Connecting European Neuroscience

Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

23-26 April 2017: Rungstedgaard - north Copenhagen, Denmark

                  Photo: NMDA receptor at Angstrom resolution.  Credits and Acknowledgements: Eric Gouax lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

- Read here the interview with Richard Morris and Robert Malenka, the Brain Conference co-chairs.

The Brain Prize was awarded in 2016 for “ground-breaking research on the cellular and molecular basis of Long-Term Potentiation and the demonstration that this form of synaptic plasticity underpins spatial memory and learning.” 

Research on LTP and LTD, and their possible functions is now extending to include diverse aspects of memory encoding and consolidation, including areas of emotional learning in brain structures beyond the hippocampus. There is also growing interest in how dysfunction of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity is a likely contributor to a variety of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

The aim of this Brain Conference is to bring together world experts to discuss the major issues in the field.                        


  Robert Malenka   Richard Morris
  Stanford University, USA
  The University of Edinburgh, UK


Venue: Rungstedgaard, North Copenhagen, Denmark


For enquiries, please contact:

The Brain Conferences Committee



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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.