Updated on 13 December 2019
Main international conferences and scientific events
The XI International Conference of the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association Behavioural Medicine and Neuroplasticity,and satelite workshop "g.tec's Brain-Computer Interface Workshop for Control, Assessment and Rehabilitation" organised by Vytautas Magnus University, in collaboration with Neuroscience Institute, Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA), and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. The conference took place at the Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, on 29 November 2019. The satelite workshop was held in Lithuanian University of Health Sciences on 28 November 2019. More information is available here.
Neuroscience Institute (dr. A.Saudargienė) was a coorganise of the 7th Baltic-Nordic School on Neuroinformatics BNNI 2019 "Modeling Healthy and Diseased Brain: From Dendrites to Neurons and Networks", that took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 26-28 August 2019. The program is available here.
Dr. Ozgul Gok (Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, Turkey) at the Neuroscience Institute gave a series of lectures and practical trainings on "Biocompatible and responsive smart hydrogel systems and their applications in tissue engineering”:
- 22 May 2019 - lecture "Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels" and practical training "UV-curable hydrogel synthesis: GelMA + photoinitiator".
- 23 May 2019 - lecture"Hydrogels in Tissue Engineering" and practical training "Cell culture of prepared hydrogels: Part I".
- 24 May 2019 - practical training "Cell culture of prepared hydrogels: Part II".
Professor Boris Khalfin from Ben Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) at the Neuroscience Institute gave lectures:
- 7 May 2019 - 1) "The introduction: Controlled cell death processes". 2) "Cellular Necrosis and necrosis-associated diseases".
- 8 May 2019 - "Apoptosis in cancer and immunity".
- 9 May 2019 - "Autophagy: The dual role of proteases in regulation of autophagic cell death".
An international XVIII conference "Trends in Neurosciences: Emerging Behavioral Addictions" took place on 3 May 2019 at Palanga Clinic of Neuroscience Institute. The organizers: Neurosciene Institute LUHS and Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry. The program is available here.
Professor Andis Klegeris (Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Biology, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, Canada) gave lectures:
- 8 April 2019 - „Regulation of neuroimmune functions of glial cells by endogenous molecules and synthetic compounds“.
- 9 April 2019 - „Generic problem-solving skills of University students: Assessment tools and strategies for development“.
A workshop „The Human Brain Project” took place on 26 February 2019 at the Neuroscience Institute (LUHS). Representatives from the Project gave lectures:
- "Possibilities and challenges when building subcellular models of receptor induced cascades" -
prof. Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, and Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden; The Human Brain Project, Brain Simulation SubProject, Deputy Leader).
- "The Brain Simulation Platform of the Human Brain Project" - prof. Michele Migliore (Institute of Biophysics, National Research Council, Palermo, Italy; The Human Brain Project, Brain Simulation SubProject, Deputy Leader).
An International Conference "Current Trends and Future Directions in Psychiatry" was organized by the Neuroscience Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS), Psychiatry Clinic at LUHS, and Lithuanian Society of Biological Psychiatry (LSBP). Our partners - Young Psychiatrist Association (YPA). Date: February 8, 2019. The program is available here.
Scientific workshop "Understanding dynamics of neurodegenerative diseases: integrating computational and experimental neuroscience" was held on 20 September 2018 at the Neurosience Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas, Eivenių str. 4. The program is available here.
Scientific workshop "Neuroinformatics for Medical Research" was held on 2 July 2018 at the Neurosience Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Palanga, Vydūno str. 4. The program is available here.
Professor Taisuke Tomita (Laboratory of Neuropatholgy and Neuroscience, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan) presented the lecture „Understanding the molecular/cellular pathology and emerging strategies against Alzheimer disease”. The lecture took place on 15 June 2018 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, audience A-205, Sukilėlių pr. 13, Kaunas.
Coorganise of The 6th Baltic‐Nordic School on Neuroinformatics BNNI2018: Understanding the Brain: from Neuroscience to Deep Learning. The school took place on 11-13 June 2018 at the Ventspils University of Applied Sciences, Latvia.
A group of scientists from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU, Israel) visited the Neuroscience Institute and on 4-5 June 2018 presented the lectures:
- "Physiological role and mode of regulation of mitochondrial Ca2+ signaling and metabolism interrogated by imaging and optometabolic control" - prof. Israel Sekler, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, BGU.
- "Sodium fluxes and excitability of thin neuronal processes" - assoc. prof. Ilya Fleidervish, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, BGU.
- "Minimally invasive neurosurgery. The keyhole concept" - Israel Melamed, neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Soroka Medical Centre, BGU.
The IX International Conference of Lithuanian Neuroscience Association Neurodiversity: from theory to clinics, organised by Neuroscience Institute, in collaboration with Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA), Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and Vytautas Magnus University. The conference took place at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania, on 1 December 2017. More information and program is available here.
Representatives from the ENIGMA Consortium (enigma.ini.usc.edu) were giving a seminar on 12th October 2017. The seminar was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. The programme:
- The ENIGMA Consortium: Mapping Human Brain Diseases with Imaging and Genomics in 50,000 Individuals from 35 Countries - prof. Paul Thompson.
- Imaging Biomarkers of Recovery after Traumatic Brain Injury: The Need for Consortium Studies - prof. Emilly Dennis.
The 5th Baltic‐Nordic School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI2017): Theoretical modeling of brain functions in neurological and psychiatric disorders: Advancing future neuroscience and medicine through Neuroinformatics methods. The School took place on 6-7 October 2017 at the Neurosience Institute of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. More information is available here.
The 1st Baltic‐Nordic Summer School on Neuroinformatics (BNNI2013): Computations in the Brain and Translational Neuroscience (together with Tampere Technical University (Finland) and Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). The Summer School took place on 29-31 May 2013, in Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. More information can be found at http://www.cs.tut.fi/sgn/neuroinfo/index_files/Page500.htm
International Translational Neuroscience Conference, which was held on 16-17 June 2011 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The conference was dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Neurosurgery in Lithuania and establishment (onwards the 1st July 2011) of Neuroscience Institute of Lithuanian University of health Sciences. More information is available at http://www.neuroscience.lt
Co-organiser of the Mitochondrial Physiology Society summer school "MiP summer 2010", which was held on 10-16 June 2010 in Druskininkai, Lithuania. More information is available at http://www.mitophysiology.org/index.php?id=mipsummer2010