Top sessions to attend at the FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2018

Top sessions to attend at the FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2018

The 2018 FENS Forum of Neuroscience is fast-approaching. We have created a list of some sessions that look particularly interesting, to help you make the most of your time at FENS.

We have included technical workshops, lectures, symposia and special interest events. For the full programme, visit the FENS website

Technical workshops

Two-photon holographic optogenetics: technical advances and experimental in vivo applications

Using insights from basic science to improve the methodology of transcranial magnetic stimulation

Plenary lectures

Sunday 8th July 8:30 – 9:30, Paola Arlotta

Development, reprogramming and modelling of the central nervous system: from the embryo to human brain organoids

Monday 9th July 8:30 – 9:30, Frans de Waal

Prosocial Animals: Empathy and Cooperation

Monday 9th July 17:30 – 18:30, Irene Tracey

Imaging Perception: Lessons from Pain, Analgesia and Anaesthesia-induced Altered States of Consciousness

Tuesday 10th July 17:30 – 18:30, Beth Stevens

Immune Mechanisms of Synapse Loss in Disease: Lessons from Development

Special lectures

Sunday 8th July 13:30 – 14:15, Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan, Wolfram Schultz

The Brain Prize Lecture 2017

Sunday 8th July 13:30 – 14:15, Helen Mayberg

EDAB / Special Lecture on Neuroethics

Monday 9th July 13:30 – 14:15, Hans Lassmann

Host Society Special Lecture

Monday 9th July 13:30 – 14:15, Karel Svoboda

EDAB / Max Cowan Special Lecture

Tuesday 10th July 13:30 – 14:15, Eleanor Maguire

EBBS / Behavioural Brain Research Lecture

Parallel symposia

Sunday 8th July 9:45 – 11:15

  • Neurotransmitter signalling in brain development and disease – looking beyond synapses.
  • Thalamo-cortical circuits in sleep and cognition
  • Deep brain imaging of neuronal ensembles in freely moving animals using mitiaturized microscopes.
  • Cannabinoid regulation of stress, emotion and memory: mechanisms & clinical implications.

Sunday 8th July 15:45 – 17:15

  • Aberrant pre- and post-synaptic mechanisms in Parkinson’s: pre-degeneration to late stage disease.
  • Crispr/cas9-based gene editing for modeling and treating neurological disorders
  • Two to tango: brain-immune interactions

Monday 9th July 9:45 – 11:15

  • Schwann cell development and repair in health and disease
  • Ampa-receptor plasticity at synapses as an instrument to adapt behaviour
  • Exciting new technologies emerging from the u.s. national institutes of health brain initiative
  • Cortical and hippocampal inhibitory GABA function in cognition and behaviour

Monday 9th July 15:45 – 17:15

  • Neural circuits underlying stress susceptibility
  • Using computational neuroethology to dissect the neural basis of behaviour

Tuesday 10th July 9:45 – 11:15

  • The ins and outs of the midbrain dopamine system: from cellular systems to behavioural insights
  • Mechanisms controlling the localization of axonal ion channels
  • Neuronal network and synapse dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Epigenetic inheritance: from chromatin to behaviour across species

Tuesday 10th July 15:45 – 17:15

  • Stem cells and the brain: Neurons, niches and organoids
  • Dentate gyrus - from circuits to behaviour
  • Promoting myelin repair in multiple sclerosis
  • Epigenetic remodeling of brain function: addiction & neurodegeneration
  • Serotonin & antidepressants: molecular mechanisms, neuropharmacology & psychological processing
  • Prefrontal mechanisms underlying working memory
  • From super-resolution to in vivo imaging: new ways to see & understand synaptic function

Wednesday 11th July 9:45 – 11:15

  • Cognitive functions of the cerebellum
  • Resolving the cognitive function of prefrontal circuits: from neurons to behaviour
  • Novel cell-type and region-specific perspectives on hippocampal function Neuronal circuits of fear, extinction and beyond: recent advances

Special interest events

Sunday 8th July 12:30 – 13:30

The crisis of reproducibility in biology

Sunday 8th July 18:45 – 21:00

Dealing with Gender-bias in Neuroscience

Monday 9th July 12:00 – 13:30

Alternative Careers for Neuroscientists

Monday 9th July 12:30 – 13:30

European Research Council: Funding opportunities for investigator-driven research in Europe

Tuesday 10th July 12:30 – 13:30

Start your lab (lunch session)

Publishing workshop: What happens to your paper when submitted to a journal?

Tuesday 10th July 18:45 - 20:15

Start your lab (evening session)

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