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Symposium – Functional Genomics of the Human Brain

This open symposium features internationally recognized scientists who will present advances in our understanding of human brain function in health and disease. Recent progress in the field with the use of different experimental systems, gene technologies and brain imaging will be highlighted. This symposium is organized by the Swedish Society for Medical Genetics and Science for Life Laboratory.


We still have seats left! Register at site (BMC, room B10) between 8.15-09.00.

List of participants

This event is free of charge but if you fail to cancel your registration one day before the event you will be charged a cancellation fee of 500 SEK.



08.15 – 09.00 Registration and coffee  (Room B10)

09.00 Introduction (Room B8, Svedberg lecture hall)
09.10 – 11.10 Session 1

Ascent of human: Neuronal migration and cortical map evolution
Pasko Rakic, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Functional genomics of human brain development and evolution
Nenad Sestan, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

11.10- 11.40 Coffee break

11.40 – 12.40 Session 2

Structural Brain Mapping: measurements, findings, and functional implications
Eileen Luders, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

12.40- 13.30  Lunch

13.30 – 15.30 Session 3

Modeling neurodevelopmental disease using human induced pluripotent cells (iPS)
James Ellis, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gene therapy in brain: a novel regulatory system
Cecilia Lundberg, Lund University, Sweden

15.30 – 16.00

Panel discussion and concluding remarks


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