The Brain Conference: Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States

Rungsted Kyst, Denmark

Organiser: FENS

Additional Organiser: Lundbeck Foundation


Attendance type(s): In Person

FENS members will benefit from preferential rates

Event Dates: 23—26 Apr 2023

Registration Deadline: 1 Mar 2023

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


Adrian Bird

The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Anne Schaefer

Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Germany
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

The Brain Conference: Establishment and Maintenance of Brain Cell States

The 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 conference will feature the latest research covering genetic and epigenetic mechanism responsible for creating and maintaining the integrity of the brain.

Brain Conference April 2022
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.

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.

For enquiries and press registration, please contact The Brain Conferences Office: brain(at)

Contact Details

Name: The Brain Conferences




Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted Kyst, Denmark