[Comp-neuro] Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² conference, 24-26 May 2019

Srikanth Ramaswamy srikanth.ramaswamy at epfl.ch
Wed Mar 6 12:04:23 CET 2019

Dear All,

We are delighted to announce the second Neuromodulation of Neural Microcircuits NM² conference on May 24 – 26, in Champéry, Switzerland.

Click here for the Conference website<https://nm2.epfl.ch/>

The overarching goal of the second NM² Conference is to provide a unifying and mechanistic view by which an ever-increasing number of neuromodulators, including monoamines, and peptides – the master switches – control genes, proteins, neurons and glia, dendrites, synapses, and emergent states in neural microcircuits across different brain regions in health and disease.

Building such a mechanistic view of neuromodulation encounters several fundamental challenges to consider:

  1.  How do sensory signals, internal brain states, and computations in microcircuits, trigger the release of specific neuromodulators?
  2.  How do neuronal assemblies and larger brain circuits respond to neuromodulators?
  3.  How do neuromodulators shape synaptic plasticity and brain states?

To this end, the NM² Conference will bring together researchers to bridge a variety of disciplines using state-of-the-art techniques in different brain regions, towards the common goal of understanding the mechanisms and principles of neuromodulation and addressing the challenges above.

Our fundamental objective is to organize a dynamic conference that will highlight an up-to-date view of the neuromodulation of brain states, establish future directions, and attract new talent to drive forward this important field.


To register for the Conference, please click here<https://nm2.epfl.ch/registration/>

Please register as soon as possible; only a limited number of seats are available.


When submitting an abstract PhD students and Postdocs are encouraged to apply for Blue Brain travel awards to participate in the NM2 Conference. Awards, which are only open to those who submit abstracts, include registration for the Conference (including accommodation and full board), and travel support. Some of the submitted abstracts will be selected for flash talks.

Please feel free to contact Dace Stiebrina<mailto:mailto:dace.stiebrina at epfl.ch> should you have any questions concerning the conference.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!


Dr. Srikanth Ramaswamy

Senior Scientist - Neuromodulation of Cells and Circuits
EPFL - Blue Brain Project
Campus Biotech
Chemin des Mines 9
CH 1202, Geneva,
Tel: +41 21 693 9633
Fax: +41 21 693 5350
www: people.epfl.ch/srikanth.ramaswamy<http://people.epfl.ch/srikanth.ramaswamy>
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