Program (pdf, 918kB)
Oct. 05, 2004: Pre-Conference Events
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Palazzo Corsini - Via della Lungara, 10
- 00165 Rome, Italy.
16:00 Round Table: What are the Exciting Research Questions in Neuroscience
in the Next 10 Years?
Amadio L., Direttore Generale della Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy
Bizzi E., Director European Brain Research Institute, Cambridge, USA
Blakemore C., Director of Medical Research Council, London, UK
Cupers P., Major Diseases Unit, Research DG, European Commission, Bruxelles,
Eichele G. Director MPI of Exp. Endocrinology, Hannover, Germany
Finazzi Agrò A., Rettore Università Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
Frackowiak RS., University College London, London,
Hensch T. RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan
Jones E.G., Past President Society for Neuroscience, Davis, USA
Levi-Montalcini R., Nobel laureate, Rome, Italy
Raff M. University College London, London, UK
Stachowiak Franz J., University of Giessen, Germany
17:30 Press Conference
18:00 Opening Lecture: Colin
(Medical Research Council, London, UK):
plasticity: when, how, why?
19:00 Get Together Party
|Day 1 - Wednesday,
Oct. 06, 2004: Singularity of the Human Brain?
The Building of the Human Brain
(Chairman: Raff M., London, UK)
09:00 Opening of the Conference
Eichele G. (MPI of Experimental Endocrinology, Hannover, Germany):
Singularity of the
human brain? - What we can learn from mice.
Swanson L. (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA):
From gene networks to brain networks.
10:40 Coffee Break
Rakic P. (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA):
What is so special about
the human brain?
Grove E. (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA):
Patterning the mammalian cerebral cortex.
Walsh C. (Harvard Med. School, Boston, USA):
Genes that control the shape and size of the human cerebral
13:00 Press Conference
Brain Structure Changes during Development
(Chairman: Rakic P., New Haven, USA)
Lindsay S. (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK):
Modelling of early human brain development.
Raff M. (University College London, London, UK):
conversion of oligodendrocyte precursor
cells to neural stem cells:
mechanisms and therapeutic prospects.
15:50 Coffee Break
Rutishauser U. (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Sloan Cancer Center,
New York, USA):
Polysialic acid and plasticity of the nervous system.
Thompson P. (UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA):
Mapping human brain development: Longitudinal neuroimaging
and genetic studies.
17:45 Free Oral Communications (see
19:00 Workshops A-D (until 20:30)
Free Oral Communcations (I):
Jones E.G. (Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, USA):
High resolution histological brain atlases and associated databases.
Bowden D.M. (Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, USA):
Spatial information management resources for human brain.
Panagiotelis I. (Siemens AG Medical Solutions, Magnetic Resonance, Erlangen, Germany):
Neuroimaging at 3T
Cortés U. (LSI-UPC Llenguatges i Sistemes Informŕtics-Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain):
The e-Tools platform.
(19:00 - 20:30)
A: Berretta N., Bonsi P., Giustizieri M., Pisani A.
(Fondazione Santa Lucia
IRCCS, Rome, Italy;
Department of Neuroscience, University of Roma Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy):
imaging techniques in brain slice preparations.
B: Koutcherov Y. (Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute
Sexual dimorphism in the human
brain: How it develops.
C: Macaluso E. and Frackowiak R.S.
(Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Fondazione Santa Lucia,
and Institute of Neurology, UCL, London, UK):
The Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Fondazione Santa Lucia: a platform for human brain research in Rome.
Mai J.K. , Voß T. (Dept of Anatomy 1,
Heinrich-Heine-University, Duesseldorf, Germany):
Structural interpretation of the
|Day 2 - Thursday, Oct.
07, 2004: The Vulnerable Human Brain
The Dependency of Human Brain Development, Differentiation and Maturation
(Chairman: Maffei L., Pisa, Italy)
Hensch T. (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Saitama, Japan):
Exposure to sensory stimulation and critical period
Mallard C.(Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden):
Periods of selective vulnerability in the immature
Faissner A. (Ruhr-University, Bochum,
The regulation of brain development by neuron-glia
11:00 Coffee Break
Kosofsky B. (MGH, Charlestown, USA):
Roles for neurotransmitters in drug-induced alterations of brain
Rotilio G. (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata",
Nutritional constraints on brain evolution and development.
Brain Alterations Across the Life Cycle
(Chairman: Saper C., Boston, USA)
Jones E.G. (University of California, Davis, USA):
Structural manifestations of
Teicher M.H. (Harvard Medical School, Belmont, USA):
of early childhood stress on human brain
Mai J.K. (Heine University of Duesseldorf, Germany):
Transient glycosylation patterns from ontogeny to senescence.
15:50 Coffee Break
Saper C. (Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr., Boston, USA):
disturbances in degenerative disorders of the
Bizzi E. (McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Cambridge, USA
and European Brain Research Institute,
Neuronal correlates of motor learning and compensation after
18:00 Symposium: Cerebellum - Cognition and Emotion
21:00 Conference dinner (Bus leaves at 20:45)
Symposium: Cerebellum - Cognition and
Strata P. (University of Turin and Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy):
Longterm synaptic changes induced in the cerebellar cortex by fear
Molinari M. (Santa Lucia Foundation and Catholic University, Rome,
Cerebellum, sensory processing and
Schmahmann J. D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA):
Cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome - new insights from animal
models and clinical studies.
|Day 3 - Friday, Oct.
08, 2004: Disease and Synaptic Transmission
Disease and Synaptic Transmission
(Chairman: Bernardi G., Rome, Italy)
Bolam P. (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK):
organisation of the basal ganglia: Synaptic microcircuits underlying Parkinson’s disease.
Moratalla R. (Instituto Cajal de Neurobiologìa, Madrid, Spain):
Complementary roles of D1 and D2 dopamine receptor subtypes in levodopa-induced dyskinesias
in a mouse model of Parkinson disease.
Mercuri N.B. (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" and Santa Lucia
Foundation, Rome, Italy):
Physiology and pharmacology of dopaminergic
Blandini F. (IRCCS Neurological Institute "C. Mondino", Pavia, Italy):
Cell death in Parkinson's disease.
11:00 Coffee Break
Standaert D.G. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA):
Glutamate transmission in
Brooks D.J. (Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London UK):
Brain imaging in
Obeso J.A. (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain):
Alzheimer's Disease: Pathophysiology and Possible Treatment
(Chairman: Caltagirone C., Rome, Italy)
Nicoletti F. (University of Rome La
Sapienza, Rome, Italy):
Developmental pathways and neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's
Nitsch R. (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland):
Vaccination against B-Amyloid in Alzheimer’s
15:50 Coffee Break
Cattaneo A. (International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste
and European Brain Research Institute, Rome, Italy):
Alzheimer-like neurodegeneration in anti NGF transgenic mice.
DiLuca M. (University of Milan, Milan,
influencing APP metabolism.
17:50 Free Oral Communcations
(see below) /
Free Oral Communcations (II):
Zaborszky L. (Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA):
Interindividual variability of human basal forebrain structures in MRI-based 3D
Possible clinical relevance.
Schmitz C. (University of Maastricht, NL and EURON, Maastricht, NL):
Reduced neuropil in the prefrontal cortex and amygdala in schizophrenia.
Campbell, T. (University of Helsinki, Finland):
N1 is involved in auditory distraction, MMN is not.
Corominas J. (IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy):
Medical prescription in a clinical history project.
|Day 4 - Saturday, Oct.
09, 2004: Brain Ischemia
Mechanisms of Ischemic Neuronal Death and
(Chairman: Annunziato L., Naples, Italy)
Hossmann K.-A. (MPI for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany):
Remodelling of collateral arteries for the prevention of impeding ischemic brain injury.
Moroni F. (Università di Firenze, Florence, Italy):
Protection from ischemia or excitotoxicity-induced neuronal
role of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 inhibitors.
Calabresi P. (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" and Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy):
Cell type specific post-ischemic synaptic plasticity.
11:00 Coffee Break
Rossini P.M. (AFaR-Ospedale San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy):
Post-ischemic brain plasticity in humans.
Frackowiak R.S. (University College London, London, UK):
Recovery of function after stroke.
Pascual-Leone A. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA):
Guiding brain plasticity to enhance recovery from stroke.