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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Spring 2015

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.


January 9, 2015
Peter Dayan, University College London
"Heuristics of Control: Habitization, Fragmentation, Memoization and Pruning"
Host: Tomoki Fukai

February 13, 2015
Haruo Kasai, The University of Tokyo
"Imaging and Optogenetics of Dendritic Spines"
Host: Andrea Benucci

Haruo Kasai

March 13, 2015
Robert Malenka, Stanford University
"Neural Mechanisms of Reward and Aversion"
Host: BSI Postdoctoral Fellow Association

Robert Malenka

April 10, 2015
Lennart Mucke, University of California, San Francisco
"Neuronal and Glial Mechanisms Underlying Cognitive Deficits in Models of Alzheimer's Disease"
Host: Kazuhiro Yamakawa

Lennart Mucke

May 22, 2015
Howard Fields, University of California, San Francisco
*RIKEN-UCSF exchange lecturer
"Midbrain Mechanisms of Opioid Reward"
Host: Joshua Johansen

Howard Fields

June 12, 2015
Ole Kiehn, The Karolinska Institute
"Deciphering Neural Circuits Controlling Walking: Moving Forward"
Host: Hiroyuki Kamiguchi

Ole Kiehn
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