Invitation to the ZNZ Annual Symposium 2015

Save the date! You are invited to join the ZNZ Annual Symposium 2015 on 11 September. The exciting program includes the Volker Henn lecture by Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe of the University College London and three parallel workshops about neurodegeneration, neuro-ophthalmology and statistical inference and learning in neuroscience.

In his Volker-Henn Lecture entitled “The hippocampus as a cognitive map: a review and update”, Professor John O’Keefe will speak about how the brain creates a map of the space surrounding us and how can we navigate our way through a complex environment.

Other highlights of the symposium include the parallel workshops organized by ZNZ members, an introduction to Neuroscience Research in Oxford and the presentation of the ZNZ PhD Award. Prof. Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester, will hold a plenary talk about the role of astrocytes in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle.

The official part of the symposium will end with the Koetser Memorial Award Lecture by Prof. Christopher Kennard of Oxford University. His talk entitled “Saccadic eye movements: a window on normal and abnormal brain function” focuses on how rapid eye movements can be used a research tool in clinical neurosciences.

The event will take place on Friday, 11 September 2015, 8:30 – 18:30 at the ETH Zentrum, Building HG, Lecture Hall F1, Rämistrasse 101, Zurich.