Art work by Stania Zbela entitled "Evolution of the Brain"

The DNF Symposium

Since 2014, the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF) organizes a biennial one-day symposium on different topics of neurosciences. The DNF grew out of the former Department of Cell Biology and Morphology. On this occasion, the annual DNF symposium, which aims at presenting the latest developments from our research programs, was initiated. The symposia combine lectures by international speakers, talks given by members of the DNF and the Lemanic Neuroscience Community, as well as speakers selected from submitted abstracts. The talks are interleaved with poster sessions where symposia participants present their research. With this, the symposium provides a pleasant milieu for stimulating discussions during talks, poster sessions and in the more informal settings of the social event. The next symposium is expected to take place in the Spring of 2018.

The 3rd DNF Symposium - Evolution of the brain

On May 13th 2016, the 3rd DNF Symposium took place in the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences. It highlighted different aspects of the evolution of the brain - from the first synapses in simple animals to more recent changes in the vertebrate brain. The invited speakers were Richard Benton, Robin Dunbar, Dirk Fasshauer, Wieland Huttner, Gáspár Jékely, and Leah Krubitzer. Thanks to everyone who participated and made it a success.

Document sans titre Last updated: Tuesday 27th of September 2016