Neuro-Visionen 6

"Neuro-Visionen 6"-conference of the competence network Neuro-NRW

On 7 September 2010, for the second time, the conference “Neuro-Visionen 6” took place at the Ruhr-University Bochum. In addition to a diverse and scientifically interesting lecture series of highly talented young scientists from North Rhine-Westphalia, the poster competition for young neuroscientists was one of the highlights. Doctoral students working at universities and institutions throughout North Rhine-Westphalia presented their latest findings on issues in neuroscience.

We would like to thank all Neuro-Visionen 6 participants for contributing towards an interesting and enthralling event. We would also like to make special mention of the prize winners of the poster competition. The five best posters were awarded a prize of 1000 €, that can be used to take part in laboratory visits and conference attendance worldwide.

The prize winners are:

  • Ann-Kathrin Bröckelmann
    Universität Münster, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis
    Poster title: To fear or not to fear? - Magnetoencephalographic evidence for rapid and highly resolving affective evaluation of multiple conditioned tones
    Bröckelmann A., Zwanzger P., Pantev C. & Junghöfer M.

  • Kerstin Göbel
    Universität Münster, Neurological clinic - inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system and neurooncology
    Poster title:: Blokade of the kinin receptor B1 protects from autoimmune CNS disease by reducing leukocyte trafficking
    Kerstin Göbel, Susann Pankratz, Tilman Schneider-Hohendorf, Stefan Bittner, Michael K. Schuhmann, Guido Stoll, Heinz Wiendl, Christoph Kleinschnitz & Sven G. Meuth

  • Jerome Mertens
    University of Bonn, Institute of Reconstructive Neurobiology
    Poster title:: Human pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons exhibit functional amyloidogenic APP processing that can be modulated by familial AD-associated mutations of the presenilin-1 gene
    Jerome Mertens, Philipp Koch, Irfan Tamboli, Julia Ladewig, Kathrin Stüber, Jochen Walter and Oliver Brüstle

  • Stoyan Popkirov
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Department of Neurophysiology
    Poster title:: Facilitation of hippocampal long-term depression through novelty acquisition in freely behaving rats depends on NMDA receptors and metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGluR5).
    Popkirov S., Manahan-Vaughan D.

  • Annette Tennstaedt
    Universität Duisburg-Essen
    Poster title:: Clearance of tau aggregates: the role of HtrA1 serine protease
    Tennstaedt A, Tirniceriu A, Egensperger R, Brandt R, Kaiser M, Ehrmann M

You will find the programme here.

Please click here to see some photos of the event.

You will find more information about the Competence Network NeuroNRW here.