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[ONLINE] Brain Week 2022

08.03.2022 - 10:04, update 11.03.2022 - 12:09
Editors: RJ

For the 12th time, the University of Silesia in Katowice is involved in the organisation of the celebration of Brain Week. The event will be held from 14 to 18 March.

As part of this year’s edition of the Brain Week, popular science lectures on topics related to the brains, their development, origin and operation will be presented.

The event aims to promote neurobiology, cognitive science, and psychology and is directed towards students and all other interested people.

The lectures will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.

 

Event programme: 

  • “O czym rozmawiają neurony? Systemy neurotransmisji w układzie nerwowym” (What do neurons talk about? Neurotransmission mechanisms in the nervous system) by Jacek Francikowski, PhD, from the University of Silesia, 14 March 2022, at 4 p.m.
  • “The Mind of a Bee” by Prof. Lars Chittka from the Queen Mary University of London, 15 March 2022, at 4 p.m.
  • “Masz do tego głowę!” (You have the brains for it), a seminar delivered by: Katarzyna Kasperkiewicz, PhD, from the University of Silesia, Prof. Małgorzata Kossut from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Marek Karczmarczyk, PhD, from the University of Silesia, Miłosława Kwiatkowska, PhD DVM, Marek Wypych, PhD, from the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wojciech Glac, PhD, Associate Professor from the University of Gdańsk, and Sławomir Prusakowski from SWPS University, 16 March 2022, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • „Choroby neurodegeneracyjne – wina mikroorganizmów?” (Neurodegenerative diseases – are microorganisms at fault?”, Mariusz Gogól, Phd, from the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Jagiellonian University, 17 March 2022, at 6 p.m.
  • „Co się dzieje w mózgu w ciągu doby?” (What happens in the brain during day and night?”, Prof. Elżbieta Pyza from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, 18 March 2022, at 4 p.m.

The organisers of the event are Bartosz Baran, Jacek Francikowski, Michał Krzyżowski – scientists from the Institute of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection of the University of Silesia, and Sylwia Butkiewicz from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Jagiellonian University co-organises the event.

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