Program - Neuroscience Day 2016

Neuroscience Day 2016  -  Brain Matters

  • On May 4 at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University



08.00-08.30 Registration and poster hanging, Lakeside Lecture Theatres, bldg. 1250-53

Session 1

Chair: Prof. Jens Christian Sørensen, CENSE, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU/AUH

08.30-08.40 Welcome and introduction to NeuroCampus Aarhus by Prof. Jens Chr. H. Sørensen, Head of CENSE, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University (AU), Aarhus University Hospital (AUH)

08.40-08.55 Group Leader presentation by Prof. Morten Overgaard, Head of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), AU.

08.55-09.10 Group Leader presentation by Consultant Per Borghammer, Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET Centre, AUH, and Department of Clinical Medicine, AU. “Does Parkinson's disease start in the gut?”

09.10-09.25 Oral presentation by Prof. Yury Shtyrov, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN), AU. “First-pass neocortical processing of language takes only 30 msec: optimising eletrophysiological techniques for capturing transient early brain responses to words”.

09.25-09.40 Oral presentation by Assoc. Prof. Sarang S. Dalal, CFIN, AU. “The retina as a window to the brain: retinal high-frequency oscillations drive corresponding rhythms in visual cortex”.

09.40-10.40 Coffee break, exhibits, and poster session* (even numbers to present)

Session 2

Chair: Prof. Troels Staehelin Jensen, The Danish Pain Res. Center, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, AU

10.40-11.10 Keynote lecture by Prof. Ulrik Gether, Molecular Neuropharmacology and Genetics Lab, University of Copenhagen. “The dopamine transporter: a key player in psychostimulant addiction and dopaminergic pathologies”.

11.10-11.40 Group Leader presentation by Prof. Marco Capogna, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University. “Amygdala circuits: key role of GABAergic neurons in health and disease”.

11.40-           Group Photo outside the Lakeside Lecture Theatres. Please gather quickly.

          -12.25 Lunch, exhibits, and poster viewing*

Session 3

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Marina Romero-Ramos, Neurodin, Department of Biomedicine, AU

12.25-12.55 Keynote lecture by Prof. Trevor Owens, Neurobiology, University of Southern Denmark. “Protective role for microglia in neonatal and adult CNS”.

12.55-13.10 Oral presentation by Master Student Mette Habekost, Department of Biomedicine, AU. “Amyloidββ intracellular peptides and their relevance in Alzheimer’s disease using cells from a new minipig model”.

13.10-13.25 Oral presentation by Postdoc Veerle Paternoster, Department of Biomedicine, iPSYCH, iSEQ, AU. “Neuroproteomic changes in mice with decreased expression of the schizophrenia and bipolar disorder associated Brd1 gene”.

13.25-13.55 Keynote lecture by Prof. Ralph Green, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Health System, USA. “Vitamin B 12 and the brain – implications in health and disease”.

13.55-14.55 Coffee break, exhibits and poster session* (odd numbers to present)

Session 4

Chair: Benjamin Svejgaard, President of Neuroscientific Society of Med. Students, Aarhus

14.55-15.10 Oral presentation by Postdoc Maeva Vignes, Department of Neurobiology Research, University of Southern Denmark. “Oriented neuronal networks and optogenetics to study neuronal communication and degeneration in vitro”.

15.10-15.30 Guest talk by Prof. Winnie Jensen, Neural Engineering and Neurophysiology, Dept. Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University. “Novel Neural Engineering Tools for Neurorehabilitation of the Brain”.

15.30-15.50 Group Leader presentation by Prof. Troels S. Jensen, The Danish Pain Research Center, Department of Clinical Medicine, AU. “Neuropathic pain, it’s manifestations and treatment”.

15.50-15.55 Nordic Biosite Poster Prizes - Announcement of the winners

15.55-16.00 Closing remarks by Assoc. Prof. Marina Romero-Ramos, Neurodin, Department of Biomedicine, AU

16.00-17.00 Networking and free draft beer/soft drinks (voucher) in the foyer


* Posters: William Scharff Auditorium  / The Foyer, level 1


For questions regarding Neuroscience Day, please contact:

Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard
Department of Biomedicine
Aarhus University
Ole Worms Allé 3, building 1171
8000 Aarhus C