2013 Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium
Nobel Laureate, Richard Axel, gives keynote lecture at Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon.
From September 25th to 28th, the Champalimaud Foundation welcomed scientists from all over the world to the 2013 Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium. For this third edition of the symposium, the opening lecture was given by Prof. Richard Axel, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Prof. Axel spoke to the internationally assembled group of participants on the findings of his research in the field of the olfactory system.
Over four fascinating and diverse days, the participants enjoyed a series of talks on the vanguard of neuroscience research which, together with posters and discussions, provided a comprehensive overview of work in the field.
Since its inception in 2011, the Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposium has gone from strength to strength. The success of this event can be measured by the high calibre of the speakers and participants who attended this year’s meeting. The symposium welcomed speakers from the world’s leading centres of scientific research including Harvard, M.I.T, Oxford University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Columbia University and the Max Plank Institute of Neurobiology.
The success of the symposium is a reflection of the ongoing success enjoyed by the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme (CNP). In addition to attracting significant international grants, the CNP is also represented in the EU’s ambitious Human Brain Project, a 1 billion euro multidisciplinary effort designed to find new insights into the brain.
The Champalimaud Neuroscience Symposia series will continue in 2014 with the fourth edition of this popular scientific event.