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Aspects of Neuroscience 2018

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Heads of the Organizing Committee: Zuzanna Laudańska & Jan Brancewicz

Krzysztof Bielski
Julia Cyran
Beata Goźlińska
Dianna Ilyka
Magdalena Karpińska
Natalia Klamann
Kacper Kondrakiewicz
Mateusz Kostecki
Marta Paź
Justyna Szeluga
Oliwia Zaborowska

under the supervision of:

Magdalena Markowska, PhD (Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw; Scientific tutor of Neurobiology Student’s Scientific Club, Warsaw, Poland)

Jan Jabłonka, PhD (Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland; Scientific tutor of Neurobiology Student’s Scientific Club, Warsaw, Poland)

Piotr Borsuk, PhD (Deputy Dean for Studies and Students Affairs of Faculty of Biology, Warsaw, Poland)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: 

Michał Biały, PhD (Department of Experimental and Clinical Physiology, Laboratory of Center for Preclinical Research, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Michał Bola, PhD (Laboratory of Brain Imaging, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Prof. Leonora Bużańska (Head of Stem Cell Bioengineering Laboratory, NeuroRepair Department, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland)

Rafał Czajkowski, PhD (Laboratory of Spatial Memory, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Prof. Stefan Kasicki (Laboratory of Limbic System, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Witold Konopka, PhD (Laboratory of Animal Models, Neurobiology Center, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Poland)

Ewelina Knapska, PhD (Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Ksenia Meyza, PhD (Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Agnieszka Pluta, PhD (Clinical Neuropsychology Laboratory, Department of Neuropsychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Piotr Suffczyński, PhD (Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Przemysław Tomalski, PhD (Neurocognitive Development Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Krzysztof Turzyński, PhD (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Department of Theory of Particles and Elementary Interactions, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Prof. Andrzej Twardowski (Head of College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Science, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Tomasz Wolak, PhD Eng. (Bioimaging Research Center, Institute Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Kajetany, Poland)

Prof. Daniel Wójcik (Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Department of Neurophysiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)

Jarosław Żygierewicz, PhD (Biomedical Physics Division, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)

Jerzy W. Mozrzymas (Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland)
Polish neuroscientist. Achievements include research in synaptic transmission and its modulation in the central nervous system. Recipient award, Ministry of Health, 1999, 2003; Central Europe International Senior Fellowship, Wellcome Trust, since 2003, grant, State Committee for Science Research (Committee for Scientific Research), since 2003. Master: Polish Biophysical Society (vice president since 2001).

Pierre-Louis Bazin (
Integrative Model-based Cognitive Neurosicence Unit, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Senior Scientist in the Integrative Model-based Cognitive Neurosicence unit of the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Guest Researcher in the Departments of Neurology and Neurophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from Paris XI University and INRIA Rocquencourt, France, in 2001 followed by post-doctoral training at Brown University and Johns Hopkins University. He has worked as a researcher for the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Max Planck Institute, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging. He is the recipient of a NIH Career Development Award and a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant. His interests lie at the intersection between Cognitive Neuroscience, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Medical Image Computing with a particular focus on investigating the finer details of the correspondence between brain structure and function with high field MRI.

 

Joana Cabral (Hedonia: Translational Research Group, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom; Life and Health Sciences Research Institute, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)
Joana Cabral did her PhD in Computational Neuroscience with Gustavo Deco in Barcelona, Spain after completing her master degree in Biomedical Engineering in Portugal. She is currently a postdoc researcher at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford, UK and at the Life and Health Sciences Research Institute at the University of Minho, Portugal. Joana specialised in the development of whole-brain network models to investigate the mechanisms underlying long-range functional connectivity and its breakdown in psychiatric diseases linked to pathological connectivity.

Marcin Miłkowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Associate Professor in the Section for Logic and Cognitive Science at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. He published Explaining the Computational Mind (MIT Press 2013), awarded with the Tadeusz Kotarbiński Prize of the Section I of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Science Center Award for outstanding young scholars in social sciences and humanities in 2014. He was presented with Herbert A. Simon by Association for Computers in Philosophy (IACAP) for his signi cant con- tributions in the foundations of computational neuroscience (2015). He is now Principal Investigator of NCN SONATA BIS 5 grant “Co- gnitive Science in Search of Unity” (2015-2020).

Ofer Yizhar (Yizhar Lab, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Dr. Ofer Yizhar was awarded a BSc in biology with distinction at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2001 and a PhD in neurobiology with distinction at Tel Aviv University in 2008. He did his postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California from 2008 to 2011, and then joined the Weizmann Institute of Science as a Senior Scientist in the Neurobiology Department. His research is focused on the prefrontal cortex, a brain region that contributes to many higher brain functions, including working memory, regulation of emotions and goal-directed behavior. This is also one of the brain regions most strongly impacted by several types of psychiatric diseases. To investigate the functions of prefrontal circuits, his lab develops and applies advanced optogenetic approaches, which allow direct control over the activity of neurons in the living brain. Through the use of light-activated ion channels, pumps and receptors, optogenetics allows temporally and spatially precise control over the activity of defined elements within the neural circuit.

Paul Lingor (LingorLab, Department of Neurology, University Medical Center, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany)
Paul Lingor is the Associate Professor for Neurology and Deputy Director at the Dept. of Neurology, University Medicine Göttingen. He received his PhD at the Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg. His research interests include disease mechanisms in neurodegeneration: axonal degeneration, regeneration failure, role of transition metals and oxidative stress, physiological and pathophysiological role of alpha- synuclein: autophagy, axonal transport. Moreover, he is interested in translational trials for disease-modi cation in neurodegenerative disorders: novel and repurposed drugs for the treatment of ALS and PD. Prof. Lingor was awarded many times in his career, i.a. Young 31 Researcher Award of the Dept. of Neurology of the University Medicine Göttingen in 2012, Else Kröner Fresenius excellence stipend by the Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation in 2013 and Hans Jörg Weitbrecht Prize for Clinical Neurosciences in 2017. He issued a patent „Rho Kinase Inhibitors for Use in Treating Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis“, European patent: 2825175.

Andrea Volterra (Research Group of Andrea Volterra, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Professor Volterra received his PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Miland and subsequently performed his postdoctoral research at the Columbia University in the labs of S. Siegelbaum and the Nobel Prize winner, E. Kandel. Later, he pursued his independent career in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Milan, and then he moved to the DNF which he directed from 2004 to 2012. roughout his career, he won several prizes, and only last year, 2017, his work was rewarded with eodore Ott Prize for Neurosciences. He has signi cantly contributed to the seminal work of the astrocyte-neuron communication eld in the last twenty years.

 
SPONSORS
Faculty of Biology, University Warsaw
College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and
Natural Sciences, University Warsaw
Faculty of Psychology, University Warsaw
University of Warsaw Foundation
Universitatis Varsoviensis Foundation
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology,
Polish Academy of Sciences
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw

HONORARY PATRONAGES
President of the Board of the Foundation for Polish Science, prof. Maciej Żylicz
Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw
Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw
College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw
Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw

MEDIA PATRONAGES
Portal biotechnologia.pl
Portal dlastudenta.pl
Portal badania.net
Portal psychika.net
"Charaktery" Magazine
"Avant" Magazine
Radio Kampus
Abstract book (pdf): 2018_AoN_Book of Abstracts 2



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