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The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting ‘Human Cerebral Cortex Development’

Posted by , on 7 June 2018

Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society

Theme: Human Cerebral Cortex Development

Venue: St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Dates: 23-25 July 2018

Many human psychiatric and neurological conditions have developmental origins. Rodent models are extremely valuable for the investigation of brain development, but cannot provide insight into aspects that are specifically human. The human cerebral cortex has some unique genetic, molecular, cellular and anatomical features which need to be further explored. At the winter meeting of the Anatomical Society in 2010 we hosted a symposium focussed on development of the human cerebral cortex cortex. At that time a renaissance in the study of human brain development was getting underway made possible by the availability of new techniques, such as generation of human neural stem cells and organoids ex vivo, in utero MRI, and RNAseq and resources such as the Human Developmental Biology Resource and the Allen Brain Atlas. Eight years later, we feel the time has come to review the spectacular progress made since the last meeting. An international cast of speakers will provide insights into the cellular and molecular features of human cortical expansion and evolution, uniquely human features of cortical circuit formation, the development of the subplate in health and disease, and the origins of human cortical malformations, amongst other topics. We look forward to welcoming you to St John’s College for this exciting event.

Invited Speakers
Andre Goffinet, Bruxelles
Arnold Kriegstein, San Francisco
Bruno Mota, Rio de Janeiro
Charles Newton, Oxford
David Edwards, London
Eleonora Aronica, Amsterdam
Eva Anton, Chapel Hill
Fiona Francis, Paris
Gavin John Clowry, Newcastle
István Adorjan, Budapest
Ivica Kostovic, Zagreb
James Bourne, Melbourne
Kjeld Møllgård, Copenhagen
Mary Rutherford, London
Milos Judas, Zagreb
Nenad Sestan, New Haven
Pasko Rakic, New Haven
Patricia Garcez, Rio de Janeiro
Petra Hüppi, Geneva
Robert Hevner, Seattle
Susan Lindsay, Newcastle
Trygve Bakken, Seattle
Xiaoqun Wang, Beijing
Zoltan Molnar, Oxford

Earlybird registration rates (until 22nd June, 2018)

Member* £80
Non – Member £100
Student Member* £50
Student non – member £75

* Member of Anatomical Society, American Association of Anatomists and Sociedad Anatómica Española.

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