EBBS, 1968-2018: Fifty Years in the Forefront of Neuroscience

Friday 6/7/2018
Meeting chair: Francesca Cirulli, EBBS President
Session 1: Memories of Presidencies (and lessons for the next to come...)
9:30-10:00Giacomo Rizzolatti, EBBS President 1985-86
Professor of Human Physiology, Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Università di Parma, Italy
Cognitive Neuroscience: Past, Present and Future
10:00-10:30Wolfram Schultz, EBBS President 2001-2
Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK
Rewarding 50 years
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
Chair: Antonis Stamatakis, EBBS Secretary General
11:00-11:30Susan Sara, EBBS President 2003-4
Directrice de Recherche au CNRS, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Collège de France, Paris
Memories of Science and of Scientists
11:30-12:00John Aggleton, EBBS President 2005-6
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
EBBS: Ensuring the Best in Brain Science
12:00-12:30Martine Ammassari-Teule, EBBS President 2013-14
Research Director, Laboratory of Psychobiology, European Centre for Brain Research, Santa Lucia Foundation, & IBCN, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
The EBBS Masterpiece: removing borders to boost science
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:30The next generation of EBBS: “Flash” presentations from young scientists
Chair: Harm Krugers, EBBS Treasurer

Maria De Risi
Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine (TIGEM), Pozzuoli, Naples, Italy
D1-like agonists expand working memory capacity

Vassilis Pelekanos
Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford, UK
Structural and functional reorganisation in the brain of macaques, trained on an
episodic-like memory task, after fornix transection

Stress & Memory
Sylvie Lesuis
SILS-CNS, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The effect of glucocorticoids on Arc neurons
Tanja Jene
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy & Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany
Temporal profiling of an acute stress-induced behavioral phenotype in mice and role of hippocampal DRR1
Argyro-Despoina Antypa
Department of Neurosciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Reducing the level of the stress-hormone cortisol changes neural memory representations for emotional events in a long-lasting way

Animal models of disease
Livia Cosentino
Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
MECP2 mutant mice: a new animal model for susceptibility to traumatic events
Özge Sungur
Behavioral Neuroscience, Experimental and Physiological Psychology, Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany
Modeling Autism Spectrum Disorder through SHANK1 Disruption in Mice

Adi Kol
Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Astrocytic activation generates de novo neuronal potentiation and memory enhancement

Silvia Poggini
School of Behavioural Neuroscience, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
The interaction between inflammation and neural plasticity controls the efficacy of serotoninergic antidepressants
Aurelia Viglione
Center for Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Citalopram amplifies the influence of sociodemographic characteristics on mood in the STAR*D study
Session 2: From the view-point of our over-seas friends
Chair: Androniki Raftogianni, EBBS Executive Committee Member
14:30-14:50Lynn Nadel, Honorary Member
Chair of the Faculty, Regents Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Cognitive Science
University of Arizona, USA
Why EBBS Matters
14:50-15:10Regina Sullivan, co-opted EBBS executive committee member
Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Nathan Kline Institute, The Child Study Center at NYU, USA
Caregiver presence modifies neural network processing of trauma in infancy
Session 3: Looking into the Future
Chair: Mark Walton, EBBS Executive Committee Member
15:10-15:30Harm Krugers, EBBS Treasurer
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Center for Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stress and Behaviour; Looking back to the Future
15:30-15:50Mathias Schmidt, past EBBS executive committee member
Research Group Leader "Neurobiology of Stress Resilience", Department of Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
In search of stress resilience: connecting brain and behaviour
15:50-16:10Lars Schwabe, FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence member
Head of Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Universität Hamburg, Germany
Looking a few years back and decades ahead
16:10-16:45Coffee Break
Session 4: Reflections and Perspectives
Chair: Alex Easton, EBBS Executive Committee Member
16:45-17:00Bruno Poucet, EBBS President 2015-17
Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (LNC – UMR 7291), Aix-Marseille Université – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, France
EBBS / EBPS : A tortuous love story
17:00-17:15Barry Everitt, EBBS President 1999-2000 & President of FENS
Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Director of Research, Provost, Gates Cambridge Trust, UK
EBBS and its past, present and future role in European Neuroscience. My 40 year story.
17:15-17:30Carmen Sandi, EBBS President 2011-12 & President-elect of FENS
Director of the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Understanding the brain-behaviour link - At the core of Neuroscience
17:30-17:45Meeting Closure
Meeting chair: Francesca Cirulli, EBBS President
Meeting venue: Golden Tulip Berlin–Hotel Hamburg Landgrafenstraße 4, 10787 Berlin
Room: Kiel 1-6