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The Brain Conferences: The Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythm

Event Date: 11–14 October 2015
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Organisation: FENS & The Brain Prize
Disciplines: Neuroscience,Neurology / Neuropsychiatry,Psychology, Social and Behavioral Science
Event Type: Conference
Venue: Moltkes Palæ
Description: Sleep and circadian rhythms regulate all aspects of brain function. Co-chaired by Russell Foster (University of Oxford, UK) and Joseph Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, USA), the focus of this Brain Conference will be on the molecular, cellular and neural networks that underlie the generation and regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms; by what means these biological processes interact and influence normal brain function and behaviour; and how these systems influence the development and state of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Topics for the conference will include: the neural mechanisms of sleep, arousal states and sleep homeostasis; the critical role of sleep for brain and body physiology including memory consolidation, immune responses and energy homeostasis; the molecular and cellular mechanisms of circadian rhythm generation; the regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms by light; the consequences of the 24/7 society on sleep and health; and the brain mechanisms underlying sleep and circadian rhythm disruption in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses.

The Brain Conferences establish a series of high-level meetings on neuroscience in Europe. Organised byFENS in collaboration with The Brain Prize, these bi-annual conferences bring together outstanding researchers in key broadly defined areas of contemporary neuroscience to discuss current concepts and define challenges for future research.

Applications are now open.

Early registration: 20 June 2015
Regular registration: 25 July 2015
Late regular registration: 10 September 2015
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