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10 International Congress of The Polish Neuroscience Society

Symposia


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND (MORNING SESSIONS 10.30-11.30)

Symposium 1: Signaling and plasticity at local neuronal networks
Chairperson: Jerzy W. Mozrzymas (Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland)

Marco Capogna, (MRC Unit, Oxford, UK)
Slow GABA-A receptor-mediated synaptic response: cell types, mechanisms and physiological role
Zoltan Nusser, (Institute of Experimental Medicine, HAS, Budapest, Hungary)
Synaptic connectivity in the olfactory network
Malgorzata Kossut, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Immediate early genes in plasticity of cortical columns
Jerzy W. Mozrzymas, (Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland)
Role of metalloproteinases in synaptic plasticity in the hippocampal mossy fiber-CA3 pathway

Symposium 2: Stem cells in neurodegenerative diseases – time for clinical translation?
Chairperson: Barbara Łukomska (Mossakowski Medical Research Centre PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Krystyna Domańska-Janik, (NeuroRepair Department, Institute of Medical Research PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Therapeutic promise of adult stem cell populations
Piotr Walczak, (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
Current status of non-invasive cellular imaging of cells transplanted into CNS:  advantages and limitations
Brigitte Onteniente, (INSERM Evry, France)
Human induced pluripotent stem cells for stem cell therapy in stroke
Alexander Storch, (University of Technology, Dresden, Germany)
Transplantation in Parkinson?s disease: will stem cells help to reenter the clinical arena?

Symposium 3: Endovanilloids for pain control and beyond
Chairperson: Katarzyna Starowicz (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)

Vincenzo Di Marzo, (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy)
Pain control between cannabinoid and vanilloid receptors: cooperations and counteractions
Istvan Nagy, (Imperial College London, London, UK)
Effects of the endogenous agent anandamidein on nociceptive primary sensory neurons
Barbara Costa, (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
The role of the dual fatty acid amide hydrolase/TRPV1 blocker, N-arachidonoyl-serotonin, in inflammation and hyperalgesia
Malgorzata Filip, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
An impact of enhanced endocannabinoid/endovanilloid neurotransmission on the behavioral effects of cocaine in rats

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND (AFTERNOON SESSIONS 15.00-17.00)

Symposium 4: Neural stem cells and biomaterials
Chairperson: Leonora Buzanska (Mossakowski Medical Research Centre PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Pavla Jendelova (Institute of Experimental Medicine, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic)
Nanotechnology in regenerative medicine of the brain and spinal cord
Jack Price, (Institute of Psychiatry, King?s College London, London, UK)
Neural stem cells as therapeutics and cellular models of disease
Francois Rossi, (Joint Research Centre, IHCP, Brussels, Belgium)
Microfabrication techniques and surface functionalisation for the culture of neural stem cells
Marzena Zychowicz, (Mossakowski Medical Research Centre PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Bioactive domains controlling neural stem cells fate decisions

Symposium 5: Molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases
Chairperson: Grzegorz Kreiner, Irena Nalepa (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)

Grzegorz Kreiner, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
Genetic modelling of neurodegenerative diseases in mice
Rosanna Parlato, (German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany)
Cellular stress, nucleolar damage and neurodegeneration
Jan Rodriguez Parkitna, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
The role of Creb in neurodegenerative diseases
Birgit Liss, (University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany)Differential function of dopamine midbrain neurons in health and disease: role of ion channels

Symposium 6: Neuroinformatics advances in massive multielectrode electrophysiology: from nanoneuroengineering to brain-machine interfacing
Chairperson: Daniel Wojcik (Nencki Institute of Experimental BiologyPAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Michele Giugliano, (University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium)
Nanomaterials/neuronal hybrid systems first steps in nano-neurosciences
Gaute Einevoll, (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Akershus, Norway)
Mathematical modeling of extracellular potentials in the brain: results and possibilities
Piotr Durka, (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)
Neuroinformatics and brain-computer interfaces: Svarog.pl and OpenBCI.pl
Szymon Łęski (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Source reconstruction methods in analysis of multielectrode recordings

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD (MORNING SESSIONS 10.30-12.30)

Symposium 7: Neuronal nuclear architecture in health and disease
Chairperson: Grzegorz Wilczynski (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Marion Cremer, (Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany)
Nuclear architecture – an epigenetic mechanism for the regulation of nuclear functions
Michal Hetman, (University of Louisville, Louisville, USA)
Multitasking by the neuronal nucleolus: stress sensing and neurotrophic responses
Marcin Rylski, (Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland)
Epigenetic regulation of matrix metalloproteinase gene expression in the rat brain
Grzegorz Wilczynski, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Architectural changes in the neuronal nucleus during epileptogenesis

Symposium 8: Burying fear memories in the brain
Chairperson: Ewelina Knapska (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Stephen Maren, (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Neural circuit for fear renewal
Ewelina Knapska, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Cellular basis of extinction of conditioned fear and its renewal
Farahnaz Sananbenesi, (European Neuroscience Institute, Goettingen, Germany)
The formin 2 protein is required for the remodeling of consolidated memories
Aleksandra Wisłowska-Stanek, (Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)
Neurobiological mechanisms of emotional responses in high and low anxiety rats

Symposium 9: Neuropeptides in cell death and survival: future therapeutic targets
Chairperson: Paulina Sokolowska, Jolanta Zawilska (Institute for Medical Biology PAS, Lodz, Poland)

Illana Gozes, (Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel & Allon Therapeutics Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Neuroprotection and the cytoskeleton: updates on the drug candidate, davunetide
Maria Śmiałowska, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
The potential relevance of neuropeptide Y (NPY) and NPY receptors in neuroprotection
Marc Laburthe, (Bichat-Beaujon Research Center, Paris, France)Orexins, OX receptors and apoptosis
Paulina Sokołowska, (Institute for Medical Biology PAS, Lodz, Poland)
Effects of orexins on survival of the primary neuronal and glial cell cultures

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD (AFTERNOON SESSIONS 15.00-17.00)

Symposium 10: Ca2+ signaling in neuronal development, function and degeneration
Chairperson: Urszula Wojda (International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Warsaw, Poland)

Per Uhlen, (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)
Calcium signaling networks in neural progenitor cells critically control cell division
Jose R. Naranjo, (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología C/Darwin, Madrid, Spain)
A role for the Ca2+-dependent repressor dream in the onset and progression of Huntington disease
Anna Filipek, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
S100A6 and its binding partners in nervous system
Urszula Wojda, (International Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Warsaw, Poland)
Alzheimer?s disease as a calciumopathy

Symposium 11: Circadian plasticity in the nervous system
Chairperson: Elzbieta Pyza (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

Olivier Bosler, (Centre de Neurobiologie et Neurophysiologie de Marseille, CNRS-Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France)
Nycthemeral changes in synaptic organization of the suprachiasmatic nucleus
Malgorzata  Jasinska, (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland)
Daily plasticity of the mouse barrel cortex
Rafael Cantera, (Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas Clemente Estable, Montevideo, Uruguay)
Circadian changes in synapse ultrastructure
Elzbieta Pyza, (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
Clock-controlled daily remodeling of neurons and synaptic contacts in the visual system of Drosophila

Symposium 12: In search of the role of adult brain neurogenesis
Chairperson: Robert K.  Filipkowski (University of Finance and Management, Warsaw, Poland)

Sebastian Jessberger, (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland)
Gene expression profiling reveals a novel mechanism regulating adult neurogenesis
Marzena Maćkowiak, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
PSA-NCAM proteins in hippocampal adult neurogenesis
Robert K. Filipkowski, (University of Finance and Management, Warsaw, Poland)
Cyclin D2 knock-out mice as a tool to investigate the role of adult neurogenesis
Paul W. Frankland, (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)
Integration of adult-generated neurons into hippocampal memory circuits

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH (MORNING SESSIONS 10.30-12.00)

Symposium 13: Reversal of brain dysfunction induced by aging
Chairperson: Grażyna Niewiadomska (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Gernot Riedel, (School of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK)
Mechanisms of behavioural flexibility in mice ? alteration of cognitive demand induced by ageing
Eddy A. Van der Zee, (University of Groningen, Groningen, Holland)
Physical exercise improves memory acquisition and retrieval: relationship with hippocampal neurogenesis and neuronal activation
Thomas Arendt, (Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany)
Chromosomal copy number variation in the normal human brain and in Alzheimer´s disease
Anna Mietelska-Porowska, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Development of an animal model of human tauopathy by intracellular administration of tau protein in the rat

Symposium 14: Social interactions – beyond anxiety
Chairperson: Paweł M. Boguszewski (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Paweł M. Boguszewski, (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Social interaction in rodents – contemporary approach to animal behavior
Markus Wöhr, (Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps-University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany)
Ultrasonic communication in rodents: genes, brain and behavior
Marcel van Gaalen, (Abbott Laboratories GPRD, Ludwigshafen, Germany)
Measuring social interactions in drug discovery
Marek Wieczorek, (University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland)
Social interaction in rodents – now and the future (panel discussion)

Symposium 15: Serotonin (5-HT)2C receptor control over brain physiology and pathophysiology: molecular, neurochemical and behavioral correlates
Chairperson: Malgorzata Filip (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Krakow, Poland)

Umberto Spampinato, (Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux 2 University, Inserm, U862, Bordeaux, France)
5-HT2C receptor control of mesoaccumbens dopamine system activity: behavioral, neurochemical and molecular correlates
Magdalena Zaniewska, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Krakow, Poland)
Bi-directional interaction between nicotine and serotonin (5-HT)2C receptors ? behavioural and molecular aspects
Malgorzata Filip, (Institute of Pharmacology PAS & Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Krakow, Poland)
Therapeutic potential of 5-HT2C receptor ligands towards cocaine addiction
Lora Heisler, (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK)5-HT2C receptor ligands in the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes