The Brain Conference: Learning, Memory and Synaptic Plasticity

Rungstedgaard, Denmark

Event Dates: 23—26 Apr 2017

  • 23/04/2017
  • 24/04/2017
  • 25/04/2017
  • 26/04/2017
Photo: NMDA receptor at Angstrom resolution. Credits and Acknowledgements: Eric Gouax lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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
Stanford University, USA

Richard Morris
The University of Edinburgh, UK

For enquiries, please contact:

The Brain Conferences Committee


Rungstedgaard, Hovedgaden, Hørsholm, Denmark