27.5.2003 - Symposium

Stress in the Brain: Mechanisms and Cognitive Relevance

Carmen Sandi
Psychobiology Department, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
"The impact of stress on memory formation and hippocampal plasticity"

Alon Friedman
Johannes Müller Institute for Physiology, Humboldt University, Berlin
"Why Stress is bad for your brain - a cholinergic perspective"

Thomas Blank
Department of Molecular Neuroendocrinology, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen
"Relation between memory and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus after behavioral stress"

30.6.2003 - Symposium

Information Processing in the Cerebellum: From Molecules to Behaviour

Boris Barbour
Dept Lab de Neurobiol, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
"The synaptic circuitry of the cerebellar cortex and its possible contributions to cerebellar function"

Christopher H. Yeo
Dept. Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, UK
"Cerebellar function in motor learning"

Dagmar Timman-Braun
Department of Neurology, University of Essen, Germany
"Involvement of the cerebellum in motor and non-motor learning: Evidence from human studies"

14.7.2003 - Colloquium

Role of the Gtpase, Ras, in Cellular and Brain Function

Alfred Wittinghofer
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
"Principles of signalling via Ras-like GTP-binding proteins"

Rolf Heumann
Molecular Neurochemistry, Faculty for Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum
"Constitutive activation of Ras regulates connectivity and synaptic activity in the brain"

21.7.2003 - Symposium

Role of Nitric Oxide in Cognitive Processing

Paolo Sarti
Department of Biochemical Sciences, CNR Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology, University of Rome, Italy
"Nitric Oxide and cytochrome oxidase: an intriguing story of a two- faced interaction"

John Garthwaite
The Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, UK
"The role of nitric oxide in hippocampal synaptic plasticity"

Arjan Blokland
Section Neurocognition, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, Netherland
"The role of cGMP and cAMP in memory formation"

11.8.2003 - Colloquium

Christian Igel
Theoretical Biology, Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr University Bochum
"Evolving Neural Systems"

Thomas Wennekers
Theoretical Biology, Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr University Bochum
"Neuronal Dynamics and Complexity"

Peter Schwenkreis
Neurologische Universitätsklinik, BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Bochum
"Assessment of plasticity and excitability in the human sensorimotor cortex"

18.8.2003 - Symposium

Alzheimer & Acute's Disease: Physiology, Pathology, Therapeutics

Dick F. Swaab
Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, Netherland
"Reactivation of metabolically impaired neurons in Alzheimer's disease: a therapeutic strategy"

Vittorio Calabrese
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Section, Department of Chemistry, University of Catania, Italy
"Redox Regulation of Heat shock signal pathway in Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders"

8.9.2003 - Colloquium

Gap Junctions and Hemichannels in the Central Nervous System

David Spray
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York, USA
"Gap junctions and hemichannels in the central nervous system"

Rolf Dermietzel
Neuroanatomy, Faculty for Medicine, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
"Gap junctions and hemichannels in the central nervous system"

22.9.2003 - Symposium

Adult Neurogenesis: Functions and Malfunctions

Lucia Jacobs
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
"Plasticity, representation and the evolution of hippocampal function"

David Kornack
University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA
"A Lifetime of Neurogenesis in the Primate Forebrain"

6.10.2003 - Colloquium

Multiple Sclerosis Clinics and Genetics

Eckhart Sindern
Neurologische Universitätsklinik, BG-Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Faculty for Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Pathology and clinical features of multiple sclerosis"

Jörg T. Epplen
Humangenetik, Faculty for Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Multiple sclerosis - advances in genetics?"

20.10.2003 - Symposium

Neurotrophins More Than Just Growth Factors: From Cellular Signalling to Clinical Aspects

Volkmar Lessmann
Institute for Physiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
"Synaptic actions of neurotrophins"

Tommaso Pizzorusso
Institute for Neuroscience, University Pisa, Pisa, Italy
"Molecular mechanisms of visual cortical plasticity"

Karl Kafitz
Institute for Physiology, University München, München, Germany
"BDNF-induced neurite outgrowth requires both TrkB and the sodium channel Nav1.9"

3.11.2003 - Colloquium

Origin, Diversification and Differentiation of Telencephalic Interneurons

John Parnavelas
Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, University College London, London, UK
"The origin and migration of cortical interneurons"

Petra Wahle
Developmental Neurobiology, Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Phenotypic maturation of interneurons in the postnatal cortex"

17.11.2003 - Symposium

Use-dependent Cortical Plasticity in Humans

Hartwig Siebner
Department of Neurology, Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital, Kiel, Germany
"Probing motor plasticity in humans with transcranial stimulation"

Robert Gütig
Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
"Learning input correlations through nonlinear temporally asymmetric Hebbian plasticity"

Gregg H. Recanzone
Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, USA
"Rapidly-induced cross-modal plasticity in the perception of space and time"

Brigitte Röder
Experimental and Biological Psychology, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
"Blindness: A model to study neuronal plasticity"

8.12.2003 - Symposium

Parkinson's Disease: Mechanisms and Novel Therapies

Ulie Lotharius
Molecular Disease Biology, Lundbeck A/S, Valby, Denmark
"The role of dopamine-dependent oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of PD and potential therapies that could modulate this process"

Liliane Tenenbaum
Laboratory of Experimental Neurosurgery, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium
"Neuroprotective Gene Therapy for Parkinson's disease"

Günther Deuschl
Klinik für Neurologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany
"Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and movement disorders"

15.12.2003 - Colloquium

Mechanisms of Long-term Memory

Irene Daum
Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, Faculty for Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
"Memory systems in long-term memory"

Andrew Mayes
Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
"The role of the hippocampus in long-term memory"