In july 2006 World Health Organization declared a global emergency after recognizing the association between the spreading of ZIKA virus infection and a sharp rise of severe neonatal microcephaly cases. Since then, although the incidence of new cases has strongly decreased, the causal role of ZIKA virus in microcephaly induction has been proved by several studies.
Prof. Ferdinando Di Cunto - leader of our Embryionic neurogenesis group - will review the most recent data about brain malformations produced by the virus, the mechanisms behind its pathogenic effects and their relationships with the mechanisms of genetic microcephaly.
CONGENITAL BRAIN INFECTIONS
ZIKA congenital encephalopathies , Ferdinando Di Cunto (Italy
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University of Turin, Italy
The Workshop is aimed at PhD students and young Postdocs with the goal to promote a thorough understanding of the functions of glial cells in health and disease. The program includes lectures on the newest conceptual advancements and methodological approaches in the study of glial cells in synaptic functions, development and CNS diseases.
Deadline for registration: December 23, 2019.
Our young researchers present their work to collegues. From January to December, every two weeks, on friday at 2:00 pm
Seminars Room, NICO
The main goal of the BraYn initiative is to organize a scientific conference involving different laboratories across Italy and Europe where young researchers, especially PhD students and junior postdocs, can share their knowledge, skills and ideas to establish new collaborations between different research groups.