IGSN Speakers - 2003

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

Canan Basar-Eroglu
Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Department of Psychology, University Bremen
"Brain Oscillations During Multistable Visual Perceptions"

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"

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

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"

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

Paul Dean
Dept Psychology, University Sheffield, UK
"Modeling the Cerebellum as a Decorrelation Controller"

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

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

Jochen Ditterich
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Seattle
"Sensorimotor transformation: How the brain makes decisions about sensory stimuli"

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

Manfred Fahle
Institute for Brain Research - Human Neurobiology, Department of Biology, University Bremen
"Perceptual learning: Psychophysics and Electrophysiology"

W. Tecumseh Fitch
Harvard University, Department of Psychology
"The Evolution of Vertebrate Vocal Production"

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

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

Onur Güntürkün
Ruhr University Bochum, Department of Biopsychology
"A Brain to Sing, a Brain to Learn"

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

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

Thomas Hilger
Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne
"Magnetic resonance imaging of embolic stroke in rats"

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

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

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

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

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

Julie 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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Constance Scharff
MPI for Molecular Genetics, Berlin
"On the Trail of Bird Speech: Cloning of the 'Language Gene' FoxP2 and its Expression in the Avian Brain"

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

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

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

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

Georg Striedter
Department Neurobiology & Behavior, University of California, Irvine
"An Evolutionary Perspective on the Human Brain"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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