2021 KI Conference “Developing Brains”
How can a single cell give rise to complex structures such as the central (brain/spinal cord) and enteric (brain in the gut) nervous systems? This is the overarching question in neural development; understanding how such intricate structures are assembled gives not only crucial knowledge about these nervous systems, but also important insight to the etiology of some of our most common diseases.
The 8th edition of the KI Conference “Developing Brains" gathered some of the leading scientists working on critical questions ranging from transcriptional heterogeneity of neural cell types, their specification and maturation, to migration, myelination and creation of mature neural circuits.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, the conference took place on a hybrid format, both online and in person. Lectures were scheduled during 1-2 September between 14:00-18:30 CET (Stockholm).
James Briscoe (Crick Institute, London, UK)
Tim Czopka (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK)
Daniel Geschwind (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Andrea Gomez (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Guillermina López-Bendito (Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain)
Jane Johnson (UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA)
Oscar Marin (King’s College London, London, UK)
Anna Victoria Molofsky (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
This conference was supported by the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Strategic Research Area in Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, and Frontier Courses in Neuroscience.
Technical platform for live broadcasting (REMO) of this webinar was provided by the courtesy of Bio-Techne.