QBio Symposium

About the symposium 2021/2022

“The Brain in Numbers ” – May 12th, 2022

The theme of this year’s Qbio symposium is centered around one of the most fascinating organs of our bodies: the brain. During the symposium, talks about different topics in neuroscience will be held. The emphasis will be on interdisciplinary research between life sciences and natural sciences, often called quantitative biology (Qbio). The symposium will take place at different locations within the Victor J. Koningsbergergebouw (KBG).






10:30 – 11:00

Pangea (KBG)

Introduction talk

Qbio committee

11:00 – 11:45

Pangea (KBG)

Speaker one

Dr. Kevin Kenna:

Using quantitative measures of brain DNA activity to discover hidden genetic risk in ALS

12:00 – 13:00

Minnaert Hall (KBG)


13:15 – 14:00

Atlas (KBG)

Speaker two

Dr. N.L.M.Cappaert:

The anatomical connectome of the brain

14:00 – 14:45

Atlas (KBG)

Speaker three

Dr. Harold Mac Gillavry:

Quantifying the dynamic and nanoscale organization of neuronal synapses


Minnaert Hall (KBG)

Coffee break


15:15 – 16:00

Atlas (KBG)

Speaker four

Prof.Dr. Cristiane de Morais Smith:

Can consciousness be explained by quantum physics?

16:00 – 17:00

Minnaert Hall (KBG)

Ending of symposium + Drinks