brazil): “Role of APP in rat visual system plasticity.”
Chairs: Débora Foguel (UFRJ, Brazil) and Fernando Bozza (Fiocruz/IDOR, Brazil)
4:00 pm: Simone Englender (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel): “Role of post-translational modifications on a-synuclein degradation and aggregation in Parkinson's disease."
4:30 pm: Fabrice Chretien (Institute Pasteur, France): “Microglia activation during sepsis”.
5:00 pm: Fernando Cendes (University of Campinas): “Abnormal connectivity in patients with focal epilepsy.”
5:30 pm: Break
6:00 pm: Alexandre F. M. Da Silva (University of Michigan, USA) "Molecular mechanisms of migraine attacks in vivo".
6:30 pm: Matias Saavedra (Department. of Cellular & Molecular Biology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile): “Voluntary running triggers an endogenous mechanism of brain repair within the Snf2h-null ataxic cerebellum.”
6:45 pm: Patricia Alves Reis (FIOCRUZ/RJ, Brazil): “Neuronal dysfunction during experimental cerebral malaria: excitotoxicity and memantine as a therapeutical approach to prevent cognitive impairment.”
7:30 pm: Meet the Scientist (Invited speakers meet students – registration needed)
9:00 pm: Social Event
Chairs: Roberto Lent (Brazilian Network of Science for Education/ ICB-UFRJ, Brazil) and Olavo Amaral (UFRJ, Brazil)
9:00 am: Andrea Chiba (UCSD-USA): “Attention modulation in associative learning and spatial orienting”.
9:20 am: Akaysha Tang (The University of Hong Kong): Towards EEG-based source imaging in real world learning--challenges and progresses”.
9:40 am: Andrea P Goldin (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina): “Applying educational neuroscience to the real world”.
10:00 am: Victor Minces (UCSD-USA): “Music in Schools. Role of Music in Developing Cognition and Motivation.”
10:20 am: Michael S. C. Thomas (Birkbeck, University of London, UK): “Challenges and opportunities in translating neuroscience findings into education”.
10:50 am: General Discussion
11:10 am: Coﬀee break
11:30 am: Fernando M. Louzada (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil): “Targeted memory activation during sleep”.
12:00 am: Lucas Mongiat (Departamento de Física Médica, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina):“Processing of information by dynamic neuronal circuits subjected to adult neurogenesis"
12:15 pm: Felipe Pegado (University of Leuven, Belgium): “Neuroscience-informed intervention modulates a deeply rooted brain mechanism in a fast and long-lasting way”.
12:30 pm: General Discussion
12:50: Closing Remarks