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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Autumn 2014

What's RIKEN BSI Seminar Series

Research seminars are an important vehicle through which researchers can stay abreast of the most cutting-edge developments in various fields of brain research. BSI Seminar Series (BSS) is a “flagship” seminar series at BSI. The speakers playing a leading and exciting role in their current field of research, are invited mostly from abroad. BSS is open to scientific community inside and outside of RIKEN. Thus, the BSS provides a unique opportunity for young scientists in Japan to have discussion with distinguished scientists from the world on their cutting-edge research achievements. We sincerely hope to see you in BSS.


September 26, 2014
Nenad Sestan, Yale School of Medicine
"The Evolutionary Developmental Biology of Psychic Cells and Human Braininess"
Host: Tomomi Shimogori

Nenad Sestan

Jacques Mehler, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
"From Birth to Language"
Host: Reiko Mazuka

Jacques Mehler

November 7, 2014
Scott Waddell, University of Oxford
"Bending the Mind of the Fly"
Host: Hokto Kazama

Scott Waddell

December 4, 2014
Edvard Moser, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU)
"Grid Cells and Cortical Maps for Space"
Host: BSI Postdoctoral Fellow Association

Edvard Moser

December 12, 2014
Graeme Davis, UCSF
* RIKEN-UCSF exchange lecturer
"The Stable Brain: Homeostatic Control of Neuronal Function During Development, Plasticity and Disease"
Host: Adrian Moore

Graeme Davis
Access & Contact
  • Address
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
  • Place
    1F Seminar Room, BSI Central Building (Room C102 & 103, Building #1 on Campus Map)
  • Transportation
    To Wakoshi station, take Tobu Tojo Line or Yurakucho/Fukutoshin Subway Line.

    Walk: the institute is about a 15 minute walk from the Station
    Bus: approx. 10 minutes (Bus #39 bound for Oizumigakuen)
    Taxi: approx. 10 minutes

    Once arriving at RIKEN, please enter at the West Gate and stop at the Guard Station to sign in and receive a temporary access card. Proceed to the BSI Central Building which is another 5 minute walk.
    Please be sure to return the temporary access card at the Guard Station upon your departure.
  • Contact
    Seminar Committee: Tel:048-462-1111, Ext.7514
  • Visiting BSI