[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*
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
- 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
- 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
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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