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Welcome to the "From Bench to Bedside" Neuroscience Network Basel Symposium Webpage
The annual Bench to Bedside Symposium will be held on Friday, 10 February 2023, 9.00h - 17.00h.

Biozentrum, Lecture Hall Maurice E. Müller, Spitalstrasse 41, 4056 Basel

Organisation committee:
Josef Bischofberger (DBM), Rainer Friedrich (FMI), Andreas Keller (IOB), Andreas Lüthi (Neurex), Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neuroscience), Roger Redondo (Roche), Peter Scheiffele (Biozentrum), Anne-Catherine Feutz (NNB coordinator).

Contact and information: neuro@unibas.ch
Ms. Anne-Catherine Feutz, Ph.D., Phone +41 61 207 02 20

Registration closed.

Program PDF download / Poster PDF download


Welcome and opening:
Josef Bischofberger (DBM)

Keynote lecture 1
chaired by

Roger Redondo (Roche)

09:05 – 09:55

Sonja Kleinlogel (Neurotechnologies Section, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development)
“Development of a designer optogenetic gene therapy for the restoration of vision”
Session 1: “Dendritic information processing shapes learning”
Chaired by: Andreas Lüthi (FMI)
09:55 – 10:00 Introduction to the session
10:00 – 10:25

Simon D'Aquin (Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuropharmacology, University of Zurich)
“Compartmentalized dendritic plasticity during associative learning”

10:25 – 10:50 Fritjof Helmchen (Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich)
“Apical dendrites in neocortical layer 5 neurons enable task learning”
10:50 – 11:15 Walter Senn (Department of Physiology, University of Bern)
“Theoretical concepts of learning & dendritic processing in pyramidal neurons”
11:15 – 11:45 Coffee Break
Session 2: “Sleep and Plasticity”
Chaired by: Anissa Kempf (Biozentrum)
11:45 – 11:50 Introduction to the session
11:50 – 12:15 Anita Lüthi (Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Lausanne)
“Being disconnected, but remaining vigilant: the neuroscience of opposing sleep functions”
12:15 – 12:40 Reto Huber (Child Development Center and Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, University Children's Hospital Zurich)
“Brain development and sleep: from slow waves to spike waves”
12:40 – 13:05 Antoine Adamantidis (Center for Experimental Neurology, Department fo Neurology, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, University of Bern)
“Sleep as a window for synaptic plasticity in health and diseases”

13:05 – 14:30

13:45 – 14:15


Lunchmeeting: General Assembly Neuroscience Network Basel (for NNB members)

Session 3:
“Impact of exercise and aging on motor coordination”
Chaired by: Josef Bischofberger (DBM)
14:30 – 14:35 Introduction to the session
14:35 – 15:00 Christoph Handschin (Biozentrum)
“Exercise effects on neuronal circuitries controlling balance and coordination in aging”
15:00 – 15:25 Markus Rüegg (Biozentrum)
“Mechanistic insights into the loss of muscle mass and function at high age”
15:25 – 15:50 Oliver Faude (Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel)
“Functional consequences of muscle aging and disuse in humans”
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee Break
Keynote lecture 1
chaired by
Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neuroscience)
16:10 – 16:55 Philipp Sterzer (Zentrum für Diagnostik und Krisenintervention, University Psychiatry Clinic)
“Prediction, perception and psychosis”
16:10 – 16:55 Closing remarks: Josef Bischofberger (DBM)

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 2023, for the symposium to apply for the credit point; To obtain 1 CP, you must write an extended report of one complete session (max 3 pages). For each talk you need to present: the research question, the methology, the main results, and conclude by explaining to what extend the results are supporting or not the working hypothesis.

Send the report per e-mail to neuro@unibas.ch. Please mark in the Betreff (subject) of your mail: Report Bench to Bedside 2023.
Deadline for the report is 31st March 2023.

Credits for training in animal experimentation

1/2 Tag Aus- und Weiterbildungsveranstaltungen für Fachpersonal für Tierversuche

1/2 day of training for persons responsible for animal experimentation according to the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers

Anerkennungsempfehlung (PDF-download).