Brain Gut Axis Conference

8th -9th October 2022, Zagreb, Croatia

The first student interdisciplinary conference on the Brain-gut axis in Croatia

Join us for two days of ground-breaking and curious lectures, workshops, posters, and social programs!

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

We are gathering Croatian pioneers and foreign experts with the aim of popularizing the topic and attracting young scientists to this field, allowing mobility within Croatia and Europe.

Lectures

We are gathering Croatian pioneers and foreign experts with the aim of popularizing the topic and attracting young scientists to this field, allowing mobility within Croatia and Europe.

Workshops

The workshops include interdisciplinary topics that are insufficiently covered in regular biomedical classes and play an important role in the career development of biomedical students. The goal is to provide students with the context of other disciplines and allow them to gather experience in new fields of neuroscience.


OUR ULTIMATE GOAL

We want to provide a framework for understanding the complexity of nervous and gastrointestinal interactions and raise awareness of the importance of proper perception of the whole organism and microbiota in the context of improving the research approach to neurological and psychiatric diseases and ultimately potential treatments.

Participation
(Croatian students)

$25

  • Participation in a scientific program, plenary lectures and workshops

  • Book of abstracts, congress bag and materials

  • Certificate of participation

  • Coffee breaks & Meals

  • Social programme

Participation
(Foreign students)

$30

  • Participation in a scientific program, plenary lectures and workshops

  • Book of abstracts, congress bag and materials

  • Certificate of participation

  • Coffee breaks & Meals

  • Social programme

  • Eligibility to apply for Home stay programme


Organizing team

Section for Neurobiology, Association of biology students "BIUS" Zagreb
Student Section for Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Zagreb
Youth Association for Personalized Medicine "PROMISE"
Association of Biotechnology students "UsbRi" Rijeka
Student Section for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, Zagreb


Workshop mentors

Assoc. Prof. Dinko Mitrečić, MD, PhD
Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb
Executive and Management Board at European Union Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Andrea Gelemanović, MSc, PhD
Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences, Split

Dinko Smilović, MD, PhD
Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb
Goethe University, Frankfurt

Assoc. Prof. Željka Krsnik, MD, PhD
Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb

Assoc. Prof. Goran Sedmak, MD, PhD
Head of the Department for Neurodevelopment
Croatian Institute for Brain Research, Zagreb

Assoc. Prof. Petra Korać, MSc, PhD
Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb


Research competition

Submit your research and win one of three prizes.


Homestay programme

The Homestay Program is a project created by the Brain-Gut Axis Conference, which focuses on providing a cheaper and different way to accommodate international students who take part in this conference.


Social programme

After numerous interesting lectures and workshops, enjoy our city and social workshops we have prepared for you to gain new friends and forge international acquaintances while experiencing something new.


Partners

Mosa Conference

GSC Belgrade

NeuRI Rijeka

SAMED Sarajevo

OSCON Osijek

AMSC Antwerp

CROSS Zagreb

ICMS Sofia

Pharmion Mostar

SISB Zagreb

iMED Lisbon

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Preliminary timetable

Lectures

Dr. Pierre Marie Lledo, PhD
The brain: A coincidence detector between sensory experiences and internal milieu

Dr. Kristina Endres, PhD
The microbiome in neurodegenerative diseases: Friend, foe or just affected?

Prof. Sahar El Aidy, PhD
Gut bacterial products of drug metabolism alter gut-brain cross-talk

Dr. Blaženka Kos, PhD
Development of new generation of
probiotics as living medicines and their impact on the
intestinal microbiota

Prof. Vida Demarin, MD, PhD
Microbiota disregulation after stroke and its association with recovery outcome

Prof. Mladenka Tkalčić, PhD
Irritable bowel disease - A brain-gut miscommunication

Workshops

Neuroanatomy

Digitalized neurohistology

Succesful project proposal

Microbiota under the microscope

How to make a systematic review and meta-analysis?

How to conduct a bioinformatic study?

Lumbal punction

Neurological status

Neural stem cells