December 3-4, 2021
Synapse 2021 – A Neuroscience Symposium
- This online symposium was organized in collaboration with IISER Tirupati on December 3 & 4, 2021. Neuroscience, is one of the fastest-emerging interdisciplinary areas of science that allows scientists across different fields to work together. This symposium brought together neuroscientists from India, Germany and Australia to share research findings and explore new opportunities for collaboration. The symposium was declared open by Prof. J. N. Moorthy, Director, IISER TVM at 3:00 pm on December 03, 2021 followed by a short introduction to the symposium by Dr. Poonam Thakur and Dr. Vasudharani Devanathan. More than 600 participants registered for this symposium.
- Dr. Vladimir Sytnyk, UNSW, Sydney, Australia; Topic: The role of the neural cell adhesion molecule 2 in regulating the function of the beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1
- Prof. Shubha Tole, TIFR, Mumbai, India; Topic: How to make a hippocampus
- Dr. Hiyaa Ghosh, NCBS, Bangalore, India; Topic: Maintaining order in the adult brain: Making new neurons and keeping well the adult ones
- Dr. Phalguni Alladi, NIMHANS, Bangalore, India; Topic: Parkinson’s disease: Our two windows to explore the neurobiological basis for etiopathogenesis
- Dr. Rishikesh Narayanan, IISc, Bangalore, India; Topic: Heterogeneities in neural circuits: Origins and implications
- by Prof. Nixon Abraham, IISER Pune, India; Topic: Smelling the force: Mechanosensation through rodent nose
- Prof. Sowmya Iyengar, NBRC, India; Topic: Brain-behaviour interactions in the ‘Shining Raven’
- Prof. Jay Gopalakrishnan, HHU, Düsseldorf, Germany; Topic: Human brain organoids to decode human-specific biology and disease mechanisms
In addition to these talks there were two sessions of Lightning Talks, one session on each day of the symposium, by Ph. D. Scholars and Postdoc fellows. Each participant was given 5 minutes to present their research work, that was judged by a panel of experts. A total of 16 Lightning talks were presented during the symposium, that included speakers from both national and international institutes. The best six presentations ( 1 first prize, 2 second prizes and 3 third prizes) received cash awards that was sponsored by Authorcafé and a Certificate from the organizers of the symposium. Jervis Fernandes, a PhD scholarinDr. Jishy Varghese’s lab won the 2nd prize for the best lighting talk.