Conference program

The conference will consist of twenty-four sessions. Topics and session heads are listed below. Full program including all invited speakers in the sessions will be updated soon.

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Illana Gozes and Haitham Amal – TAU/HUJI

Neuroplasticity of the developing brain – Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus – Technion

Positive neuroscience: biology of happiness, empathy, and prosocial behaviors – Oren Forkosh – HUJI

Closed-loop neuroscience – Ehud Ahissar and Shimon Marom – Weizmann/ Technion

Pheromones and social chemo signals – Reut Weissgross – Weizmann

Brain plasticity, perceptual learning and rehabilitation – Uri Polat -BIU

Cortical sensory representation and processing – Keti Cohen-Kashi and Yonatan Katz – Weizmann

Representation of acute and chronic stress in neuronal networks and pathways – Rea Mitelman - University of Calgary

Neuroscience - what is next? hosted by brainstorm IL community – Shiri Makov and Yoel Shilat

The HPA axis in CNS inflammation and disease – Alon Monsonego – BGU

50 years of place cells – Dori Derdikman – Technion

NMDARs in health and disease – Shai Berlin – Technion

Mechanisms encoding internal states – Galit Shohat-Ophir – BIU

Novel approaches to studying the response to stress – Gal Richter-Levin and Roee Admon – Haifa

Neural engineering and interfaces – Yossi Mandel and Orit Shefi and Shahar Alon – BIU

Neuronal mechanisms of behavioral organization across different timescales – Meital Oren-Suissa and Shai Stern – Weizmann/ Technion

Optical approaches for elucidating neuronal function and behavior – Yoav Adam and Rafi Lamprecht – HUJI/Haifa

Information processing and decision making - shared mechanism across species – Lilach Avitan and Hamutal Slovin – HUJI/BIU

Perception and action in complex environments: exploring brain- virtual reality technology interactions – Meir Plotnik – Sheba

Mechanisms of drug addiction – from molecules to behavior – Yoni Kupchik – HUJI

Temporal coding of complex stimuli in olfaction – Merav Stern – HUJI

Functions and regulation of neuronal ion channels – Millet Treinin and Yael Stern Bach – HUJI

Frontiers in model organism research – Takashi Kawashima – Weizmann

Homemade neuroscience tools and techniques for the ISFN community - Yoram Ben-Shaul and Shlomo Wagner – HUJI/Haifa



 The meeting is sponsored by:

* Weizmann Institute of Science

* Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University

* ​The Zlotowski Center for Neuroscience, Ben Gurion University

* Ariel University

* The Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center,  Bar-Ilan University

* Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

* The Hebrew University of Jerusalem