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Workshop 2019

Methods in Experimental Neurosciences: From Animal Models to Humans

February 13 - 15, 2019

Department of Physiology, University of Bern, Seminar room 258

Organizers:

Andrea Federspiel, Thomas König, Smita Saxena, Hans Rudolf Widmer, Stéphane Ciocchi, Shankar Sachidhanandam and Jürg Streit
Depts. of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Physiology, University of Bern

Speakers:

Participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience are requested to present a poster about their research projects. Please send the title and a short abstract of your presentation not later than January 30, 2019 to: streit@pyl.unibe.ch

Credits: 2 ECTS points for poster presentation

The workshop is open for non-participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. program in Neuroscience. Guests are welcome. Please register immediatly. The number of participants is limited!

Deadline for registration : January 30, 2019

Register per email to: streit@pyl.unibe.ch

Program:

Wednesday, February 13

09:15 - 09:20 Introduction (Jürg Streit, Physiology Bern)
09:20 - 12:00 Session 1: Circuit function and behavior in animal models (Stéphane Ciocchi, Physiology Bern, Abstracts )
09:20 - 10:10 The role of network oscillations in hippocampal information processing (Balint Lasztoczi, Cognitive Neurobiology Vienna)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:30 Circuit dissection tools: from engrams to medicines (Roger Redondo, Roche Innovation Center Basel)
11:30 - 12:30 Dendritic mechanisms of map plasticity in somatosensory cortex (Frédéric Gambino, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, Bordeaux)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:15 Student's poster session I >>
14:15 - 17:00 Session 2: Circuits in sensory perception (Shankar Sachidhanandam, Physiology Bern, Abstracts )
14:15 - 14:50 Calcium imaging in freely behaving rodents: monitoring hippocampal mnemonic processes (Kaizhen Li, Physiology Bern)
14:50 - 15:10 Coffee break
15:10 - 15:55 Mechanisms and functional roles of synapse diversity in sensory circuits (Nelson Rebola, Brain & Spine Institute, Paris)
15:55 - 16:40 Sensory perception at the posterior parietal cortex (Shankar Sachidhanandam, Physiology Bern)

Thursday, February 14

09:15 - 12:00 Session 3: fMRI in Neuroscience (Andrea Federspiel, Psychiatry Bern)
09:15 - 10:00 Basic concepts of functional Neuroimaging (Andrea Federspiel, Psychiatry Bern, pdf )
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 Basic concepts of structural Neuroimaging (Andrea Federspiel, Psychiatry Bern, pdf )
11:15 - 12:00 Advanced Neuroimaging methods in Neurosciences (Andrea Federspiel, Psychiatry Bern, pdf )
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:15 Student's poster session II >>
14:15 - 17:00 Session 4: EEG in Neuroscience (Thomas König, Psychiatry Bern)
14:15 - 15:00 Sleep, Development, and Psychiatry: Insights gained from quantitative EEG analysis (Andjela Markovic, Psychiatry Bern)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:15 Combined EEG and fMRI in humans (Lucie Brechet, EPFL Lausanne, pdf )
16:15 - 17:00 Human EEG analysis in Psychiatry (Thomas König, Psychiatry Bern)

Friday, February 15

09:15 - 12:00 Session 5: Animal model systems for studying neurodegeneration (Preeti Yadav, Neurology Bern, Abstracts )
09:15 - 10:00 In vivo spinal cord electrophysiology in rodent models of ALS (Daniel Zytnicki, Neurosciences Paris)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 Patient-derived inducible pluripotent stem cells in ALS (Preeti Yadav, Neurology Bern)
11:15 - 12:00 Live in vivo imaging in mice models of neurodegeneration studying network activity (Sabine Liebscher, Clinical Neuroimmunology Munich)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 14:15 Student's poster session III >>
14:15 - 17:00 Session 6: Therapies and approaches in disease and regeneration (Hans Rudolf Widmer, Neurosurgery Bern, Abstracts )
14:15 - 14:20 Introduction (Hans Rudolf Widmer, Neurosurgery Bern)
14:20 - 15:05 Hemorrhagic stroke: Background, mechanism and treatment strategies from animals to humans (Basil Grüter, Neurosurgery, Aarau)
15:05 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 16:15 Paracrine factors: Mechanism and effects (Stefano Di Santo, Neurosurgery, Bern)
16:15 - 17:00 The potential of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in neurological and psychiatric diseases (Claudio Pollo, Neurosurgery, Bern)

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