9.00-9.05 Opening comments. Kjeld Møllgård (meeting host)
9.10-10.40 Session 1. Influence of barriers on brain development and its internal environment.
Chair: Norman Saunders
9.10-9.40 Zoltán Molnár, Oxford UK: Local and global environmental factors involved in neocortical development.
9.40-10.10 Kjeld Møllgård, Copenhagen, Denmark: Brain barrier mechanisms: how may they influence aspects of brain development?
10.10-10.40 V. Daniela Virgintino, Bari, Italy: Cellular constituents of the blood-brain barrier.
11.15-13.00 Session 2. Specific aspects of brain development.
Chair: Zoltán Molnár
11.15-11.45 Dennis Jabaudon (Geneva, Switzerland): Thalamocortical interactions.
11.45-12.15 Victor Borrell, San Juan de Alicante, Spain: Intermediate progenitors and cortical expansion.
12.15-12.45 Victor Tarabykin, Berlin, Germany: Molecular mechanisms of cortical neurogenesis, migration and differentiation.
14.05-15.35 Session 3. Molecular and ultrastructural aspects of brain barrier mechanisms in development.
Chair: Mark Habgood
14.05-14.35 Torben Moos, Aalborg, Denmark: Expression of metal-binding proteins and metal transport across the blood-brain barrier in the developing brain.
14.35-15.05 Pia Johansson, The impact of an altered choroid plexus on developmental neurogenesis.
15.05-15.35 Graham Knott, Lausanne, Switzerland: New microscopical techniques applied to brain barriers.
16.05-17.30 Session 4. Barriers in developing brain pathologies.
Chair: Kjeld Møllgård
16.05-16.35 Joakim Ek, Gothenberg, Sweden: The developing choroid plexus in health and disease.
16.35-17.05 Mark Habgood, Melbourne, Australia: Drug delivery to the brain, why is it so difficult?
17.05-17.35 Helen Stolp, London, UK. Pathological aspects of brain barrier mechanisms.
17.35- 18.00 Norman Saunders, Melbourne, Australia: Where are we now and where next?
18.00 Evening reception
20.00 Guided tour to the ‘Core Facility for human developmental biology/human fetal –biobank’
Three floors down from the Faculty Club – Christian B Brøchner & Kjeld Møllgård