Wednesday, January 26, 2011


First Day morning session: Dynamics of intracellular calcium and single cell morphology

Times               Experimental:
9.00-9.30          Christian Lohmann , NIN Amsterdam (confirmed)

Topic: Calcium-induced changes in neuronal morphology and synapse formation
Literature: Lohmann C, Bonhoeffer T (2008) A role for local calcium signaling in rapid synaptic partner selection by dendritic filopodia. Neuron. 2008 Jul 31;59(2):253-60.

9.30-10.00         Naoyuki Inagaki, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma, Japan (confirmed)
                        Topic: Signalling mechanisms for axon specification and growth regulation   
Literature: Inagaki N, Toriyama M, Sakumura Y (2010) Systems biology of symmetry-breaking during neuronal polarity formation. Dev Neurobiol. 2010 [Epub ahead of print]

10.15-10.45       Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol (confirmed)
Topic: Mathematical biology of neuronal activity and calcium dynamics
Literature: Nowacki J, Osinga HM, Brown JT, Randall AD, Tsaneva-Atanasova KT (2010) A unified model of CA1/3 pyramidal cells: an investigation into excitability. Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics (preprint)
10.45-11.15       Arjen van Ooyen, Neuroscience Campus, VU University Amsterdam (confirmed)
Topic: Computational models for neurite outgrowth 
Literature: Van Elburg, R. A. J., and Van Ooyen, A (2010) Impact of dendritic size and dendritic topology on burst firing in pyramidal cells. PloS Computational Biology 6(5): e1000781. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000781.

11.15-12.00       Discussion

Fist day afternoon session: Structural plasticity and neuronal homeostasis
Times               Experimental:
13.30-14.00       Tara Keck, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London (confirmed)
Topic: Spine-dynamics in the visual cortex after deafferentation
Literature: Keck T, Mrsic-Flogel TD, Vaz Afonso M, Eysel UT, Bonhoeffer T, Hübener M (2008) Massive restructuring of neuronal circuits during functional reorganization of adult visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 11(10):1162-7.                          
14.00-14.30       Vincenzo De Paola, MRC-Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College London (confirmed)
                        Topic: Structural plasticity of axonal branches and boutons
                        Literature: De Paola V, Holtmaat A, Knott G, Song S, Wilbrecht L, Caroni P, Svoboda K. (2006) Cell type-specific structural plasticity of axonal branches and boutons in the adult neocortex. Neuron 49(6):861-75.

14.45-15.15       Markus Butz, Neuroscience Campus, VU University Amsterdam (confirmed)
Topic: Activity-dependent structural plasticity induces cortical remapping
                        Literature: Butz M, van Ooyen A, Wörgötter F. (2009) A model for cortical rewiring following deafferentation and focal stroke. Front Comput Neurosci. 2009;3:10.
15.15-15.45       Moritz Deger, Bernstein Center, University Freiburg (confirmed)
Topic: Cooperative structural plasticity through local mechanisms at the dendritic spine
Literature: Helias, M.; Rotter, S.; Gewaltig, M.-O. & Diesmann, M. (2008) Structural plasticity controlled by calcium based correlation detection. Front Comput Neurosci 2 : 7

15.45-16.30              Discussion

Second day morning session: Structural plasticity and network topology

Times               Experimental:
9.00-9.30           Samora Okujeni, Bernstein Center, University of Fribourg (confirmed)
Topic: Network formation and topology of dissociated cell cultures
Literature: Tetzlaff C, Okujeni S, Egert U, Wörgötter F, Butz M. (2010) Self-organized criticality in developing neuronal networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2010 Dec 2;6(12):e1001013.

9.30-10.00         Samuel Barnes, MRC for Neurodegeneration, King's College London (confirmed)
Topic: Experience-dependent rewiring of cortical networks
Literature: Cheetham Barnes SJ, Finnerty GT (2009) Sensory experience and cortical rewiring. Neuroscientist 16(2):186-98.

10.15-10.45       Armen Stepanyants, Northeastern University Physics Department, Dana Research Center Boston, MA (confirmed)
Topic: connectivity and topology of cortical networks        
Literature: Fares T, Stepanyants A. (2010) Cooperative synapse formation in the neocortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 22;106(38):16463-8. Epub 2009 Sep 4.

10.45-11.15       Marcus Kaiser, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University (confirmed)
Topic: A computational approach to brain topology 
Literature: Kaiser M, Hilgetag CC, Kötter R. (2010) Hierarchy and dynamics of neural networks. Front Neuroinformatics. 23;4.
11.15-11.45        Kees Stam, VU Medical Center Amsterdam (confirmed)
Topic: Impact of brain network topology in clinical application
Literature: Douw L, Schoonheim MM, Landi D, van der Meer ML, Geurts JJ, Reijneveld JC, Klein M, Stam CJ. (2010) Cognition is related to resting-state small-world network topology: an magnetoencephalographic study.Neuroscience. [Epub ahead of print]

11.45-12.30       Discussion

Second day afternoon session: Structural plasticity and memory formation

Times               experimental:
13.30-14.00       Sonja Hofer, Department of Neuroscience, University College London (confirmed)
Topic: Relating neuronal function to synaptic connectivity in visual cortex
Literature: Hofer SB, Mrsic-Flogel TD, Bonhoeffer T, Hübener M. (2009) Experience leaves a lasting structural trace in cortical circuits. Nature 457(7227):313-7.

14.00-14.30       Yi Zuo, MCD BIOLOGY Santa Cruz, CA (confirmed)
Topic: spine formation in motor learning
Literature: Xu T, Yu X, Perlik AJ, Tobin WF, Zweig JA, Tennant K, Jones T, Zuo Y. (2009) Rapid formation and selective stabilization of synapses for enduring motor memories. Nature 462(7275):915-9.

14.45-15.15       Andreas Knoblauch, Honda R&D, Offenbach (confirmed)
                        Topic: Memory formation in neural networks with structural plasticity
Literature: Knoblauch A, Palm G, Sommer FT. (2010) Memory capacities for synaptic and structural plasticity. Neural Comput 22(2):289-341.
15.15-15.45       Laurenz Wiskott, Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr-University Bochum (confirmed)
Topic: Slow feature analysis as a possible learning mechanism for the visual cortex
Literature: Sprekeler H, Michaelis C, Wiskott L (2007) Slowness: An Objective for Spike-Timing–Dependent Plasticity? PLoS Comput Biol 3(6): e112. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.0030112.

15.45-16.30       Discussion

1 comment:

  1. Recent update:

    - The talk of Moritz Deger, University Freiburg is entitled:
    "Cooperative structural plasticity through local mechanisms at the dendritic spine."

    - The talk of Sonja Hofer, University College London, is entitled:
    "Relating neuronal function to synaptic connectivity in visual cortex"