Jul 11

Neurogune 2018 in Vitoria – Gasteiz, another record of participation

More than 100 research works will be presented in the next congress of the Basque research community about the brain.

The next edition of Neurogune, the biennial meeting of the Basque research community on the brain has received 102 abstracts, for research works coming from all the research organisations in the Basque Country with activity in this field.

In 2018, the Basque research community in the different areas con neuroscience will gather in Vitoria-Gasteiz, hosted by the colleagues of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the UPV/EHU, led by Prof. Joan Sallés.

Faculty of Arts, Campus of Araba, UPV/EHU

Neuroscientists from very different areas attend to Neurogune, from neurobiologists to neurologists, from psychologists to engineers. All the subjects are divided in 3 tracks: (1) Physiology of the brain, (2) Pathology, and (3) Neurology, Psychiatry and Cognitive Neuroscience. The first subject has received a total of 45 contributions, the second 35, and the third 22.

Like in the previous editions, we will count with colleagues coming from bordering regions and institutions where we deploy our collaboration networks, like Navarre and Aquitaine. In fact, with the objective of continue fostering the interactions with our Neurocampus in Bordeaux, the two plenary lectures will be delivered by Anna Beyeler, Group Leader at the Neurocentre Magendie, with a talk about "Exploring encoding of emotional valence in circuits of the amygdala and insular cortex" and Erwan Bezzard, Director of the Laboratory of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases of the University of Bordeaux, who will talk about "Prion-like dissemination of synuclein pathology using human brain-derived alpha-synuclein in monkeys".

The organization and scientific committees decided to increase the number of oral presentations for this edition, due to the number of request and the quality of the works received, so there will be 6 oral communications per track, where the younger members of our network and community will have the opportunity to present their latest works, and discuss them with other colleagues.

Euskampus, the entity developing the cross-border campus of excellence of the UPV/EHU and the University of Bordeaux is one of the key allies and supporters of this meeting.

We also have the support of private entities and stakeholders in the field of brain research, like the Walk On Project (WOP) Foundation and the Eduardo Anitua Foundations.

This will be a thrilling edition again, so very much looking forward to seeing you there!!