The meeting is entitled “Brain Malformations: A Roadmap for Future Phenotyping and Research”.
It is intended as a brainstorming event at the forefront of science bringing together differing viewpoints and people from different disciplines. It is meant to bring together clinicians and researchers in the field of brain malformations, to create an interdisciplinary network advancing the understanding of cortical malformations pathophysiology and translating this knowledge to improve the diagnostic and clinical management of the patients. Understanding of the pathophysiology of human brain diseases stemming from problems in cortical development involves a multidisciplinary approach of developmental biologists, cell biologists, neurobiologists, human molecular geneticists, experts in cellular and brain imaging, and emerging new technologies. Most meetings do not bring together these diverse groups of participants originating from basic and translational fields. Thus, we believe that the exchange of views and establishment of new connections on a truly international scale which are likely to stem from the proposed stimulating meeting is likely to advance the field in a highly synergistic manner.

Registration deadline: January 17, 2019

Late abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2019

Local Organizer

  • Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot


  • Aurora Arghir, "Victor Babes" National Institute of Pathology
  • Eleonora Aronica, University of Amsterdam
  • Nadia Bahi-Buisson, IMAGINE institute, Paris
  • Stefan Barakat, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
  • Carlos Cardoso, INSERM, France
  • Renzo Guerrini, University of Florence
  • Anna Jansen, UZ Brussel, Belgium
  • Naomi Josman, University of Haifa
  • Michal Klichowski, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Gustavo Malinger, Tel Aviv University
  • Jens Pahnke, University of Oslo
  • Daniela Pilz, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Coordinator &
Accessibility Issues

Irit Veksler