BraYn Workshops

BraYn Educational Workshops

BraYn organized several free workshops This events are an intensive educational moments where the attendees (a small group of people) engage with the sponsor’s specialist a discussion or practical work that focuses especially on new techniques, instruments or products. During the registration steps you will be able to select your favorite workshop!


Thursday 14/11/19

BraYn Educational Workshops session 1 (h 17.50 - 20.00)
SCIEX  17:50 - 18:35

Metabolomics & Lipidomics
Activity Description:
Metabolomics & Lipidomics: the help of LC-MS technique to neuroscientists.
BIORAD 18:40 - 19:10

Extracellular Vesicles in Neurological disease
Activity Description:
Discover how to overcome the challenges in analysing EVs by evaluating expression profiles with the droplet digital
PCR. During the workshop we will describe the technique, the workflow and all the key methodological advantages.

ZEISS 19:15 - 19:45

Beyond the Computed Tomography: X-Ray Microscopy in Life Science”
Activity Description:
A CT scan (computed tomography scan) makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional images (virtual "slices") of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting. Standard laboratory CT systems present huge limitations in resolution and sample sizes, shapes and nature, while Synchrotron for ultimate resolution analysis is often difficult to access. X-Ray Microscopy, with the combination of geometric and optical magnification, allows Resolution at a Distance, Scout & Scan analysis and Correlative Microscopy on biological samples of any size, opening new perspectives on Microscopy in Life Sciences.

Friday 15/11/19

BraYn Educational Workshop session 2 (h 12.00 - 14.00)
MILTENYI 12:00 - 13:00

Novel approach to study adult neural cells in vitro
Activity Description:
From adult brain dissociation to cell isolation, cell cultivation and cell analysis: a complete workflow for neuroscience

BECKMAN 13:00 - 13:30

Modulation of microglial cells by drug-nanovectors in spinal cord injury.
Activity Description:
The role of activated microglia in injury progression has been poorly investigated, mainly because of the challenges to
target and selectively modulate them in situ. A delivery nanovector tool able to selectively treat/target microglia has been
developed and used here to clarify the temporal and spatial involvement of the pro-inflammatory response associated
to microglial cells in spinal cord injury.

BIOGEN 13:30 - 14:00

A long journey: from bench to the bedside.
Activity Description:
Bringing a new drug to the market once a lead compound has been identified through the process of drug discovery is a
complex multistep process. It is very time consuming, extremely costly and high risk, with very little chance of a
successful outcome. Research in academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies operate under a completely
different model.