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Agenda NIH and KI Joint Neuroscience Symposium 2017

National Institutes of Health and Karolinska Institutet Joint Neuroscience Symposium, March 23-24, 2017 at Karolinska Institutet. Venue: Nobel Forum, Wallenberg Hall, Karolinska Institutet, Nobels Väg 1, Stockholm


(Please note that minor changes might occur)

Abstracts Day 1

Abstracts Day 2

Thursday, March 23  

12:00 pmRegistration and Light lunchOutside the Wallenberg Hall

1:00 pmLeadership GreetingDr. Marianne Schultzberg (KI)

1:05 pmOverview of the KI‐NIH Graduate Partnership Program in NeuroscienceDr. Janet Clark (NIH), Dr. Pia Steensland (KI), Dr. André Fisahn (KI)

1:30 pmAmphetamine regulation of signaling pathways in dopamine neurons: a presynaptic perspectiveKeynote Speaker: NIMH Scientific Director, Dr. Susan G. Amara

2:15 pmNeuroinflammation and the kynurenine pathway in psychiatric disordersDr. Sophie Erhardt (KI/FyFa)

2:30 pmMolecular imaging studies in schizophreniaDr. Simon Cervenka (KI/CNS)

2:45 pmPro-inflammatory Cytokine Inhibitors for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative DisordersDr. Nigel H. Greig (NIH/NIA)

3:00 pm Coffee Break  

3:15 pmPanel discussion: What is good doctoral education? Contribution by the KI-NIH Program? – Dr. Robert Harris, Dr. Helena Karlström and Dr. Janet ClarkModerator: Dr. Pia Steensland (KI)

4:00 pmBeyond inflammation: novel mechanisms driving pain in arthritisDr. Camilla Svensson (KI/FyFa)

4:15 pmCognitive Neuroscience of Body Self-PerceptionDr. Henrik Ehrsson (KI/Neuro)

4:30 pmMolecular and electrophysiological comparison of striatal and cortical Pvalb interneuronsMs. Carolina Bengtsson Gonzales, KI-NIH Student (MBB/NICHD)

4:45 pmAnnouncementsDr. Pia Steensland (KI), Dr. André Fisahn (KI), Ms. Johanna Diehl (KI)

5:00 pmAdjourn 

Friday, March 24   

8:45 amStart of the day  

9:00 amIntrusive memories of trauma are mental images: translating experimental psychopathology for treatment developmentKeynote speaker: Dr. Emily Holmes 

9:45 amCracking neuronal circuits that drive survival behaviors using novel optical methodsDr. Yeka Aponte (NIH/NIDA) 

10:00 amCellular localization of three inflammatory proteins (COX-1, -2, and TSPO) in drug resistant epilepsyMs. Lora Deuitch Weidner, KI-NIH Student (Neuro/NIMH) 

10:15 amCoffee Break  

10:30 amFrom SingIe synapses to clinical studies. Therapeutic developments from optogeneticsDr. Antonello Bonci (NIH/NIDA) 

10:45 amSavants, non-savants and the formation of lasting memoriesDr. Lars Olson (KI/Neuro) 

11:00 amTouching cognition: a doctoral journey through somatosensory system in mouse models of diseaseMr. Konrad Juczewski, KI-NIH Student (Neuro/NIAAA) 

11:15 amCircuits regulating motivated behaviorsDr. Konstantinos Meletis (KI/Neuro) 

11:30 amHealth disparities in pain: From pain experience to pain assessmentMr. Troy Dildine, KI-NIH Student (CNS/NIMH) 

11:45 amCircuit basis of reciprocal interactions between sensation and actionDr. Soohyun Lee (NIH/NIMH) 

12:00 pmLight Lunch  

12:45 pmAssays To Lead The Way: Collaborative Discovery at the NCATS Chemical Genomics CenterDr. Matthew Hall (NIH/NCATS) 

1:00 pmExercise and BDNF reduce Aβ production by enhancing α-secretase processing of APPMr. Saket Milind Nigam, KI-NIH Student (Neuro/NIA) 

1:15 pmIdentifying Medication Targets for Drug Addiction: Redirecting the Dopamine D3 Receptor HypothesisDr. Amy Hauck Newman (NIH/NIDA) 

1:30 pmRole of the actin cytoskeleton in linking exo- and endocytosis in synapses

By Gianvito Arpinos KI-NIH student (Neuro/NINDS) presented by Dr. Oleg Shupliakov (KI/Neuro)


1:45 pmDecoding Neural Control of Animal Behavior Using In Vivo Deep Brain Calcium ImagingDr. Da-Ting Lin (NIH/NIDA) 

2:00 pmEvaluation of the Monoamine Stabilizer (-)-OSU6162 as a Potential Novel Treatment for Alcohol Use DisordersMs. Ida Fredriksson, KI-NIH Student (CNS/NIDA) 

2:15 pmCortical representations of motor sequence featuresMs. Diana Müssgens (KI), KI-NIH Student (Neuro/NINDS)

2:30 pmCoffee Break  

2:45 pmSynaptic computation of visual information in the retinaDr. Jeffrey Diamonds (NIH/NINDS) 

3:00 pmProsaposin and GPR37 in ParkinsonismBy Ms. Ellen Hertz (CNS/NHGRI) presented by Dr. Per Svenningsson (KI/CNS) 

3:15 pmActivity-dependent genetic feedback in brain circuits and disordersDr. Kuan Hong Wang (NIH/NIMH) 

3:30 pm

Breaking the neural code with brain perturbations

Dr. Arash Afraz (NIH/NIMH) 3:45 pm

Concluding remarks and

Award of Best Student Presentation

Dr. Janet Clark (NIH), Dr. Pia Steensland (KI), Dr. André Fisahn (KI)

4:00 pm Mingle and Refreshments