School of Brain Cells & Circuits “Camillo Golgi”

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice (Italy)

Course

The Neural Bases of Action – from cellular microcircuits to large-scale networks and modelling.

Course Directors: Egidio D’Angelo, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott & Sten Grillner

Date: Devember 2018

Application are open: HOW to APPLY


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31-5 Casella Prize 2018 – Chris de Zeeuw

How the cerebellum can help us the way we think

Thursday 31st May 2018, h. 21

Almo Collegio Borromeo

Casella Lecture and Prize 2018

Lectio Magistralis

Chris De Zeeuw (info)

31-5 Casella Prize 2018 – Chris de Zeeuw

Vice-director Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – Royal Dutch Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW), Amsterdam Dept. of Neuroscience of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam

presentation by

Egidio U. D’Angelo

COMUNICATO SULLA “CESARE CASELLA LECTURE” IN PROGRAMMA GIOVEDI’ 31 MAGGIO AL COLLEGIO BORROMEO

Giovedì 31 maggio, alle 21, l’Almo Collegio Borromeo di Pavia ospiterà un appuntamento scientifico di portata internazionale: il “Casella Prize 2018”, in memoria del professor Cesare Casella, Alunno del Borromeo scomparso nel 2014 già direttore dell’Istituto di Fisiologia dell’Università di Pavia e presidente del Consiglio di Amministrazione del Collegio.

Il Premio 2018 sarà assegnato dal Collegio Borromeo al professor Chris De Zeeuw, vice direttore dell’Istituto Olandese di Neuroscienze, nonché membro della Reale Accademia di Arte e Scienze di Amsterdam e del Dipartimenti di Neuroscienze dell’ “Erasmus MC” di Rotterdam.

Il professor De Zeeuw  terrà una lectio magistralis (in lingua inglese) dal titolo  “How the cerebellum can help us the way we think” ovvero “come il cervelletto può aiutarci nel modo in cui pensiamo”.

La grande novità scientifica proposta nell’intervento dello scienziato olandese, frutto di ricerche in corso da anni, è che il cervelletto, oltre a coordinare i movimenti del nostro corpo, è in grado anche di svolgere una funzione fondamentale nel controllo dei comportamenti cognitivi. Il professor De Zeeuw spiegherà come l’elaborazione delle informazioni (attraverso il ricordo degli eventi passati e la pianificazione di comportamenti futuri) possa svolgersi attraverso il cervelletto, che è sempre stato pensato per essere principalmente coinvolto nel controllo del movimento.

Introdurrà la lectio il professor Egidio D’Angelo, ordinario di Fisiologia al Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco dell’Università di Pavia.

Abstract:

The brain can store information in persistent neural activity to remember past events and plan future behavior. Persistent and ramping activity in frontal cortex reflects the anticipation of specific movements. This preparatory activity has long been postulated to emerge from processes distributed across multiple brain regions, but it has remained largely unclear how this activity is mediated by multi-regional interactions and which brain areas are involved. For this lecture, I will describe how a persistent representation of information in the frontal cortex critically depends on cerebellar processing, a brain structure originally thought to be primarily involved in online control of movement. During a sensory discrimination task, in which mice use short-term memory to plan a future directional movement of their tongue, they show persistent ramping activity in both their frontal cortex and cerebellar nuclei, instructing future movements seconds before their onset. Transient perturbations in activity of the medial cerebellar nucleus disrupt these ramping activities as well as their choices to move their tongue in the right direction. Moreover, silencing frontal cortex activity abolishes preparatory activity in the cerebellar nuclei affecting a closed cortico-cerebellar loop. Finally, ongoing motor programs in this closed loop can be altered by manipulating activity in the olivocerebellar system, resetting the planned behavior. Together, these experiments highlight the way the cerebellum can control cognitive behaviors that extend beyond coordination of ongoing movements.

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Nell’ambito della manifestazione:

PINT OF SCIENCE FESTIVAL Pint of Science IT
14-15-16 Maggio 2018 

nella serata di martedì 15 Maggio alle ore 19:00

si terrà un intervento dal titolo:

“Human Brain Project.

Neuroscienze e modelli delle funzioni neurali”

Ulteriori informazioni al seguente link:

pintofscience.it/d’Angelo

 

 


 

Corso di Neuroscienze 2018 presso Almo Collegio Borromeo

Programma: Neuroscienze2018

 


«Human Brain», il mondo dell’encefalo: nuove cure e sviluppo di moderne tecnologie

A Pavia il meeting di tutte le unità italiane coinvolte nel progetto da 1,2 miliardi di euro finanziato dall’Europa in 10 anni, giunto a metà percorso
 
Pubblicato il 30/03/2018
NICLA PANCIERA

Disporre un cervello virtuale su cui testare l’efficacia di nuovi interventi terapeutici o di prevenzione significherebbe accelerare notevolmente la ricerca di una cura per le patologie neurologiche. Simulare il cervello è uno degli obiettivi dello «Human Brain Project» progetto da 1,2 miliardi di euro finanziato dall’Europa in 10 anni e che vede al lavoro 120 laboratori europei, di cui 16 unità italiane…

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HBP National Outreach Event Italy

13 Marzo 2018, Aula Magna

Università degli Studi di Pavia

Tutte le informazioni relative all’evento sono reperibili al seguente link:

 HBP ITALY

L’evento è aperto al pubblico, è gradita la registrazione all’evento.

 

 


 

 

 

Here is the link for

READINg

REsearch AnD Innovation Newsletter of the University of Pavia

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HBP COUNTRY ITALY

13nt March 2018

“Human Brain Project: the endeavour of neuroscience”

Venue: Università degli Studi di Pavia; dip. di Scienze del Sistema Nervoso e del Comportamento

 

The Human Brain Project, the European flagship that has raised interest for the breakthroughing approach to brain investigation, is entering its fourth year of activity. The project aims at generating large-scale models of brain functions and promises big advances in prevention and cure of brain diseases as well as in neuro-informatics and technology. There are several Italian groups involved at various levels in this endeavour. The Italian leaders will present how their activity integrates in vital nodes of Human Brain Project and will update on the general strategies of the project, its achievements and its perspectives.

 

The preliminary program can be found here: HBP country meeting

For more information contact: hbpcountryitaly@gmail.com

 

 


School of Brain Cells & Circuits “Camillo Golgi”

Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice (Italy)

 

Programme 2017


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New: PhD School 2017-2018

Deadline 14th July 2017, 5 PM

Application form

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68° Congresso Nazionale SIF

Pavia

Pavia, 6-8 settembre 2017

Abstract submission:
30 June 2017

Early bird payment:
30 June 2017

Online registration:
31 July 2017

For more information please follow this link: https://sif2017.azuleon.org/

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5th Annual Human Brain Project Summit

Scottish Events Campus (SEC), Glasgow, Scotland

Oct. 17, 2017 Open day

Oct. 18, 2017 – Oct. 20, 2017

For more information please follow this link: HBP Summit

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International school of brain cells and circuits “Camillo Golgi” 2016

The cerebellum inside-out: cells, circuits and functions

Course Directors: E. D’Angelo, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Chris De Zeeuw

Date: 1st-5th December 2016

The 2016 Course of the  International School of Brain Cells and Circuits will be dedicated to the cerebellum. See the programme 2016

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THE MAIN INTEREST of the laboratory

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is on neuronal and synaptic properties involved in computation and learning in the CEREBELLAR NETWORKin particular the following:

  • the mechanisms and functional implications of synaptic transmission and plasticity;
  • the ionic basis of neuronal coding;
  • the spatio-temporal organization of signal processing;
  • cellular neuropathology.    

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Purkinje Cell – Movie (image on the left)

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Brain Connectivity Center (BCC)

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9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience (Satellite Events) – Jul 2014 

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