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Cortex Evolution and Development: The Brain Conferences

Contributed by: FENS

From 2017-09-24 to 2017-09-27, Denmark
The Brain Conference on cortex evolution and development addresses how advances in developmental neurobiology, stem cell biology and genetics offer new insights into the mechanisms controlling development of the cerebral cortex.

The cerebral cortex is perhaps the crowning achievement of evolution. The cerebral cortex provides the biological substrate for human cognitive capacity and is, arguably, the region of the brain that distinguishes us from other species. Considering that the massive expansion of cortical surface observed in primates originates during development, understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating cell number and diversity, migration and circuit assembly is critical to shed light into this process.

In this Brain Conference, world experts will describe how advances in developmental neurobiology, stem cell biology and genetics are offering new insights into the mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex across vertebrates, as well as the evolutionary mechanisms culminating in the human cortex.

Co-Chairs: Zoltan Molnar (University of Oxford, UK) & Arnold Kriegstein (UCSF, USA)

Regular application deadline: 20 July 2017
Late application deadline: 20 July 2017

For detailed information (programme, speakers, application overview) please visit The Brain Conferences webpage: www.thebrainconferences.org

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    FENS
    Rue d'Egmont 11
    1000 Brussels
    BE
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Countries

  • Denmark

Subjects

Life Sciences

Keywords

cerebral cortex, developmental neuroscience, brain development, neurobiology, developmental biology, genetics, stem cells, human cortex
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