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Conference 2002

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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.