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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Spring 2016

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.


March 18, 2016
Zachary Knight, UCSF (UCSF exchange)
"Neural circuits underlying hunger"
Host: Adrian Moore

Zachary Knigh

April 21, 2016
Richard L. Huganir, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Regulation of neurotransmitter receptors and synaptic plasticity in the brain"
Host: Toru Takumi

Richard L. Huganir

May 13, 2016
Haim Sompolinsky, The Hebrew University
"Computational Principles of Brain Sensory Hierarchies"
Host: Taro Toyoizumi

Haim Sompolinsky

June 16, 2016
Eve Marder, Brandeis University
"Variability, Robustness, Modulation, and Homeostasis in Neurons and Networks"
Host: BSI Postdoctoral Fellow Association

Eve Marder
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
Joshua Johansen
Tomomi Shimogori
Hokto Kazama
Taro Toyoizumi
Adrian Moore (UCSF Exchange)