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UK-Japan Neuroscience Symposium 2020

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About this Event

Sponsored by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED), this meeting will bring together leading neuroscientists from the UK and Japan to explore exciting new techniques in Neuroscience and ways in which new technologies can be applied to solving some of the most pressing health issues of our time such as dementia and mental health conditions.

Venue: The meeting will be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Talks: The symposium will comprise one and a half days of talks from UK and Japanese neuroscientists in three sessions on:

  1. Neurodegenerative conditions: Strategies and synaptopathies
  2. Synapse and circuit development in relation to neuropsychiatric conditions
  3. New technology and novel approaches in Neuroscience

Discussion group: In addition there will be a general discussion group for all participants on strategies for understanding neurodegenerative and mental health conditions, methods and means for future collaborative working.

Posters: There will be opportunities to view the posters over the first two days. A data blitz session will be held on Day 1, followed by highlighted poster talks on Day 2. A prize will be presented for the best poster on Day 3.

If you wish to submit a poster and be considered for the ‘data blitz’ session, please indicate during registration and we will email the abstract submission form to you. Please return completed forms to UKJapanNeuroSymposium@cardiff.ac.uk by 17 January 2020.

Registration: The registration fee is £10 (plus booking fee) and includes lunch and refreshments but does not cover accommodation. The conference hotel is Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY.

Other hotels within a relatively short walk:

Ten Hill Place

Radisson Blu Hotel, City Centre

Residence Inn by Marriott

Hotel Du Vin

The Salisbury Boutique Hotel


Conference Social: A dinner will be held at The Rowantree on Monday 3 February. Capacity is limited and tickets (£10 plus booking fee) are sold on a first come first served basis.


Marc Aurel Busche (University College London), Anne Bertolotti (University of Cambridge), Adrian Bird (University of Edinburgh), Juan Burrone (King's College London), Thomas Chater (RIKEN Centre for Brain Sciences), Aleks Domanski (University of Bristol), Yukiko Gotoh (University of Tokyo), Mick Hastings (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology), Yasunori Hayashi (Kyoto University), Soyon Hong (University College London), Aya Ito-Ishida (Keio University), Rie Kimura (National Institute for Physiological Sciences), Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh), Tom Mrsic Flogel (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre), Hideji Murakoshi (National Institute for Physiological Sciences), Kenichi Ohki (University of Tokyo), Keisuke Ota (RIKEN Centre for Brain Sciences), Takaomi Saido (RIKEN Centre for Brain Sciences), Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir (University of Cambridge), Koji Yamanaka (Nagoya University)

Program Committee

Haruhiko Bito (University of Tokyo), Kei Cho (King's College London), Kevin Fox (Cardiff University), Yukiko Goda (RIKEN Centre for Brain Sciences), Giles Hardingham (Edinburgh University), Peter Kind (Edinburgh University), Michisuke Yuzaki (Keio University).


Date And Time

Mon, 3 Feb 2020, 12:00 –

Wed, 5 Feb 2020, 11:00 GMT

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John McIntyre Conference Centre

Pollock Halls

18 Holyrood Park Road


EH16 5AY

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

Posted on 14/01/2020

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