The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)

10-11 October 2019, Leuven, Belgium
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The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)

Recent advances in technology now allow us to explore multiple aspects of heterogeneity at the single cell level. Nowhere is this more important than in the Central Nervous System (CNS), where cellular heterogeneity has profound effects on all aspects of normal brain function and behavior and explains important aspects of disease pathology.

With the second edition of the Brain Mosaic conference we aim to bring together leaders in this emerging discipline to discuss how it is advancing our knowledge of CNS function and disease. Speakers at this neuroscience meeting on ‘single cell’ will emphasize the multi-disciplinary nature of the field in several sessions:

  • Single cell sequencing and cell diversity
  • Spatial transcriptomics
  • New developments in technology and bioinformatics
  • CNS disease 
  • Connections and activity

Poster prize awarded by FEBS Letters. FEBS Letters awards poster prizes to provide recognition to young scientists for their outstanding research work.

Confirmed speakers

Ido Amit

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Je Hyuk Lee

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US

Sten Linnarsson

Karolinska Institute, SE

Joakim Lundeberg

SciLifeLab, SE

Barbara Treutlein

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, DE

Jerold Chun

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, US

Sonja Hofer

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Circuits and Behaviour, University College London, UK

Jan Mulder

Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE

James Poulet

Max Delbrück Center (MDC), Berlin, DE

Bosiljka Tasic

Allen Institute for Brain Science, US

Kun Zhang

University of California, US

Gwyneth Card

HHMI Janelia Research Campus, US

Hansruedi Mathys

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US

Scott Waddell

University of Oxford, UK

Stein Aerts

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Christos Proukakis

UCL Institute of Neurology, UK

Rahul Satija

New York Genome Center & NYU, US

Xiaoyan Qian

Stockholm University, SE & Cartana, SE
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The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)
Abstract submission closing date
Thursday, 29 August, 2019
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Thursday 10 October 2019

Thursday, 10 October, 2019
08:45 - 09:10
Registration & Coffee
09:10 - 09:15
Welcome
09:15 - 12:45
Plenary session 1: Single cell sequencing and cell diversity
09:15 - 10:05
Human brain development from single-cell transcriptomes
Sten Linnarsson
Karolinska Institute, SE
Keynote speaker
10:05 - 10:40
Barbara Treutlein
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, DE
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
Scott Waddell
University of Oxford, UK
Academic speaker
11:45 - 12:20
Cell types of adult mouse cortex and hippocampus
Bosiljka Tasic
Allen Institute for Brain Science, US
Academic speaker
12:20 - 12:45
Stein Aerts
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Academic speaker
12:45 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session
14:30 - 17:10
Plenary session 2: Spatial transcriptomics
14:30 - 15:05
Spatial data driven transcriptomics analysis of brain and neurological disease
Joakim Lundeberg
SciLifeLab, SE
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:40
Single-cell analysis of RNA and chromatin in human brain
Kun Zhang
University of California, US
Academic speaker
15:40 - 16:15
Tracing somatic mutations and gene expression in space
Je Hyuk Lee
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, US
Academic speaker
16:15 - 16:40
A spatial atlas of inhibitory cell types in mouse hippocampus CA1
Xiaoyan Qian
Stockholm University, SE & Cartana, SE
Company speaker
16:40 - 17:10
Coffee break
17:10 - 18:20
Plenary session 3: New developments in technology
17:10 - 17:45
Comprehensive integration of single cell data
Rahul Satija
New York Genome Center & NYU, US
17:45 - 18:20
An integrated omics approach provides a detailed view on the molecular landscape of the brain
Jan Mulder
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SE
Academic speaker
18:20 - 19:00
Reception
19:00 - 20:00
Social program
20:00 - 22:30
Conference dinner

Organizing committee:

Bart De Strooper - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Carlo Sala Frigerio - UK Dementia Research Institute, UK
Sebastian Munck - VIB Bioimaging Core, BE
Stein Aerts - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Aya Takeoka - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Friday 11 October 2019

Friday, 11 October, 2019
08:45 - 09:15
Coffee
09:15 - 12:35
Plenary session 4: CNS disease
09:15 - 10:05
The power of ONE: Immunology in the age of single cell genomics
Ido Amit
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Keynote speaker
10:05 - 10:40
Genomic mosaicism in the normal and Alzheimer’s disease brain
Jerold Chun
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, US
Academic speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
Hansruedi Mathys
Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
Academic speaker
11:45 - 12:20
Somatic mutations in synucleinopathies (Parkinson’s disease and Multiple System Atrophy)
Christos Proukakis
UCL Institute of Neurology, UK
Academic speaker
12:20 - 12:35
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:35 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session
14:30 - 17:35
Plenary session 5: Connections and Activity
14:30 - 15:05
Presenter TBA
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:40
Cortical and thalamic circuits for vision
Sonja Hofer
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Circuits and Behaviour, University College London, UK
Academic speaker
15:40 - 15:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
15:55 - 16:25
Coffee break
16:25 - 17:00
Neuronal circuits of thermal perception
James Poulet
Max Delbrück Center (MDC), Berlin, DE
Academic speaker
17:00 - 17:35
Towards a brain architecture for visual behavior selection
Gwyneth Card
HHMI Janelia Research Campus, US
Academic speaker
17:35 - 17:45
Closing remarks

Organizing committee:

Bart De Strooper - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Carlo Sala Frigerio - UK Dementia Research Institute, UK
Sebastian Munck - VIB Bioimaging Core, BE
Stein Aerts - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Aya Takeoka - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB Science Events Manager, BE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 01-10-2019 until 24-10-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 01-10-2019 until 24-10-2019.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

KU Leuven
Promotion & Jubileumzaal

Naamsestraat 22
3000 Leuven

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