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Neuroscience Finland 2014


NF2014, December 9, 2014


University of Helsinki, Biomedicum, Lecture room 1 (Haartmaninkatu 8, Helsinki)





09.20     Dan Lindholm (BRSF chairman): Opening of the symposium 

09.30     Fredrik Elinder (Linköping university):

              Ion channels and drug screening in epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmia, and pain

10.15     Pico Caroni (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research): 

              Circuit mechanisms of memory consolidation and retrieval

11.00     Coffee

11.30     Finnish Brain Research Society distinguished neuroscientist 2013: Kai Kaila (University of Helsinki):

              Brain development and disease: focusing on ion-regulatory molecules

12.15     Novartis Neuroscience Prize for the best neuroscience thesis in 2013: Aino Vesikansa (University of Helsinki): 

    Developing glutamatergic connectivity in the hippocampus: the role of tonically active kainate receptors

12.30     Posters and lunch

13.30     Antti Pertovaara (University of Helsinki): TRPA1 ion channel as a therapeutic target in peripheral neuropathy

14.00     Petri Hyytiä (University of Helsinki): Neuronal circuitry of addiction

14.30     Mari Tervaniemi (University of Helsinki): Music and neuroplasticity

15.00     Coffee (and posters) 

15.30     Iiris Hovatta (University of Helsinki): Neurogenomics of anxiety

16:00     Riitta Salmelin (Aalto University): What you measure is what you get — Imaging views to language processing

16.30     Marja-Leena Linne (Tampere University of Technology): Modeling neurons and synaptic mechanisms to

              explain local microcircuit dynamics

17.00     Posters and refreshments




Registration is free for BRSF/SATS members and students (undergraduate and doctoral students). Registration fee for other participants is 30€ (includes lunch and coffee).


Information about the BRSF membership. If you wish to apply for BRSF membership before the NF2014 symposium, please submit your application by November 20th at the latest. Please note that the BRSF membership fee 2014 should be paid by 1.12.2014.

More information from BRSF secretary:


Brain Research Society of Finland

Suomen Aivotutkimusseura ry


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