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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Autumn, 2012

What's RIKEN BSI Seminar Series

Research seminars are an important vehicle through which researchers can stay abreast of the most cutting-edge developments in various fields of brain research. BSI Seminar Series (BSS) is a “flagship” seminar series at BSI. The speakers playing a leading and exciting role in their current field of research, are invited mostly from abroad. BSS is open to scientific community inside and outside of RIKEN. Thus, the BSS provides a unique opportunity for young scientists in Japan to have discussion with distinguished scientists from the world on their cutting-edge research achievements. We sincerely hope to see you in BSS.


June 15, 2012
Mark Schnitzer, Stanford University
"Mice, Men, and Microscopes: Visualizing the Dynamics of the Neuronal Orchestra in Awake Behaving Animals"
Host: Hajime Hirase

Mark Schnitzer

September 14, 2012
Jeffrey Magee, Janelia Farm
"Input Comparison in Hippocampal and Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons"
Host: Thomas Knöpfel

Jeffrey Magee

November 9, 2012
Arthur Konnerth, Technology University Munich (TUM)
"Dendritic Structure of Sensory Inputs to Cortical Neurons in vivo"
Host: Masanori Murayama

Arthur Konnerth
BSI Special Seminar Series

July 27, 2012
John O'Keefe, University College London
"The role of firing rate and spike timing in hippocampal spatial computations"
Host: Yoko Yamaguchi

John O'Keefe

September 3, 2012
Jean-Pierre Changeux, the Collège de France, the Institut Pasteur
"Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Conscious Processing"
Host: Katsuhiko Mikoshiba

Jean-Pierre Changeux

December 10, 2012
Nils Brose, Max Planck Institute
"Dynamic Control of Presynaptic Function - the Other Type of Synaptic Plasticity"
Host: Yukiko Goda

Nils Brose
Access & Contact
  • Address
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
  • Place
    1F Seminar Room, BSI Central Building (Room C102 & 103, Building #1 on Campus Map)
  • Transportation
    To Wakoshi station, take Tobu Tojo Line or Yurakucho/Fukutoshin Subway Line.

    Walk: the institute is about a 15 minute walk from the Station
    Bus: approx. 10 minutes (Bus #39 bound for Oizumigakuen, 170 yen)
    Taxi: approx. 10 minutes (approx. 710 yen)

    Once arriving at RIKEN, please enter at the West Gate and stop at the Guard Station to sign in and receive a temporary access card. Proceed to the BSI Central Building which is another 5 minute walk.
    Please be sure to return the temporary access card at the Guard Station upon your departure.
  • Contact
    Seminar Committee: Tel:048-462-1111, Ext.7518
  • Visiting BSI