Events 2011

Events 2011

17.01.11 - Symposium
Reservoir Computing: Theory and Applications


Herbert Jaeger
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
"A quick introduction to reservoir computing, and even quicker remarks on current trends"

Gordon Pipa
MPI for Brain Research, Dep. for Neurophysiology, Frankfurt /Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
"Our brain plays Jazz: Information processing in a self-organized and multi-scale system"

Stefan Häusler
Institute for theoretical Computer Science, University of Graz, Austria
"Reservoir computing and the brain: Biological tests and predictions"

07.02.2011 - Symposium
Functional cross-modal processing: using the auditory cortex to see


Amir Amedi
Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC), and The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
"What did visual deprivation and visual substitution studies teach us about brain organization and reorganization?"

Bo N. Schenkman
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden / Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
"Human echolocation: The acoustic detection of objects by blind people"

Jamie Ward
Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
"Seeing sounds and hearing vision: Evidence from synaesthesia"

14.03.2011 - Symposium
Master of illusion: how the visual cortex enables perception


Marco Bertamini
School of Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK
"Mirror cognition: what we can learn about vision from asking simple questions about mirrors"

Ruthger Righart
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD), University of Munich, Germany
"What can we learn from visual illusions about face perception?"

Susana Martinez-Conde / Stephen Macknik
Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, USA
"Sleights of Mind: the neuroscience of magic and illusion"

05. - 08.04.2011 IGSN Spring School
DAAD Alumni Spring School on Mechanisms of Cognition, Learning and Memory


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02.05.2011 - Symposium
Sensory processing and its plasticity in the barrel cortex


Kevin Fox
School of Biosciences University of Cardiff, UK
"Anatomical and molecular pathways for plasticity in the barrel cortex"

Carl Petersen
Laboratory of Sensory Processing, Brain Mind Institute, University of Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
"Synaptic mechanisms of sensory perception"

Cornelius Schwarz
Werner Reichardt Center for Integrative Neuroscience, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany
"Action and perception in the rat whisker system"

06.06.2011 - Symposium
Stress and emotional memory: from the laboratory to the clinic


Benno Roozendaal
Dept of Neuroscience, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
"Adrenal Stress Hormones, Amygdala Activation, and Memory for Emotionally Arousing Experiences"

Dominique J.-F. De Quervain
Division of Cognitive Neuroscience University of Basel, Switzerland
"Glucocorticoids and the regulation of emotional memory in health and disease"

Iris-Tatjana Kolassa
Clinical & Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology & Education, University of Ulm
"Biological memories of traumatic stress"

04.07.2011 - Symposium
The role of protein misfolding in neurodegenerative diseases


Anne Bertolotti
Neurobiology Division, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
"Propagating and correcting protein misfolding - Implications for neurodegenerative diseases"

Marcus Fändrich
Max Planck Research Unit for Enzymology of Protein Folding, Halle, Germany
"Structure and antigenicity of beta-amyloid fibrils and oligomers in Alzheimer's disease"

Danny Hatters
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia
"New tricks to track mutant Huntingtin aggregation in the cell"

03.- 06.08.2011 - A translational perspective Satellite Meeting
"From Electrical Synapses to the Clinics"

Organizers: Rolf Dermietzel (Bochum) and David Spray (New York)

For more information click here.
Download poster here.

05.09.2011 - Symposium
Animal models in psychiatry


Anna Katharina Braun
Institute of Biology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
"The experience-dependent maturation of prefronto-limbic circuits and the origin of developmental psychopathology"

Urs Meyer
Laboratory of Behavioural Neurobiology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
"Modeling schizophrenia-relevant brain disease by immune-mediated neurodevelopmental disruption in mice"

Astrid Friebe
Dept. Of Psychiatry, Lwl-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum
"Animal models of depression"

Rainer Wolf
Dept. of Psychiatry, LWL-University Hospital , Ruhr-University Bochum
"Prepulse inhibition (PPI) in animal models of schizophrenia"

04.- 25.09.2011 - Summer School of the European Campus of Excellence
"The Fate of the Memory Trace: Learning, Remembering, Forgetting"


The summer school has been held at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) from 4 to 25 September 2011, and has been supported by Stiftung Mercator.

Please click here for more information about the Summer School at the Website of the European Campus of Excellence (ECE).
ECE-Blog

26.09.2011 - Symposium
Degenerative Brain Disease: Alzheimer, Ataxias and Epilepsy


Stefan Herlitze
Department of Zoology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-University Bochum
"P/Q-type channels: function, modulation and disease"

Gary Landreth
Alzheimer's Research Lab, Department of Neurosciences, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
"Nuclear receptors as therapeutic targets in Alzheimer's disease"

Karl Herrup
Department of Cell Biology & Neurobiology, Nelson Biological Labs,Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
"The death of neurons in neurodegenerative disease as seen through the lens of cell cycle regulation"

07.10.2011 - Young neuroscientist Congress and poster competition “Neuro-Visionen 7”
at the University Clinic Essen with support of the Research Department of Neuroscience


The Competence Network Neuroscience NRW (Neuro NRW) hosted the young neuroscientist congress “Neurovision 7” to showcase the neuroscientfic research interests and data produced by our brightest and best within the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. This event took place on October 7th, 2011 at the University Clinic Essen.
With the support of the Research Commission and the clinics and institutes of the University Clinic Essen involved in neuroscientific research and the Research Department of Neuroscience at the Ruhr-University Bochum a poster competition took place during the course of the Congress.
Four out of 10 poster awards went to young scientists from Bochum. Congratulation!

Click here for detailed information as well as a pdf-file of the abstracts.

10.10.2011 - Symposium
Nicotine and the Brain - from Molecules to Cognition


Sakire Pogun
Center for Brain Research (EUBAM), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
"Individual differences in nicotine/tobacco addiction"

Georg Winterer
Cologne Center for Genomics, University of Cologne, Germany
"Nicotinic Systems Genetics and Cognition"

Caryn Lerman
Department of Psychiatry and Annenberg Public Policy Center, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Neuroimaging, Nicotine Addiction and Treatment"

26.10.2011 - IGSN-Colloquium
James W. Fawcett
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, UK
"Control of CNS plasticity by the extracellular matrix: the unexpected story of the perineuronal net"

07.11.2011 - Symposium
Structure and function of cation channels of the CNS


Laurent Groc
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience UMR CNRS 5297 – University of Bordeaux, France
"Receptor dynamics and functions: learning from single molecule approach"

Annette C. Dolphin
Department of Neuroscience, University College London, UK
"Voltage-gated calcium channel alpha2delta subunits: properties, involvement in disease and target site for drugs"

Thomas Friedrich
Institute of Chemistry, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
"Structure-function relationships of the Kv7.3 voltage sensor probed by MTSES accessibility and cross-linking with Cd2+ ions"

28.11.2011 - IGSN-Colloquium
Tellervo Korhonen
Department of Public Health, Hjelt Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland
"Tobacco dependence and depression: mechanisms of co-occurrence"

29.11.2011 - IGSN-Colloquium
Emerging roles of Electrical Synapses

Maarten Kamermans
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Exciting inhibition in the outer retina"

Georg Zoidl
Canada Research Chair for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience,York University Toronto, Canada
"Mechanisms of plasticity at Electrical Synapses"

06.12.2011 - Symposium: "20 years Biochemistry"
"Tribute to 20 years Biochemistry study course"

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08.12.2011 - SFB 874-Colloquium
Zafaruddin Khan
Departamento de Medicina,Facultad de Medicina,Universidad de Málaga
"Role of a RGS protein in memory processing in brain"

13.12.2011 - SFB 874-Colloquium
Edmund T. Rolls
Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK
"Memory, Emotion, and Invariant Visual Object Recognition Mechanisms in the Brain"

15.12.2011 - SFB 874-Colloquium
Markus Butz-Ostendorf
Computational Neuroscience Group, Dept. of Integrative Neurophysiology, VU University Amsterdam
"Can structural plasticity account for functional reorganization in the primary visual cortex after focal retinal lesions?"