*** MacBrain Symposium ***

6 September 2012; Nijmegen, The Netherlands

A one day international symposium on the integrative analysis of brain diseases: brain banks, machine learning, clinical and pathological studies.


* Jean-Paul Vonsattel – Director of the New York Brain Bank at Columbia University, USA
* Daniel Lightfoot – Director of the Autism Tissue Program, USA
* Sophia Ananiadou – Director of the National Centre for Text Mining, UK
* Yves Moreau – Program director of POC Bioinformatics Department of Bio-Engineering sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Amanda Kiliaan – Department of Anatomy/Cognitive Neurosciences, Radboud University, NL
* John C. van Swieten – Erasmus MC, NL
* Inge Huitinga – Netherlands Brain Bank, NL
* Elena Marchiori – Radboud University, NL


The goal of this symposium is to provide researchers and practitioners an overview of the cutting edge research on core aspects of integrative research of brain diseases, combining data management, machine learning and clinical and pathological studies.
The lectures from worldwide domain experts will describe state-of-the-art research and discuss innovative directions aiming at optimizing knowledge discovery processes, from data collection in brain banks through machine learning to integrative clinical and pathological studies.

The symposium will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for discussing issues and
achievements in research on brain diseases. It will stimulate and strengthen synergy and collaboration among researchers from different disciplines, such as brain bankers, data managers, IT specialists, pathologists and clinicians, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness the integrative study of brain diseases.


Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, so register as soon as possible at
http://macbrain2012.cs.ru.nl/registration. The registration fee for the MacBrain 2012 symposium is €50. It includes coffee/drinks and lunch.