9th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization

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9th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization

7-11th July 2015

Sulamerica Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro


For the first time, the IBRO World Congress takes place in a Latin American location — the Sulamerica Convention Center (Centro de Convenções Sulamérica), in downtown Rio. 

The goal of this year’s program is a deeper understanding of brain structure and function, from molecules to behaviour, through lectures by distinguished scientists, symposia and mini symposia with thematic leaders, and posters from scientists, postdocs and students from around the world.

 Featured speakers:

  • Marian Joels, UMC Utrecht Brain Center, The Netherlands – The stressed brain.
  • Okihide Hikosaka, NIH-NEI – Parallel basal ganglia circuits for voluntary and automatic behavior.
  • Ryoichiro Kageyama, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University – Molecular control of neural stem cells.
  • Tobias Bonhoeffer, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried – How experience changes the circuitry of the brain.
  • Xu Zhang, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai – Somatosensory neurons: types and mechanisms for pain modulation.
  • Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute, La Jolla  – Learning how to learn.
  • Brian MacVicar, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada – Neuron-glia communication to maintain a healthy brain.
  • Karen Duff, Columbia University, New York City – Propagation of Pathology in Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuroanatomical considerations, mechanistic insights and therapeutic potential.
  • Colin Blakemore, University of London – Mysteries, myths and miracles. The cost and benefits of neuroscience (Dana Foundation Lecture on Neuroethics).

Registration rates vary according to country of origin and career stage, and discounts apply for first 3000 registrants.  

Photo source: Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau