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Symposium: Perspectives of Molecular Imaging in Systems Neuroscience (April 22, 2010)

This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for experts from various disciplines to gather and discuss the basic methodological aspects in molecular imaging and its future perspectives.


Molecular Imaging is a rapidly growing field of interest and already has an irreplaceable role in the area of medical diagnostics. However recent advances in this discipline demonstrate its enormous potential to help us understand and explain further unknown aspects of normal, physiological processes at molecular and cellular levels. With these issues in mind scientists need a continuous update of their knowledge in terms of molecular imaging. Equally important, experts involved in several scientific disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology and engineering should be brought together with the aim of more effective communication and interaction to facilitate the advancement of this field. This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for experts from various disciplines to gather and discuss the basic methodological aspects in molecular imaging and its future perspectives. Special emphasis will be placed on the chemical perspectives of the probe development involving the interplay with their potential biological applications in systems neuroscience. Expert scientists from both sides, of probe development and application, will try to summarize the latest results and define the key issues which require special attention for the future directions of research.

Invited Speakers:
Nikos Logothetis, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Alan Jasanoff, MIT, Cambridge, USA
Bruno Weber, University of Zürich and University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Eric Rouiller, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Jason Kerr, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Dirk Jancke, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Gero Miesenböck, University of Oxford, UK
Eva Toth, CNRS Orleans, France
Luke Lavis, HHMI, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, USA
Stephane Petoud, CNRS Orleans, France and University of Pittsburgh, USA
David Parker, Durham University, UK
Enzo Terreno, University of Torino, Italy
Stephen Faulkner, University of Oxford and Keble College, UK


Time and Place:
Thursday, April 22, 2010, Max Planck House

Registration:
All participants are required to register. Registration deadline: March 31st, 2010

Scientific organization:
Dr. Goran Angelovski
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Physiology of Cognitive Processes
Spemannstr. 38
72076 Tübingen, Germany
Tel: +49 7071 601 916
Email: Goran.Angelovski(at)tuebingen.mpg.de

To contact us:
Tina Schröder
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Spemannstr. 41
72076 Tübingen, Germany
Tel: +49 7071 601 701
Fax: +49 7071 601 702
Email: Tina.Schroeder(at)tuebingen.mpg.de

Please note the Joint Meeting of the Working Groups 1 and 6 of the COST D38 Action will take place the following day, on Friday, April 23rd, 2010.