Conference: NeNa 2012 (Conference of Junior Neuroscientists) - Transforming Science - Science and Education as Social Transforming Agents

from: 2012, 12 Nov - 09:00 to: 2012, 14 Nov - 17:00

13th Conference of the Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen: Transforming Science - Science and Education as Social Transforming Agents Taking place from November 12th to November 14th, 2012.

This year's topic is aimed at emphasizing the importance of building a bridge between science and society, and how this interaction can be used to improve and develop society. As an example of how this can be translated into action, we are proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Miguel Nicolelis will be giving this year's keynote lecture about his projects in Brazil, which focus on using science as an agent to social transformation of a community.

Prof. Dr. Miguel Nicolelis is Professor at the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University Medical Center. His work focuses mainly on brain machine interfaces and how machines can be controlled through the use of neuronal population activity. Among his work's highlights are the proof of principle experiments in which monkeys learned to control robotic arms only through thoughts; and a novel spinal cord stimulator that eliminates paralysis symptoms in parkinsonian mice models.

The conference will take place at the Tagungshaus Schramberg in the Black Forest.

The NeNa 2012 is supported by the Graduate School of Neural and Behavioural Sciences / International Max Planck Research School Tübingen and the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience CIN.

For further information please have a look at and feel free to contact the NeNa-Organizers.

Location: Tagungshaus Schramberg
  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
  • University of Tübingen