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European Brain and Behaviour Society

European Brain and Behaviour Society

FENS Forum 2022 - Mini-Conference

FENS Forum 2022
Mini-Conference

FENS Forum 2022
Mini-Conference

The European Brain and Behaviour Society, International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society, European Behavioural Pharmacology Society and European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society are honoured to announce the co-organization of a mini-conference as a satellite event of the 2022 FENS Forum that will be held in Paris.

Save the date: morning of 9 July 2022.

N.B. It is no longer possible to register for this event.

Understanding Behaviour: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Approaches

The relevance and interest for the study of behaviour in the basic and applied neuroscience fields has constantly increased in the last decades. This is because behavioural responses are the ultimate output, and thus a readout, of brain activity and more and more powerful and sophisticated phenotyping approaches are available. In addition, novel theoretical frameworks propose behaviour as a privileged level of control and orchestration of brain activity. Therefore, the field of behavioural neuroscience is in rapid expansion and evolution.

The European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS), European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS), European Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society (EMCCS) and International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society (IBANGS) have jointly organized a mini conference titled Understanding Behaviour: Molecular, Cellular and Systems Approaches to describe the most innovative theoretical and technical advancements in the field. This will be a satellite event of the 2022 FENS Forum that will bring together established leaders and early career researchers for a day of amazing science and networking opportunities.

Conference organizers: Igor Branchi (EBBS), Alexander Easton (EBBS), Anand Gururajan (EBPS), Christelle Baunez (EBPS), Yavin Shaham (EBPS), Kobi Rosenblum (EMCCS), Andre Fischer (EMCCS), Camron Bryant (IBANGS), Wim Crusio (IBANGS), Anna Delprato (IBANGS).

Programme

9:00-10:00 CEST

Session 1 - EBPS: Neural Circuits of Behaviour

Moderator: Anand Gururajan (University of Sydney, Australia)

Speakers:

Nuno Sousa (University of Minho, Portugal)
The neuromatrix of the stressed brain

Puja Parekh (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA)
Prefrontal circuit mechanisms underlying stress effects on effort-based decision-making

Sophia Levis (UCI School of Medicine, USA)
Sex-specific circuit mechanisms of disordered reward seeking caused by early life adversity

10:00-11:00 CEST

Session 2 - IBANGS: Inheritance of Behavior: Emerging Trends

Moderator: Wim Crusio (CNRS, France)

Speakers:

Alison M. Bell (Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA)
The evolution of family life in a fish

Amelie Baud (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain)
Genes in the environment influence behaviour

Clyde Francks (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Genetics of human brain asymmetry

11:00-11:20 CEST

Break

11:20-12:20 CEST

Session 3 - EBBS: How behaviour defines brain activity

Moderators: Igor Branchi (Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy) and Kiki Sidiropoulou (Dept of Biology, University of Crete, Greece)

Speakers:

Rupert Overall (Institute for Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin)
Genetics of environment-dependent brain plasticity

Francesco Battaglia (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Linking spontaneous brain activity and (spontaneous) behaviour

Alex Gomex-Marin  (Instituto de Neurosciencias, Alicante, Spain)
Three and a half ways to study behaviour in neuroscience

12:20-13:20 CEST

Session 4 EMCCS: Molecular mechanisms of memory function in health and diseases

Moderator: Andre Fischer (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Speakers:

Ricardo Brambilla (Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom)
Enhancing Cognition through modulation of the ERK Pathway

Nathaniel Gould (Sagol Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, Israel)
Novel inhibitors for the memory constraining QR2 pathway relieve AD cognitive and pathological phenotypes in 5XFAD mice

Claudia Bagni (Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Metabolic homeostasis and behaviour