The Brain Conference: Cortex Evolution and Development

Moltkes Palæ, Copenhagen, Denmark

Event Dates: 24—27 Sep 2017

  • 24/09/2017
  • 25/09/2017
  • 26/09/2017
  • 27/09/2017
Photo – Credits and acknowledgements: Zoltán Molnár’s lab, University of Oxford

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.

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


Zoltán Molnár
University of Oxford

Arnold Kriegstein
University of California, San Francisco

For enquiries and press registration, please contact:

The Brain Conferences Committee


Moltkes Palæ, Dronningens Tværgade, København KCopenhagen, Denmark