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Welcome to the "From Bench to Bedside" Neuroscience Network Basel Symposium Webpage
The annual „Bench to Bedside Symposium“ takes place on Friday, 15th February 2019, 9.00h - 17.30h
in the Pharmazentrum , Hörsaal 1, Klingelbergstrasse 50/70, 4056 Basel
Biozentrum Pharamzentrum
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Symposium Program Committee 2019
Josef Bischofberger (DBM), Rainer Friedrich (FMI), Raphael Guzman (USB), Anne Eckert (UPK), Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Psychology), Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM), Kelly Tan (Biozentrum), Catherine Alioth (NNB Coordination), Simone Grumbacher (NNB Coordination)

Acting chairperson:
Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers, DBM

Contact and information: neuro@unibas.ch
Simone Grumbacher and Catherine Alioth, Phone +41 61 207 02 20

Webmaster: Werner Indlekofer

Registration: extended final deadline for registration is 6th February 2019
Online registration

Program PDF download / Poster PDF download


Welcome and opening:
Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM)

Keynote lecture 1
Chaired by:

Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM)

09:10 – 09:55

Flavio Donato (Biozentrum) "Assembling the brain from deep within"
Session 1: “The visual system in health and disease”
Chaired by: Rainer Friedrich (FMI)
09:55–10:00 Introduction to the session
10:00–10:25 Emilie Macé (FMI, IOB) "Visual motion. From the eye to the brain"
10:25–10:50 Felix Widmer (FMI) "Balancing visual perception"
10:50–11:15 Dierk Reiff (University of Freiburg, Germany) "The logic of color vision in insects"
11:15–11:45 Coffee Break
Session 2: “Neural stem cells in health and disease”
Chaired by: Josef Bischofberger (DBM)
11:45-11:50 Introduction to the session by Raphael Guzman (USB)
11:50-12:15 Verdon Taylor (DBM) "Hippocampal neurogenesis: Form and function"
12:15-12:40 Fiona Doetsch (Biozentrum) "Going Global: Stem Cells and Their Niche in the Adult Brain"
12:40-13:05 Ravi Jagasia (Roche) "Human iPSCs and neural stem cells to study neurodevelopmental disorders"
13.05-14:20 Lunch
13.30-14:00 Lunchmeeting: General Assembly Neuroscience Network Basel (for NNB members)
Session 3: “A recent take on psychedelic substances”
Chaired by: Kelly Tan (Biozentrum)
14:20-14:25 Introduction to the session
14:25-14:50 Katrin Preller (University of Zurich) "Social cognition and self-experience in psychedelic–induced states"
14:50-15:15 Matthias Liechti (DBM) "Current research on LSD and acute effects in healthy subjects"
15:15-15:40 Stefan Borgwardt (UPK) "Acute effects of LSD on brain function"
15:40–16:10 Coffee Break
Keynote lecture 2
Chaired by:
Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Psychology)
16:10-16:55 Angela Heck (Psychology) “Human Cognitive Genomics: Chances, trends and misconceptions”
16:55-17:00 Closing remarks: Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM)
17:00-17:30 Credit points for ‘Tierversuchsleiter’

Credits: For students (Master- and Ph.D.-level)

In addition to your registration to the symposium, you must register on MOnA/Online Services, spring semester FS 2019, for the symposium to apply for the credit point; Vorlesungsnummmer : 52119-01. To obtain 1 CP, the student writes a summary report of the talks (min. 1 page, max. 3 pages). Important: please include both results of basic and biomedical research findings presented at the symposium.

Send the report per e-mail to neuro@unibas.ch. Please mark in the Betreff (subject) of your mail: Report Bench to Bedside 2019.
Deadline for the report is 24th March 2019.

Credits for training in animal experimentation: half-day of continuing education, confirmation letter PDF download