Registration for 2019 BIST Conference now open

By October 7, 2019January 7th, 2021BIST

The 2019 BIST Annual Conference will take place on November 7, 2019 at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) with a programme focused on human health. Attendees will learn about the work of some of the world’s leading experts in optogenetics applied to neuroscience. Register now to reserve your spot!

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is launching two major research programmes to articulate its capabilities and scientific excellence to address some of today’s critical social challenges around human health and climate change. In the field of health, our precision medicine programme aims to expand our ongoing work in the understanding of life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and its metastasis, and of pathologies related to aging. The programme seeks to have a comprehensive view of the patient through the combined use of genomics, bioinformatics, nanotechnology, among other advanced experimental techniques.

In the context of this research priority, we will be holding the 2019 BIST Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the work of some of the world’s leading experts in optogenetics applied to neuroscience.

The conference programme includes experts in this field and highlights the importance of multidisciplinarity to achieve significant advances in research, allowing us to address some of the major societal challenges we face. The speakers work at the intersection of biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering, and use advanced microscopy techniques, one of the BIST strategic priorities since its founding.

8.30 Registration
9.00 Welcome
Gabby Silberman, BIST Director General
Directors of the BIST centres
9.30 BIST Ignite Programme session


10.30 ProBIST and International PhD session
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Dialogues in the boundaries of knowledge

New approaches to the optogenetic neuronal control

Prof. Ed Boyden (Dept. of Biological Engineering, MIT) and Prof. Valentina Emiliani (Institute de la Vision, INSERM, Paris)

14.00 Closing remarks
14.15 Vermut / Networking

More information and registration instructions can be found on our 2019 BIST Conference webpage.