8:30      Registration

9:00      Introduction
- Jean-Antoine Girault, IFM director
- Frédérique Peronnet, Vice-director of the Faculty of Biology (UFR927)

09:15    keynote lecture :
           James Briscoe, Francis Crick Institute, London, UK
               "The Cellular and Molecular Logic of Neural Tube Development"

10:15    Coffee break and posters

10:45   Session I : Neuronal programming and reprogramming
          Sophie Jarriault, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France
              “Plasticity of the cellular identity: a way to new neurons"
Benedikt Berninger, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
              “Lineage reprogramming of glia into neurons”

          Hynek Wichterle, Columbia University, New York, USA
              “Decoding motor neuron programming”

Sponsor 5mn  presentations : IPSEN and Cellular Dynamics international

13:00    Lunch and posters

14:00   Session II : Brain development, evolution and disorders
          Matthias Groszer, Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris, France

             "When neurodevelopment meets neurodegeneration : using patient iPSC derived neurons to study a                 rare disorder"

          Silvia Cappello, Max Plank Institute, Munich, Germany

              "Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms underlying malformations of cortical development"

          Pierre Vanderhaeghen, IRIBHM, University of Bruxelles, Belgium
“From pluripotent stem cells to cortical circuits” Coffee break and posters

          Paola Arlotta, Harvard University, Boston, USA
              "Development of the Cerebral Cortex: from the Embryo to 3D Brain Organoids."

    Coffee break and posters

17:00    Keynote lecture

         Lorenz Studer
, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

             "Human pluripotent-derived neuronal and glial lineages : From specification towards clinical application"