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

Registrations will open in October
10-11 October 2019, Leuven, Belgium
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Thursday, 26 September, 2019
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The Brain Mosaic: Cellular heterogeneity in the CNS (2nd edition)
Registrations will open in October

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 sequencing and relevance to disease research
  • Connections an activity
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

Bosiljka Tasic

Allen Institute for Brain Science, US

Kun Zhang

University of California, US

Gwyneth Card

HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, US

Gordon Fishell

Harvard Medical School and the Stanley Center at the Broad, US

Rosa Cossart


Scott Waddell

University of Oxford, UK
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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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The full list of attendees will be available on 03-10-2019 until 24-10-2019.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.


The full list of abstracts will be available on 03-10-2019 until 24-10-2019.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.


KU Leuven
Promotion & Jubileumzaal

Naamsestraat 22
3000 Leuven

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Public transport

The venue is easy to reach from the Leuven train station, it will take you 15 min. to walk. The national railway company of Belgium is called NMBS.

Leuven Railway station
Martelarenplein 16
3000 Leuven

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Travel by car

Parking Sint Jacob
3000 Leuven

Parking Ladeuze
Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 9-17
3000 Leuven

Parking Erasmusplein
Herbert Hooverplein
3000 Leuven

Travel by plane

The main airport of Belgium is located in Zaventem.

More info: Brussels airport

An alternative is Charleroi airport, located 40 minutes to the south of Brussels.

More info: Brussels South - Charleroi airport


La Royale
Martelarenplein 6, 3000 Leuven

Hotel New Damshire
Schapenstraat 1, 3000 Leuven

Novotel Leuven Centrum
Vuurkruisenlaan 4, 3000 Leuven

Hotel Binnenhof
Maria Theresiastraat 65, 3000 Leuven

IBIS Leuven Centrum
Brusselsestraat 52, 3000 Leuven

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