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Workshop 2007

Neurotransmitters and Emotion

March 14-16, 2007

Department of Physiology, University of Bern


René Müri and Jürg Streit, Depts. of Neurology and Physiology, University of Bern


Peter Eggli, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Bern

Christian W. Hess, Dept. of Neurology, University of Bern

Eduard Marbach, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Bern

Michaela Esslen, Dept. of Psychology, University of Zürich

Kaspar Vogt, Biocentre, University of Basel

Erwin Sigel, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Bern

Daniela Hubl, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Bern

Michael Schüpbach, Dept of Neurology, University of Bern

Walter Perrig, Dept. of Psychology, University of Bern

Christian Lüscher, Dept. of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Geneva

Hamdy Shaban, Dept. of Physiology, University of Dundee

Participants of the BENEFRI Ph.D. Program in Neuroscience are requested to give a lecture about their research projects. Lectures last for maximum 20 minutes and should include a general introduction to the field of the project. Please send the title and a short abstract of your presentation not later than February 15, 2007 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. Posters are welcome. If you want to present a poster please send a title and a short abstract with your registration. The number of participants is limited!

Deadline for registration : February 15, 2007

Register per email to:


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

09:15-09:30Introduction (Streit, Physiology, Uni Bern)
09:30-10:30Anatomy of emotions (Eggli, Anatomy, Uni Bern)
10:30-10:45Coffee break
10:45-11:45Emotion and facial expression (Hess, Neurology, Uni Bern)
11:45-12:45Philosophy of emotions (Marbach, Philosophy, Uni Bern)
12:45-14:15Lunch break
14:15-17:20Student's session I (oral presentations)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

09:15-10:15Imaging of emotions (Esslen, Psychology, Uni Zürich)
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:30Physiology and pharmacology of anxiety (Vogt, Neurosciences, Uni Basel)
11:30-12:30GABA-A receptor isoforms and anxiety (Sigel, Biochemistry, Uni Bern)
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:00Student's session II (posters)
15:00-16:00Psychiatry of emotion (Hubl, Psychiatry, Uni Bern)
16:00-17:00Deep brain stimulation and emotion (Schüpbach, Neurology, Uni Bern and Paris)

Friday, March 16, 2007

09:15-10:15Memory and emotion (Perrig, Psychology, Uni Bern)
10:15-10:30Coffee break
10:30-11:30Glutatmate, learning and addiction (Lüscher, Neurosciences, Uni Geneva)
11:30-12:30GABA-B receptors modulation of fear memory formation (Shaban, Physiology, Uni Dundee)

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