20-23 september 2017. Pécs - Hungary
Symposia
Wired to be human: unique features of brain development (Ivica Kostovic)
Wired to be human: unique features of brain development (Ivica Kostovic) 2017-09-21 - 11:00-13:00
Venue: Plenary Hall
Unique genetic, molecular, cellular and anatomical features that characterize development of complex connectivity of the human cortex, throughout fetal life, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, encourage multidisciplinary effort, application of new technologies and sharing of data amongst the researchers.
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Cognitive control and cognitive flexibility: From behavioral, systems and neuronal mechanisms to clinical implications (Ales Stuchlik)
Cognitive control and cognitive flexibility: From behavioral, systems and neuronal mechanisms to clinical implications (Ales Stuchlik) 2017-09-21 - 11:00-13:00
Venue: Conference Room
The symposium will provide in-depth examination of the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of cognitive control and flexibility, processes that are impaired in many neuropsychiatric disorders, that cannot be adequately treated, yet majorly determine patient´s daily functioning.
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Binocular perception and its disorders (Péter Buzás & Gábor Jandó)
Binocular perception and its disorders (Péter Buzás & Gábor Jandó) 2017-09-21 - 11:00-13:00
Venue: Conference Room 103
The session guides the audience from our current understanding of the neural mechanisms of stereopsis through the developmental steps establishing binocular vision to some of the most recent clinical approaches to the treatment of amblyopia.
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 Network imaging in behaving animals – developing picture (Balázs Rózsa)
Network imaging in behaving animals – developing picture (Balázs Rózsa) 2017-09-21 - 15:30-17:30
Venue: Plenary Hall
In our symposium we bring together the best researchers in the field of large scale neural network imaging in behavioral context to present us the latest results and possibilities (recording methods, molecular markers, options of manipulating neural activity) of that rapidly evolving research area.
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Neurobiology of Social Behavior (Árpád Dobolyi)
Neurobiology of Social Behavior (Árpád Dobolyi) 2017-09-21 - 15:30-17:30
Venue: Conference Room
The symposium will overview social behaviors in evolutionary perspective. Then, brain circuitry and systems biological results responsible for parental care in rodents will be presented. Finally, specific neuropeptide systems involved in anxiety and consolation behaviours, and their therapeutic use in psychopathologies, such as autism will be discussed.
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Invertebrate Neurobiology: how evolution shapes neuronal circuits (Hans- Joachim Pflüger)
Invertebrate Neurobiology: how evolution shapes neuronal circuits (Hans- Joachim Pflüger) 2017-09-21 - 15:30-17:30
Venue: Conference Room 103
This session will introduce some important invertebrate experimental organisms and consider aspects of evolution of the nervous system with respect to neuronal networks underlying behaviour.
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The impact of brain states and neuromodulation: from neuronal networks to behavior (Balázs Hangya & Magor L. Lőrincz)
The impact of brain states and neuromodulation: from neuronal networks to behavior (Balázs Hangya & Magor L. Lőrincz) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30
Venue: Plenary Hall
The session presents recent advances in the fields of neuromodulatory systems and brain states focusing on their interaction during behavior and the neural mechanisms involved.
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Novel molecular rules shaping the developing nervous system: reopening differentiation programs for therapeutic benefit (Alán Alpár & Tibor Harkány )
Novel molecular rules shaping the developing nervous system: reopening differentiation programs for therapeutic benefit (Alán Alpár & Tibor Harkány ) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30
Venue: Conference Room
The symposium presents mechanistic insight into novel mechanisms and signalling events in cell migration, lineage commitment, interactions with the immune system to define the contributions of individual neurons to functionally-segregated neuronal networks, ensuing pathologies and therapeutic implications.
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Recent advances in nociceptive signalling: focus on temperature-, acid-, and light-induced pain (Alexandru Babes & Gábor Pethő)
Recent advances in nociceptive signalling: focus on temperature-, acid-, and light-induced pain (Alexandru Babes & Gábor Pethő) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30
Venue: Conference Room 103
This symposium will address recent findings in sensory transduction of temperature-, acid- and light-induced pain in the peripheral mammalian nervous system with a focus on the roles of TRP and Nav channels.
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Multidisciplinary approaches to study the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases (Illana Gozes)
Multidisciplinary approaches to study the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases (Illana Gozes) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: Plenary Hall
By innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and methodology, including gene knockout, Crispr/Cas, digital polymerized chain analyses at the single cell level, advanced bioinformatics, we will show how to understand and combat autism and Alzheimer's disease toward better disease management and public benefit.
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Human-specific cortical microcircuit function and structure (Karri Lämsä)
Human-specific cortical microcircuit function and structure (Karri Lämsä) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: Conference Room
Neocortical and hippocampal microcircuit features specifically found in humans and not in rodents, may be required to understand our brain function in health and disease. The symposium brings together experts from laboratories in Europe and overseas to give an updated picture of this timely and expanding research field.
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Imaging the brain and cerebrospinal fluid at a single-molecule level (Joana Ferreira & Juan Varela)
Imaging the brain and cerebrospinal fluid at a single-molecule level (Joana Ferreira & Juan Varela) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00
Venue: Conference Room 103
Our ability to image single molecules with high spatial and temporal resolution has greatly increased. This symposium will highlight recent developments regarding single-molecule imaging in complex biological scenarios both in physiology and pathophysiology. Exciting data using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single-particle tracking and single-molecule spectroscopy techniques will be presented.
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Recent advances in understanding of individual differences in stress resilience and vulnerability (Tamas Kozicz)
Recent advances in understanding of individual differences in stress resilience and vulnerability (Tamas Kozicz) 2017-09-23 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: Plenary Hall
Numerous factors make us react to stress differently. Mechanisms of individual differences in stress vulnerability vs. resilience suggests that there are brain structure and function specific effects of stress responsivity that are influenced by the individual's prior experience and that shape molecular, cellular and ultimately behavioral responses to stressful challenges.
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Distributed neural circuits controlling fear state and realted learning (Norbert Hájos)
Distributed neural circuits controlling fear state and realted learning (Norbert Hájos) 2017-09-23 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: Conference Room
This symposium will share recent findings on local and distributed circuits in both cortical and subcortical regions controlling fear state and related associative learning.
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Synaptic cytoskeletal dysfunction: a common mechanism in developmental neuropathies (Bence Rácz & Marco Rust)
Synaptic cytoskeletal dysfunction: a common mechanism in developmental neuropathies (Bence Rácz & Marco Rust) 2017-09-23 - 10:00-12:00
Venue: Conference Room 103
This symposium will provide novel insights into the mechanisms that control actin dynamics during dendritic spine development and in synaptic plasticity and how dysregulation of such mechanisms contribute to the etiology and pathology of human developmental neuropathies such as fragile X syndrome, schizophrenia-related disorders or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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Dopamine D2 Receptor Supersensitivity as a Spectrum of Neurotoxicity and Status in Psychiatric Disorders (Richard M. Kostrzewa)
Dopamine D2 Receptor Supersensitivity as a Spectrum of Neurotoxicity and Status in Psychiatric Disorders (Richard M. Kostrzewa) 2017-09-23 - 13:30-15:30
Venue: Plenary Hall
Alterations in D2 receptor functions are described on several levels and shown to have important roles in behavioral abnormalities relating to human psychiatric disorders.
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Retinal neurochemistry and information processing (Róbert Gábriel & Béla Völgyi)
Retinal neurochemistry and information processing (Róbert Gábriel & Béla Völgyi) 2017-09-23 - 13:30-15:30
Venue: Conference Room
The purpose of the symposium is to highlight current hot topics in retinal research. Presenters of this symposium will cover recent advances of modern retinal research. Both basic science aspects and implication for disease states will be incorporated. They will examine the function of both chemical and electrical synapses in retinal signaling including the presynaptic molecular machinery of the very first synapse between photoreceptors and bipolar cells, the long debated mechanism underlying the generation of bipolar cell surround responses by the outer retinal inhibitory horizontal cells and also the generation of the spike code of the retinal output ganglion cells. These issues will be presented based on experiments carried out in both wild type and transgenic animal models as well as in postmortem human retinal samples. In addition, the scotopic signaling in the human retina will be described and compared to those of previously in animal models. Finally, besides signaling in the healthy retina, retinal pathology related to mechanosensation in the glaucomatous eye and the malfunction of the neurovascular unit will be discussed as well.
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Excitotoxicity in brain ischemia and epilepsy - a translational perspective   (Ana-Maria Zagrean & Mihai Moldovan)
Excitotoxicity in brain ischemia and epilepsy - a translational perspective (Ana-Maria Zagrean & Mihai Moldovan) 2017-09-23 - 13:30-15:30
Venue: Conference Room 103
This symposium will focus on the translational systems neuroscience of brain ischemia and epilepsy.
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