Conferences and symposiums

The gut-brain axis: Early life programming of brain function and behaviour

2016-05-0208:30 Nobel ForumCampus SolnaNeuroscience

Program day 1

08.30 Registration

09.00 Welcome - Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

09.15 Mind-altering microorganisms: the impact of the gut microbiota on brain and behavior - John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland

10.00 The seeding of maternal microbiome during birth is essential for optimal brain function in early life - Merete Eggesbø , Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Microbial modulation of neurochemicals - Elaine Y. Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

12.00 Host microbiota teach the myeloid side of the brain - Marco Prinz, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Role of bacterial peptidoglycan from commensal microbiota on brain development and behavior - Rochellys Diaz Heijtz, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

14.45 Host genetics and microbiota influence brain structure and behavior - Jane Foster, McMaster University, Canada

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 Prenatal antibiotic exposure alters brain development and behavior - Tim Arentsen, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

16.25 Impact of gut microbiota on adult brain plasticity - Gabriel Lepousez, Pasteur Institute, France

17.00 Behaviour, bugs and babies: clinical studies linking behaviour, metabolism and commensal colonization at birth - Giovanna Marchini, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden

17.30 Discussion

Program day 2

09.00 Role of gut bacteria in host appetite control: from physiology to eating disorders - Sergueï O. Fetissov, University of Rouen, France

09.45 Microbiome-mediated metabolic activity and weight dysregulation in anorexia nervosa - Susan Kleiman, University College Cork, Ireland

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Bidirectional gut-brain signalling influences functional responses to chronic stress - Aadil Bharwani, McMaster University, Canada

11.45 Enteric short chain fatty acids: microbial messengers of metabolism, mitochondria and mind - Derrick MacFabe University of Western Ontario, Canada

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Gut bugs and the brain: metabonomic insights - Jonathan Swann, Imperial College London, UK

14.45 An update of functional neuroimaging: from blobology to network interactions - Kenneth Hugdahl, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway

15.30 Signal mediators in the gut-brain axis from the gut microbiotas point of view and under eubiotic as well as dysbiotic conditions - Tore Midtvedt, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

16.00 General discussion

The Symposim is supported by Karolinska Institutet Neuroscience Network.

Link for signing up

Contact person: Rochellys Diaz Heijtz