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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, 9th February 2024,  from 8.30h to 17.00h.

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

Organisation committee:
Josef Bischofberger (DBM), Gray Camp (Institute of Human Biology) , Rainer Friedrich (FMI), Raphael Guzman (DBM, USB), Andreas Keller (IOB), Andreas Lüthi (FMI), 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 is closed.

Program PDF download / Poster PDF download


Welcome and opening:
Josef Bischofberger (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)
Keynote Lecture 1
Chaired by:

Josef Bischofberger (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)
08:30 – 09:15 Linda Simmler (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel)
“Threats and opportunities of synaptic plasticity in psychiatric disorders”
Session 1:
Chaired by:
“Choroid Plexus - CSF – Neuron interactions”
Gray Camp
(Institute of Human Biology, Basel)
09:15 – 09:40 Violeta Silva Vargas (Biozentrum, University of Basel)
“The Choroid Plexus: a multifunctional player in the brain”
09:40 – 10:05 Steven Proulx (Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern)
“The drainage of cerebrospinal fluid: new insights into lymphatic clearance pathways”
10:05 – 10:30 Laura Pellegrini (Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London, England)
“Choroid Plexus organoid models”
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
Session 2:
Chaired by:
“Neuronal mechanisms for reward learning across model organisms”
Rainer Friedrich (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
11:00 – 11:25 Carolin Warnecke (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
“Reward memory re-evaluation in Drosophila”
11:25 – 11:50 Tommaso Caudullo (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
“Novelty detection and efficient coding in the zebrafish homolog of olfactory cortex”
11:50 – 12:15 Julian Hinz (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
“State- and context-dependent reward representations in the mouse amygdala”
Keynote Lecture 2
Chaired by:

Andreas Lüthi
(Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
12:15 – 13:00 Rony Paz (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
“Probing and reversing valence representations in the primate brain”

13:05 – 14:30

13:45 – 14:15

Lunch Break

NNB General Assembly (For NNB members only)

Session 3:
Chaired by:
“Neuroscience of brain tumors”
Raphael Guzman (University Hospital Basel, University of Basel
14:30 – 14:55

Sophie Heuer (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)
“Neural mechanisms of brain tumor progression”

14:55 – 15:20 Stephan Frank (University Hospital Basel)
“Molecular Diagnostic of brain tumors”
15:20 – 15:45 Gregor Hutter (University Hospital Basel, University of Basel)
“CAR-T and new glioma therapies”
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
Keynote lecture 3
chaired by

Peter Scheiffele (Biozentrum, University of Basel)
16:15 – 17:00 Azad Bonni (Neuroscience & Rare Diseases in Pharma Research & Early Development, Roche, Basel)
“Deregulation of Ubiquitin Signaling in Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

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 2024, 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 2024.
Deadline for the report is 31st March 2024.

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