B&M Symposium 2017

September 21-­22, 2017  

University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33 (Small lecture hall, 4th floor)

Welcome to the Annual B&M Student Symposium organized by the B&M Student Council!

This year’s symposium will cover many current topics of neuroscience including therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs, large scale brain dynamics, acid sensing ion channels and neural networks of the retina and the inhibitory circuitry of the brain.

In addition to B&M students and supervisors, we welcome other interested researchers and MSc./PhD students to this meeting. Registration to all lectures of the symposium is free. 

Credits: 1 ECTS credit for participation in all lectures and workshops + 1 credit for a poster presentation at the symposium. 

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or B&M Student Council chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 


REGISTRATION to the symposium is closed. 
If you still wish to come and listen to the lectures, there are some free seats in the lecture hall. However, coffees/lunches and evening program are reserved for registered participants only.


PROGRAM  (full program below as a pdf)

THURSDAY 21.9.2017 

Session 1: Psychedelic drugs

Robin Carhart-Harris (Imperial College London): Psychedelics: therapeutic potential

Jordi Riba (Biomedical Research Institute of Sant Pau): Two decades of ayahuasca research in humans: what have we learned?

Lunch break

Session 2: Perception

Biyu He (NYU School of Medicine): Large-scale brain dynamics underlying perceptual awareness

Gregor Thut (University of Glasgow): Network activity in the Brain: from correlation to causation.

Poster session

Evening program + dinner (for pre-registered participants only)


FRIDAY 22.9.2017

Session 3: Acidity in the brain

John Wemmie (University of Iowa): Acid-sensing ion channels in synaptic transmission, plasticity, and addiction

Workshop: Scientific rigor

Katherine Button (University of Bath): Methods for reproducible science: career sense or suicide? 

Lunch break

Session 4: Neural networks

Thomas Euler (University of Tübingen): What the mouse's eye tells the mouse's brain.

Jens Hjerling Leffler (Karolinska Institute): One cell at a time: Single-cell transcriptomics in the study of the brain.





Organized by the B&M Student Council 2017:

Sanna Koskela, chair
Senem Merve Fred 

Hamed Haque 
Sebnem Kesaf  
Samuel Kohtala 
Elina Nagaeva  
Santeri Rouhinen  




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