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March 28 – April 1, 2010

Venue: Rixos Libertas Hotel Congress Center    

Invited lectures, Hot topics forum, Morning tutorial, Plenary sessions, Parallel sessions, Poster sessions, Discussions  

Symposia – Researcher’s initiated symposia, Invited symposia
Workshops – Researcher’s initiated workshops, Invited workshops


Biomag2010 Program Schedule at a Glance

March 10, 2010


Biomag2010 PROGRAM Booklet

March 20, 2010


Oral Sessions

All Biomag2010 invited speakers and speakers of the Biomag2010 symposia and workshops are kindly requested to bring their presentations in .ppt .pptx or .pdf formats and hand them over at the registration desk or at least one day before the presentations. The presentations will be streamed from our computers only.

Presentations from the satellite events will not be collected at the Biomag2010 registration desk.

For any special requirements during presentations or needed information please contact our technical support at webmaster@biomag2010.org

Please note that you will be presenting in a large hall. Make sure that your presentation uses high contrast colors and font-size of at least 24pt.

 Poster Sessions

Poster board dimensions: Width 1 m  x  Height 2 m  

Suggested poster size: A0 (width 841 mm x height 1189 mm), portrait orientation.  

Adhesive material will be provided. Poster sessions will be held at the lobby and congress levels Monday, March 29, Tuesday, March 30, and Wednesdy, March 31, 2010.

During the three daily poster sessions all posters are displayed from 08:00 till 22:00.

Poster presenters are kindly requested to mount their posters by 08:00 on the day of their session and remove them by 22:00 the same day. After 22:00 the posters that are not removed by the authors will be removed by hotel personnel and deposited at the registration desk till 10:00 next day.

Two 90 minutes poster sessions are scheduled per day:

First poster session

Presenting authors of the ODD poster board/poster numbers are invited to stand in front of their posters during the first 60 minutes of the poster session.

Second poster session

Presenting authors of the EVEN poster board/poster numbers are invited to stand in front of their posters during the first 60 minutes of the poster session.

Poster boards in each of the poster halls are labeled by poster board numbers, e.g. 7 while your posters are labeled by day - hall session - poster board number  e.g, M-I T3-7 

Poster sessions assignements


Monday 29.03.2010

Tuesday 30.03.2010

Wednesday 31.03.2010


T1: 1-14
T2: 15:32

T1: 1-16
T9: 16-32

T11: 1-7
T9: 8-31


T3: 1-12
T4: 13-22
T5: 23:36

T3: 1-12
T4: 13-22
T5: 23-36

T3: 1-19
T4: 20-32


T6: 1-24

T6: 1-24

T6: 1-23


T7: 1-22
T8: 23-39

T8: 13:38

T10: 1-11
T12: 12-36











Gregale - Zephyros





MCG: Instrumentation, Modeling, Basic and Clinical Studies


Nanoparticles, Biosusceptometry, and effects of magnetic fields


MEG Modeling


Signal processing and Functional Connectivity


Fetal and neonatal biomagnetism


Sensory Processing






Instrumentation and Multi-modal Integrations: MEG, Low-field MRI, EEG, fMRI, TMS, NIRS




Brain-computer interface


MEG: Clinical applications

Biomag2010 Invited Speakers

Metin Akay, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
"Advances In Neural Engineering"  

Dražen Prelec, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the Sloan School, MIT

Ivica Kostović, Croatian Brain Research Institute, University of Zagreb
"Connectivity In the Human Fetal Brain"  

Ksenija Marinković, University of California, San Diego
"When the Executive Gets Drunk: Effects of Alcohol on Cognitive Neurodynamics"

Matti Hamalainen, Harvard Medical School, MGH
"MEG and EEG Source Estimation: From Surface Mapping to Multimodal Imaging"  

Katarzyna J. Blinowska, Department of Biomedical Physics, Warsaw University
"Methods for Determination of Functional Connectivity in the Brain"

John Clarke, University of California, Berkeley
Nikola Tesla Lecture: ''Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Microtesla Fields: A Potential Modality for Imaging Cancer''  


March 20, 2010 

Friday, March 26, 2010
14:00 - 20:00



Saturday, March 27, 2010
09:00 - 20:30 COST BM 0601 and COST BM0605 Workshops:
Neurodynamic insight into functional connectivity, cognition and consciousness

Sunday, March 28, 2010
08:00 - 17:00


08:00 - 17:30


18:00 - 18:30 Opening remarks
Opening lectures
Chair: Chris Wood
18:30 - 19:00 IL-1: Metin Akay: Advances In Neural Engineering
19:00 - 19:30 IL-2: Dražen Prelec: Neuroeconomics
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome reception and dinner

Monday, March 29, 2010
08:00 - 09:00 BIOMAG2010 REGISTRATION
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
Chair: Yoshio Okada
09:00 - 09:30 IL-3: Ivica Kostović: Connectivity in the human fetal brain
Chairs: Yoshio Okada and Timothy Roberts
09:30 - 11:00 Plenary symposium
Human Brain Development Symposium
11:00 - 11:10 Coffee break
11:10 - 12:30 "Millenium Photo" in the Old City
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
12:30 - 13:30 IAB Meeting     Zephyros Hall
13:00 - 14:30 POSTER SESSIONS
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
14:30 - 16:30 Plenary symposia
Chairs: Ole Jensen and Marta Garrido
S-2: Studying functional architecture in the working brain

Chair:Barbara Friederike Händel
S-3: Cross-frequency coupling of brain oscillations

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
Chair: Riitta Hari
17:00 - 17:30 IL-4: Ksenija Marinkovic: When the Executive Gets Drunk: Effects of Alcohol on Cognitive Neurodynamics
17:30 - 19:30 Chair: Christpher J. Edgar
Plenary symposium
S-4: MEG in psychiatric and neurologic populations
19:30 - 21:00 POSTER SESSIONS

Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hall: Mistral A+B
08:00 - 09:00 Morning tutorial lecture
Chair: Silvain Baillet
IL-5: Katarzyna J. Blinkowska: Methods for Determination of Functional Connectivity in the Brain
Hall Mistral A+B
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel workshop
Chairs: Ole Jensen and Jan Mathijs Schoffelen
W-1: Data analysis competition: Connectivity and multivariate classification approaches
Hall: Mistral C
09:00 - 10:30 Parallel workshop
Chair: Kiwoong Kim
W-2: Progress in Clinical Adult MCG
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 POSTER SESSIONS
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
12:30 - 14:00 POSTER SESSIONS
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
14:30 - 16:00 Plenary symposium
Chair: Hubert Preissl
S-5: Biomagnetism in fetal and reproductive medicine: Applications and Modelling
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee break
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
Chairs: Selma Supek, Jens Haueisen and Gian Luca Romani
16:15 - 17:30 Presidential Plenary symposium
S-6: Four decades of SQUIDs in Brain and Heart Research
16:15 - 16:35 David Cohen
16:35 - 17:00 Gerhard Stroink
17:00 - 17:35 Cheryl Aine
17:35 - 18:30 Business Meeting
20:30 - 23:00 Conference Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
Session Chair: Kensuke Sekihara
08:00 - 09:00 Morning workshop
W-3: Standardization of MEG analysis
09:00 - 09:30 IL-6: Matti Hamalainen: MEG and EEG source estimation: from surface mapping to multimodal imaging
09:30 - 11:00 Plenary symposium
Chairs: Ksenija Marinkovic and Eric Halgren
S-7: Neural Dynamics of Language
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 POSTER SESSIONS
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 POSTER SESSIONS
Hall: Mistral A+B
14:30 - 16:00 Parallel symposium
Chairs: Avgis Hadjipapas and Eric Halgren
S-8: Physiological underpinnings of EEG/MEG signals revealed by invasive recordings in man
Hall: Mistral C
14:30 - 16:00 Parallel workshop
Chairs: Carsten Hermann Wolters and Jens Haueisen
W-4: Forward modeling in EEG and MEG source analysis
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
16:30 - 18:00 Plenary symposium
Chairs: Christoph Braun and Matthias Witte
S-9: Non-invasive brain computer interfaces: Current development and applications
18:00 - 19:00 ISACM Business Meeting
18:00 - 20:00 POSTER SESSIONS

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Hall: Mistral A+B+C
Chairs: Douglas Cheyne and Gerhard Stroink
09:00 - 10:00 Nikola Tesla Invited Lecture
IL-7: John Clarke: Magnetic resonance imaging in microtesla fields: A potential modality for imaging cancer
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary symposium
S-10: Advances in SQUID-based technologies
10:00 - 10:20 Petr Volegov
10:20 - 10:40 Risto Ilmoniemi
10:40 - 11:00 James Zimmerman Prize Talk
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00

Future of Biomagnetism Research: Positive Directions

13:00 - 13:30 Closing remarks 

Satellite events:

Biomag 2010 Application for Approval of Satellite Event  

Deadline for application: November 15, 2009 Closed

Proposals are solicited for 90-minutes symposia and workshops.  

Call for Biomag2010 Symposia and Workshops Closed

Symposium / workshop proposal submission Closed