Building on the success of the last conference:
"The Human Brain: The Structural Basis for
Understanding Human Brain Function and Dysfunction"
the Santa Lucia Foundation is again to hold another
major event in the field of neuroscience.
This year's Santa Lucia Conference, "The
Human Brain II - Modelling and Remodelling"
will investigate genomic, molecular, cellular
mechanisms governing chemical and morphological
development of the human brain, mechanisms by
which genes and environment interact to build
the brain, and ways in which the brain becomes
affected by pharmacological agents, injury and
other pathological processes.
The first half of the planned conference focuses
on fundamental issues, such as the understanding
of the evolution of the human brain, the elucidation
of the molecular and organizational principles
of its development, identification of basic mechanisms
as a means to understand brain degeneration and
to develop means for brain protection and for
prevention of brain degeneration. The second half
is dedicated to the understanding of degenerative
brain disease and its prevention which includes
strategies for treatments and preventive measures
derived from the knowledge of brain development.
The program combines keynote lectures, free communications
and poster sessions.