Scientific Program
Social Program
Conference 2002


Bizzi Emilio McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Cambridge, USA and European Brain Research Institute, Rome, Italy
Neuronal correlates of motor learning and compensation after stroke.
Blakemore Colin Director Medical Research Council, University of Oxford, University Lab Physiol, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT, UK
Opening Lecture: Brain plasticity: when, how, why?
Blandini Fabio IRCCS Neurological Institute " C. Mondino", Pavia, Italy
Cell Death in Parkinson’s Disease.
Bolam J. Paul Medical Research Council, Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Department of Pharmacology University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Basal ganglia synaptic circuits underlying PD.
Brooks David J. Hartnett Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Brain imaging in PD.
Calabresi Paolo Dipartimento di Neuroscienze,  Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
Cell type specific post-ischemic synaptic plasticity.
Cattaneo Antonio International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste and European Brain Research Institute, Rome, Italy
Alzheimer-like neurodegeneration in anti NGF transgenic mice.
DiLuca Monica Institute of Pharmacological Science, University of Milan, Milano, Italy
Pathogenesis of AD.
Eichele Gregor Max-Planck-Institut Hannover, Germany
Singularity of the Human Brain? - What we can learn from Mice.
Faissner Andreas Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
Regulation of Brain Development and Plasticity by Neuron-Glia Interactions.
Frackowiak Richard S.J. Institute of Neurology, University College London, The Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, London, UK
Functional Recovery Following CNS Injury in Man.
Grove Elizabeth A. Department of Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Patterning the Mammalian Cerebral Cortex.
Hensch Takao K. Neuronal Function Research, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan
Critical Period Mechanisms in Developing Visual Cortex.
Hossmann Konstantin-Alexander
Max-Planck-Institut for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany
Remodelling of Collateral Arteries for the Prevention of Impending Ischemic Brain Injury.
Jones Edward G. Univ.  California, Davis Center for Neuroscience, Davis, USA
Structural manifestations of maladaptations.
Kosofsky Barry Evan Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, USA
Roles for Neurotransmitters in Prenatal Drug-Induced Alterations of Brain Development.
Lindsay Susan University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Modelling of Early Human Brain Development.
Mai Juergen K. Institute of  Anatomy 1, H.-Heine University, Duesseldorf, Germany
Transient Glycosylation Patterns from Ontogeny to Senescence.
Mallard Carina Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden
Periods of Selective Vulnerability in the Immature Brain.
Mercuri Nicola B. Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Santa Lucia, Università di Tor Vergata,  Rome, Italy
Physiology and Pharmacology of Dopaminergic Neurons.
Molinari Marco Santa Lucia Foundation and Catholic University, Rome, Italy
Cerebellum, Sensory Processing and Emotions.
Moratalla Rosario Instituto Cajal de Neurobiologìa, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientìfica, Madrid, Spain
Complementary Roles of D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Subtypes in Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesias in a Mouse Model of Parkinson Disease.
Moroni Flavio Dipartimento di Farmacologia Preclinica e Clinica, Università di Firenze,
Firenze, Italy
Protection from Ischemia or Excitotoxicity-Induced Neuronal Damage:
Role of Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase-1 Inhibitors.
Nicoletti Ferdinando University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Developmental Pathways and Neurodegeneration Associated with Alzheimer's Disease.
Nitsch Roger M. Division of Psychiatry Research, University of Zurich,  Zurich, Switzerland
Vaccination against Beta-Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Obeso Jose A. Department of Neurology, Clinica Universitaria and Medical School, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease.
Pascual-Leone Alvaro Laboratory for Magnetic Brain Stimulation, Behavioral Neurology Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Guiding Brain Plasticity to Enhance Recovery from Stroke.
Raff Martin C. Cell Biology Unit, University College London, London, UK
The Conversion of Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells to Neural Stem Cells:
Nuclear Mechanisms and Therapeutic Prospects.

Rakic Pasko Department of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
What is so Special about Human Brain?
Rossini Paolo M. Department of Neuroscience, AFaR-Ospedale San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy
Post-Ischemic Brain Plasticity in Humans.
Rotilio Giuseppe Department of Biology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy
Nutritional Constraints on Brain Evolution and Development.
Rutishauser Urs Memorial Sloan-Kettering Sloan Cancer Center, New York, USA
Glycosylation Changes that Affect Plasticity in the Developing and Adult Nervous System.
Saper Clifford B. Dept. of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr., Harvard Med. School, Boston, USA
Sleep Disturbances in Degenerative Disorders of the Human Brain.
Schmahmann Jeremy D. Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome –  New Insights from Animal Models and Clinical Studies.
Standaert David G. Dept. of Neurology, Center for Aging, Genetics and Neurodegeneration, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Glutamate Transmission in Parkinson’s Disease.
Strata Piergiorgio University of Turin and Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
Longterm Synaptic Changes Induced in the Cerebellar Cortex by Fear Conditioning.
Swanson Larry W. Dept. of Psychology and Neurology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
From Gene Networks to Brain Networks.
Teicher M.H. Harward Medical School, Belmont, USA
Effects of Early Childhood Stress on Human Brain Development.
Thompson Paul M. Dept. of Neurology, Division of Brain Mapping, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA
Mapping Human Brain Development: Longitudinal Neuroimaging and Genetic Studies.
Walsh Christopher A. Dept. of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Ctr., Harvard Med. School, Boston, USA
Genes that Control the Shape and Size of the Human Cerebral Cortex.