Under the auspicies of Italian Society of Pharmacology


CISSN 2019

Neurogenetics and Neurogenomics

The recent impressive advances in the field of genetics is yielding promising perspectives for subjects affected by neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders but also challenges for researchers in the field. The CISSN-2019 will offer a wide range of presentations from cutting edge researchers working in basic and clinical aspects of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Cellular models, brain imaging, human genetics, pharmacogenetics are some of the topics which will be covered with the aim of boosting research in understanding and treating individual patients, with the goal of overcome the current unmet medical needs in psychiatry and neurology.


The Catania International Summer School of Neuroscience has always attracted attendees from Europe interested in the most appealing topics in Neuroscience and Neuropsychopharmacology. The CISSN 2019 is entitled “Neurogenetics and Neurogenomics”. During the CISSN, 10 lectures of 120 min (including 30-min discussion)  will be delivered by experts from among the best in the field of brain diseases and neuropharmacology.



The CISSN is addressed to PhD students, Post-Doctoral fellows, residency students in genetics, pharmacology, psychiatry ad neurology, interested in Neuroscience.




Ernst Bamberg - Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Alessandro Cellerino - Scuola Normale Superiore, Laboratory of Biology, Pisa, Italy.

Ginetta Collo - Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Stefano Gustincich - Department of Neuroscience, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy

Emilio Merlo Pich - CNS Therapeutic Area Unit, Takeda Development Center Europe, London, UK.

Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg - Medical Faculty Mannheim/Heidelberg University, Germany

Dan Rujescu - University Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany.

Alessandro Serretti - Dept of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Ron van Schaik - Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Deadlines for students (40 students)

  • Registration 31 May 2019
  • Fee payment  (550 €) by 15 June 2019
  • 10 travel grant of 500 € will be assigned on the basis of CV/project evaluation
  • 6 young members of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF) and winners of SIF fellowship will take advantage of SIF GRANT
    • SIF fellowship: ==> Link
  • Announcement of travel grant winners will be delivered after registration fee payment. Applications are open from March to May 31th 2019. To process your application, you must complete the online form on the application page



Filippo Drago - BIOMETEC, University of Catania, (Italy)

Scientific Director:

Alessandro Serretti - Dept of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy




CISSN - International Summer School of Neuroscience