The Neuro2010 student-organized satellite symposium “Crosstalk with Young Researchers” will be held at Kobe International Convention Center on Sept. 1, 2010. This workshop is an official satellite event for Neuro2010, which is the largest conference in Japan, held at Kobe International Convention Center on Sept. 2-4, 2010. This workshop is supported by the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNSS).

This workshop is organized by graduate students. We invited four young speakers who have made influential contributions to neuroscience. They will talk not only about their recent work, but also about their motivation and career plans. Open and enthusiastic discussion by all participants is greatly appreciated. All presentations will be given in English, but Japanese may also be used during the discussion.

There is no registration fee for this workshop. It’s open to all students, undergraduate or graduate, and researchers inside and outside of Japan. Please join the workshop and enjoy the crosstalk with great young researchers!!


September 1, 2010 12:30-15:30
Kobe International Conference Center (Meeting Room 501)
Organized by: 
Society for Young researchers on Neuroscience, Japan
Cosponsored by: 
Supported by: 
Japan Neuroscience Society (JNSS)
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Scheduled Speakers and Titles

A postdoc life in Germany
Azusa Kamikouchi, PhD
(Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences)
Kamikouchi A. et al. (2009) The neural basis of Drosophila gravity sensing and hearing. Nature 458(7235), 165-171.
Why I went to US to investigate cortical laminar processing
Shuzo Sakata, PhD
(Lecturer, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde)
Sakata S. and Harris KD. (2009) Laminar structure of spontaneous and sensory-evoked population activity in auditory cortex. Neuron 64(3), 404-418.
My personal life at USA as a grad student and postdoc + my research summary
Naotsugu Tsuchiya, PhD
(Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology / Tamagawa University)
Tsuchiya N. et al. (2009) Intact rapid detection of fearful faces in the absence of amygdala. Nature Neurosci. 12(10), 1224-1225.
BDNF research in Basel: It started there!
Tomoya Matsumoto, PhD
(Research Fellow, Hiroshima University)
Matsumoto T. et al. (2008) Biosynthesis and processing of endogenous BDNF: CNS neurons store and secrete BDNF, not pro-BDNF. Nature Neurosci. 11(2), 131-133.