This one-day symposium aimed to commemorate Santiago Ramon y Cajal’s discoveries on the 111 th anniversary of his Nobel Prize award, in addition to bring the research in neuroscience closer to the general audience. During the Symposium, we went on a trip from basic research in neuroscience to their clinical applications and understanding processes like consciousness. As a connecting path, Ramon y Cajal´s impact in the discipline was highlighted. Researchers in different specialities such as Prof Javier de Felipe, (From Ramón y Cajal Insitute), Prof Thomas Bliss (University College London) and Prof Susan Greenfield (University of Oxford) participate in the symposium.
The posterior round table with the participation of the invited speakers and more than 150 attendees has generated a rich debate in which a multidisciplinary collaboration in neuroscience has been manifested to be able to improve the knowledge in the field. Moreover, we had a really interesting magic and neuroscience session by Mr Matthew Tompkins.
This event, could have not been celebrated without the well acknowledged support of the Ramón Areces Foundation, the Spanish Embassy in London, the Spanish Science and Technology Foundation (FECYT), the Biochemical Society and the Medical Research Council.