Japan Neuroscience Society Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

We have been informed that the Japan Neuroscience Society is looking for nominees for the 2019 Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience.

The Award was established to commemorate the outstanding achievements in developmental neuroscience of the late Professor Joseph Altman, who discovered the adult neurogenesis in the cerebral cortex and received the International Prize for Biology from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in 2012. Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, Dr. Altman’s widow, offered to make a donation to the JNS to fund the award to honor the scientists in the field of developmental neuroscience. Accordingly, the Award recognizes young researchers who have made remarkable achievements in this field.
The JNS is now announcing the second call for applications for the Award, and will accept applications from all over the world. Further information may be found at .

2nd Human Brain Project Curriculum Workshop

From 15 to 17 November, the Education Programme Office of the Human Brain Project will organise its 2nd HBP Curriculum workshop series – Research, Ethics and Societal Impact at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden under the title “Dual Use and Responsible Research. Ethical Challenges”. This workshop aims to provide participants with insights on ethical aspects of dual-use research in neuroscience and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The topics covered will include the chemistry of the brain and dual action of drugs, novel incapacitants, ethics awareness and engagement and RRI.

Further information about the workshop and the registration form are found HERE.

2nd Neurogenesis Conference, 05 – 08 March 2019

Sebastian Jessberger (University of Zurich) and Hongjun Song (University of Pennsylvania) are organizing the 2nd Neurogenesis Conference, which will take place from 05 – 08 March 2019 in Nassau, Bahamas. This conference will bring together leaders from diverse fields such as embryonic cortical development, adult neurogenesis, human imaging, and stem cell-based neural disease modelling to discuss recent advances in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating neural stem cell activity, neuronal specification and functional significance of circuitries modified by the addition of new neurons. In addition, translational perspectives and implications for disease modelling will be covered. Confirmed Keynote Speakers include Jonas Frisén (Karolinska Institute) and Fred Gage (Salk Institute).


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