Sonderforschungsbreich 35

Joint Meeting of FWF Excellence Network Programs 2018

Joint Meeting of Austrian Neuroscience Consortia

Congress Centrum Alpbach

Monday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Congress Centre Alpbach, Austria

SFB F44

SPIN

SFB F35

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JOINT MEETING OF AUSTRIAN NEUROSCIENCE EXCELLENCE NETWORK

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

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MONDAY, MAY 7th

Opening Workshop: New techniques in modern neuroscience (see separate program)
(Chair: F. FERRAGUTI, Innsbruck)

15:30 R. AWATRAMANI (Northwestern University, USA)
"Single cell transcriptomic and genetic intersectional fate mapping of DAergic neurons"
16:00 J. LIU (MPI Munich, Germany)
"Concepts and applications of proteomic in neuroscience"
16:30 A. FRICK (INSERM Bordeaux, France)
"Revealing neural circuits with viral tracing"
17:00

COFFEE BREAK

17:15 J. GRÜNDERMANN (Univ. of Basel, Switzerland)
"Calcium imaging to evaluate neural ensemble dynamics in freely moving animals using a miniature microscope"
17:45 S. KRABBE (FMI Basel, Switzerland)
"Integrated optogenetics and calcium imaging to explore neuronal function"
18:15 A. HOLMES (NIH, USA)
"Traumatic Fear Memory: Combining New and Old Approaches to Decipher Neural Circuits and Design Novel Treatments"

Start of Meeting

19:00 Welcome/Chair: H. SITTE, J. STRIESSNIG (Vienna, Innsbruck)
19:10 Opening Plenary Lecture I (Chair F. FERRAGUTI, Innsbruck)
J.D. ROTHSTEIN (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
“Nuclear pores and transport as an unexpected initiator of neurodegeneration”
20:00

WELCOME: "Wine & Dinner Buffet" with Posters

TUESDAY, MAY 08th

08:30

Plenary Lecture II (Chair: H. SITTE, Vienna)
H. LASSMANN (Medical University Vienna, Center for Brain Research)
"The complex path of multiple sclerosis research:
From basic science to pathogenesis and therapy"

Molecular mechanisms: Young Scientist Talks
(Chair: N. STEFANOVA, Innsbruck)

09:20 T. STOCKNER (STOCKNER GROUP, SFB-35, Vienna)
"Oligomerization of the human dopamine transporter"
09:40 I. CERA (DECHANT GROUP, SPIN, Innsbruck)
"Molecular underpinnings of cognition and intelligence: a role for the chromosomal scaffolding protein Satb2"
10:00 W. SANDTNER (SANDTNER GROUP, SFB-35, Vienna)
"A label-free approach to detect ligand binding to cell surface proteins in real time"
10:20 R. ZHU (HINTERDORFER GROUP, SFB-35, Vienna)
"Nanopharmacological force sensing on monoamine transporters"
10:40 A. DAS (SCHÜTZ GROUP, SFB-35, Vienna)
"Single molecule microscopy to study oligomerization of membrane transporters in live cells"
11:00

COFFEE BREAK

Systems biology: Young Scientist Talks
(Chair: J. ROTHSTEIN, USA)

11:30 C. McKENZIE (McKENZIE GROUP, MOLTAG, Vienna)
"Towards Synthetic Neurotransmission: Designing tools to modulate
neuronal communication with intrinsic encoding and connectivity"
11:50 S. FERRAZZO (FERRAGUTI GROUP, SPIN, Innsbruck)
"Discrete and divergent monoaminergic innervations of the amygdala: implications for fear and anxiety"
12:10 I. KMIEC (SCHWARZER GROUP, SPIN, Innsbruck)
“Functional neuroanatomy of prodynorphin”
12:30 T. STEINKELLNER (SFB-35, Vienna, UCSD)
"Role of VGLUT2 in selective vulnerability of midbrain dopamine neurons"

12:50

LUNCH
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

16:00 Interactive POSTER – Presentations
(groups, 5 min oral presentations per poster) ACHIEVEMENTS OF NETWORKS
18:15

DINNER

20:00 Plenary Lecture III (Chair: G. SCHÜTZ, Vienna)
A. GALLI (Vanderbilt University, USA)
"Failure to Prime the Dopamine 'Pump' in Autism: a Lesson from Flies and Mice"

20:50

BEER & CHIPS @ POSTERS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9th

08:30 Plenary Lecture IV (Chair: G. APOSTOLOVA, Innsbruck)
A. M. RAJADHYAKSHA (Weill Cornell Medicine, USA)
"Linking gene regulation mechanisms to behavior: Bridging the gap between basic science and neuropsychiatric conditions"

Gene regulatory mechanisms / Gene therapy: Young Scientist Talks
(Chair: A. HÜTTENHOFER, Innsbruck)

09:20 A. LIEB (LIEB GROUP, SFB-F44, UCL, London)
“Biochemical autoregulatory gene therapy for focal epilepsy”
09:40 A. HÜTTENHOFER (HÜTTENHOFER GROUP, SFB-F44, Innsbruck)
"Functions of non-coding RNAs in neurodegenerative diseases"
10:00 P. COIRO (POLLAK GROUP, Vienna)
"The effect of MIA on the offspring brain - Epigenetics Mechanisms"
10:20 S. SARTORI (SINGEWALD GROUP, SFB-F44, Innsbruck)
"The dopamine system in deficient fear extinction and its treatment success"
10:40

COFFEE BREAK

Synaptic mechanisms / Stem cells: Young Scientist Talks
(Chair: H. LASSMANN, Vienna)

11:10 S. GEISLER (OBERMAIR GROUP, SFB-F44, Innsbruck)
"The presynaptic calcium channel subunit α2δ-2 regulates postsynaptic GABAA-receptor abundance and axonal wiring by a trans-synaptic mechanism"
11:30 M. UNGER (AIGNER GROUP, SFB-F44, Salzburg)
"Immune cell interactions in Alzheimer’s disease: a focus on microglia and T-Cells"
11:50 P. LATOS (LATOS GROUP, Vienna)
"Transcriptional control of cell fate in trophoblast stem cells"
12:10 F. EDENHOFER (EDENHOFER GROUP, SPIN, Innsbruck)
"Induced neural stem cells ameliorate neuroinflammation by succinate scavenging"
12:30

LUNCH

Human Disease Mechanisms: Young Scientist Talks
(Chair: B. KOSCHAK, Innsbruck)

14:00 J. MORANDELL (NOVARINO GROUP, MolTag, Vienna)
"Studying the Molecular Mechanisms underlying Autism Spectrum Disorders and Intellectual Disability: insights into Setd5 gene function in the brain"
14:20 N. ORTNER (STRIESSNIG GROUP, SFB-F44, Innsbruck)
"L-type calcium channels in CNS disorders: are they novel drug targets for calcium antagonists?"
14:40 B. LISS (LISS GROUP, SFB-F44, Ulm)
"It's complicated: Voltage gated calcium channel in dopamine neurons and Parkinson's disease"
15:00 V. REFOLO (STEFANOVA GROUP, SPIN, Innsbruck)
“Neuroinflammatory responses in a transgenic model of Multiple System Atrophy: implications for selective vulnerability”
15:20

COFFEE BREAK

15:40 Closing Plenary V (Chair: J. STRIESSNIG, Innsbruck)
E. BINDER (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich, Germany)
“Molecular mechanisms of gene x environment interactions: relevance for diagnosis and therapy of psychiatric disorders”
16:30

End of Meeting; Start of 3rd EUROPEAN CALCIUM CHANNEL CONFERENCE

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Registration is open now

Please submit completed registration and housing form by fax or email to Katharina Dander (katharina.dander@alpbach.at ).
Registration is open and free of charge until February 1, 2018.

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This meeting is a joint meeting of the FWF-funded large-scale programs in Neuroscience, Special Research Programs (SFB) and Doctoral Programs (DK):

  • SFB-F44 - Cell Signaling in Chronic CNS Disorders (Innsbruck)
  • SFB-F35 - Transmembrane Transporters in Health and Disease (Vienna)

and the FWF-funded excellence Doctoral Program

  • DK-W1206 – Signal Processing in Neurons (SPIN, Innsbruck)

We also welcome neuroscientists from other FWF-funded large-scale programs, SFBs and Doctoral Programs:

  • SFB-F43 - RNA regulation of the transcriptome (Vienna)
  • DK-W1101 – Molecular Cell Biology and Oncology (MCBO, Innsbruck) and
  • DK-W1232 – Molecular Drug Targets (MOLTAG, Vienna)

Participants will enjoy two days of intense scientific exchange in the latest developments of neuroscience research. This is enabled by oral presentations of participating groups and interactive poster presentations providing young scientists to present their findings to all participants (5 min per poster). Invited plenary lectures by the following excellent scientists will complement the program and stimulate discussions:

Invited plenary speakers:

  • Elisabeth BINDER, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich, Germany
  • Andre FISCHER, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Göttingen, Germany
  • Aurelio GALLI, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Jeffrey D ROTHSTEIN, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Meeting Venue:

The meeting takes place in the picturesque Tyrolean village Alpbach (Congress Centre Alpbach, Austria).

Registration:

Registration is free. This meeting is immediately followed by the 3rd European Calcium Channel Conference (ECCC). The meeting is open to other scientists and participants of the ECCC are also welcome to join.

Last update: May 3, 2018

 

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