Monica Margoni and Umberto Villani, both PhD students of the 34° cycle of the PhD Course in Neuroscience, have recently published the article called “Neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging discloses early changes in the normal-appearing white matter in paediatric multiple sclerosis” on the “Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry”.
Low-frequency brain fluctuations during spontaneous activity reflect transitions between generic priors consisting of low-dimensional representations and connectivity patterns of the most frequent behavioral states.
The Brain Informatics (BI) conference series has established itself as the world’s premier research forum on Brain Informatics, which is an emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research field with joint efforts from neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine and life sciences, data science, artificial intelligence, neuroimaging technologies, and information and communication technologies.
The 14th International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI2021) provides a premier international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields for presentation of original research results, as well as exchange and dissemination of innovative and practical development experiences on Brain Informatics research, brain-inspired technologies and brain/mental health applications.
More info at: https://www.bi2021.org
by prof. Marcus E. Raichle, Washington University in St. Louis
When: June 17th, 2021 – 5:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( https://bit.ly/3oONFQb )
Abstract: The core idea in this talk is that brain-wide, ongoing activity is essential for brain function and behavior. This activity accounts for 20% of the energy consumption of an adult human even though the brain contributes only 2% to the weight of the body. Brain activity associated with task performance is associated with surprisingly small regional changes in brain energy consumption. These changes are so small that they have no effect on the overall brain energy consumption.
by prof. Fritjof Helmchen, Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich, Switzerland
When: Apr 29th, 2021 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting
Abstract: Through the combination of in vivo optical imaging and chronic expression of genetically encoded calcium indicators it is now feasible to directly ‘watch’ brain activity patterns related to specific behaviors. I will introduce wide-field calcium imaging and multi-fiber photometry as two complementary methods that enable measurements across mouse neocortex and in large sets of subcortical regions, respectively. Specific patterns of brain-wide signal flow that occur in mice performing whisker-based or auditory sensory discrimination tasks will be discussed, highlighting salient patterns related to short-term memory.
In 2021 The Brain Prize, the world’s largest award for neuroscience, was awarded to
Jes Olesen, Lars Edvinsson, Peter Goadsby and Michael Moskowitz for their work on
the causes and treatment of migraine.
The Brain Prize seminar series on migraine and headache consists of 12 seminars from
international leaders in the field including the 2021 Brain Prize winners.
The series will begin in April 2021 and end in March 2022 and covers topics including
mechanistic studies in patients and animal models, genetics of migraine, cluster- and
post-traumatic headache, and treatment of migraine and headache disorders.
Prof. Daniela Pietrobon, affiliated with the “Padova Neuroscience Center-PNC”, will talk on October 28th, 2021 at 4:00 PM CET
Open to all and free to attend at:
One position for a postdoctoral fellowship has been opened (see details below) in the context of the following project:
Title of the project
In vivo functional characterization of whole brain- and population-level dynamics in genetic mouse models of migraine.
Abstract of the project
Migraine is a remarkably disabling and still poorly understood brain disorder which primarily affects the sensory nervous system. It is characterized by recurrent attacks of unilateral headache and by a global dysfunction in multisensory information processing. Previous investigations at the microcircuit level in genetic models of migraine have revealed significant alterations in the cortical excitatory synaptic transmission due to impaired mechanisms of glutamate release and glutamate clearance.
The videos of the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series of the “Padova Neuroscience Center-PNC” are now available on PNC Mediaspace
Avviso di procedura comparativa per l’individuazione di n. 1 soggetto al quale affidare un incarico mediante la stipula di un contratto di collaborazione coordinata e continuativa per lo svolgimento delle attività connesse al Progetto “Laboratorio HD-EEG e formazione di personale qualificato per l’utilizzo del sistema HD-EEG per attività di ricerca”.
Il termine ultimo per la presentazione della domanda di partecipazione scade il 31/03/2021 alle ore 12:00.
Webinar, Università di Padova
When: Mar 19th, 2021 – 6:00 pm
Abstract: La “Brain awareness week” è una ricorrenza annuale dedicata a sollecitare la pubblica consapevolezza nei confronti della ricerca sul cervello. All’iniziativa, coordinata dalla Dana Foundation, partecipano società neuroscientifiche, università, istituti ed enti di ricerca di tutto il mondo.
L’Università di Padova in occasione della Brain Awareness Week, la settimana internazionale di divulgazione delle neuroscienze, propone una serie di incontri online: gli interventi sono tenuti da giovani ricercatori e ricercatrici dell’Università di Padova, appartenenti a diversi dipartimenti e accomunati dallo studio del cervello.