SFB 665: Developmental Disturbances in the Nervous System is hosting an international symposium 18th - 20th September, 2014.

The symposium will bring together key researchers from around the world and the SFB project groups for three days of discussion on this critical area of research. In particular, the symposium will reflect the interdisciplinary structure of the SFB itself, with discussion between basic and clinical researchers generating new perspectives in the area of neuronal development of the nervous system.


Attendance is free, however, we ask that participants register using our online form. It should also be noted that symposium registration does not include on-site accommodation. Please click Accommodation for more information.


SFB 665 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It comprises basic and clinical neuroscience groups from the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, the Free University Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. We combine the efforts of investigators using genetic analyses in animal models to study nervous system development, researchers assessing nervous system functions on a cellular, biochemical or physiological level, and clinicians identifying the genetic causes of developmental disturbances in their patients. Our initiative is organized along two fundamental themes in contemporary developmental neuroscience, the mechanisms underlying pattern formation and cell specification, and neural connectivity and signaling. Through close collaboration between basic researchers and clinicians, we aim to bridge the gap between basic and patient-oriented science.


In case of questions or for more information, please contact us at sfb665@charite.de.