Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D. Ph.D., executive director of the Burke Medical Research Institute, will be a keynote speaker at Berlin Brain Days 2013, held November 20-22. Berlin Brain Days is an international conference for young neuroscientists in Berlin featuring experts from around the world, mini symposia on a broad range of neuroscience disciplines, and talks and posters by Ph.D. students.
Dr. Ratan’s keynote lecture, “In Search of Stress-less Hormesis: Harnessing hypoxic stress to treat stroke,” will introduce his laboratory's research on HIF prolyl hydroxylases, oxygen-sensing enzymes that may be pharmalogical targets for safely triggering hypoxic adaptations to treat stroke. His lecture opens the mini symposia on Medical Neurosciences and will take place at 3pm, November 21, at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin-Buch Conference Center.
Berlin Brain Days is jointly organized by six neuroscience Ph.D. training programs based in Berlin and Göttingen: the International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences and Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure, the International Doctoral Program Computational Neuroscience, the Helmholtz International Research School Molecular Neurobiology, the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, the GRK 1123 Learning and Memory, and the SFB TRR 43 The Brain as a Target of Inflammatory Processes. A complete schedule of this year’s event may be found here.