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Allen Institute for Brain Science hosts 2010 Annual Symposium focusing on open questions in neuroscience

First Annual Symposium features diverse group of leading scientists addressing key areas in neuroscience, looking to future of field

October 4, 2011 | Download PDF

The Allen Institute for Brain Science announced today that it is hosting its first Annual Symposium, "Open Questions in Neuroscience," in Seattle on Sept. 28th & 29th, 2010. The theme of the Symposium is deliberately broad, translating into a thought-provoking program designed to address key areas of neuroscience and look to the future of the field.

Bringing together a diverse group of leading scientists, including two Nobel Laureates, the meeting will feature a series of presentations and opportunities for formal and informal discussion. The mixture of talks and discussion is intended to inspire innovative thinking and engage participants in exploring compelling and promising avenues for advancing brain research.

Speakers at the symposium include:

David Anderson California Institute of Technology
Edward Boyden Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sydney Brenner Salk Institute for Biological Studies
György Buzsáki Rutgers University
George Church Harvard Medical School
Michael Dickinson California Institute of Technology
Catherine Dulac Harvard University
Mark Ellisman University of California, San Diego
Seth Grant The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Allan Jones Allen Institute for Brain Science
Christof Koch California Institute of Technology
Michael Shadlen University of Washington
Stephen Smith Stanford School of Medicine
Olaf Sporns Indiana University Bloomington
Susumu Tonegawa Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Karel Svoboda Janelia Farm Research Campus
Doris Tsao California Institute of Technology