IJM Seminar – Simon Sprecher – 12/01/2024

IJM Seminar – Simon Sprecher – 12/01/2024

Invited by the Konstantinides Lab, Simon Sprecher (Faculty of Science and Medicine, University of Fribourg) will present an IJM seminar:

Mechanistic and evolutionary insights into the making and forgetting of memories



Plasticity of the brain with its ability to learn and form memories is one of the most astonishing features of the nervous system. We study the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms that are used to form, maintain or forget memories combining different model systems. A first focus lies on how memory maintenance and forgetting is balanced in the healthy and diseased brain. A second core line of research is dedicated to identify common and divergent processes in evolution that allow simple and complex cognitive functions to be achieved.

The seminar will be on Friday January, 12th at 11.45 am in room François Jacob.