Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurociências  

General information

Welcome to the XIII meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN)

The organizing committee announces the SPN_2013 meeting; May 30-31, June 1, 2013.

We invite the neuroscience community to get involved in our national brainstorm and, together, build an exciting scientific and social program at the Grande Hotel do Luso.

See you soon at Grande Hotel do Luso…

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Organizing commitee
  • Ana Luísa Carvalho
  • Ana Paula Silva
  • Ana Raquel Santiago
  • António Francisco Ambrósio
  • Cláudia Cavadas
  • Cláudia Pereira
  • Dan Brudzewsky
  • Elisabete Ferreiro
  • João Malva
  • Jorge Valero
  • Liliana Bernardino
  • Maria H. Madeira
  • Paula Moreira
  • Sandra Cardoso
Scientific commitee
  • Alexandre Castro Caldas
    (University of Lisbon) 
  • Ana Cristina Rego
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • Ana Sebastião
    (University of Lisbon) 
  • Carlos Jorge Duarte
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • Cecília Rodrigues
    (University of Lisbon) 
  • Graça Baltazar
    (University of Beira Interior) 
  • Inês Araújo
    (University of Algarve) 
  • Isaura Tavares
    (University of Porto) 
  • João Laranjinha
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • João Relvas
    (University of Porto) 
  • Luís Almeida
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • Miguel Castelo-Branco
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • Mónica Sousa
    (University of Porto) 
  • Nuno Sousa
    (University of Minho) 
  • Odete Cruz e Silva
    (University of Aveiro) 
  • Patrícia Maciel
    (University of Minho) 
  • Rodrigo Cunha
    (University of Coimbra) 
  • Rui Costa
    (University of Lisbon) 
  • Tiago Outeiro
    (University of Lisbon)
Advisory board
  • Alexandre Ribeiro
    (University of Lisbon)
  • António Freire
    (University of Coimbra)
  • Arsélio Pato de Carvalho
    (University of Coimbra)
  • Catarina Oliveira
    (University of Coimbra)
  • Domingos Henrique
    (University of Lisbon)
  • Isabel Santana
    (University of Coimbra)
  • José Castro Lopes
    (University of Lisbon)
  • Zachary Mainen
    (Fundação Champalimaud, Lisbon)

Main Lectures

  • Systems Neurobiology: New Trends in Translational Neuroscience
    Miguel Castelo-Branco (Coimbra, Portugal)
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: A nanoscale view into the dynamic of AMPA receptor organization in synapses
    Daniel Choquet (Bordeaux, France)
  • Neurodevelopment and Nervous System Diseases: Molecular mechanisms controlling the development of cortical interneurons
    Oscar Marín (Alicante, Spain)

Important Dates

  • 15.02.13 - Abstract submission and advanced registration starts
  • 08.04.13 - Abstract submission and advanced registration closes
  • 09.04.13 - Grant awards application closes


A special price for Hotel accomodation was negociated with the Hotel:

  • Single room - 60 euro
  • Double room - 70 euro

Room availability is limited. For reservation of rooms in Grande Hotel do Luso please send an email to or contact +351 231 937 937.

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