SFB Speakers - 2011

Amir Amedi
Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), and The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
"What did visual deprivation and visual substitution studies teach us about brain organization and reorganization"

Marco Bertamini
School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK
"Mirror cognition: what we can learn about vision from asking simple questions about mirrors"

Anne Bertolotti
Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
"Propagating and correcting protein misfolding - Implications for neurodegenerative diseases"

Anna Katharina Braun
Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
"The experience-dependent maturation of prefronto-limbic circuits and the origin of developmental psychopathology"

Dr. Markus Butz-ostendorf
Computational Neuroscience Group, Dept. of Integrative Neurophysiology, VU University Amsterdam
"Can structural plasticity account for functional reorganization in the primary visual cortex after focal retinal lesions?"

Sen Cheng
Mercator Research Group, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Origin and transformation of spatial representations"

Laura Colgin
Center for Learning and Memory, UT Austin, Texas, USA
"Gamma oscillations in the hippocampal network"

Annette C. Dolphin
Department of Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Voltage-gated calcium channel alpha2delta subunits: properties, involvement in disease and target site for drugs"

James W. Fawcett
Department of Clinical neurosciences, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK
"Control of CNS plasticity by the extracellular matrix: the unexpected story of the perineuronal net"

Mathias Franzius
Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI-EU)
"Slow Feature Analysis and Current Research Applications"

Astrid Friebe
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum
"Animal models of depression"

Kevin Fox
School of Biosciences University of Cardiff, UK
"Anatomical and molecular pathways for plasticity in the barrel cortex"

Julietta U. Frey
Leibniz Institut für Neurobiologie, Magdeburg
"Spaced associativity – a concept of learning and memory formation"

Thomas Friedrich
Institute of Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
"Structure-function relationships of the Kv7.3 voltage sensor probed by MTSES accessibility and cross-linking with Cd2+ ions"

Marcus Fändrich
Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Halle, Germany
"Structure and antigenicity of beta-amyloid fibrils and oligomers in Alzheimer's disease"

Mario Gatica
Institute of Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Cortical and behavioural correlates of training-based and passive stimulation induced tactile learning: bottom-up vs. top-down modulation"

Laurent Groc
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, UMR CNRS 5297 – University of Bordeaux, France
"Receptor dynamics and functions: learning from single molecule approach"

Danny Hatters
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
"New tricks to track mutant Huntingtin aggregation in the cell"

Stefan Herlitze
Department of Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"P/Q-type channels: function, modulation and disease"

Karl Herrup
Department of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Nelson Biological Labs, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, USA
"The death of neurons in neurodegenerative disease as seen through the lens of cell cycle regulation"

Stefan Häusler
Institute for theoretical Computer Science, University of Graz, Austria
"Reservoir computing and the brain: Biological tests and predictions"

Dr. oliver Höffken
Neurologische Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil
Project A1: "How does visual perceptual learning interact with plastic changes and excitability in human visual cortex?"

Herbert Jaeger
School of Engineering & Science, International University Bremen, Germany
"A quick introduction to reservoir computing, and even quicker remarks on current trends"

Kate Jeffery
Institute for Behavioural Neuroscience, UCL London, UK
"Building a cognitive map"

Zafaruddin Khan
Departamento de Medicina, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Málaga
"Role of a RGS protein in memory processing in brain"

Maarten Kamermans
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
"Exciting inhibition in the outer retina"

Dr. Steffen Klein
Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Experience-Dependent Plasticity of Sensory Processing in an Experimentally Modified Cortical Network of Rat Barrel Cortex"

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Clinical & Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology & Education, University of Ulm
"Biological memories of traumatic stress"

Tellervo Korhonen
Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
Tobacco dependence and depression: mechanisms of co-occurrence

Gary Landreth
Alzheimer’s Research Lab, Department of Neurosciences, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
"Nuclear receptors as therapeutic targets in Alzheimer‘s disease"

Melanie Lenz
Neurologische Universitätsklinik Bergmannsheil
Project A1: "How does visual perceptual learning interact with plastic changes and excitability in human visual cortex?"

Caryn Lerman
Department of Psychiatry and Annenberg Public Policy Center, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Neuroimaging, Nicotine Addiction and Treatment"

Matthias Lübbert, mSc
Cellphysiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum
Project A3: "Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Chemoperception in the Mammalian Trigeminal System"

Denise Manahan-Vaughan
Department of Neurophysiologie, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Exploring the relationship between  hippcampal synaptic plasticity and learning."

Susana Martinez-Conde/ Stephen Macknik
Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA
"Sleights of Mind: the neuroscience of magic and illusion"

Urs Meyer
Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Modeling schizophrenia-relevant brain disease by immune-mediated neurodevelopmental disruption in mice"

Dr. Annika Mix
Neurophysiology, Medical Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Experience-Dependent Plasticity of Sensory Processing in an Experimentally Modified Cortical Network of Rat Barrel Cortex"

Carl Petersen
Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
"Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception"

Gordon Pipa
MPI for Brain Research, Dep. for Neurophysiology, Frankfurt / Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
"Our brain plays Jazz: Information processing in a self-organized and multi-scale system"

Sakire Pogun
Center for Brain Research (EUBAM), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
"Individual differences in nicotine/tobacco addiction"

Dominique J.-F. de Quervain
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience University of Basel, Switzerland
"Glucocorticoids and the regulation of emotional memory in health and disease"

Ruthger Righart
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), University of Munich, Germany
"What can we learn from visual illusions about face perception?"

Prof. Edmund T. Rolls
Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience
"Memory, Emotion, and Invariant Visual Object Recognition Mechanisms in the Brain."

Benno Roozendaal
Dept of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Adrenal Stress Hormones, Amygdala Activation, and Memory for Emotionally Arousing Experiences"

Bo N. Schenkman
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden / Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
"Human echolocation: The acoustic detection of objects by blind people"

Cornelius Schwarz
Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany
"Action and perception in the rat whisker system"

Henning Sprekeler
Laboratory of Computational Neuroscience École Polytechnique Féderale de Lausanne (EPFL)
"A self-organized balance of excitation and inhibition by inhibitory plasticity"

Jeffrey Taube
Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
"Learning and memory in the head direction cell circuitry"

Jamie Ward
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
"Seeing sounds and hearing vision: Evidence from synaesthesia"

Georg Winterer
Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne, Germany
"Nicotinic Systems Genetics and Cognition"

Rainer Wolf
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum
"Prepulse inhibition (PPI) in animal models of schizophrenia"

Georg Zoidl
Canada Research Chair for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, York University Toronto, Canada
"Mechanisms of plasticity at Electrical Synapses"