Connecting European Neuroscience

Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States

3-6 April 2022: Rungstedgaard, north of Copenhagen, Denmark

fffThe brain is made up of multiple cell types, predominantly neurons and glia, whose structures and interactions determine nervous system function. At the molecular level, each cell is defined during development by accurate specification of gene expression patterns. Also crucial are mechanisms that stabilise the various cell states once established, sometimes over many decades. Failure of these processes contributes to neurological disorders associated with aging and disease. This symposium will feature the latest research covering genetic and epigenetic mechanism responsible for creating and maintaining the integrity of the brain.

Organised by FENS in collaboration with Lundbeck Foundation, awarder of The Brain Prize,  these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Photo Description: Human neurons differentiated in culture from LUHMES cells, with acetylated tubulin (blue), MAP2 (red) and MeCP2 (green) visualised by immunofluorescence. Image courtesy of Mike Linhoff and Gail Mandel.


          Adrian Bird   Anne Schaefer
  Adrian Bird   Anne Schaefer
  University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom   Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA


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The Brain Conferences

The Brain Conferences are intimate-scale meetings focused on current topics in neuroscience. Two conferences per year are organised by FENS in collaboration with Lundbeck Foundation, the awarder of The Brain Prize.