The Brain Forum 2016, May 26 – SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne

The Brain Forum 2016 

SwissTech Convention Center on May 26-27, 2016.

For a full program and registration, see:


Day 1 – Thursday, May 26 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship day

with presentations and panels of discussion including great talks from Greg Corrado, Google Research, talks from major CTO and CEO from worldwide majors corporates and sessions+demos of start-up companies like the EPFL award winning MindMaze who’s valuation recently raised to almost $1 billion.


Day 2 – Friday, May 27 – Science day

International brain initiatives: progress, challenges and opportunities

  • Christof Koch, Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Henry Markram, Blue Brain Project
  • Moo-ming Poo, China Brain Science Project
  • Hideyuki Okano, Brain/MINDS Project
  • Catherine Berens, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • David Menon, CENTER-TBI
  • Terry Sejnowski, BRAIN Initiative

Co-chairs: John Donoghue, Wyss Center and Nancy Ip, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Keynote session: The neural circuitry of sex and violence

  • Prof. David Anderson, Caltech

Advancing human neuroscience: encoding, decoding, and neurofeedback using functional neuroimaging

  • Nikolaus Weiskopf, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Kâmil Uğurbil, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research

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Chair: Dimitri van de Ville, EPFL and University of Geneva

The brain and mental health: increasing awareness and reducing stigma

  • Emily Holmes, University of Cambridge
  • Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim
  • Helen Mayberg, Emory University School of Medicine

Chair: Julio Licinio, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Keynote session: Revitalising translational psychiatry

  • Steve Hyman, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Chair: Monica Di Luca, University of Milan and FENS

Neurotechnologies in model systems

  • Gero Miesenböck, Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford
  • Mark Schnitzer, Clark Center for Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, Stanford University
  • Michael Hausser, UCL
  • György Buzsáki, NYU Neuroscience Institute

Chair: Christian Lüscher, University of Geneva

Registrations are opened and we have negotiated preferred rates (30 to 50CHF for students, 80 to 140CHF for PhD and Postdocs).Web address for EPFL registrations: