Wednesday, June 12  

12:00-  Registration 

13:00-  Welcome words by Professor Dan Lindholm and Professor Tomi Taira, University of Helsinki 

13:15-14:15    Plenary lecture 1: Trevor Robbins, University of Cambridge

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

Welcome Reception  

17:30-19:30   Posters and exhibition  

Thursday, June 13

09:00-10:00    Plenary Lecture 3: Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

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

12:00-14:00     Posters and exhibition  

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 

17:00-18:00      Plenary Lecture 4:  Carmen Sandi, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne


Friday, June 14

09:00-10:00       Plenary Lecture 5: Laura L. Colgin, University of Texas, Austin

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

12:00-14:00       Posters and exhibition

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.

More information about Professor Robbins' research projects >>>.

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 >>>.