Program

 

Monday 9th May

14:00 – 15:00 Welcome and introduction to the school
15:00– 16:00 Special Lecture: New frontiers of mental health research: will real time assessments improve our knowledge? (Giovanni De Girolamo, I.R.C.C.S. Fatebenefratelli, Brescia, Italy)
16:00 – 17:00 Training session 1: 3R and development of animal and ex-vivo cellular models for brain diseases (Silvia Kirsten Nicolis, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
17:00 – 18:00 Training session 2: How to apply for research fellowships and to write research proposals

18:15 Welcome cocktail

Tuesday 10th May

Scientific Session 1 – Brain under Stress

9:30 – 10:15 Stress at excitatory synapses: time-dependent changes in synaptic function and brain architecture (Laura Musazzi, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
10:15 – 11:00 Stress, GABA and depression: effects on the hippocampus (Mai Marie Holm, Aarhus University, Denmark)
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 Myelin plasticity in stress and anxiety (Iiris Hovatta, University of Helsinki, Finland)
12:15 – 13:00 Posttraumatic stress as a metabolic disorder (Dóra Zelena, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and Break

Scientific Session 2 – Neuropsychiatric research

14:00 – 14:45 Neurotrophins, neuronal plasticity and the antidepressant effect (Eero Castrén, University of Helsinki, Finland)
14:45 – 15:30 Genomics of schizophrenia through the lens of stem cell derived neuronal models (Olli Pietiläinen, University of Helsinki, Finland)
15:30 – 16:00 coffee break

Scientific Session 3 – Basic Neuroscience 1

16:00 – 16:45 Protein aggregate clearance by neural phagocytes (Thomas Vorup-Jensen, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Student Talks: Session 1

16:45 – 17:45 15 min talk/student
17:45 – 18:00 General Discussion

Wednesday 11th May

Scientific Session 4 – Neurodegenerative Disorders

9:30 – 10:15 Neurodegeneration and inflammation (Carlo Ferrarese, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
10:15 – 11:00 Peripheral and central immune response in Parkinson’s disease (Marina Romero-Ramos, Aarhus University, Denmark)
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break

Scientific Session 5 – Nerve Injury

11:30 – 12:15 Peripheral nerve injury (Guido Angelo Cavaletti, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
12:15 – 13:00 Neuron-glia interactions in peripheral nerve injury – implication for neuropathic pain and nerve repair (Christian Bjerggaard Vægter, Aarhus University, Denmark)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and Break

Scientific Session 6 – Basic Neuroscience 2

14:00 – 14:45 Neuroscience system biology and brain metabolism (Anna Maria Colangelo, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)

Student Talks: Session 2

14:45 – 15:30 6 min talk/student

15:30 – 16:00 coffee break

Student Talks: Session 3

16.00 – 17:30 15 min talk/student
17.30 – 18:00 General Discussion

Thursday 12th May

Scientific Session 7 – Innovative Methodological Approaches

9:30 – 10:15 Describing fMRI-derived functional brain activations in the framework of intrinsic connectivity networks (Lajos R Kozák, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)
10:15 – 11:00 Functional Connectomic using PET (Alessandra Bertoldo, University of Padova, Italy)
11:00 – 11:30 coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 From photons to behavior: Resolving the neural code (Petri Ala-Laurila, University of Helsinki, Finland)

Scientific Session 8 – Microglia

12:15 – 13:00 Microglial modulation of neuronal and vascular responses in health and disease (Ádám Dénes, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary)

Free afternoon

Friday 13th May

Scientific Session 9 – Stem cell models

9:00 – 9:45 Stem cell models of neurodevelopment: from molecular signatures to cellular function (Helena Kilpinen, University of Helsinki, Finland)
9:45 – 10:30 Understanding neurological disorders with human induced pluripotent stem cells (Ekin Ücüncü, Aarhus University, Denmark)
10:30 – 11:15 Human iPSCs in psychiatric disorders (János Réthelyi, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)
11:15 – 12:15 Special Lecture (Gianvito Martino, San Raffaele University, Italy)
12:15 – 12:45 General Discussion and Concluding Remarks