Esemény

Federation of Neuroscience Societies Regional Meeting

Kodály Centre Pécs, Hungary (4. Breuer Marcell Sétány, 7621 Pécs)
2017. szeptember 22, péntek 08:0016:00

We cordially invite you to the Federation of Neuroscience Societies  Regional Meeting  (FENS FRM) organized by the Hungarian Neuroscience Society and the University of Pécs.

Program

Plenary speakersSymposiaPoster sessions - Program outline - Satellite events - Special events - Social events

SYMPOSIA

Plenary: Imaging hippocampal circuits for navigation and memory (Attila Losonczy) (sponsored by Taconic Biosciences) 2017-09-22 - 08:30-09:30

Venue: Plenary Hall

Speaker: Attila Losonczy

Chair: Zoltán Nusser 

The impact of brain states and neuromodulation: from neuronal networks to behavior (Balázs Hangya & Magor L. Lőrincz) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30

Venue: Plenary Hall

The session presents recent advances in the fields of neuromodulatory systems and brain states focusing on their interaction during behavior and the neural mechanisms involved.

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Novel molecular rules shaping the developing nervous system: reopening differentiation programs for therapeutic benefit (Alán Alpár & Tibor Harkány) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30

Venue: Conference Room F08

The symposium presents mechanistic insight into novel mechanisms and signalling events in cell migration, lineage commitment, interactions with the immune system to define the contributions of individual neurons to functionally-segregated neuronal networks, ensuing pathologies and therapeutic implications.

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Recent advances in nociceptive signalling: focus on temperature-, acid-, and light-induced pain (Alexandru Babes & Gábor Pethő) 2017-09-22 - 10:30-12:30

Venue: Conference Room 103

This symposium will address recent findings in sensory transduction of temperature-, acid- and light-induced pain in the peripheral mammalian nervous system with a focus on the roles of TRP and Nav channels.

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Multidisciplinary approaches to study the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases (Illana Gozes) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00

Venue: Plenary Hall

By innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and methodology, including gene knockout, Crispr/Cas, digital polymerized chain analyses at the single cell level, advanced bioinformatics, we will show how to understand and combat autism and Alzheimer's disease toward better disease management and public benefit.

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Human-specific cortical microcircuit function and structure (Karri Lämsä) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00

Venue: Conference Room F08

Neocortical and hippocampal microcircuit features specifically found in humans and not in rodents, may be required to understand our brain function in health and disease. The symposium brings together experts from laboratories in Europe and overseas to give an updated picture of this timely and expanding research field.

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Imaging the brain and cerebrospinal fluid at a single-molecule level (Joana Ferreira & Juan Varela) 2017-09-22 - 15:00-17:00

Venue: Conference Room 103

Our ability to image single molecules with high spatial and temporal resolution has greatly increased. This symposium will highlight recent developments regarding single-molecule imaging in complex biological scenarios both in physiology and pathophysiology. Exciting data using super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, single-particle tracking and single-molecule spectroscopy techniques will be presented.

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Plenary: Short- and long-range inhibitory neurons governing spatial representation and memory (Hannah Monyer) 2017-09-22 - 17:30-18:30

Venue: Plenary Hall

Speaker: Hannah Monyer

Chair: Gábor Tamás

Poster Session

Poster Session 3 2017-09-22 - 09:30-10:30

Venue: 1st and 2nd floor corridor

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Poster Session 4 2017-09-22 - 14:00-15:00

Venue: 1st and 2nd floor corridor

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Satellite events

Communicating Current Issues of Animal Research: How should we open the magic box? 2017-09-22 - 18:30-20:00

Venue: Conference Room 103

Due to recent positive changes of public acceptance on the use of animals in science led to a wide consensus on the ethical framework supporting animal research in Europe, ensuring the highest health and welfare standards, and the widest ever implementation of the 3Rs. In addition to this, greater openness on the use of animals in research can encourage public trust and allow the scientific community to speak with a united voice. In doing so it can prevent individuals and organizations from being isolated. Pro-active communications will help to garner support and improve understanding; non-communication will only prolong opposition and mistrust. We all need to play a role in illuminating the complex social issues involved with animal research and its benefits to human and animal health.

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Special events

Tune up your skills: FENS training opportunities and aid for students and young researchers 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:00

Venue: Conference Room 103

Being neuroscientists, you know very well how important it is for neurons to establish and maintain proper connections. For you as MSc, PhD students or early-stage career researchers in neuroscience, it is crucial to form your own networks, to broaden your horizons, to tune up your skills and knowledge!

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The history of neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during and after communism 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:30

Venue: Conference Room F08

The Seminar will examine the development of Neuroscience in Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. The communist parties applied a strict control on scientific research enforcing the “historical materialism” approach. In spite of these political restrictions, 20th century Central and Eastern Europe witnessed important discoveries in Neuroscience, made by scientists whose work will be discussed during the seminar.

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Brain Drain in Eastern Europe 2017-09-22 - 18:30-20:00

Venue: Conference Room F08

Researchers’ mobility is a fundamental pillar of EU research strategy and is therefore strongly facilitated by the European Commission. However, “brain drain” and “brain gain”, the outgoing and incoming flow of highly skilled and trained individuals may influence member states differently. To initiate discussion about how researcher mobility affects Eastern European countries, the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence is organizing a forum discussion on “Brain Drain in Eastern Europe”.

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Touch The Brain (Department of Anatomy - Medical School - University of Pécs) 2017-09-22 - 06:30-08:00
Venue: Other Location

A unique opportunity to closely examine, hold, and dissect the brain.

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Borderline Neuroscience Exhibition 2017-09-22 - 08:00-19:00
Venue: Other Location

A new optional course was introduced in the medical curriculum on the diverse aspects of anatomy. The topics include interesting anatomy-related topics with many different fields of anatomy/neuroanatomy. Although this knowledge is not necessarily required for the medical curriculum, it might help the student to learn anatomy with more interest and enthusiasm. The course also gives an insight into different kinds of Anatomy curriculum, like what kind of Anatomy a massage therapist or a veterinary needs in comparison to medical students and also shows some other Anatomy teaching systems from different universities worldwide. We have made an exhibition of the works students sent, further popularizing the subject of anatomy.

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Stephen W. Kuffler Foundation - award ceremony 2017-09-22 - 12:30-14:00

Venue: Plenary Hall

Stephen W. Kuffler contributed to neuroscience through his exceptional discoveries, as well as by selecting and mentoring pupils who later became leaders in their fields. Among many world leaders, he supervised and mentored the Nobel Laurates David H. Hubel, Torsten Wiesel and Eric R. Kandel. To celebrate his work and achievements, as well as to recognise his lasting influence, the Foundation aims to support the scientific development of young talents in life sciences.

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Social events

Trip to Villány (ticket needed) 2017-09-22 - 20:00-22:00

Venue: Other Location

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Pálinka Tasting (ticket needed) 2017-09-22 - 19:30-22:00

Venue: Other Location

Come and join us for a pleasant night where you can try several tastes of the traditional Hungarian drink, pálinka with the guidance of Brill pálinka manufacturer's professional pálinka sommelier.

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