22nd Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience

Development of circuits, functions, and disorders in the nervous system

22-25 May 2018 | Nara Kasugano International Forum, Nara, Japan

Join us for ISDN2018 in Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, with its lush landscapes, historic temples and its famous domesticated deer. The 2018 meeting will feature an exciting and diverse scientific programme focused on recent advances and future directions in fundamental and applied developmental neuroscience.

Organised by the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN), this meeting will include the following topics with talks on diverse model animals and human diseases:

  • Cell lineage and neural diversity in the cerebral cortex
  • Development and plasticity of sensory pathways
  • Oligodendrocyte/neuron interactions
  • Neural stem-progenitor cells in the embryonic, early postnatal, and adult mammalian brain
  • Neural activity, subtype specification and circuit formation 
  • Cell migration and layer formation in the developing cerebral cortex
  • How the Reeler mutation has shaped our understanding of brain development
  • Transgenerational epigenetic events
  • Neurodevelopment and psychiatric disorders
  • Modeling neurodevelopment and developmental brain disorders: from Primate to human PSC-based 2D and 3D models
  • Mechanisms of circuit formation and degeneration
  • Development and plasticity of vocal communication systems in human and non-human models
  • Genome editing applications in understanding function and pathology of the nervous system

As in previous years, ISDN will provide a number of travel and poster awards for trainees.

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Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ISDN
Co-organised by
  • riken