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SE05 - The Neuroarcheology of brain disorders and GABA signals (July 7 15:00 until July 19:00)

Our satellite meeting is organized in the spirit of transcending the limits between experimental and applied research to illustrate how understanding brain development is indispensable to develop novel treatments of brain disorders including Autism, Parkinson, Huntington or Alzheimer Disease.


July 7, 2022 - 3:00 pm


July 8, 2022 - 7:00 pm


Paris Rive Montparnasse   View map

Developing neurons generate unique Ionic currents and patterns, these validate the formation of functional brain networks. Early insults deviate these processes leading to misplaced/misconnected neurons that remain immature as extensively shown with the depolarizing/excitatory actions of GABA in immature neurons and many neurodevelopmental (Autism, Rett, FRX, etc.) and neurodegenerative disorders (Huntington’s or Parkinson disease). This satellite meeting is aimed at bringing together basic scientists, clinicians and experts of drug development to illustrate why understanding brain development is required to treat brain disorders. Undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to submit a 1-page summary of their research. 1 PhD student and 1 Postdoc amongst the proposals will be selected by the scientific committee to present their project during a 10min talk, and receive 2K€ and 3K€ respectively.


Yehezkel Ben-Ari (IBEN, Marseille) and Nick Spitzer (UCSD)



Yehezkel Ben-Ari (Marseille, France)

Frédérique Bonnet-Brilhault (Tours, France)

Charles Bourque (Montreal, Canada)

Hilgo Bruining (Amsterdam, Holland)

György Buzsáki (New York, USA)

Enrico Cherubini (Roma, Italy)

Eric Courchesne (San Diego,USA)

Eric Delpire (Nashville, USA)

Alexandra Durr (Paris, France)

Gord Fishell (Boston, USA)

Sandrine Humbert (Grenoble, France)

Arnold Kriegstein (San Francisco, USA)

Heiko Luhmann (Mainz, Germany)

Marina Sirota (San Francisco, USA)

Harald Sontheimer (Charlottesville, USA)

Nick Spitzer (San Diego, USA)

Melanie Woodin (Toronto, Canada)

The meeting, coffee breaks and cocktail dinner are free. However, registration is mandatory before June 15, 2022.

Program and more information on https://ibenfund.com/en/actualites/satellite-meeting-of-the-fens-2022