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Florida Brain Project Symposium To Be Held In Tallahassee

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CONTACT: Doug Carlson, College of Medicine
(850) 694-3735; doug.carlson@med.fsu.edu

July 25, 2014

FLORIDA BRAIN PROJECT SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD IN TALLAHASSEE

Neuroscientists from around Florida will meet in Tallahassee Monday and Tuesday for the inaugural Florida Brain Project Symposium.

The symposium is an extension of the Florida Brain Project, a coalition of state universities and research institutions promoting conversation and collaboration to develop Florida’s reputation as a leader in neuroscience.

Participating institutions include the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, Florida State University, the University of Miami, the Scripps Research Institute of Florida, the University of South Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

“Florida has many great universities and research institutions with strengths in neuroscience,” said Richard Nowakowski, the Randolph L. Rill Professor and chair of Biomedical Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine. “To get to know each other and hear what each other is doing can only make our research better.”

The two-day event will focus on current research into degenerative diseases, cognitive aging, brain and spinal cord injury, and autism. It will feature poster presentations as well as sessions that focus on clinical and translational brain research.

It will take place:

8 A.M. – 8 P.M., MONDAY, JULY 28

8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M., TUESDAY, JULY 29

DOUBLETREE HOTEL

101 S. ADAMS ST.

TALLAHASSEE

For conference details and schedule, visit http://mbi.ufl.edu/fbp/.

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