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Twelfth Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society
(March 22 – 25, 2017)

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The program committee for the Göttingen Meeting has established the scientific program for the meeting in 2016. The plenary speakers confirmed their participation and the symposia were selected from the submitted proposals. The website will be opened in August for registration and submission of abstracts. Students, i.e. young scientists without doctoral degree, are invited to apply with their poster abstract for an oral presentation. If selected the talk will either be given in one of the symposia dealing with the topic of the presentation, or in one of the Breaking News sessions.

The deadline for early registration, abstract submission and stipend application was October 4, 2016.
Registration as non-presenting participant is still open until March 6, 2017.

Scientific Program:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

12:00 – 13:00 Uhr - Plenary Lecture, Opening Lecture

M. Charles Liberman (Harvard, USA)
Hidden hearing loss: primary neural degeneration in the noise-damaged and aging cochlea

13:00 - 14:30 - Postersession I

14:30 – 16:30 Uhr - Symposia I (S1-S6)

1. Giovanni C. Galizia (Konstanz), Sigrun Korsching (Cologne)
Olfactory processing and behavior across the vertebrate/insect divide: communalities and differences

2. Jochen Meier (Braunschweig), Günter Schwarz (Cologne)
Mechanisms of neuronal and synaptic plasticity in epilepsy

3. Wolfgang Wagner (Hamburg), Marina Mikhaylova (Hamburg)
Molecular mechanisms of cargo and organelle transport in neurons

4. Victor Tarabykin (Berlin), Christian Rosenmund (Berlin)
Neuronal circuit wiring in development

5. Andreas Hess (Erlangen), Goldschmidt Jürgen (Magdeburg)
Trends in small-animal neuroimaging: assessing functional connectivity of the whole brain

6. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (Bochum), Kate Jeffery (London)
Facets of spatial information processing

16:30 - 18:00 - Postersession II

19:00 – 20:00 - Plenary Lecture, Zülch Lecture

Elly Nedivi (Cambridge, USA)
Structural plasticity of inhibitory circuits

Thursday, March 23, 2017

09:00 – 10:00 – Awarding and Lectures (Schilling Award Lecture and FEI Technology Award Lecture)

10:00 – 11:30 - Postersession III

11:30 – 13:30 - Symposia II (S7-S12)

7. Ricarda Diem (Heidelberg), Sarah Williams (Heidelberg)
Calcium homeostasis in neuroinflammation and -degeneration: new targets for therapy of multiple sclerosis? )

8. Pamela Menegazzi (Würzburg), Dirk Rieger (Würzburg), Koustubh Vaze (Würzburg)
Neuronal circuits underlying biological timekeeping (SFB 1047 Insect Timing) )

9. Benjamin Cooper (Göttingen), Cordelia Imig (Göttingen)
Correlating synaptic structure and plasticity at the nanoscale)

10. Andreas Draguhn (Heidelberg), Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg)
How single neuron properties determine network dynamics )

11. Jutta Engel (Homburg), Eckhard Friauf (Kaiserslautern)
How hearing happens: speed, precision and sensitivity )

12. Julien Vezoli (Frankfurt/M.), Georgios Michalareas (Frankfurt/M.)
Structural and functional implementation of bottom-up and top-down influences in the primate brain)

14:30 – 16:30 - Symposia III (S13-S18)

13. Rohini Kuner (Heidelberg)
Neural circuits of pain (SFB1158)

14. Stefan Hallermann (Leipzig)
Tuning ion channels, myelin, and synapses for rapid axonal signaling

15. Davide de Pietri Tonelli (Genoa), Gerhard Schratt (Marburg), Hermona Soreq (Jerusalem), Carlos Pfitzsimons (Amsterdam)
Emerging complexity and functions of microRNAs-dependent regulation in neuroscience

16. Nico Posnien (Göttingen), Max Stephen Farnworth (Göttingen)
The evolutionary diversity of nervous system development - from worms to humans

17. Ricarda Scheiner (Würzburg), Sylvia Anton (Angers, Frankreich)
Experience-dependent plasticity in chemosensation

18. Markus Rothermel (Aachen),Wolfgang Kelsch (Mannheim)
Computations - from sensations to decisions

16:30 – 18:00 - Postersession IV

19:00 – 20:00 - Plenary Lecture, Hertie Foundation Lecture

Winrich Freiwald (New York, USA)
On the neural machinery for face recognition

Friday, March 24, 2017

09:00 – 10:00 - Plenary Lecture, Norbert Elsner Lecture

Uwe Homberg (Marburg, Germany)
Neurobiology of spatial orientation in insects

10:00 – 11:30 - Postersession V

11:30 – 13:30 - Symposia IV (S19-S24)

19. Aron Weller (Ramat-Gan, Israel), Noam Meiri (Bet-Dagan, Israel)
Epigenetic mechanisms of behavior and physiological regulation

20. Kei Ito (Köln), Ansgar Büschges (Köln)
Common ground plan of the insect brain architecture

21. Til Ole Bergmann (Tübingen), Jan Born (Tübingen)
System memory consolidation during sleep

22. Josef Priller (Berlin), Marco Prinz (Freiburg)
From monocytes to microglia - conditions influencing the fate of myeloid cells in the brain

23. Andreas Thum (Konstanz), Michael Pankratz (Bonn)
Comparative connectomics: Recent approaches and functional implications

24. Breaking News

14:30 – 16:30 - Symposia V (S25-S30)

25. Elke Edelmann (Magdeburg), Volkmar Leßmann (Magdeburg)
Spike timing-dependent plasticity: from functions in circuits towards possible treatment of humans

26. Anna Fejtová (Magdeburg), Martin Heine (Magdeburg)
New insights into functional and molecular dynamics of presynaptic calcium channels

27. Trynke de Jong (Regensburg), Marijn van Wingerden (Düsseldorf)
The neuroscience of good and evil: translational insights into pro- and antisocial decision-making.

28. Stephanie Griemsmann (Düsseldorf), Felix Beyer (Düsseldorf)
Glia - all the same? Increasing evidence for glial heterogeneity

29. Tatiana Korotkova (Berlin), Antoine Adamantidis (Bern)
To eat? To sleep? To run? Coordination of innate behaviors by hypothalamic circuits

30. Mark Schnitzer (München), Arthur Konnerth (München)
Illuminating normal and diseased brain function with in vivo fluorescence imaging

16:30 – 18:00 - Postersession VI

19:00 – 20:00 - Plenary Lecture, Roger Eckert Lecture

David Julius (San Francisco, USA)
Understanding pain sensation: from physiology to atomic structure

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:30 – 10:30 - Symposia VI (S31-S36)

31. Petra Henrich-Noack (Magdeburg), Ingolf E. Blasig (Berlin), Gert Fricker (Heidelberg)
Transport Mechanisms at the Blood-Brain Barrier

32. Peter G. Falkai (München), Thomas G. Schulze (München)
The longitudinal course of psychosis - clinical and neurobiological aspects

33. Martin Greschner (Oldenburg), Tim Gollisch (Göttingen)
The multiple neural codes of the retina

34. Ralf Linker (Erlangen ), Martin Stangel (Hannover)
Glial cells in de- and remyelination

35. Siegrid Löwel (Göttingen), Oliver Schlüter (Pittsburgh, USA)
Use it or loose it - cellular and molecular mechanisms of synapse remodeling in developmental plasticity

36. Joachim Schmidt (Köln), Abdel El Manira (Stockholm, Sweden)
Novel local mechanisms of motor control

10:30 – 12:00 - Postersession VII

12:30 – 13:30 - Plenary Lecture, Ernst Florey Lecture

Detlev Arendt (Heidelberg, Germany)
Evolution of neurons and nervous systems: a cell type perspective

13:30 – 15:00 - Postersession VIII

15:00 – 16:00 - Plenary Lecture, Otto Creutzfeldt Lecture

Monica Di Luca (Milan, Italy)
Encoding synaptic signals into gene expression: a role in brain physiology and diseases

Program Committee

Prof. Dr. Helmut Kettenmann (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn
Prof. Dr. Herta Flor
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Förster
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Friauf
Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann
Prof. Dr. Michael Koch
Prof. Dr. Sigrun Korsching
Prof. Dr. Thomas F. Münte
Prof. Dr. Erwin Neher
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Pflüger
Prof. Dr. Andreas Reichenbach
Prof. Dr. Christian Steinhäuser
Prof. Dr. Fred Wolf

Local Organizers:

Prof. Dr. Martin Göpfert
Zelluläre Neurobiologie
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37077 Göttingen


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