IGSN Speakers - 2012

David Bannerman
Department of Experimental Psychology , University of Oxford, UK
"Everything you ever wanted to know about the hippocampus but were afraid to ask!"

Alexandra Battaglia-Mayer 
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy
"Online control of hand trajectory in the parietofrontal system"

K. Ulrich Bayer
Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Denver, USA
"Processing and storage of synaptic information by CaMKII"

Clive R. Bramham
Department of Biomedicine and Bergen Mental Health Research Center, Bergen, Norway
"The Arc of synaptic memory"

Martin Brüne
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Oxytocin and social cognition in borderline personality disorder"

Qiang Chang
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
"Epigenetic control in neural development and disease"

Christopher W. Cowan
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
"Transcriptional regulation of synapse elimination: implications for Drug Addiction, Fragile X Syndrome,and Autism"

Alexander Dityatev
Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, Italy
"The extracellular matrix and synaptic functions"

Simon Ebbinghaus
Physical Chemistry II, Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Early events of protein aggregation"

Michael Frotscher
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
"Structural plasticity of hippocampal mossy fiber synapses"

David Genoux
École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne, Switzerland
"Protein phosphatase PP1 and intra-spaced stimulations are key elements in controlling the direction of synaptic plasticity"

Tali Gidalevitz
Department of Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Natural genetic variation and destabilizing polymorphisms modulate polyglutamine aggregation and toxicity"

John Guzowski
Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, University of California, Irvine, USA
"Cellular specificity, temporal dynamics, and function of Arc gene expression in incidental context memory formation"

Michael E. Hasselmo
Center for Memory and Brain, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Boston, MA, USA
"Oscillations, grid cells and head direction cells"

John-Dylan Haynes
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Berlin
"Decoding the contents of visual perception from neuroimaging signals"

Mark Henkemeyer
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
"Eph-Ephrin bidirectional signaling in synapse development and function"

Lucia Jacobs
Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
"Chemosensory cognition and the evolution of olfaction"

Rami Abou Jamra
Institute of Human Genetics, Erlangen, Germany
"Deep sequencing strategies to elucidate the genetics of autosomal recessive intellectual disability"

Georg Juckel
LWL University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Preconditions of decision making - neuronal mechanisms of reward and motivation"

Nikolaj Klöcker
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf
"Molecular complexity of native AMPA receptors"

Andy Lee
Psychology Department, Scarborough Campus, University of Toronto / Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Toronto, Canada
"Exploring the role of the human medial temporal lobe in memory and perception"

Michael S. Levine
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
"From genes to circuits in Huntington's Disease: every neuron needs good connections"

Christian Lüscher
University of Geneva, Switzerland
"Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity: from molecular mechanism to behavioral correlates"

Villu Maricq
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
"Postsynaptic signaling: What are the molecules and how do they get there?"

Timothée Masquelier
DTIC - Department of Information and CommunicationTechnologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
"Unsupervised STDP-based learning in biological and artificial systems"

I. A. Meinertzhagen
Life Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Synaptic circuits in the drosophila nervous system: progress towards the connectome of the fly's medulla"

Martijn Meeter
Dept. of Cognitive Psychology, V U University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Novelty detection in the rat brain (and yours)"

Marta Moita
Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Portugal, Oeiras, Portugal
"Time determines the neural circuit underlying associative fear learning: the role of amygdala, mPFC and hippocampus"

Regina Murphy
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
"Transthyretin's Regulatory Role in Beta-Amyloid Aggregation and Neurotoxicity"

Danielle Posthuma
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam, NL
"Biologically informed genome-wide association analysis uncovers role of synaptic gene-sets in schizophrenia and intelligence"

Christian Rosenmund
Neurocure, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
"Vesicular glutamate transporters as regulators of neurotransmitter release efficacy"

Theodor Rüber
Department of Epileptology, University Hospital Bonn, Germany
"Compensatory role of the cortico-rubro-spinal tract in patients after stroke"

Hansjörg Scherberger 
RG Neurobiology, German Primate Center, University of Göttingen, Germany
"Hand grasping signals in the primate brain"

Simone Shamay-Tsoory
Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, Israel
"The neural basis of competitive emotions"

Hamutal Slovin
Brain Research Center, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
"From local stimulus attributes to visual percpetion in the primary visual cortex"

Bernhard Staresina
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
"Episodic Memory - Who does What in the Medial Temporal Lobe"

Boris Suchan
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Neuropsychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"The medial temporal lobe: memory and beyond"

Edda Thiels
Department of Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA
"From synaptic activity to arc expression in hippocampus in vivo: What lies in-between?"

Misha Tsodyks
Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
"Continuous attractor models of space representation"

Shimon Ullman
Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Objects and parts: bottom-up, top-down and context"

Alireza Valizadeh
Department of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran
"Spike timing dependent plasticity and interacting effects of structure and dynamics in disordered neural networks"

Melanie Wilke
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology, University Medicine Göttingen (UMG), Germany
"Thalamo-cortical interactions in reaching and eye movement behavior: combined fMRI and inactivation studies in monkeys"

Fred Wolf
MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Theoretical Neurophysics, Göttingen, Germany
"Law and Order in Visual Cortical Evolution"

Melanie Woodin
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Canada
"Spike-timing-dependent plasticity in inhibitory circuits"

Florentin Wörgötter
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
"The interaction of synaptic scaling with STDP can lead to a transition between short- and long-term memory formation"

Wei Xu
Stanford School of Medicine, USA
"From the two modes of synaptic transmission to neuronal coding schemes"

Michisuke Yuzaki
School of Medicine, Keio University, Shinjuku-ku, Japan
"Cbln1 and its family proteins – unique functional and morphological regulators of synapses"