The 11th BRI International Symposium

BRI holds an international symposium every year from FY2010 as an annual joint usage/research event. Please join our virtual BRI International Symposium on February 19, 2021 entitled "From single cell to systems neuroscience".

Date Friday 19 February 2021, 9:00 to 18:10


Venue Online via Zoom
Language English
Fee No participation fee required. (up to 300 participants)
Registration Please register from here. We'll send you a Zoom link.
Contact BRI Administration Office
Phone: 025-227-0388 Email:
Japan time
9:00-9:10 Opening Remark Osamu Onodera BRI, Niigata Univ.
9:10-9:50 New tools for monitoring & manipulating neural circuits Loren Looger HHMI Janelia, UCSD
9:50-10:20 Mechanisms Driving Cognitive Control Circuit Maturation Hirofumi Morishita Mount Sinai, NY
Rest 10 min
10:30-11:00 Extra-large spines distort dendritic and neuronal computation
in psychiatric disorders: Reconsideration of pathophysiology
of schizophrenia
Akiko Hayashi-Takagi RIKEN
11:00-11:30 Regulatory mechanism of neural stem cells revealed by optical
manipulation of gene expressions
Itaru Imayoshi Kyoto Univ.
11:30-12:00 Neural Circuit Dynamics in Life-stage Transition to Parents Kazunari Miyamichi RIKEN
Lunch 60 min
13:00-13:40 A trans-scale-scope for exploring rare cellular activity
in more than one million cells
Takeharu Nagai Osaka Univ.
13:40-14:20 Development of fluorescent probes for live imaging
of cellular states
Yasushi Okada RIKEN/Univ. Tokyo
14:20-14:50 Thalamic regulation of sleep and wakefulness Sakiko Honjoh Univ. Tsukuba IIIS
Rest 5 min
14:55-15:35 Rules for distributing synaptic weights in hippocampal neurons Yukiko Goda RIKEN
15:35-16:05 Fast, cell-resolution, contiguously-wide two-photon imaging
for understanding functional cortical network architectures
Masanori Murayama RIKEN
16:05-16:45 in vivo two-photon microscopic observation by realized
by laser light modulation and novel material
Tomomi Nemoto NINS-ExCELLS
Rest 5 min
16:50-17:20 Persistent coding of spatial goals in ensemble dynamics
of prefrontal cortex
Hiroshi Ito Max Planck, Frankfurt
17:20-18:00 Nanoscale functional neuroanatomy using STED microscopy Valentin Nägerl Univ. Bordeaux
18:00-18:10 Closing Remark Takayasu Mikuni BRI, Niigata Univ.