20-23 september 2017. Pécs - Hungary
Special events
The history of neuroscience  in Central and Eastern Europe  during and after communism
The history of neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during and after communism 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:30
Venue: Conference Room F08
The Seminar will examine the development of Neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. The communist parties applied a strict control on scientific research enforcing the “historical materialism” approach. In spite of these political restrictions, 20th century Central and Eastern Europe witnessed important discoveries in Neuroscience, made by scientists whose work will be discussed during the seminar.


Boldizsár Czéh (Chair)
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Medical School, University of Pécs, Hungary

Lorenzo Lorusso (Chair)
Department of Neurology
Mellino Mellini Hospital Trust, Chiari, Italy



Introduction by Chairpersons 

László Lénárd
Institute of Physiology
University of Pécs, Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
"Life-work of Endre Grastyán and its impact on physiology, behavioural neuroscience and psychology" 

János Réthelyi
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
"The life and work of János Szentágothai"

Zoltán Molnár
Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
"Preserving the history of Neuroscience at University of Oxford and Hungarian contributions"

Marco Piccolino
Center of Neuroscience
University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
"A. L. Byzov and the Russian research on the retina during the communist era"

Ilija Damjanovic1, Pavle Andjus2, Zoran Gacic3  
1Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
2School of Biology University of Belgrade, Serbia
3Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia
"The Belgrade school of Physiology before and during the communist period"

Milos Judas
Croatian Institute for Brain Research
University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
"Neuroscience in Yugoslavia: before and after the communist period"


Drinks and finger food will be available at the Symposium. 

12:30-14:30 | max 100 persons, 90 free places