Opening Session

Join us! Make sure to be at the Opening Session on Friday evening to celebrate the start of the 7th EAN Congress!

Friday, 18 June 2021 – 18:30 CEST
Main Auditorium on the Virtual Congress Platform


President's address
Claudio Bassetti, MD, Prof, FEAN
EAN President

Welcome words
Thomas Berger, MD, Prof, FEAN
Chair, Scientific Committee

Announcement of Opening Speaker
Tony Marson, MD, Prof, FEAN
Chair Programme Committee

Opening Lecture: Juergen Knoblich

Juergen Knoblich is heading the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna. He is a developmental neuroscientist studying human brain development and psychiatric disorders. His group has developed a method for growing human brain tissue in the lab. They can recapitulate human embryonic brain development during the first trimester and analyze the developmental defects leading to neurological disorders.