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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, 7th February 2020, 9.00h - 17.30h
in the Pharmazentrum , Hörsaal 1, Klingelbergstrasse 50/70, 4056 Basel.
Biozentrum Pharamzentrum
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Symposium Program Committee 2020
Josef Bischofberger (DBM), Rainer Friedrich (FMI), Anne Eckert (UPK), Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM), Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Psychology), Anne-Catherine Feutz (NNB Coordination)

Acting chairperson:
Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers, DBM

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

Webmaster: Werner Indlekofer

Registration: deadline for registration is 29th January 2020
Online registration

Program PDF download / Poster PDF download


Welcome and opening:
Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM)

Keynote lecture 1
Chaired by:

Rainer Friedrich (FMI)

09:10 – 09:55

Friedemann Zenke (FMI) "Building functional neural networks in-silico"
Session 1: “Modulation and Plasticity of Neural circuits”
Chaired by: Josef Bischofberger (DBM)
09:55–10:00 Introduction to the session
10:00–10:25 Rainer Friedrich (FMI) "Shaping olfactory memory by inhibition"
10:25–10:50 Tania Barkat-Rinaldi (DBM) " Modulating auditory perception with white noise "
10:50–11:15 Johannes Felsenberg (FMI) "Changing memories - on the fly"
11:15–11:45 Coffee Break
Session 2: “Epigenetic mechanisms underlying nervous system development, function and repair”
Chaired by: Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Faculty of Psychology and University Psychiatric Clinics)
11:45-11:50 Introduction to the session
11:50-12:15 Isabelle Mansuy (Labor für Neuroepigenetik, UZH und ETHZ) "The epigenome as
vector of heredity : Evidence in mammals involving the germline"
12:15-12:40 Filippo Rijli (FMI) "Neuroepigenetics : Polycomb signatures and regulation of neural development"
12:40-13:05 Claire Jacob (Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology, J. Gutenberg University, Mainz)) "Control histone deacetylase activity to enhance axonal regeneration and remyelination"
13.05-14:40 Lunch
13.30-14:00 Lunchmeeting: General Assembly Neuroscience Network Basel (for NNB members)
Session 3: “Developmental mechanisms and early therapeutic interventions in schizophrenia””
Chaired by: Anne Eckert (Psychiatric University Clinics Basel)
14:40-14:45 Introduction to the session
14:45-15:10 Pico Caroni (FMI) "Sensitive period for long-lasting preventive treatment in mouse model of schizophrenia"
15:10-15:35 Dragos Inta (UPK) "Postnatal neurodevelopmental impairment in schizophrenia: focus on dopamine
and glutamate"
15:40–16:10 Coffee Break
Keynote lecture 2
Chaired by:
Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers (DBM)
16:10-16:55 Bernhard Bettler (DBM) “Regulation of synaptic inhibition by multi-protein GABAB receptor complexes””
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 2020, for the symposium to apply for the credit point; Vorlesungsnummmer: 55049-01. 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 2020.
Deadline for the report is 6th March 2020.

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