Program - Neuroscience Day 2017

Neuroscience Day 2017  -  Let's Rethink Memory

  • On 2 May at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres, Aarhus University


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

Session 1: Memory

Chair: Prof. Marco Capogna, Dept. of Biomedicine, Aarhus University (AU)

08.30-08.40  Welcome to Neuroscience Day by Prof. Anders Nykjaer, Director of NeuroCampus Aarhus

08.40-09.00  “Life with Alzheimer’s Disease“ by Julie Rubow and Bjørn Jakobsen. Moderated by Nis Peter Nissen, Director of the Danish Alzheimer Association

09.00-09.50  Keynote lecture: "Memory retention: the path from synaptic-tagging-and-capture to behavioural memory" by Brain Prize Winner Prof. Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh, UK. Introduction by Kim Krogsgaard, Managing Director of The Brain Prize

09.50-10.05  Autobiographical Memory: The Dynamics of Remembering the Personal Past" by Prof. Dorthe Berntsen, Center Director of CON AMORE, AU

10.05-10.20  Oral presentation – to be selected from abstracts

10.20-11.20  Coffee break with poster session* (even numbers to present), flash presentations**, and exhibits. Including 2 x 20 min flash presentations (parallel sessions; basic and clinical research)

Session 2: When memory fails – mental disorders

Chair: Assoc. prof. Simon Glerup, Dept. of Biomedicine, AU

11.20-11.35  “How antidepressant treatment improves neurocognitive function” by Prof. Gregers Wegener, Translational Neuropsychiatry Unit, Dept. of Clinical Medicine, AU/Aarhus University Hospital (AUH)

11.35-11.50  “ADHD risk genes and correlations with cognition” by Assoc. Prof. Ditte Demontis, iPSYCH, AU

11.50-12.05  Oral presentation – to be selected from abstracts

12.05-12.20  Oral presentation – to be selected from abstracts

12.20-13.00  Lunch, exhibits, and poster viewing*

Session 3: When memory fails – neurodegenerative diseases

Chair: Prof. Albert Gjedde, Dept. of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

13.00-13.15  “Untangling the causes of neuronal degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease patients” by Assoc. Prof. Carmela Matrone, Biomedicine, AU

13.15-14.00  Keynote lecture: “The glymphatic system and state-dependent changes in brain activity” by Prof. Maiken Nedergaard, Center for Basic and Translational Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen

14.00-14.15  Oral presentation - to be selected from abstracts

14.15-15.15  Coffee break with poster session* (odd numbers to present), flash presentations**, and exhibits. Including 2 x 20 min flash presentations (parallel sessions; basic and clinical research)

Session 4: Improving memory

Chair: Prof. Henning Andersen, Dept. of Neurology, AUH

15.15-1535  “Brain+ Neurogaming for improving cognitive treatment” by Kim Baden-Kristensen CEO and Founder of Brain+

15.35-15.55  “The challenges of making drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease” by Jan Egebjerg, Vice President Neurodegeneration and Biologics, Lundbeck

15.55-16.10  Oral presentation – to be selected from abstracts  

16.10-16.25  “Music for memory: mechanisms of music as a mnemonic tool” by Prof. Elvira Brattico, Center for Music in the Brain, AU. Live music included

16.25-16.30  Closing remarks by Assoc. Prof. Mai Marie Holm, Dept. of Biomedicine, AU, and Announcement of the Poster and Flash Presentation Prize winners

16.30-17.30  Networking and free draft beer/soft drinks (voucher) in the foyer


* Posters: William Scharff Auditorium / The Foyer, level 1
** Flash Presentations: Merete Barker auditorium level 2 and Eduard Biermann auditorium level 2


For questions regarding Neuroscience Day, please contact:

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


Abstract topics

NeuroCampus Aarhus welcomes participants and input from ALL areas related to neuroscience.    
The flash presentations and poster sessions are OPEN sessions with NO PREDEFINED TOPICS.

Thus, abstracts from all fields within neuroscience are accepted and may be chosen for flash presentation. When submitting an abstract, please mark the relevant subject/area.

  • Molecular mechanism of memory
  • Mental disorders
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Transgenic animal models
  • Structural biology
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Cognition
  • Psychiatry
  • Computational neuroscience
  • New technologies
  • Diagnostics
  • Patient care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Other