Connecting European Neuroscience

Cortex Evolution and Development

24-27 September 2017: Moltkes Palæ, Copenhagen, Denmark

The cerebral cortex is perhaps the crowning achievement of evolution. The cerebral cortex provides the biological substrate for human cognitive capacity and is, arguably, the region of the brain that distinguishes us from other species. Considering that the massive expansion of cortical surface observed in primates originates during development, understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating cell number and diversity, migration and circuit assembly is critical to shed light into this process. 

In this Brain Conference, world experts will describe how advances in developmental neurobiology, stem cell biology and genetics are offering new insights into the mechanisms controlling the development of the cerebral cortex across vertebrates, as well as the evolutionary mechanisms culminating in the human cortex.

Photo - Credits and acknowledgements: Zoltán Molnár's lab, University of Oxford

NoteThe poster board dimensions for the scheduled Poster Sesssion are of 1 meter wide and 2 meters high (portrait format).

Read the interview with the co-chairs, Zoltán Molnár and Arnold Kriegstein

- Programme



Zoltán Molnár

  Arnold Kriegstein
  University of Oxford
  University of California, San Francisco


Venue: Moltkes Palae, Copenhagen, Denmark  


For enquiries and press registration, 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.