14.01.2008 - Symposium

Brain tumors and stem cells

Alexander von Holst
Cell Morphology & Molecular Neurobiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Brain Tumors: A Stem Cell Disease?"

Sascha Seidel
Neurological Institute (Edinger Institute), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany:
"The tumor stem cell niche in malignant gliomas"

Björn Scheffler
Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology, University of Bonn, Germany:
"Stem Cell Pathologies"

04.02.2008 - Symposium

Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

Dean R Madden
Department of Biochemistry, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, USA:
"Visualizing Glutamate Receptor Function"

Michael Hollmann
Department of Receptor Biochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany:
"Glutamate receptor auxiliary proteins in vertebrates and invertebrates"

03.03.2008 - Symposium

Effects of Stress on the Brain: From Human Behaviour to Hippocampal Neurons

Oliver T Wolf
Cognitive Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany:
"Stress and memory in humans: Behavioural and Neuroimaging Findings"

Melly S Oitzl
Division of Medical Pharmacology, Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands:
"Animal models: stress and glucocorticoids in control of emotion and cognition"

Marian Joels
SILS-CNS, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
"Stress hormone effects in the hippocampus: From minutes to months"

08.04.2008 - Colloquium

Maxim Volgushev
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA:
"Generation of Action Potentials in Neurons"

21.04.08 - Symposium

Regulation of Structure, neuro transmission and signalling in the nervous system

Carsten Theiss
Department of Cytology, Faculty of Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Cytoskeletal dynamics in neurons"

Guiscard Seebohm
Receptorbiochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Stress dependent regulation of ion channels"

Doris Koesling
Institute of Pharmacology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany:
"Functional roles of the NO receptor isoforms in the nervous system"

05.05.2008 - Symposium

Multiple Sclerosis: From the immune attack to neurodegeneration

Stefanie Gaup
Neuroimmunology, Zentrum für Klinische Forschung (ZKF), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany:
"At the interface between immune cells and the nervous system"

Maren Lindner
Neuroimmunology, Zentrum für Klinische Forschung (ZKF), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany:
"Ying and Yang in the nervous system – how to investigate mechanisms
of demyelination and repair"

Ralf Linker
Neuroimmunology, Zentrum für Klinische Forschung (ZKF), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany:
"Neurodegeneration in autoimmune demyelination: The role of neurotrophic factors"

08.05.2008 - Colloquium

Ralph Freeman
University of California, Berkeley, USA:
"Neural and metabolic consequences of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)"

09.05.2008 - Colloquium

Ralph Freeman
University of California, Berkeley, USA:
"Dynamic visual processing originates in early pathways"

26.05.2008 - Colloquium

Stuart Mangel
Dept. of Neuroscience,Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA:
"Chloride Cotransporter Regulation of Visual Processing by the Retina"

27.05.2008 - Colloquium

Stuart Mangel
Dept. of Neuroscience,Ohio State Univ. College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA:
"Night and Day: Circadian Clock Regulation of Rod and Cone Pathways in the Retina"

02.06.08 - Symposium

Neural Correlates of Spatial and Feature-based Attention

Pascal Fries
F. C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands:
"Selective attention through selective neuronal synchronization"

Alexander Thiele
Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK:
"Acetylcholine contributes to attentional modulation in V1 by muscarinic receptors"

Gustavo Deco
ICREA Research Professor, Department of Technology, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain:
"The neuronal basis of attention: Rate vs. synchronization modulation"

07.07.08 - Symposium

Molecular signalling for Stress Behaviour and Depression

Eero Castrén
Research Director, Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Finland:
"Neuronal plasticity in the recovery from stress and depression"

Rolf Heumann
Molecular Neurochemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Neuronal Ras signalling in brain plasticity and depression"

John Cryan
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine and Health, University College Cork, Ireland:
"In vivo Genetic Approaches to Understand the Role of mGluR7 in stress-related disorders"

01.09.08 - Symposium

The neuroscience of sleep and dreaming

Jan Born
Department of Neuroendocrinology, University Lübeck, Germany:
"Sleep’s contribution to offline memory consolidation"

Sidarta Ribeiro
Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute of Neuroscience of Natal (ELS-IINN), Natal, Brasil:
"Molecular and electrophysiological substrates of memory processing during sleep"

Daniel Erlacher
Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft, Universität Heidelberg
"The psychophysiology of (lucid) dreaming"

22.09.08 - Symposium

Agency and Ownership

Albert Newen
Institute for Philosophy, University Bochum:
"Agency,Ownership and Responsibility – A new framework (Philosophy)"

Manos Tsakiris
Dep. of Psychology, Royal Holloway University of London:
"Experimenting with the bodily self: Interactions between agency and body-ownership "

Hans-Otto Karnath
Center of Neurology, Sec. Neuropsychology, Universität Tübingen:
"Agency and Ownership: What we learn from stroke patients with anosognosia"

29.09.2008 - Colloquium

John I. Simpson
Department of Physiology and Neuroscience, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA:
"Tales from the Most Numerous Neurons in the Brain -The Cerebellar Granule Cells"

13.10.08 - Symposium

Brain responses to inflammation and injury

Trevor Owens
Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Southern Denmark, Odense:
"Immune-glial communication: New roles for old signals"

Bente Finsen
Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Southern Denmark, Odense:
"Microglial cells as modulators of acute and chronic neuropathology"

Burkhard Becher
Institute of Experimental Immunology, Dept of Pathology,
University of Zurich, CH:
"TH17 cells - Myths, facts and associations"

30.10.2008 - Colloquium

Peter Hancock
Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Scotland:
"How to improve human face matching"

03.11.08 - Symposium

Biomarker Discovery in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Helmut E. Meyer
Medical Proteom-Center, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"The application of Protein-Biochips in biomarker discovery"

Rejko Krüger
Center of Neurology – Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research,
Dept. of Neurodegeneration, University of Tübingen:
"Identification of molecular pathways in Parkinson's disease - Implications for biomarker research"

Katrin Marcus
Medical Proteom-Center, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Proteomics as a tool in biomarker identification for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease"

01.12.08 - Symposium

Neurobiological aspects of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and its treatment

Georg Juckel
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum:
"Introduction into the neurobiology of OCD"

Pierre Blier
Mood Disorder Research Unit, Institute of Mental Health Research,
University of Ottawa, Canada:
"Neurobiological bases for the anti-OCD response"

Christine Winter
Dept. of Psychiatry, Charité Berlin:
"Animal models of OCD"

Volker Sturm
Clinic for Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Cologne:
"Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in the nucleus accumbensfor treatment of therapy-resistant OCD"