The full program and list of posters can be found as pdf files below.
13:00-13:15 Welcome words: Professor Dan Lindholm (University of Helsinki, Brain Research Society of Finland) and Professor Tomi Taira (University of Helsinki, Scandinavian Physiological Society)
13:15-14:15 Plenary lecture 1: Trevor Robbins (University of Cambridge): Compulsivity, addiction and OCD: Aberrant learning and fronto-striatal dysregulation
14:30-16:00 Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions 1 and 2
1) Cluster headache and migraine genetics and new insights
2) Synapse / network mechanisms behind developmentally originating neuropsychiatric disorders
16:30-17:30 Plenary Lecture 2: Andreas Lüthi, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel): Dynamic encoding of behavioral states in amygdala circuits
17:30 University of Helsinki Welcome Reception
18:00-19:30 Posters and exhibition (Session A)
09:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture 3: Gonçalo Castelo-Branco (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm): Analysis of oligodendrocyte heterogeneity by bulk and single cell transcriptomic methods
10:15-11:45 Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions 3 and 4
3) From neural populations to behavior
4) Human iPSC modeling of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases
12:30-14:00 Posters and exhibition (Session B)
13:00-13:30 Minisymposium by AgnTho’s: Sophisticated instrumentation for
animal phenotyping and behavioral research
14:00-15:30 Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions 5 and 6
5) New roles of glia during CNS development and in disease
6) TRKB receptor interactors in brain plasticity and disease
15:30-17:00 Posters and exhibition (Session C)
17:00-18:00 Plenary Lecture 4: Carmen Sandi (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne): Neural circuits for anxious actions – The emerging role of mitochondria
09:00-10:00 Plenary Lecture 5: Laura L. Colgin (University of Texas, Austin): Slow and Fast Gamma Rhythms in the Hippocampus
10:15-11:45 Symposium Block – Parallel Sessions 7 and 8
7) Neuronal network and plasticity in the midbrain
8) Imaging of working memory and attention in rodents, nonhuman primates and humans
12:30-14:00 Posters and exhibition (Session D)
13:00-13:30 Minisymposium by Aiforia: Quantitative Image Analysis by Deep Learning AI in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chair: Andrea Carmine Belin, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Chair: Sari Lauri, University of Helsinki
Chair: Benjamin Dunn, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Chair: Laurent Roybon, Lund University, Sweden
Chair: Mikko Airavaara, University of Helsinki, Finland
Chair: Eero Castrén, University of Helsinki, Finland
Chair: Esa Korpi, University of Helsinki
Chair: Kimmo Alho / Satu Palva, University of Helsinki, Finland
Professor Lüthi is Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland.
His research focuses on cellular mechanisms of learning and memory.
More information about Andreas Lüthi's research projects.
Professor Carmen Sandi is Director of the Brain Mind Institute at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics investigates the impact and mechanisms whereby stress and personality affect brain function and behavior, with a focus on the social domain and, particularly, on aggression and social hierarchies.
More information about Professor Sandi's research projects.
Dr. Laura L. Colgin is Associate Professor at the Center for Learning and Memory of the University of Texas at Austin.
The main goals of her research work are to understand the functional significance of the different types of rhythms within the entorhinal-hippocampal network and to uncover their underlying mechanisms.
More information about Dr. Colgin's research projects.
Professor Trevor Robbins directs the ‘Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute’ (BCNI) of the University of Cambridge.
His research interests span the areas of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. His work focuses on functions of the frontal lobes of the brain and their connections with other regions, including the so-called brain reward systems in the striatum and the limbic system.
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Gonçalo Castelo-Branco is Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Senior Researcher in Neuroepigenetics at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
His team is interested in the molecular mechanisms defining the epigenetic state of cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage.
More information about Dr. Castelo-Branco's research work >>>.