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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Spring 2017

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.


January 25, 2017 BSI Special Seminar Series
Frank Bradke, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) (Leibniz Lecture)
"Mechanisms of Axonal Growth and Regeneration"
Host: Yukiko Goda

Feburary 16, 2017
Gary Aston-Jones, Rutgers Brain Health Institute
"Unraveling Brain Circuits for Drug Seeking and Demand"
Host: Joshua Johansen

March 30, 2017
Vikaas Sohal, UCSF (UCSF exchange)
"How Do GABAergic Interneurons and Network Oscillations Contribute to Prefrontal Circuit Function?"
Host: Shigeyoshi Itohara

April 13, 2017
Alexandre Pouget
"The Agony of Choice: Optimal Policies for Value-based Decision Making"
Host: Tomoki Fukai

May 25, 2017
Eric Klann, New York University
"Translational Control: Synapses, Circuits, Memory, and Disease"
Host: Kazuhiro Yamakawa

June 22, 2017
Mu-ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
"Neural Plasticity from Synapse to Cognition"
Host: TetsuoYamamori

July 31, 2017 BSI Special Seminar Series
Kang Shen, Stanford University
"How to build complex dendrites?"
Host: Adrian Moore

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)
    Taxi: approx. 10 minutes

    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.7514
  • Visiting BSI
Joshua Johansen
Tomomi Shimogori
Hokto Kazama
Taro Toyoizumi
Adrian Moore (UCSF Exchange)