Opening remarks at the Symposium will be given by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders; Gary Perry, dean and professor of FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; and Herbert Jackle, vice president of Germany's Max Planck Society. The two-day program includes five moderated sessions and two special presentations given by Axel Borst, professor and director of the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology in Germany, and David Fitzpatrick, director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and professor of neurobiology at Duke University.
Sponsors include IBM Southeast Employee's Federal Credit Union; Nikon; Proskauer; and Zeiss. There will also be an exhibition area to include Applied Precision; Coherent; EMD; Eppendorf; Hunt Optics and Imaging; Leica Microsystems; Mettler Toledo; MicroOptics Florida; Nikon; PerkinElmer; Prairie Technologies; and Zeiss.
Early registration for the symposium is $75 by September 21, and $125 after that date. The event is free for students. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://www.science.fau.edu/neuroscience/iban/fau-mpfi-neuro-symposium.html or call 561-297-0384. For more information on the graduate program, visit www.science.fau.edu/neuroscience/iban/index.html.
About the Max Planck Society:
Germany's Max Planck Society has led the world in advancing the frontiers of scientific research for more than 60 years. The independent, nonprofit organization, with its international staff of around 20,400, including research fellows and visiting scientists, has an annual operating budget of $1.8 billion. Named for the 1918 Nobel Prize-winning physicist and founder of the quantum theory, Max Planck, the scientific institution
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