Utrecht Brain Conference 2024

Improving early life brain development: Bridging the gap from bench to bedside

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About the Utrecht Brain Conference

The Utrecht Brain Conference (UBC) is an initiative of several research groups and companies at Utrecht Science Park, that focus on brain development, -function and -disorders. It is currently hosted by the UMC Utrecht Brain Center, the Neuroscience Institute of the UMC Utrecht. The Utrecht Brain Conference aims to build and maintain a campus-wide community around brain research, thereby fostering collaboration between academia and industry, and increasing the visibility of Utrecht Neuroscience.

This year’s edition will have a focus on early life brain development and will feature two amazing keynote speakers:

Marco Pagani

Portrait picture of dr. Marco Pagani, Marie Curie Global Research Fellow at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, Italy)

Dr. Marco Pagani, Marie Curie Global Research Fellow at the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Systems, Italy) will talk about ‘Mapping the neuro-connectional landscape in autism via cross-species fMRI’.

Tim Czopka

Portrait picture of prof. dr. Tim Czopka, professor at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Prof. Dr. Tim Czopka, professor at the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) will talk about ‘how neuron-glia communication shapes brain development’.

Program

Time 
08:30-09:00Arrival, registration, coffee & tea
09:00-09:15Welcome organizing committee
09:15-10:00KEYNOTE Tim Czopka
How Retino-Tectal Circuitry is Shaped by Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells
10:00-10:35Vivi Heine
Studying neuron-glia interactions in neurodevelopment using patient iPSC-based models
10:35-11:00Coffee & tea | Poster Session
11:00-11:30Carla Gomes da Silva
Non-canonical functions of OPCs during brain development
11:30-12:00VisualSonics
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12:00-13:15Lunch | Poster Session
13:15-14:15KEYNOTE Marco Pagani
Mapping the neuro-connectional landscape in autism via cross-species fMRI
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15:00-15:30Coffee & tea | Poster Session
15:30-16:00tba
16:00-17:00Final words organizing committee & drinks
Begindatum en -tijd
Einddatum en -tijd
Locatie
Utrecht University Library, Boothzaal
Entree
Student + poster = € 0,-; Student = € 20,-; General admission = € 40,-
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