Brainhack Global “in Padova” 2020
Title: Brainhack Diversity. Inter-individual variability in cognitive and clinical neuroscience: signal or noise?
When: December 14th to 16th, 2020
Where: the internet, wherever it lies
Brainhack events bring together brain enthusiasts from a variety of backgrounds to build relationships, learn from one another, and collaborate on projects related to the neurosciences .
Participants can bring their own dataset, propose a project, and recruit a team of collaborators on site. Access to open online databases of MRI images will be also available during the three days, for new creative ideas to be tested.
by prof. Ramón Guevara Erra, DFA – Dept. of Physics and Astronomy – Padova
When: Nov 17th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 867 2066 4238 )
Abstract: It is said that complexity lies between order and disorder. In physiology, complexity issues are being considered with increased emphasis. Of crucial importance in the medical setting, pathological activity has been associated with low variability/complexity. In the case of the nervous system, it is well known that excessive synchronization is connected with pathologies such as epilepsy and Parkinson disease. However, brain rhythms and neural synchronization are also crucial for perception and cognition, so it is clear that either too much or not enough synchronization can lead to dysfunctional brain states.
When: September 25th, 2020
Where: Aula Ippolito Nievo – Cortile Antico, Palazzo del Bo – Padova
The Padua Neuroscience Center is a unique multidisciplinary environment that integrates many different scientific backgrounds with the common effort to understand the brain mechanisms. In this scenario, sharing scientific ideas and technical expertise represents a crucial and fundamental step to establish collaborative networks and to draft powerful scientific plans.
The PNC Brain Day 2020 is the opportunity for the PIs:
- To get to know each other in a series of short seminars and round tables;
- To contribute to the identification of cross-platform research lines characterizing the PNC scientific plan;
- To render PNC a unique and competitive research unit.
(Italian version only) Articolo pubblicato nel sito neurologiaitaliana.it del 17 marzo 2020.
(Italian version only) Articolo pubblicato nell’inserto “Salute” del Corriere della Sera del 16 luglio 2020.
by prof. Viktor Jirsa, Institut de Neurosciences, Aix-Marseille Universitè
When: June 18th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 968 3484 5414 )
Abstract: Over the past decade we have demonstrated that the fusion of subject-specific structural information of the human brain with mathematical dynamic models allows building biologically realistic brain network models, which have a predictive value, beyond the explanatory power of each approach independently. Here we illustrate the workflow along the example of epilepsy: we reconstruct personalized connectivity matrices of human epileptic patients using Diffusion Tensor weighted Imaging (DTI).
by prof. Mario Bortolozzi, Physics and Astronomy Dept., Padova
When: June 4th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 947 1923 3989 )
Abstract: Mutations of connexin 32 (Cx32) protein cause the X-linked form of Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease (CMT1X), a demyelinating peripheral neuropathy for which there is no cure. A growing body of evidence indicates that ATP release through Cx32 hemichannels in Schwann cells could be critical for nerve myelination, but it is unknown if CMT1X mutations alter the physiological mechanism that controls Cx32 hemichannel opening and ATP release.
Our study uncovered a link between CMT1X and Cx32 hemichannel dysfunction, suggesting a candidate peptide for treating the disease caused by the R220X mutation of Cx32.
by prof. Aram Megighian, Dep. of Biomedical Science, Padova
When: May 28th, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Where: Zoom meeting ( ID: 992 1078 4061 )
Abstract: Navigation plays a key role in organisms adaptive behavior. An adequate response to environmental stimuli, is fundamental for supporting food search, social interactions and mating, all of them step physiological mechanisms from the evolutionary point of view.
The lecture will talk about visuomotor responses and place learning studies in flies made in our and other laboratories combining sophisticated quantitative behavioral techniques, fly genetic tools and optogenetics.