SFB Speakers - 2015

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla
Department of Neurological Surgery /The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA
"Planning for the future: Adult neural stem cells are specified in the embryo"

Nikolai Axmacher
Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Ruhr University Bochum
"Decoding the Engram"

Edi Barkai
Sagol Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, Israel
"Learning-induced modulation of intrinsic neuronal excitability: mechanism and functional significance"

Francesco P. Battaglia
"Neuronal Networks of Memory" group, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, NL
"Detection of cell assemblies and phase sequences during memory replay"

John Bekkers
The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
"Neurons and circuits for odor processing in the piriform cortex"

Theodore W. Berger
Biomedical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
"Engineering Memories: A Neural Prosthesis for Memory"

Stephen D. Berry
Department of Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA
"Modulation of hippocampal unit response profiles by a theta - controlled brain - computer interface"

Federico Calegari
DFG–Research Center and Cluster of Excellence for Regenerative Therapies, TU Dresden, Germany
"Controlling the expansion of neural stem cells"

Andrea Danese
Social, Genetic, and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, and Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London
"Biological embedding of childhood stress through inflammation"

Nikolas P. Daskalakis
Dept. of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York / Dept. Mental Health Patient Care, J.J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, NY, NY, USA
"Expression Profiling Identifies Blood Glucocorticoid Receptor Signaling as a Biomarker of Brain Signaling and Treatment Target in PTSD"

Mathew E. Diamond
Tactile Perception and Learning Lab, International School for Advanced Studies - SISSA, Trieste, Italy
"Temporal integration in a vibrotactile delayed comparison task: From sensory coding to decision in humans and rats"

Christian Doeller
Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging | Centre for Neuroscience, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
"Mapping memories"

Richard Edden
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
"GABA Workshop"

Oxana Eschenko
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen
"The role of Locus Coeruleus for sensory processing within mesocortical dopaminergic pathway"

Guglielmo Foffani
CINAC, HM Puerta del Sur, CEU-San Pablo University, Móstoles, Madrid / Neural Bioengineering Group, National Paraplegics Hospital, Toledo, Spain
"A pathophysiological journey on cortical somatosensory processing"

Udo Frese
Real Time computer Vision Group, University of Bremen, Germany
"Spatial representations in robots and humans - an attempt of a comparison"

Rita Fuchs
Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Pullman, WA, USA
"Hippocampus: Henchman of Addiction?"

Simon Hanslmayr
School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
"Searching for memory information in brain waves"

Oliver Hardt
Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh, UK
"How does the brain forget?"

Carolyn Harley
Department of Psychology, Memorial University Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
"Spatial map resets: potential and paradox"

Michael Hausser
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, UCL, London, UK
"All-optical interrogation of neural circuits"

Stefanie Heba
Neurological Clinic, Bergmannsheil Hospital Bochum)
"The Influence of GABA on BOLD Parameters and Performance"

Wieland B. Huttner
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
"Neural stem and progenitor cells and neocortex expansion in development and evolution"

Kate Jefferey
Department of Behavioural Neuroscience and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, UCL, UK
"Maintaining a stable sense of direction - insights from single-neuron studies in rodents"

Tara Keck
Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, UCL, UK
"Homeostatic plasticity in the mouse visual cortex"

Raymond Kesner
Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
"Role of the CA3 subregion of the hippocampus in relapse to cocaine seeking via a pattern completion process"

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte
MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
"The geometry of high-level visual representations"

Robert Kumsta
Genetic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum
"Investigation of gene expression profiles and DNA methylation in the context of stress and trauma"

Jessica K. Lerch
Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair Wexner Medical Center, Department of Neuroscience Ohio State University, USA
"Glucocorticoids and sensory neuron plasticity"

James McClelland
Department of Psychology, Center for Mind, Brain and Computation, Stanford University, USA
"Integrating rapid neocortical consolidation into complimentary learning systems theory"

Michael Milford
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science CyPhyLab, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
"From rats to navigating robots and beyond"

Marta Moita
Champalimaud Foundation Research - Neuroscience, Lisboa, Portugal
"The role of the amygdala in the modulation of defence behaviours by the social environment"

Elek Molnár
Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, UK
"Molecular organisation of kainate receptors"

Christophe Mulle
Interdisciplinary Institute of Neuroscience CNRS, University of Bordeaux, France
"Mechanisms for synaptic segregation of kainate receptors at hippocampal mossy fiber synapses"

Karim Nader
Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
"Memory as a Therapeutic Target"

Nicolaas Puts
Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
"Tactile function and GABA spectroscopy; what can we learn about plasticity?"

Stefan Remy
Neuronal Networks Group, German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Helmholtz Foundation e.V. (DZNE e.V.) / Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn. Germany
"Subcortical circuits controlling locomotor activity and hippocampal function"

Gal Richter-Levin
University of Haifa Israel
"Stress controlability, resilience and the amygdala"

Juan M. Rosas
Department of Psychology, University of Jaen, Spain
"Ambiguity, Attention, and Context"

Magdalena Sauvage
Mercator Research Group "Functional Architecture of Memory Unit" Ruhr-Universität Bochum
"Evidence for segregated spatial and non-spatial hippocampal subnetworks: a new concept"

Björn Schott
Department of Behavioral Neurology, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg
"Level of processing effects and category-specific processing in implicit and explicit memory"

Martin Schwarz
Department of Epileptology, University Hospital of Bonn
"Charting Neuronal Networks in Intact, Cleared Mouse Brain by Light Sheet Microscopy"

Denis Sheynikhovich
Aging in Vision and Action Laboratory, The Vision Institute, UMR 7210, UMR S-968 INSERM - CNRS - University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France
"Vision-based navigation using place cells: spatial exploration, planning, and strategy selection"

Markus Siegel
Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany
"Spectral fingerprints of large-scale neuronal interactions"

Karel Svoboda
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, VA, USA
"Encoding of tactile information in the mouse thalamocortical circuit"

Geoffrey T. Swanson
Department of Pharmacology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
"Exploring the structural basis of kainate receptor modulation by NETO proteins"

Alessandro Treves
SISSA - Cognitive Neuroscience, Trieste, Italy
"May the faculty of language emerge from a glassy phase transition?"

Marian Tsanov
Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Ireland
"Subcortical pathways of episodic memory: decoding signal processing in anterior thalamus"

Maxim Volgushev
Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs CT, USA
"Synaptic plasticity in the neocortex: Why different forms are necessary?"

John J. Wagner
Department of Physiol & Pharmacol, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
"The ventral hippocampus and reinstatement to drug-seeking: The power behind the throne"

Takeo Watanabe
Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI,
"Roles of attention and reward in perceptual learning"

Donald Wilson
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine and Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, New York, USA
"Cortical-cortical interactions in olfaction"

Emma Wood
Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems & Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh, UK
"Splitting and lumping: how hippocampal place cells support and constrain spatial learning and memory"