April 04th to April 06th, 2022

Welcome to the 8th BRAINN Congress!

APRIL 04TH TO APRIL 06TH, 2022

Welcome to official website for the 8th BRAINN Congress. Right now you check the confirmed speakers (09 of the best national and international researchers in their fields of work), see the preliminary program, make your registration and send your abstract! 

To register for the event, download an abstract template and submit your work, simply follow the instructions below. 

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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

We invite all interested researchers and students to submit abstracts to the 8th BRAINN Congress 2022. Submitted abstracts will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee and may be accepted for oral or poster presentation.

Confirmed Speakers
8th BRAINN CONGRESS - Speakers - Adrienne Fairhall

Adrienne Fairhall

Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor at the Department of Physics, University of Washington (UW); Adjunct Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics (UW);
Co-Director, UW Computational Neuroscience Center. Head of Fairhall Lab, which uses mathematical and statistical methods to study the relationship between neuronal circuitry and functional algorithms of computation. Through collaborations with experimental labs, Fairhall develops analysis and modeling to understand how: single neurons transform their inputs; what rules govern adaptation in different sensory modalities; how the properties of single neurons contribute to their role in network dynamics; how algorithms of learning, memory and motor control are instantiated in the dynamics of neural circuits in birdsong, invertebrate models and primates.

Brainn Congress - Speakers - Alexandre brandao

ALEXANDRE BRANDÃO

ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS

Doctor in Biotechnology at the Center for Exact Sciences and Technology at UFSCar and Specialist in Health Informatics at UNIFESP. He is currently a Researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology-BRAINN (CEPID FAPESP) and at the Physics Institute of UNICAMP, with a Post-Doctoral internship at the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia-IBEC. He has experience in Kinesiology and Human-Computer Interaction, with emphasis on Virtual Reality and Neurotechnology.

Brainn Congress - Speakers - CLARISSA LIN YASUDA

CLARISSA LIN YASUDA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY - UNICAMP

  • Master (2005) and PhD (2009) at University of Campinas
  • Postdoctoral fellow at University of Campinas (2009-2010)
  • Postdoctoral fellow at University College of London (2010 -2011)
  • Postdoctoral fellow at University of Nottingham (2012)
  • Postdoctoral fellow at University of Alberta (2012; 2013-2014)
  • Research focus on Neuroimaging of Epilepsy and other Neuropsychiatric conditions. Principal investigator of the NeuroCovid project at UNICAMP.

BRAINN CONGRESS - 8th Brainn Congress - Speakers - Diogo Troggian Veiga

DIOGO TROGGIAN VEIGA

FAPESP YOUNG RESEARCHER

FAPESP Young Researcher. PhD in Biomedical Sciences at MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, and Post-doctoral at The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, University of Montreal, Canada.

BRAINN CONGRESS - Dra Elizabeth Condliffe

ELIZABETH CONDLIFFE

CLINICIAN-SCIENTIST, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Clinician-scientist at the University of Calgary, Canada, and Alberta Children´s Hospital. Doctor Condliffe training includes a PhD in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on neurophysiology and a residency in Physical Medicine and rehabilitation.

Brainn Congress - Speakers - LILIA D’SOUZA-LI

LILIA D’SOUZA-LI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN CHARGE OF THE ADOLESCENT MEDICINE UNIT AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, UNICAMP

Graduate in Medicine at Federal University of Parana (1989), Boarding in Pediatrics (1993), in Pediatric Endocrinology (2004) and in Adolescent Medicine (2007). Did her Ph.D. at the Department of Experimental Medicine from McGill University (2000) and her Post Doctorate at the Department of Developmental Medicine at Harvard Medical School (2016). From 2001 to 2019 was the chief of the Pediatric Endocrinology Laboratory at the Center for Investigation in Pediatrics, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Campinas. Since 2005 is an Assistant Professor in charge of the Adolescent Medicine Unit at the Department of Pediatrics, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Coordinated the Post-Graduate Program of Child and Adolescent Health at the Faculty of Medical Science (2010-2014). Was a visiting Scientist at the Department of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2014-2016). Her works focus on Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology, acting on the following subjects: Neuroeducation, community intervention for adolescent risk behavior prevention and bone mineral research.

BRAINN CONGRESS - 8th Brainn Congress - Speakers - Luiz Carlos Dias

LUIZ CARLOS DIAS

PROFESSOR AT UNICAMP

Professor at Unicamp, Titular Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo, Commander of the National Order of Scientific Merit. 

Brainn Congress - Speakers - Rickson Mesquita

RICKSON C. MESQUITA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS

Near-infrared light can penetrate into deep tissue and provide information about blood oxygenation and blood flow. Although near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) techniques have been widely employed in neuroscience and cancer biology, recent studies on muscle support evidence that NIRS is also useful to understand tissue microcirculation and resaturation after muscle occlusion. In this talk we will present novel NIRS studies to better understand muscle physiology, and discuss how this work can be useful to determine patient outcome after COVID-19 diagnosis. In particular, we will present current experimental protocols to address both mild and severe cases following COVID-19, which also has future and potential applications to brain function, diabetes and patients in the ICU.

BRAINN CONGRESS - Speakers - Simoni Avancini

SIMONI AVANSINI

RESEARCHER AT CNPEM

Researcher at National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)
Master (2012) and Ph.D. (2017) in Neuroscience at University of Campinas. Postdoctoral fellow at University of California (UCSD, 2021). Research focus on cortical malformation, epilepsy, and human iPSC's-derived 3D model.

Preliminary Program
Monday – April 04th, 2022
  • 09:00 – 09:30Opening Ceremony
  • 09:30 – 10:15Invited talk: Simoni Avansini – “Modeling epilepsy-associated neurodevelopmental disease using a human model”
  • 10:15 – 10:30: Questions & Answers
  • 10:30 – 10:40Break
  • 10:40 – 12:00Oral Session I
  • 12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break
  • 13:30 – 14:50Oral Session II
  • 14:50 – 15:00: Break
  • 15:00 – 15:45Invited talk: Diogo Troggian Veiga – “Single-cell omics to study the human brain and neurological diseases”
  • 15:45 – 16:00Questions & Answers
  • 16:00 – 16:10Break
  • 16:10 – 17:15Poster Session: Applied Clinical Neuroscience 
  • 17:15 – 17:25: Break
  • 17:25 – 18:15Poster Session: Project (no results yet)
  • 18:15 – 19:00Break
  • 19:00 – 20:30Special Session*: Fake News. Chair: Li Li Min. Panelist: Luiz Carlos Dias
    *This session will be in Portuguese
Tuesday – April 05th, 2022
  • 09:00 – 09:45Invited Talk: Rickson Mesquita – “Assessment of global systemic physiology with near-infrared light and its implications to neuroimaging”
  • 09:45 – 10:00Questions & Answers
  • 10:00 – 10:10Break
  • 10:10 – 12:00Poster Session: Session Experimental Basic Neuroscience
  • 12:00 – 14:00Lunch Break
  • 14:00 – 14:45Invited Talk: Adrienne Fairhall – “Context-dependent signalling in dopamine”
  • 14:45 – 15:00: Questions & Answers
  • 15:00 – 15:10Break
  • 15:10 – 16:10Poster Session: Neurotechnology & Neuroscience for Education
  • 16:10 – 17:00Break
  • 17:00 – 17:45Invited Talk: Elizabeth Condliffe – “Neurorehabilitation Delivery and Assistive Devices: the potential roles of Robotic Gait Trainers”
  • 17:45 – 18:00Questions & Answers
  • 18:00 – 19:00Break
  • 19:00 – 20:30Special Session*: Neuroeducation. Chair: Li Li Min. Panelist: Lília Li
    *This session will be in Portuguese
Wednesday – April 06th, 2022
  • 09:00 – 09:45Invited Talk: Clarissa Yasuda – “Brain dysfunction after SARS-CoV-2 infection”
  • 09:45 – 10:00Questions & Answers
  • 10:00 – 10:10Break
  • 10:10 – 10:55Invited Talk:  Alexandre Brandão – “BRAINN_VR Initiative: an approach for virtual rehabilitation and neurofunctional recovery” 
  • 10:55 – 11:10Questions & Answers
  • 11:10 – 11:20Break
  • 11:20 – 12:00Best Paper Awards / Closing Ceremony
Inquiries, questions and suggestions are welcome!
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Organization

Organizing Committee

  • Clarissa Lin Yasuda – Medical Sciences School, UNICAMP
  • Fernando Cendes – Medical Sciences School, UNICAMP
  • Gabriela Castellano – Institute of Physics Gleb Wataghin, UNICAMP
  • Li Li Min – Medical Sciences School, UNICAMP
  • Marcio Luiz Figueredo Balthazar – Medical Sciences School, UNICAMP

Executive secretaries

  • Andréa Ismara de Araújo Ruas
  • Lilian Cristina dos Santos Costa Capelli
  • Sônia Neves Romeu Silva

Scientific Committee

  • Adriel Santos Moraes
  • Alberto Rolim Muro Martinez
  • Alexandre Hideki Okano
  • Ana Carolina Coan
  • André Kazuo Takahata
  • Brunno Machado de Campos
  • Carlos Alberto Stefano Filho
  • Claudia Viana Maurer Morelli
  • Corina Aparecida Fernandes 
  • Danielle Bruno Carmo 
  • Danyela Barbosa Dogini
  • Diego Roberto Dias Colombo 
  • Diogo Coutinho Soriano 
  • Elayne Vieira
  • Estela Maria Bruxel
  • Fernando José Von Zuben
  • Gabriela Castellano
  • Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva
  • Leonardo Abdala Elias
  • Leticia Rittner 
  • Lilia Freire Rodrigues S. Li
  • Luciana Ramalho Pimentel 
  • Marcio L. Figueredo Balthazar
  • Marco Antonio Garcia de Carvalho 
  • Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior
  • Marina Koutsodontis Machado Alvim
  • Mateus Henrique Nogueira
  • Rachel Guimaraes
  • Raphael F. Casseb
  • Ricardo Ribeiro Gudwin
  • Rodrigo Secolin 
  • Rosana Veroneze
  • Sarah Negreiros de Carvalho Leite
  • Silvia Elaine Ferreira Melo 
  • Simone Appenzeller
  • Tania Kawazaki
  • Thiago Junqueira Rezende 
  • Wu Shin Ting
More information coming soon!