Plenary speakers

Plenary speakers

We are honoured and delighted to offer delegates an amazing line-up of international leaders in neuroscience, discussing topics from consiousness to credibility to the cellular basis of psychiatric disease.

Please also check out our two evening public lectures, being held at the conference centre, as part of the BYOB-Brighton public programme:

18:30 BST ​Monday 24th April
Public panel discussion
How do we save the planet? Why understanding people and our behaviour is critical

18:30 BST Tuesday 25th April
Public lecture by Professor Rory O'Connor
When It Is Darkest: Understanding the psychology of suicide risk

Plenary sessions

Credibility in neuroscienceThe change-makers (and how to keep up with them):
Credibility in practice across neuroscience settings

18:20 - 19:20 BST, Sunday 23rd April 2023

The Brain and Neuroscience Advances Plenary Lecture

Brain and Neuroscience Advances journal

Stanislas DehaeneSymbols and languages: a hypothesis about the singularity of the human brain
Plenary two

Stanislas DehaeneINSERM, France

08:30 - 09:30 BST
Monday 24th April 2023

Patik BrundinWhat can animal models of synucleinopathies teach us?
The Parkinson's UK Plenary Lecture

Patrik Brundin, Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US

11:50 -12:50 BST
Monday 24th April 2023

Supported and convened by Parkinson's UK

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Sue Fletcher Watson and Mary DohertyNeuroscience and Neurodiversity
The Lived Experience Plenary

Sue Fletcher-Watson, University of Edinburgh, UK with 
Mary Doherty, Brighton & Sussex Medical School/ Our Lady’s Hospital, Ireland

17:10 - 18:10 BST
Monday 24th April 2023

Sponsored by DeepMind

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Joanna WardlawVascular causes of neurodegeneration: risk factors, mechanisms, and potential treatments
The Wolstencroft Lecture

Joanna Wardlaw, UK Dementia Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh, UK

08:30 - 09:30 BST
Tuesday 25th April 2023

In association with The Wolstencroft Trust

Meng LiStem cells, neuronal development, and the cellular basis of neuropsychiatric diseases
The Guarantors of Brain Plenary Lecture

Meng Li, Cardiff University UK

11:50 -12:50 BST
Tuesday 25th April 2023

Supported and convened by the Guarantors of Brain

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Mechanisms of Axon Growth and Regeneration
Plenary seven

Frank Bradke, DZNE, Germany

17:10 - 18:10 BST
Tuesday 25th April 2023

Dimitri KullmannFocal epilepsy: from mechanisms to rational gene therapy 
The Association of British Neurologists Lecture

Dimitri Kullmann, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, UK

08:30 - 09:30 BST
Wednesday 26th April 2023

Supported and convened by The Association of British Neurologists

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Colin BlakemoreProfessor Sir Colin Blakemore Special Session
Plenary nine

Celebrating the life and research of Colin Blakemore

11:40 - 13:00 BST
Wednesday 26th April 2023