Monday 29 October 2012 until Tuesday 30 October 2012
Hindsgavl Castle, Middelfart, Denmark
Genetics of the Senses
Christine Petit, the Pasteur Institute and College de France, Paris, France
Karen Steel, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, England
Lisbeth Tranebjærg, Bispebjerg Hospital and Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Massimo Zeviani, Milan, Italy
Hannie Kremer, Nijmegen, Holland
José-Alain Sahel, Paris, France
Thomas B. Friedman, Rockville, Maryland, USA
The meeting is certified by the University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark as an external Ph.D. course worth 1 (one) ECTS point.
Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation is the sole sponsor of this meeting.
AUDIENCE AND LANGUAGE
This meeting is open to participants from Denmark and abroad. The language is English.
The meeting is open to junior and senior scientists in the field of basic as well as clinical brain research.The number of participants is limited to 120.
Two prizes each of 1.000 € will be awarded for the best oral presentation and for the best poster presentation.
Participants are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts dealing with topics outside of the main theme of the meeting are also welcome.
Submitted abstracts will be selected for oral presentation or poster presentation.
Submit abstracts in pdf format max 350 words to email@example.com att. Janne Axelsen.
DEADLINE: 15 September 2012.
Indicate preference for oral or poster presentation; also indicate preference for masterclass in covering e-mail message.
Online (Online markers med hyperlink: http://www.thebrainprize.org/flx/outreach/the_brain_prize_meeting_registration/) on a first come first serve basis - DEADLINE: 1 October 2012
DKK 1000, - including all meals and lodging
Day 1 - is dedicated to lectures by prize winners, and select speakers addressing the main topic of the meeting. The scientific programme will finish with an open discussion inviting questions from the audience.
- 9.00 - 10.00 Arrival at Hindsgavl Castle
Session 1 – chaired by Lisbeth Tranebjærg
- 10.00 - 10.05 Opening remarks by Nils Axelsen
- 10.05 - 10.50 Lecture by Christine Petit: From deafness genes to sound processing in the cochlea
- 10.50 - 11.10 Coffee break
- 11.10 - 11.55 Lecture by Karen Steel: Genetics as a tool for understanding the pathogenesis underlying deafness
- 11.55 - 12.40 Keynote lecture by Thomas B. Friedman: Discovering novel deafness genes through exome sequencing
- 12.45 - 13.30 Lunch
Session 2 – chaired by Hannie Kremer
- 13.30 - 14.00 Presentation by Lisbeth Tranebjærg: Genetics of dual sensory impairment
- 14.00 - 14.45 Keynote lecture by Hannie Kremer: Strategies for characterizing genetics of hearing and visual impairment in European outbread populations
- 14.45 - 15.15 Coffee break
- 15.15 - 16.00 Keynote lecture by Massimo Zeviani: New genes and pathomechanisms in mitochondrial disorders
- 16.00 - 16.15 Short break
Session 3 – Chaired by Eirikur Benedikz
- 16.15 - 17.00 Special lecture by José-Alain Sahel: Innovative therapies for inherited retinal defects
- 17.00 - 17.30 Panel discussion with participation from the audience
- 18.15 - 19.00 Refreshments
- 19.00 Formal dinner
Day 2 - is dedicated to interaction between prize winners and Danish junior scientists comprising students, young scientists and Ph.D. students. Participants are invited to submit abstracts. Selected abstracts will be presented in poster format and/or as oral presentation.
Prize winners will host two master classes. Students, post docs and young scientists will indicate their preference at time of registration, based on keywords provided by the prize winners, and may suggest questions for discussion.
Session 1 – chaired by Morten Meyer
- 8.30 - 9.45 Oral presentations – basic science
- 9.45 - 10.45 Poster session 1 – basic science
- 10.45 - 11.15 Coffee break
Session 2 – chaired by Therese Ovesen
- 11.15 - 12.30 Oral presentations – clinical science
- 12.30 - 13.15 Lunch
- 13.15 - 14.15 Poster session 2 – clinical science
- 14.15 - 14.45 Break
Session 3 – organized by Janne Axelsen and Kim Krogsgaard
- 14.45 - 16.00 Two parallel master classes – one by each prize winner. Please refer to keywords for each master class (last part of this document)
- 16.00 - 16.15 Break
- 16.15 - 16.30 Closing remarks by the Chairman of the Scientific Committee
- 16.30 Departure from Hindsgavl Castle
Once annually Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation awards The Brain Prize - a € 1 mio. personal prize. The prize is awarded as an important part of the aim of the Foundation: – ‘to boost interest in brain research and its results, to stimulate and reward outstanding brain research and to stimulate Danish research through an expanded interplay with other European brain research, and thus to improve the scientific basis for progress in the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system‘.
Prize winners are expected to contribute to the advancement and internationalisation of Danish brain research through interaction with Danish researchers and research environments. The 2012 Prize is awarded to Professors Christine Petit, the Pasteur Institute and College de France, Paris, France and Karen Steel, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, England who will participate in the meeting.
Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation collaborates with the neuroscience schools at the universities of Copenhagen, Southern Denmark, Aarhus, and Danish Society for Neuroscience in organizing this meeting. The meeting is part of the implementation of the planned outreach activities of the Foundation.
THE BRAIN PRIZE MEETING 2012
This annual meeting is open to participants from Denmark and abroad including students, Ph.D. students, post docs and senior researchers. The meeting is a certified external Ph.D. course with a value of 1 (one) ECTS points.
The overall theme (title of) for the meeting specified by the Scientific Committee in collaboration with the prize winners is: Genetics of the Senses. The prize winners will give lectures and invited speakers will help address the overall theme.
Abstracts are invited from junior scientists comprising students, Ph.D. students and post docs working within neuroscience at Danish institutions. Selected abstracts will be presented in poster format and/or as oral presentation at sessions held on day 2.
Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation in collaboration with University of Copenhagen, University of Southern Denmark, Aarhus University and Danish Society for Neuroscience
Professor Lisbeth Tranebjærg, University of Copenhagen, Associate Professor Morten Meyer, University of Sourthern Denmark, Associate Professor Eirikur Benedikz, University of Southern Denmark and Professor Therese Ovesen, Aarhus University.
Christine Petit: From deafness genes to cochlear therapy: the road ahead
• Hearing aids and cochlear implants
• Cochlear gene therapy
• Pharmacological agents
• Cochlear cell therapy
• Clinical trials
Karen Steel: The mouse as a model for gene discovery and understanding molecular pathophysiology in deafness
• mouse mutants
• cochlear pathology
• structure/function correlation
• models for human deafness
• progressive hearing loss
For further information, please contact Janne Axelsen: firstname.lastname@example.org