Welcome to the 2ND BraYn congress! The acronym BraYn stands for 'Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists' and is a congress specifically aimed at young researchers under the age of 40 specialized in the field of Neuroscience. The main goal of this meeting is to encourage young researchers from different laboratories across Italy and Europe to meet, connect, collaborate and share in a space where they can exchange their knowledge and ideas, thereby establishing collaborations between groups

Scientific Program

Download The Preliminary scientific program HERE

Conference Days

  • Day 1 - 14 November 2019
  • Day 2 - 15 November 2019
  • Day 3 - 16 November 2019
  • Day 1 - 14 November 2019
    13:30 Registration
    14:30 Opening Ceremony
    14:40 Lecture
    Speaker : DANIEL JACQUE GARCIA

    Near infrared (NIR)-II imaging for brain studies.

    15:10 Lecture
    Speaker : JEAN-MICHEL CIONI

    Axonal protein synthesis in health and disease: a new role for endosomes.

    15:40 / 15:55 / 16:10 Accepted oral presentations
    16:25-17:05 Sponsor symposium I
    16:25 : LUCA MAZZITELLI (Carlo Erba Reagents)

    Biology at true resolution with 10X Genomics.

    16:45 : FRANCESCA GALBIATI (Charles River Laboratories)

    Essential Tips for new Mouse Researchers.

    17:05 / 17:20 / 17:35 Accepted oral presentations
    17:50-20:00 Poster session I

    Sponsor practical workshop I + Coffee break mini I


    BraYn Educational Workshop Session 1


    17:50 : STEFANO FIORINA (Sciex)

    Metabolomics & Lipidomics.

    18:40 : MARILISA MARINELLI, CLAUDIO COMUNIAN (Biorad)

    Extracellular Vesicles in Neurological Disease.

    19:15 : SPEAKER (ZEISS)

    Beyond the Computed Tomography: X-Ray Microscopy in Life Science.

    20:00 Closing remarks
  • Day 2 - 15 November 2019
    09:00 Lecture
    Speaker : MARCO PRINZ

    Myeloid cell diversity in the central nervous system.

    9:30 / 9:45 / 10:00 Accepted oral presentations
    10:15-10:50 Sponsor symposium II
    10:15 : ANGELA GUERRA ALVAREZ (Biogen)

    Pioneering the future of Neuroscience.

    10:35 : ZSOLT IVÁN (Femtonics)

    Outstanding benefits of breakthrough innovations of 3D Acousto-Optic technology in Neuroscience.

    10:50 / 11:05 / 11:20 Accepted oral presentations
    11:35 Workshop
    Speaker : CHIARA GABBI

    How to write a succesful grant and/or a fellowship application

    12:00 - 14:00 Lunch box with poster session II + Sponsor Practical Workshop 2 Break
    12:00 : ELISA ZUFFI (Miltenyi Biotec)

    Novel approach to study adult neural cells in vitro.

    13:00 : PIETRO VEGLIANESE (Beckman Coulter)

    Modulation of microglial cells by drug-nanovectors in spinal cord injury.

    13:30 : ROSETTA PEDOTTI (Biogen)

    The long journey: from the bench to the bedside.

    14:30 / 14:45 Accepted oral presentations
    15:00 Sponsor Symposium III
    13:30 : PHILIPPE TROCHET (Fujifilm)

    See the Whole Mouse Brain in vivo and in Real-time

    15:15 / 15:30 / 15:45 Accepted oral presentations
    16:00-18:15 Coffee break with poster session III + “Lost in the Protocol” session
    18:30 Lecture
    Speaker : PIERRE GRESSEN

    Neuroinflammation and encephalopathy of prematurity.

    18:45 / 19:00 / 19:15 Accepted oral presentations
    20:30 BraYn Social dinner
  • Day 3 - 16 November 2019
    09:00 Lecture
    Speaker : SONIA GAREL

    Microglia at the crossroads of cortical wiring and environmental signals.

    9:30 / 9:45 / 10:00 / 10:15 Accepted oral presentations
    10:30 Sponsor Symposium IV
    13:30 : GENNARO PAGANO (Roche)

    Translational medicine journey in neurodegeneration: focus on alpha-synuclein.

    13:30 : GIANLUCA ROTTA (BD Biosciences Italia)

    Three intersections between flow cytometry and multiple sclerosis.

    11:10 / 11:25 / 11:40 / 11:55 Accepted oral presentations
    12:10 Lecture
    Speaker : GIACOMO RIZZOLATTI

    The mirror mechanism: a neural mechanism for understanding others.

    12:40 Closing remarks, BraYn awards (Best oral and poster presentation and BraYn small Starting Grant)

Invited Speakers

Rossella Galli

Sonia Garel IBENS ,Paris, France

Chiara Gabbi Humanitas Research Hospital, Italy

Pierre Gressens INSERM, Paris, France

Daniel Jaque Garcia Associate Professor Fluorescence Imaging Group @ Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Madrid, Spagna.(FIG@UAM) Nanobiology Group

Marco Prinz University of Freiburg, Germany

Giacomo Rizzolatti University of Parma, Italy

Jean Michel Cioni San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy