Brain Night

An event that will share all the secrets of how our brain gets energy and what stem cells can be used for!

Event Details


swissnex Brazil
Rua Cândido Mendes 157, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 20241-220 Brazil


July 06, 2015 from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm

During the International Brain Research Organization 2015 (, swissnex Brazil is organizing an event to take you on an amazing journey about the BRAIN with a Swiss expert, Prof. Pierre Magistretti (see below), and Stevens Rehen ( Professor – Institute of de Bio Science of UFRJ &  Instituto D’Or )

How much energy does the brain need? What is consuming all this energy? And how does communication within our brains work?  

The two excellent speakers and brilliant researchers will shed light on the marvelous secrets of how our brain gets energy and what it uses it for.

This event is going to be in Portuguese and no background knowledge is required.

Prof. Pierre Magistretti:

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Pierre Magistretti is Director of the Brain Mind Institute at EPFL and Director of the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience of the University of Lausanne and CHUV. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of brain energy metabolism and glia biology. His group has discovered some of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the coupling between neuronal activity and energy consumption by the brain. This work has considerable ramifications for the understanding of the origin of the signals detected with the current functional brain imaging techniques used in neurologic and psychiatric research. He is the author of over 140 articles published in peer reviewed journals. 


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——–Portuguese version:

Durante International Brain Research Organization 2015 (, a swissnex Brazil está organizando um evento para levar você para uma viagem incrível sobre o CEREBRO HUMANO com um especialista suíço, Professor Pierre Magistretti e Stevens Rehen (Professor Titular – Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas da UFRJ &Coordenador Geral de Pesquisa  – Instituto D’Or de Pesquisa e Ensino)

Quanta energia usa o cérebro? O que consuma toda essa energia? E como funciona a comunicação dentro do nosso cérebro?

Os dois palestrantes pesquisadores excelentes vão revelar os secretos maravilhosos sobre como o nosso cérebro recebe energia e o que acontece durante uma ataque de epilepsia.

O evento vai ser em Portugues e não precisa ter conhecimento sobre o assunto.

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