FENS Friday webinar: Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders


Attendance type(s): Virtual

Event Dates: 21 Apr 2021

The webinar “Brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders” will present the state-of-the-art knowledge on the brain’s development and how genetic disturbances and/or environmental influences are thought to underlie several neuropsychiatric disorders. Free registration. Live date: 21 May 2021.

Which role do environmental factors play in the development of the brain?

The brain, including its neurons, synapses and neuronal circuits, continues to develop significantly after birth with environmental factors playing an active role in how the brain acquires adult functions. Disturbances in either the genetic programming and/or the environmental influences is thought to underlie several neuropsychiatric disorders. In this webinar, we will present the state-of-the-art knowledge on:

  • Transient developmental circuits that help sensory integration in cortical neural circuits. (Simon Butt)
  • The effects of serotonin signalling on brain development and their contribution to the emergence of neuropsychiatric disorders. (Judith Homberg)
  • The neuronal physiology that underlies critical periods of brain development. (Kyriaki Sidiropoulou)
  • How neuronal circuits are affected in autism spectrum disorder. (Camilla Bellone)

Registration* is open until 20 May 2021.

*Free event, but limited number of places.

Contact Details

Name: FENS office

Email: office@fens.org