The 2022 Annual Meeting of the SSN is co-organized by the Universities of Ticino and Fribourg and is scheduled to take place on at the University of Fribourg. Despite the great challenges imposed by Covid-19, more than 400 researchers and clinicians from Switzerland are expected to attend this meeting, which is the major Swiss venue for exchange of current scientific informations in the area of brain research. The meeting has a wide focus that includes molecular and systems neuroscience, as well as clinical research and neural computation / bioinformatics.

The keynote lecturer Prof. Gilles Laurent from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Germany, a world-wide leader in Neuroscience will speak about his institute’s current efforts in the domain of sleep and camouflage: explorations in neural dynamics. There will be four symposia chaired by prominent investigators in Switzerland on the specific topics of novel tools in systems neuroscience, neuroinflammation, the interaction of brain and body for consciousness and on motor disorders. There will also be a large poster session in person and online, fostering interaction and exchange of scientific ideas among the participants.

An other keynote speaker, Prof. Antonio Pisani  from the university of Pavia in Italia is a clinician-scientist with a long standing interest in the basic and clinical aspects of basal ganglia dysfunction, with a specific interest in characterization of pre-clinical models of dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.”

A special aspect of this year is a presentation on Friday evening January 28 2022 (the evening before the meeting) of the new movie documentary by Jean-Stéphane Bron about the brain. The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Monsieur Bron, neuroscientists and teachers about education, didactic methods and knowledge acquisition. This event will follow a day of presentations on career development and scientific exchange by ySSN. Owing to the Covid-19 situation, all presentations will allow for extra space following official guidelines or provide the opportunity to follow the event remotely using online conferencing software.

29 January 2022
2:40 pm

University of Fribourg

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