Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Satellite of the Society for Neuroeconomics – for more information use the following link:

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Tracking the acute stress response from basic research to clinical translation

>Johannes Bohacek, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Chasing stress down a multi-omic rabbit hole

>Marloes Henckens, Radboud University, Netherlands
Neural network responses to traumatic stress predicting its longterm consequences

>Maurizio Popoli, University of Milano, Italy
Dynamic dissection of short- and long-term response to acute stress: a matter of resilience or vulnerability

>Talma Hendler, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Improving stress resilience through volitional limbic neuromodulation

Neural circuit function and behavior during development

>Emre Yaksi, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience-NTNU, Norway
Developmental maturation of the habenular function.

>Guillermina Lopez Bendito, Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante, Spain
Thalamic spontaneous activity in sensory systems development and plasticity

>Ileana Hanganu-Opatz, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Mapping the development of cognitive flexibility in limbic circuits

>Laura Cancedda, The Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa. Dulbecco Telethon Institute, Italy
Long-term outputs of early interventions during brain development in rodents.

Cortical subcortical interactions underlying cognition

>Helen Barbas, Boston University, USA
Prefrontal pathways through subcortical structures for flexible cognitive-emotional interactions

>Mathieu Wolff, Bordeaux University, France
Thalamocortical roots for decisions

>Anna Mitchell, Oxford University, UK
Frontal- subcortical interactions in primate learning

>Seralynne Vann, Cardiff University, UK
The medial diencephalon: a co-ordinator of hippocampo-cortical activity for memory

Developmental origins of neuropsychiatric disorders: many roads, common mechanisms

>Francesca Cirulli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome Italy
Prenatal N-acetyl-cysteine administration moderates long-term negative effects of maternal obesity on behavior and hippocampal gene expression in adolescent mice

>Janssen Kotah, Swammerdam institute for Life Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Early-life stress induced vulnerability to cognitive decline: Focus on glia and their capacity to respond to subsequent challenges.

>Marco Andrea Riva, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
From adolescence to adulthood: Prenatal stress and the risk for psychopathology

>Daniella Dwir, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience (CNP) at CHUV – Lausanne, Switzerland
The developmental psychopathology of schizophrenia: a timely rescue via MMP9/RAGE inhibition as a promising early intervention for early psychosis patients.

The Hippocampus and Remote Memory

>Eleanor Maguire, University College London, UK
Hippocampus and memory: Transient traces or enduring engrams?

>Morris Moscovitch, University of Toronto, Canada
The hippocampus in systems consolidation, transformation and reorganization

>Yaniv Ziv, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Long‐term spatial memory is maintained in the presence of ongoing changes in hippocampal representations

Brian Wiltgen, University of California, Davis, US
Amnesia for context fear requires widespread changes in hippocampal activity

Novel statistical and machine learning techniques to assess inter-individual behavioral variability

>Mael Lebreton, Swiss Center for Affective Science, Switzerland
Assessing inter-individual variability in brain-behavior relationship with functional neuroimaging

>Marwa Mahmoud, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
Vision-based AI in social signal processing

>Maxime Fouyssac, University of Cambridge, UK
From heterogeneity to homogenous trends in individual trajectories: experimental and statistical approaches to study inter-individual differences in the vulnerability to addiction.

>Kshitij Jadhav, Centre de Neuroscience Psychiatrique, CHUV
Combining supervised and unsupervised machine learning models to identify rats at higher risk of alcohol use disorder and cocaine abuse

Sunday, September 5th, 2021

This hot topic discussion will list the steps for translation of circuit neuroscience from basic discovery to clinical applications, starting with animal models, reviewing best practice of optogenetics interventions and discussing the different types of approaches are currently used.

The panel will highlight advances in rodents and, particularly, in implementing optogenetics in humans and their impact to develop novel deep brain stimulation (DBS) protocols.

* Supported by Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Synapsy

 11:50amKeynote address: A road map for translation of circuit neuroscience
Christian Lüscher, University of Geneva
 12:10pmCell-type Specific Neuromodulation in the GPe Prolongs Therapeutic Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation
Aryn Gittis, Carnegie Mellon University
 12:20pmRestoring vision.
Botond Roska, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel
11:45amIntroduction to Translational Neuroscience and NCCR Synapsy.
Camilla Bellone, Director Swiss National Center of Competence in Research Synapsy
 12:30pmRoundtable discussion between all panel speakers and Q&A with delegates

Thalamic regulation of emotional memory

>Ferenc Matyas, Research Centre for Natural Sciences Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary
Functional organization of thalamic inputs to the amygdala

>Jan Gründemann, University of Basel, Department of Biomedicine, Basel, Switzerland
Imaging deep: sensory and state coding in subcortical circuits

>Gisella Vetere, École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la Ville de Paris
Thalamic involvement in the stabilization over time of emotional spatial memories

>Bianca A. Silva, Postdoc: Brain mind Institute, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL); PI: Italian National Research Council
A thalamo-amygdalar circuit underlies extinction of remote fear memories


From sex to rage: understanding the female brain

>Vinícius Oliveira, University of Regensburg, Germany
The balance between the neuropeptides oxytocin and vasopressin within the lateral septum determines female aggression in Wistar rats

>Mauro Silva, Development and Plasticity of the neuroendocrine Brain, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, INSERM, Lille, France
Prenatal anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) exposure programs sexual dysfunction in a pre-clinical mouse model of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

>Alexa H Veenema, Michigan State University, Michigan, USA
Development of social recognition ability in female rats

>Suzanna Lima, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
Hypothalamic circuits for female reproduction

Single-cell omics meets behavior: opportunities and challenges

>Gul Dölen, Johns Hopkins University
Oxytocin-dependent reopening of a social reward learning critical period with MDMA

>Pinar Ayata, Icahn School of Medicine
Epigenetic regulation of brain region-specific microglia clearance activity

>Hansruedi Mathys, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Single-cell transcriptomic analysis of Alzheimer’s disease in Human

>Ozgun Gokce, LMU Munich, Germany
Single-cell RNAseq of Neuron-immune axis

Brain basis of interoceptive mechanisms in adaptive and maladaptive behavior

>Christophe Lamy, University Of Geneva, Switzerland
Neuronal circuits for the interoceptive regulation of emotions

>Aude Belin-Rauscent, University Of Cambridge, United Kingdom
The anterior insula: a neural gateway for impulse control disorders

>Henry Evrard, Nathan Kline Institute, Orangeburg, United States
Neuroanatomical and functional organization of primate interoceptive pathways

>Sarah Garfinkel, University College London, United Kingdom
Dissociating dimensions of interoception

Memory aids on the chromatin? Deciphering epigenetic modifications during memory formation

>Ana Pombo, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Long-range three-dimensional chromatin interactions in neuronal cell types

>Angel Barco, Alicante Neuroscience Institute, Spain
Short- and long-term transcriptomic and epigenomic changes triggered by neuronal activation for memory formation

>Johannes Gräff, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Epigenetic priming of memory allocation

>Ana Oliveira, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Neuronal ensemble-specific DNA methylation strengthens engram stability

Do we understand human aggressive behaviour? In the search for brain mechanisms towards effective rehabilitation

>Beatrice de Gelder, Univ of Maastricht, Netherlands
Objective and subjective brain basis of aggression experience

>Sofia Seinfeld, Imaging and Multimedia Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Virtual reality for intimate partner violence rehabilitation: brain circuits involved and empathy enhancement

>Dayu Lin, New York University, United States
Neural mechanisms of aggression

>Sam Golden, Univ of Washington, Dept. of Biological Structure, Seattle WA, USA
Learning to aggress – behavioral and circuit mechanisms of social motivation

Monday, September 6th, 2021

11:45amWulfram Gerstner, EPFL Lausanne
Introduction to the discussion topic & EPFL Neuroscience
 12:25pmNadine Gogolla, Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich
Machine-learning approaches to classify and understand emotion states in mice
11:50amMackenzie Mathis, EPFL Geneva
Measuring and modeling behavior with machine learning
 12:40pmRoundtable discussion between all panel speakers and Q&A with delegates
12:10pmPavan Ramdya, EPFL Lausanne
Using machine learning to reverse engineer the neural control of Drosophila behavior

Early–life origins and sex-dependence of vulnerability to eating disorders

>Silvie R. Ruigrok, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Early-life stress affects food choice in a sex-dependent manner

>Tallie Z. Baram, Departments of Pediatrics and Anatomy/Neurobiology, University of California-Irvine, USA
Sex-specific corruption of reward-seeking behaviors by early-life adversity: craving, anhedonia and mechanisms

>Susan Ozanne, Metabolic Research Laboratories and MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit, University of Cambridge, UK
Programming of metabolic health by maternal obesity – are effects sex-specific?

>Alon Chen, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel & Max Plank Institute for Psychiatry, Germany
Early life stress and eating disorders: The role of central and placental microRNAs

Broadening our conception of habit to improve translational validity

>Ingo Willuhn, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) & Department of Psychiatry (Amsterdam University Medical Centers)
A novel paradigm for testing automated operant behavior in rodents

>Medhi Keramati, City, University of London, UK
Plan-to-habit: striking a balance between flexibility and cognitive costs

>Robert Hardwick, UCLouvain, Belgium
Time-dependent expression of habitual behavior

>Youna Vandaele, Lausanne University hospital, Switzerland
Role of reward-predictive cues in behavioral chunking and habitual learning; insights from neuronal recording in the dorsal striatum

The Neurobiology of Mammalian Vector Coding: Boundaries, Objects, Goals and Abstract Spaces

>Ayelet Sarel, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Vectorial representation of spatial goals and conspecifics in the hippocampus of bats

>Andrej Bicanski, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience – University College London
A model of neuronal vector coding in spatial cognition

>Alexandra Constantinescu, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience – University College London, UK
Organizing conceptual 2-d vectors in humans with a gridlike code

>Steven Poulter, Durham University
Vector Trace cells in the Subiculum of the Hippocampal formation


Neural substrates underlying post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology and vulnerability

>Chris R. Brewin, University College London, UK
Understanding traumatic memory from clinical and cognitive perspectives

>Aline Desmedt, Neurocentre Magendie, INSERM U1215, Bordeaux University, France
Contextual amnesia at the core of PTSD-related hypermnesia

>Gal Richter-Levin, The integrated Brain and Behavior Research Center (IBBRC), University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Hippocampal Dentate gyrus in stress vulnerability and resilience

>Pierre Gagnepain, INSERM-EPHE-UNICAEN U1077 Centre Cyceron, Caen, France
Modification of the memory control network after trauma

Neural mechanisms of real-world social interactions and their development measured with fNIRS

>Chiara Bulgarelli, UCL
Fronto-temporoparietal connectivity and self-awareness in 18-month-olds

>Joy Hirsch, Yale
Neural Processes for Live Pro-Social Dialogue Between Dyads with Socioeconomic Disparity

>Paola Pinti, Birkbeck College London
The role of anterior prefrontal cortex (area 10) in face-to face deception measured with fNIRS

>Antonia Hamilton, UCL
Different neural mechanisms of spontaneous imitation behaviour in adults with autism spectrum condition

Learning and cognitive control in the orbitofrontal cortex

>Fanny Cazettes, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
A basis set for accumulation of action outcomes in the mouse frontal cortex

>Geoffrey Schoenbaum, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA
Knowing what you want – the contribution of the OFC to insightful decision-making

>Abhishek Banerjee, Neuroscience, Neurodisability and Neurological Disorders theme, Newcastle University
Flexible reprogramming of sensory cortex: Lessons from the OFC

>Christine Constantinople, New York University, USA
Orbitofrontal responses to multiple reward attributes during decision-making and learning

Dinner starts at 7:30 pm

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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

12:00pmIntroduction to the International Brain Research Organization
Tracy Bale, IBRO President
 12:55pmB R E A K
12:05pmExtended amygdala circuit triggers aversive responses through basal ganglia
Simon Chang, Munich
 1:30pmHow sleep balances cortical circuit activity
Niels Niethard, Tübingen
12:15pmHow relations between goods affect valuation
Hui-Kuan Chung, Zurich
 1:40pmSocial bonding is regulated by the activity of the parvalbumin-expressing neurons in the prelimbic cortex
Alicja Puścian, Warsaw
12:25pmLargely shared neural code for observed biological and nonbiological movements but not executed actions in monkey premotor cortex
Davide Albertini, Parma
 1:50pmNeural circuits for oxytocin release and maternal behavior
Silvana Valtcheva, New York
12:35pmA collateral direct pathway from the striatum to the GPe supports motor control
Marie Labouesse, Zurich and New York
 2:00pmInhibition increase drives developmental decorrelation of neural activity
Mattia Chini, Hamburg
12:45pmDisruption of memory allocation by stress: a role for parvalbumin interneurons and endocannabinoid signaling
Sylvie Lesuis, Toronto

Neural mechanisms underlying social behaviour

>Salvatore Lecca, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Lateral habenula neuronal dynamics underlying innate parental behaviors

>Christina Marquez Vega, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain
Social modulation of foraging decisions in rats

>Camilla Bellone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Neuronal mechanisms underlying social motivation in health and disease

>Viviana Trezza, Roma Tre University, Italy
Addicted to play: shedding light on the neural circuits involved in social play behavior

Neurobiological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and their treatment

>Bogdan Draganski, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Imaging the “depressed” brain – what can we do better

>Matthew Schafer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Hippocampal social navigation in clinical disorders

>Hélène Beuchat, Institute of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, CHUV
Individualizing the assessment of emotional processing: a validation study

>Ueli Kramer, Institute of Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, CHUV, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Strengthening emotional vulnerability in borderline personality disorder through treatment: neural correlates

Human brain evolution beyond the cerebral cortex

>Robert Barton, Durham University
Connectivity and correlated change of neural system components as the basis of brain evolution

>James (Mac) Shine, The University of Sydney, Australia
Delegation to automaticity: the role of cerebellar expansion in human cognitive evolution

>Fenna Krienen, Harvard Medical School
Evolution of molecular cell types in primate brains

>Luiz Pessoa, University of Maryland, USA
Evolution of cortical-subcortical functionally integrated systems: basal ganglia and amygdala circuits

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021