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
  • Neuron-glia interactions
  • Adult neurogenesis and its embryonic origin
  • 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
  • How to model neurodevelopmental disorders - mouse mutants versus human culture 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
Scientific Committee
  • Fumio Matsuzaki, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan (Meeting Chair)
  • François Guillemot, The Francis Crick Institute, UK (ISDN President and Meeting Co-Chair)
  • Yukiko Gotoh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Ryoichiro Kageyama, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Pierre Leprince, University of Liège, Belgium (ISDN Treasurer)
  • Regino Perez-Polo, University of Texas, USA (IJDN Editor-in-Chief)
  • Tomomi Shimogori, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
  • Stefano Stifani, McGill University, Canada (ISDN Secretary General)
  • Michèle Studer, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Shubha Tole, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India
Supporting Publication

Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ISDN