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 CION

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

    15:40-16:10 Accepted oral presentations
    16:25-17:05 Sponsor symposium I
    17:05-17:35 Accepted oral presentations
    17:50-20:00 Poster session I

    Sponsor practical workshop I+ Coffee break mini I

    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 Accepted oral presentations
    10:15-10:50 Sponsor symposium II
    10:50-11:20 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
    14:00 IS5
    Speaker : ROSSELLA GALLI

    Leveraging brain tumor stem cells for disease modeling and therapy improvement.

    14:30 - 14:45 Accepted oral presentations
    15:00-15:30 Sponsor Symposium
    15:30-16:00 Accepted oral presentations
    16:15-18:30 Coffee break with poster session III + “lost in the protocol” session
    18:30 Perinatal neurology ,ORAL COMMUNICATIONS
    Speaker : Pierre Gressens

    Neuroinflammation and encephalopathy of prematurity.

    19:00 - 19:30 Accepted oral presentations
    20:30 Social dinner
  • Day 3 - 16 November 2019
    09:00 Lecture IS6
    Speaker : GIACOMO RIZZOLATTI

    The mirror mechanism: a neural mechanism for understanding others.

    09:30 Lecture IS6
    Speaker : SONIA GAREL

    Microglia at the crossroads of cortical wiring and environmental signals.

    10:00 - 10:45 Accepted oral presentations
    11:00 - 11:30 Sponsor symposium III
    11:30 - 12:15 Accepted oral presentations
    12:30 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