1st Joint McGill-Hebrew University of Jerusalem/IMRIC-EBRI Neuroscience Symposium: “Advancing Understanding of Nervous System Development, Function and Disease”

Event

Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Registration: Registration is free, but required in order to attend. All members of the McGill community are invited to attend. Principle Investigators, please encourage your trainees to take advantage of this learning and networking opportunity. Register here.

Monday, June 18th
8:00-8:40

Arrival & Registration
Continental breakfast available

8:45-9:15 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
9:15-13:00

Theme 1: Development and Dysfunction of Neural Circuits
Chair: Enrico Cherubini (EBRI)

9:20-9:35

Avihu Klar (HUJ)
Deciphering Spinal Neuronal Circuit for Refined Locomotion in Avian

9:40-9:55

Artur Kania (IRCM, McGill)
Development of nociceptive topognosis

10:00-10:15

Oded Behar (HUJ)
Brain injury glial response and neuronal cell death

10:20-10:35

Enrico Cherubini (EBRI)
Impairment of synaptic plasticity and rhythmogenesis in NL3R451C KI and NL3 KO mice, animal models of autism

10:40-10:55

Anne McKinney (McGill)
How loss of the sodium proton pump exchanger SLC9A6 in Christianson Syndrome impairs synaptic plasticity in hippocampal neurons

11:00-11:20 Pause
11:25-11:40

Stuart Trenholm (McGill)
Novel methods for interrogating neuronal circuits in health and disease

11:45-12:00

Silvia Marinelli (EBRI)
TRPV1 channels are critical detectors of brain inflammation

12:05-12:20

Carl Ernst (McGill)
Mutations in GRIN2B impair cell maturation in human cortical neurons

12:25-13:00 Wrap-up session
13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-18:20

Theme 2: Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
Chair: Ronit Sharon

14:00-14:15

Thomas Durcan (McGill)
Using stem cells to model disorders of the brain

14:20-14:35

Jean-Francois Trempe (McGill)
Structural basis of PINK1 and Parkin activation on mitochondria: what does it tell us about Parkinson’s disease?

14:40-14:55

Ronit Sharon (HUJ)
α-Synuclein enhances axonal collateral branching in the adult mouse brain

15:00-15:15

Ivan Arisi (EBRI)
Facing Neurodegeneration by an in-silico personalized diagnosis system

15:20-15:35

Austen Milnerwood (McGill)
Shared neurobiological consequences of Parkinson's disease mutations

15:40-15:55

Josh Goldberg (HUJ)
Neuroprotective physiological responses to acute alpha-synuclein overexpression in vagal motoneurons

16:00-16:15

Pause

16:20-16:35

Giovanni Meli (EBRI)
Amyloid beta oligomers in Alzheimer’s Disease: new insights into toxic conformations, subcellular pathology and intrabody targeting approach

16:40-16:55

Veronique Bohbot (McGill)
Modulating growth and shrinkage of the human hippocampus

17:00-17:15

Shahar Arzy (HUJ)
Memory and orientation interaction (and dysfunction) in Alzheimer's disease

17:20-17:35

Raffaella Scardigli (EBRI)
The role of adult neurogenesis in AD-like neurodegeneration

17:40-17:55

Edith Hamel (McGill)
Vascular factors in Alzheimer’s disease: Intervention and cognitive benefits in mice

18:00-18:15

Antonino Cattaneo (EBRI)
Painless NGF: a therapeutical candidate for Alzheimer's disease with broad neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory actions

18:20-18:35

Mara D’Onofrio (EBRI)
Targeting NGF system in neuropathic pain: analgesic long lasting effect of anti-NGF and anti-TrkA treatments

18:40-19:00

Wrap-up session

19:30

Dinner (Speakers and invited guests)

Tuesday, June 19th

8:30-12:15

Theme 3: Cognition and Behaviour
Chair: Wayne Sossin (McGill)

8:30-8:45

Corinna Giorgi (EBRI)
Arc mRNA processing in neuronal plasticity and disease

8:50-9:05

Ithai Rabinowitch (HUJ)
Mechanisms of experience-dependent sensory learning in C. elegans

9:10-9:25

Michael Hendricks (McGill)
Sensorimotor integration in a head orientation circuit

9:30-9:45

Marco Canossa (EBRI)
Long-term Memory Consolidation Requires Glial Microdomains for proBDNF Processing and Recycling of the Cleaved Pro-domain

9:50-10:05

Wayne Sossin (McGill)
Memory synapses are distinguished by distinct molecular complexes: A proposal

10:10-10:25

Amir Amedi (HUJ)
How experience shapes (human) brain specialisations

10:30-10:50

Pause

10:55-11:10

Marilena Griguoli (EBRI)
Characterization of the neuronal circuit encoding social memory in the hippocampus

11:15-11:30

Yonatan Kupchik (HUJ)
The role of D1-MSN input to the ventral pallidum in addiction to cocaine

11:35-11:50

Lesley Fellows (McGill)
The role of human orbitofrontal cortex in reward learning

11:50-12:15

Wrap-up session

12:15-13:00

Closing remarks


Symposium Scientific Planning Committee:

Dr. Stefano Stifani (McGill)
Drs. Avihu Klar and Oded Behar (HUJ)
Dr. Enrico Cherubini (EBRI)

Contact Information

Contact: 
Dr. Stefano Stifani
Email: 
stefano.stifani [at] mcgill.ca

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