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 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
  • Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Shernaz Bamji, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Gord Fishell, New York University, USA
  • Sonia Garel, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France
  • Patricia Gaspar, Institut du Fer à Moulin, France
  • Aaron Gitler, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Jonathan Gootenberg, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
  • Yukiko Gotoh, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Magdalena Götz, Helmholz Center Munich, Institute Stem Cell Research, Germany
  • Simon Hippenmeyer, Institute of Technology, Austria
  • Kazuhiro Ikenaka, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan
  • John Iversen, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Mohamed Kabbaj, Florida State University, USA
  • Ruediger Klein, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
  • Stefania Maccari, University of Lille, France
  • Wendy Macklin, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
  • Oscar Marin, King’s College London, UK
  • Guo-li Ming, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Kelly Monk, Vollum Institute, USA
  • Kazunori Nakajima, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Ferdinando Nicoletti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Hitoshi Okamoto, Riken Brain Research Institute, Japan
  • Alessandra Pierani, Imagine Institute and Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris, France
  • Zilong Qiu, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Erika Sasaki, Central Institute for Experimental Animals Japan and Keio University, Japan
  • Kang Shen, Stanford University, USA
  • Songhai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
  • Yi Sun, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
  • Mriganka Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Keiichiro Suzuki, Osaka University, Japan
  • Shubha Tole, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Pierre Vanderhaeghen, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Sonja Vernes, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
  • Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA
  • Anne West, Duke University Faculty of Medicine, USA
  • Sarah Woolley, McGill University, Canada
  • Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, USA
  • Yimin Zou, University of California, San Diego, USA
Scientific Committee
Supporting Publication

Organised by
  • Elsevier
  • ISDN