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 fate decisions 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 of anxiety and depressive disorders
  • Modeling neurodevelopment and developmental brain disorders: from Primate to human PSC-based 2D and 3D models
  • Developmental determinants of neurodegenerative disease
  • The development of language, syntax and vocalization in human and non-human models
  • Genome editing applications in understanding of normal and pathological nervous system

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

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Plenary Speakers
Symposia Speakers
  • Eva-Maria Albers, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  • Michael Frotscher, Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH), Germany
  • Sonia Garel, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
  • Patricia Gaspar, Institut du Fer a Moulin, France
  • Magdalena Götz, Helmholz Center Munich, Institute Stem Cell Research, Germany
  • Simon Hippenmeyer, Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Kazuhiro Ikenaka, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
  • Mohamed Kabbaj, Florida State University, USA
  • Ruediger Klein, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
  • Oscar Marin, King’s College London, UK
  • Kelly Monk, Vollum Institute, USA
  • Kazunori Nakajima, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Ferdinando Nicoletti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Kang Shen, Stanford University, USA
  • Mriganka Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Shubha Tole, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
Scientific Committee
Supporting Publication

Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ISDN