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Invitation letter


Dear Young Neuroscientists,

We are delighted to invite you to the 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Italian Young Neuroscientists, BraYn (Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists), which will be held in Genoa, Italy, during the 29th and 30th of June 2018. Inspired and organized by researchers under the age of 40 from different backgrounds and with different scientific approaches, our meeting aims establish connections between the future protagonists of neuroscience.

Every day, young Neuroscientists face the difficulties of carrying out their research at several levels; our conference is intended to be a useful meeting point to maximise our scientific investigation to its full potential. The philosophy of the conference is simple: to meet, connect, collaborate and share. Indeed we need to encourage cooperation among different research groups in order to broaden our horizons, and to contribute to the improvement in quality of research.

We anticipate the attendance of over 200 delegates, which will also include experienced senior leaders who will attend as mentors and discussants. We will have scientists from different disciplines of neurobiology including neuroimmunology, neuronal plasticity, neurodegeneration, nanomaterials and neuro-oncology who will show the most recent advances in these fields.

The venue of the Congress, the San Martino Convention Centre, is located adjacent to Genoa’s academic hospital, which is the usual venue for scientific events. Also, we warmly invite you to explore the benefits of participating as a sponsor and/or exhibitor. On behalf of the organizing committee, we look forward to seeing all of you very soon. Mark your calendar and join us in Genoa, because BraYn conference is waiting for you.


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Scientific committee

Giovanni Ferrara, University of Genoa, Italy
Alessandra Aldinucci, University of Florence, Italy
Alessandra Musella, San Raffaele Pisana Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Health Care Rome, Italy
Barbara Bettegazzi, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
Enrica Boda, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi and Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
Giovanni Nardo, "Mario Negri" Institute, Milan, Italy
Giuseppina D‘Alessandro, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy
Stefano Angiari, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ilaria Prada, Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy
Matteo Tamborini, Italian National Research Council, Milan (Italy) and Humanitas Research Hospital Rozzano (Italy)
Manuela Medelin, SISSA, University of Trieste, Italy
Giovanna Calabrese, University of Catania, Italy
Elisabetta Volpe, Santa Lucia Foundation Scientific Institute, Rome, Italy



Scientific secretary

Valentina Petrosino, University of Genoa, Italy
Margherita Romeo, "Mario Negri" Institute, Milan, Italy
Jose Lifante Cañavate, University of Genoa, Italy


Administrative secretary: S.S. Formazione e Comunicazione Elisabetta Rovini  IRCCS San Martino Hospital, Genoa (Italy)