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Workshops and Symposia

Virus-based technologies for investigating function and pathology of the nervous system

Thursday 01 October 2009 - Friday 02 October 2009

9:00 am on Thursday October 1st  to 1:00 pm Friday October 2nd 2009

Rome, Italy

(please register below)

Workshop goals

The aims of the workshop are: 1) To give a critical overview of  the strengths and weakness of different viral systems used in experimental and therapeutic contexts; 2) To introduce new developments in virus-based technologies and their application to investigation of nervous system function; 3) To showcase innovative work that uses viral transduction of neurons to address questions that would not be tractable with other approaches. Invited speakers include virologists actively developing new vectors as well as neuroscientists using with viruses as tools in their research.

No posters or talks a requested, but if you wish to be selected for a short talk, you are welcome to leave an abstract during the registration.


Angel Barco (Alicante), Isabelle Barde (Lausanne), Markus U. Ehrengruber (Zurich), Nigel W Fraser (U. Penn), Andreas Frick (Bordeaux), Michael H äusser (London), Jean Michel Heard (Pasteur Institute), Helene Marie (Rome), Nicholas D. Mazarakis (London), Sara Salinas (Montpellier), Oliver Schluter (Göttingen), Melanie White (Edinburgh).

 Download the preliminary programme here.

Download the advertising poster here.

Workshop venue

 The workshop will be hosted by the European Brain Research Institute (EBRI) in Rome. Location and detail of the venue are found at the institute´s website:



24 places are available for ENINET affiliates to be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Participants will be expected to arrive on Wednesday 30th September and leave on Saturday 3rd.  ENINET affiliates will be provided 3 nights of accomodation in shared rooms by the local organizers on Wednesday 30th and Thursday 1st of October and Friday 2nd of October 2009 and will pay for their own travels using their institute´s local ENINET budget.  

Non-ENINET scientists are welcome to attend, but have to provide for their own accomodation, and travel arrangements. They are welcome to participate to the Thursday night dinner organized by ENINET at their own expenses.

If you are interested,

Please Register here to attend