[Comp-neuro] FENS Featured Regional Meeting (FFRM) 2015

Dimitrios A. Adamos dadam at auth.gr
Mon Mar 2 09:46:25 CET 2015


*FENS Featured Regional Meeting (FFRM) 2015*
http://ffrm2015.com

The Federation of European Neurosciences Societies (FENS) and the 
National Hellenic, Israeli and Serbian Neuroscience Societies are 
honoured to announce that the International FENS conference - FENS 
Featured Regional Meeting (FFRM) will take place in Thessaloniki from 
October 7-10, 2015 at the «Ioannis Vellidis» congress centre.

On a biennial basis, the FFRM enables interdisciplinary scientific 
interaction amongst leading neuroscientists and pioneering scientists of 
other disciplines with the aim of developing new techniques and 
technologies. It is our common belief that in Thessaloniki in 2015, the 
FFRM will unite the cultures of Greece, Israel and Serbia to address the 
common ambitions of their people for progress and distinction.

The international organizing committee of the conference has prepared a 
scientific program that will bring to our country over 170 
neuroscientists from all over the world. To name a few:

- The 2014 Nobel Prize laureate of Physiology or Medicine, Professor 
John O’Keefe from UCL. In a lecture open to the public at the Aristotle 
University of Thessaloniki, Professor O’Keefe will present his 
fascinating discovery regarding the brain’s spatial navigation system 
(grid cells).

- Professor Nikos Logothetis, Director at the Max Planck Institute in 
Tubingen, Germany. Professor Logothetis is a world-renowned researcher 
in the field of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). He will 
present his research regarding the elucidation of learning mechanisms in 
the human brain.

- Professor Henry Markram of the EPFL University of Switzerland, 
coordinator of the Human Brain Project - an ambitious venture with the 
goal of building a working mathematical model of the human brain using 
super computers.

- Professor Carmen Sandi of the EPFL University of Switzerland, Head of 
the Behavioral Genetics Lab, who will discuss the emerging field of 
neuroeconomics in the effort to understand the brain’s functions 
involved in making economic decisions.

- Professor Evan Snyder of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research 
Institute (SBMRI) in the United States, a pioneer in the field of 
regenerative medicine.
Professor Snyder will describe promising results from the application of 
stem cells in neurodegenerative diseases.

FFRM 2015 will be a conference focused on young scientists. Opportunity 
will be given to young researchers from all over the world to present 
their scientific projects along side accomplished colleagues. Hopefully 
the presence of the elite scientific community will provide inspiration 
and motivation for budding scientists of all ages.

The main scientific topics that will be covered include: 
Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Neural 
Circuits and Systems, Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical 
Neuroscience, Neuroengineering and Computational Neuroscience. All are 
invited to participate and contribute their scientific work, ideas and 
novel approaches to these research topics.

We invite those interested in participating to submit their abstracts 
for FFRM 2015 - a conference that will be accompanied by vibrant social 
events with the aim of being an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

For further information, deadlines, abstract submission, and 
registration, please visit the conference’s website http://ffrm2015.com
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