1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Italian Young Neuroscientists, BraYn (Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists)

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The 1st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Italian Young Neuroscientists, BraYn (Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists), which will be held in Genoa, Italy, during the 29th and 30th of June 2018, is inspired and organized by researchers under the age of 40 from different backgrounds and with different scientific approaches. The meeting aims establish connections between the future protagonists of Italian neuroscience.

Every day, young Neuroscientists face the difficulties of carrying out their research at several levels; this conference is intended to be a useful meeting point to maximise the scientific investigation to its full potential. The philosophy of the conference is simple: to meet, connect, collaborate and share. Indeed we need to encourage cooperation among different research groups in order to broaden our horizons, and to contribute to the improvement in quality of Italian research.

The venue of the Congress, the San Martino Convention Centre, is located adjacent to Genoa’s academic hospital, which is the usual venue for scientific events.


Scientific committee

Giovanni Ferrara, University of Genoa, Italy
Alessandra Aldinucci, University of Florence, Italy
Alessandra Musella, University of Rome, Italy
Barbara Bettegazzi, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
Enrica Boda, Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi and Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Turin, Italy
Giovanni Nardo, “Mario Negri” Institute, Milan, Italy
Giuseppina D‘Alessandro, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
Stefano Angiari, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ilaria Prada, Italian National Research Council, Milan, Italy
Matteo Tamborini, Italian National Research Council, Milan (Italy) and Humanitas Research Hospital Rozzano (Italy)
Manuela Medelin, SISSA, University of Trieste, Italy
Giovanna Calabrese, University of Catania, Italy

Scientific secretary

Valentina Petrosino, University of Genoa, Italy
Margherita Romeo, “Mario Negri” Institute, Milan, Italy
Jose Lifante Cañavate, University of Genoa, Italy


Nicole Kerlero de Rosbo University of Genoa, Italy
Antonio Uccelli University of Genoa, Italy

Invited speakers

Laura Ballerini SISSA, Trieste, Italy
Matthew Campbell Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nunzio Iraci BIOMETC, University of Catania, Italy