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Workshop 2006


February 15-17, 2006

Department of Biology, University of Fribourg




Nikos LOGOTHETIS, MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen

Eric ROUILLER, Division of Physiology, University of Fribourg

Eric ROUILLER's collaborators

Urs ALBRECHT, Division of Biochemistry, University of Fribourg

Paul FRANKEN, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne

Florence CRESTANI, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zürich

Hans WELZL, Institute of Psychology, University of Zürich

Jean-Maurice DURA, CNRS/UPR1142, Montpellier

Thomas PREAT, DEPSN/CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette

Isabelle MANSUY, Brain Research Institute, ETHZ/University of Zürich

Isabelle MANSUY's collaborators

Participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience are requested to present a poster during the poster sessions describing their specific research projects. Please send the title and a short abstract of your poster not later than February 03, 2006 to:

Transportation charges are reimbursed to all participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. program in Neuroscience.

Credit: 2 ECTS points

No fees requested

The workshop is also open for non-participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. program in Neuroscience. Guests are welcome. Please register immediately. The number of participants is limited!

Deadline for registration : February 01, 2006

Register per email to:


Wednesday, Febr. 15, 2006

Chair: R. KretzMorning session: Perception and Plasticity
09:15-09:25Introduction (Dr. R. Kretz)
09:25-10:50"From Neuron Spiking to Perception: A Bridge Too Far?" Part I (Dr. N. Logothetis, Tübingen)
10:50-11:10Coffee Break
11:10-12:45"From Neuron Spiking to Perception: A Bridge Too Far?" Part II (Dr. N. Logothetis, Tübingen)
12:45-13:45Lunch and putting up the posters
13:45-14:30Poster Session 1
Chair: E.M. RouillerAfternoon session: Injury and Cortical Plasticity
14:30-16:00"Mechanisms of Recovery of Motor Control After Lesion of the Motor Cortex in Primates" (Dr. E.M. Rouiller and collaborators, Fribourg)
16:00-16:20Coffee Break
16:30-17:45"Plasticity of Motor Cortex Following Cervical Cord Hemi-Section and Role played for Functional Recovery" (Dr. E.M. Rouiller and collaborators, Fribourg)

Thursday, Febr. 16, 2006

Chair: U. AlbrechtpMorning session: Circadian Rhythms and Slee
09:15-09:20Introduction (Dr. U. Albrecht)
09:20-10:45"Circadian Rhythms" (Dr. U. Albrecht, Fribourg)
10:45-11:05Coffee Break
11:05-12:45"Sleep" (Dr. P. Franken, Lausanne)
13:45-14:30Poster Session 2
Chair: B. SchwallerAfternoon session: Learning and Behavior in Animal Models
14:30-14:40Introduction (Dr. B. Schwaller, Fribourg)
14:30-16:00"Behavioral Animal Models of Human Affective States and Related Disorders" (Dr. F. Crestani, Zürich)
16:10-16:30Coffee Break
16:30-18:00"Testing Behavior in Rodents" (Dr. H. Welzl, Zürich)

Friday, Febr. 17, 2006

Chair: R. StockerMorning session: Drosophila Mushroom Body and Memory
09:15-09:20Introduction (Dr. R. Stocker, Fribourg)
09:20- 10:45"Drosophila Mushroom Body : Developmental Genetics and Anatomy" (Dr. J.-M. Dura, Montpellier).
10:45-11:05Coffee Break
11:05-12:45"Drosophila Mushroom Body : Role in Olfactory Learning and Memory" (Dr. T. Préat, Gif-sur-Yvette).
13:45-14:30Poster Session 3
Chair: J.-L. DreyerAfternoon session: Brain Plasticity and Memory
14:30-16:00"Studies of Molecular Constraints on Brain Plasticity and Memory" Part I (Dr. I. Mansuy and collaborators, Zürich)
16:00:16:20Coffee Break
16:20:17:30"Studies of Molecular Constraints on Brain Plasticity and Memory" Part II (Dr. I. Mansuy and collaborators, Zürich)

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