2023 Research Day Schedule

Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN) & the Max Planck-University of Toronto Centre (MPUTC) 2023 Research Day / Neuroscience Conference

Friday, May 19, 2023
Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto

Program Schedule

9:00 a.m.                         

Registration Opens (Stone Lobby, Medical Sciences Building)

Poster set up and refreshments

10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.

Welcome and opening remarks (McLeod Theater)


Dr. Zhong-Ping Feng, Director, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN), Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

Dr. Joyce Poon/Dr. Taufik Valiante, Co-Directors, the Max Planck-University of Toronto Centre (MPUTC), Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute

10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Keynote Lecture I (McLeod Theater)

Introduction by Dr. Iva Zovkic, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga


Dr. Marcelo Wood, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. University of California Irvine
“Examining how the epigenome encodes a molecular memory for exercise that affects subsequent long-term memory formation

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

CPIN & MPUTC Trainee Poster Presentation/Evaluation (Stone Lobby)

(Lunch boxes will be provided) 

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Keynote Lecture II (McLeod Theater)

Introduction by Dr Taufik Valiante/Dr. Luka Milosevic, Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto


Dr. Florian Mormann, MD, PhD, Group Leader, Lichtenberg, Professor of Cognitive and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn Medical Center.

“Cognitive adventures of single neurons in the human medial temporal lobe”

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. 

Professional Development Workshop (McLeod Theater)

Moderators: Dr. Zhong-Ping Feng and Dr. Luka Milosevic


Alex Olson, Senior Research Associate, Centre for Analytics and AI Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

“Large Language Models in Research: Getting the Most out of Generative AI”

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks (McLeod Theater)

Dr. Zhong-Ping Feng and Lilian Lin, PhD Candidate, Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto


Jonathan Dostrovsky Awards in Neuroscience

Trainee Presentation awards