Viral Manipulation in Monkey Conference

Brain Research, Behavioural Neuroscience, Animal Models

Dates: September 26th, 2018 to September 27th, 2018
Venue: Paris, France


The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute)
Phone: +33 (0) 1 57 27 4000

About the Event

The recent revolution of targeted genetic manipulation in rodents has allowed to disentangle cellular mechanisms and neuronal networks at a scale and specificity never achieved before in mammals. Passing these new tools on to monkeys hold great promises for the understanding of sophisticated primate behaviors and neurophysiology as well as bringing translational research to another level. Yet, using these approaches has proven extremely challenging in primates for numerous technical reasons and applications are just emerging in a handful of laboratories.

The timely Viral Manipulation in Monkey conference, laureate of a very competitive internal selection, proposes to bring together worldwide specialists of primate opto- and chemogenetics for 2 days (sept. 26th and 27th) at the ICM, to join knowledge and discuss about the realistic future applications. If the exchanges will necessarily address virology and genetics questions, a strong focus will be put onto the scientific end goals, hence on topics such as behavior, physiology, perception, cognition, decision making, electrophysiology, functional imaging.