List of accepted symposia

Below is a list of accepted symposia containing the main organizer name/s and symposium title. Here are the symposia which are fully submitted with all the abstracts. The list will be updated with each new symposium title which will contain all submitted abstracts.

  • Jill Becker: Sex differences and the role of selective estradiol receptor subtypes in neural mechanisms of addiction
  • Jill Turner: Sex-differences in neuroinflammatory responses to drugs of abuse
  • Deena Walker: Adolescent social stress reprograms sex-specific cocaine induced behavior and transcription in the adult medial amygdala
  • Debra Bangasser: Sex differences in stress inoculation of addiction-like phenotypes
  • Juan Mena Segovia: Neuronal substrates of behavioral inhibition in the PPN
  • Kristi Kohlmeier: Differential cellular actions of drugs of abuse on the laterodorsal tegmentum, a nucleus regulating behavioral state arousal
  • Jacques Barik: Role of the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus in defensive behaviours
  • Ana Joo Rodrigues: Role of laterodorsal tegmentum to nucleus accumbens inputs in reinforcement
  • Kjell Fuxe: GPCR heteroreceptor complexes and their adaptor proteins give new integrative mechanisms that may go wrong in Parkinson´s disease, schizophrenia and cocaine addiction
  • Patrizia Ambrogini: 5-HT1A-FGFR1 heteroreceptor complexes and their allosteric receptor-receptor interactions in the hippocampus. Relevance for major depression and its treatment
  • Fang Liu: D2-DISC1 protein complexes and their relevance for schizophrenia
  • Ramon Fores-Pons: On the balance of D2R-MOR and D4R-MOR in the dorsal and ventral striatum. Putative link to morphine dependence and addiction
  • Dasiel O. Borroto-Escuela: On the role of GPCR heteroreceptor complexes neuromodulation of the Claustrum
  • Eva Viho / Cell specificity of brain glucocorticoid effects: insights from single cell transcriptomics and a mouse model for Angelman syndrome
  • Giulia Federica Mancini / Early-life social stress and sex differences: resilience or susceptibility towards psychopathologies?
  • Ignacio Marin-Blasco / Translational mechanisms and sex differences in PTSDal drives
  • Paola Colucci / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): from the susceptibility aspect to the gender effect
  • Olga Valverde: Prenatal alcohol exposure as a vulnerability factor to develop drug addiction
  • Steven Laviolette: Pre-natal Cannabinoid Exposure Leads to Long-Term Abnormalities in Brain Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels and Schizophrenia-like Dysregulation of Mesocorticolimbic Transmission
  • Merc Correa: Mild maternal separation in mice of both sexes: impact in adulthood on vigor to approach or to escape motivational stimuli and interaction with dopamine depletion
  • Anna Brancato: Beyond the booze fun: binge alcohol drinking during adolescence alters dopamine and glutamate homeostasis in the nucleus accumbens and jeopardizes social resilience in rats
  • Serena Carra: Protein quality control of biomolecular condensates: implications for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal degeneration
  • Ritwick Sawarkar: Mechanisms of transcriptional response to protein misfolding
  • Anat Ben-Zvi: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor related 2 (gnrr-2) regulates somatic proteostasis in Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Ehud Cohen: Deciphering the proteostasis response to dissimilar proteotoxic challenges
  • Claire Gaveriaux-Ruff: MOR(e) in Brain Microglia: Implications for Novel CNS Therapeutics
  • Irma E. Cisneros: Therapeutic Implications of Neuro-Immune Dysfunction During OUD
  • Tanya Wallace: The Nociceptin Opioid Receptor in Neuropsychiatric and Addictive Disorders
  • Kathryn A. Cunningham: Lessons Learned: Lorcaserin as Pharmacotherapeutic in Opioid Use Disorder
  • Gerard Moeller: Bridging Opioid Mechanisms to Clinical Trials: Failure is Not an Option for OUD Therapeutics
  • Fabrice de Chaumont, Elodie Ey: Complexity and dynamics of social behaviors in rodents
  • Francesco Papaleo: Circuits of Emotion Discrimination
  • Alessandro Gozzi: Oxytocin and the rodent social brain: a network-level perspective
  • Julie Le Merrer: Social behavior and striatum: reward matters
  • Laetitia Davidovic: Microbial metabolites, gut microbiota and social behavior
  • Kathryn A. Cunningham: Strategies for 5-HT2C Receptor Drug Discovery: Is it the Molecule or the Mechanism?
  • Philippe De Deurwaerdère: The deletion of SNORD115 in mice merely alters 5-HT2C receptor functions but destabilizes monoaminergic neurons activity in a manner opposite to 5-HT2C agonists
  • Giuseppe Di Giovanni: 5-HT2CR positive allosteric modulator CYD-1-79 as antiabsence epilepsy treatment
  • Cristiano Bombardi: Acute and Chronic Nicotine Differential Differentially Affect Serotonin 2C Receptor Function in the CNS: Focus on the Lateral Habenula
  • Matteo Filippini: Decoding sensorimotor information from the PPC and neuroprosthetic applications
  • Ivilin Stoianov: Predictive sensorimotor integration in the Parietal Cortex
  • Pablo Lanillos: Deep Active Inference for Predictive sensorimotor control
  • Frauke Heins: Implicit and latent motor learning in the oculomotor system and its perceptual consequences
  • Alain Kaelin-Lang: DBS for dystonia and related movement disorders: efficacy and mechanisms of action
  • Veronica Ghiglieri: Recovery of corticostriatal synaptic plasticity by transcranial magnetic stimulation in experimental parkinsonisms
  • Serena Caverzasio: Sleep-mediated effect in dystonia: a TMS study
  • Alessandro Stefani: Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s disease patients and experimental disease models: scenes from a marriage?
  • Graziella Madeo: Brain stimulation for treating addictions: clinical outcomes and follow-up
  • Nicola Palomero-Gallagher: Cyto- and receptorarchitectonic organization of the macaque and human parietal lobe
  • Michela Gamberini: Anatomo-functional organization of the macaque superior parietal lobule
  • Sabrina Pitzalis: Functional specialization of the human dorso-medial parietal cortex
  • Marco Davare: Dissociating the role of human posterior parietal cortex in controlling action and perception
  • Ferdinand Binkofski: Higher somatosensory function and dysfunction of the superior parietal lobule. Tactile agnosia and tactile apraxia
  • Markus M. Heimesaat: The microbiota and pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide
  • Evan Elliott: The microbiome and the emotional brain
  • Illana Gozes: A cross-talk between the microbiome and the brain: the ADNP autism syndrome and therapeutic development as a case study
  • Laurent Groc: Physiological and pathological membrane crosstalk of NMDA and dopamine receptors
  • Fang Liu: The glucocorticoid receptor–FKBP51 complex contributes to fear conditioning and posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Eric Hanse: Cerebrospinal fluid promotes maturation of human iPSC-derived neurons and acutely modulates synaptic and neuronal function
  • Yuji Ikegaya: Synaptic modulation and plasticity during hippocampal synchrony
  • Gonzalo Herradón: From cytokines to phosphatases: The quest of revealing new targets for alcohol use disorder
  • Ledia F. Hernandez: Extinction of ethanol CPP using transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Ignacio Obeso: Cognitive control of appetitive stimuli: dysfunctional mechanisms in behavioural addiction
  • Marta Marín Mayor: The role of different psychophysiological paradigms in the recovery of patients with alcohol use disorders
  • Simon Ceh: Investigation of the neurophysiological mechanisms of internal attention in creative cognition
  • Sergio Agnoli: The role of spontaneous eye-blink rate on idea originality and flexibility of though
  • Radwa Khalil: Signature of mindset on creative cognition
  • Vida Demarin: How art changes the brain?
  • Sandrine Thuret: Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Major Depressive Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease: A potential converging mechanism
  • Aniko Korosi: Effects of early-life stress on memory and mood, a role for inflammation and nutrition
  • Annamaria Cattaneo: Inflammatory markers as early biological alterations of vulnerability associated with early life stress exposures
  • Yvonne Nolan: Inflammatory stressors, memory and mood across the lifespan: hippocampal neurogenesis and microbiota-gut-brain axis as key mediators
  • Paul Kenny: A linked brain aversion network that drives addiction-like eating in obesity
  • Robyn Brown: Why do woman overeat? Characterizing a model of ‘emotional’ binge eating in female mice
  • Yonatan Kupchik: Innate clues in the ventral pallidum for the susceptibility to become obese
  • Stephanie Borgland: Why do we eat too much? How palatable diets change the orbitofrontal cortex and valuation of food rewards
  • Serge Luquet: Nutritional lipids act on dopamine receptor type 2 (DRD2)-expressing neurons to gate dopamine-associated behaviours
  • Matt Lattal: Mechanisms mediating the persistent effects of trauma on appetitive motivation
  • Elizabeth Heller-Mesznik: Persistent epigenetic regulation of novel targets across cocaine abstinence
  • Marcelo Wood: Epigenetic mechanisms in the medial habenula underlying reinstatement of drug-seeking behavior
  • Gavan P. McNally: The mesolimbic dopamine activity signatures of relapse to alcohol-seeking
  • Damiana Leo: Dopamine Transporter Knock-out Rats an innovative animal model for dopamine related diseases
  • Stefano Espinoza: Dopamine-dependent HDAC regulation and its role in postsynaptic neurodegeneration
  • Massimiliano Caiazzo: Cell reprogramming approaches in dopaminergic disease modeling
  • Lucia Caffino: Deletion of dopamine transporter alters glutamate homeostasis in rat striatum
  • Federica Bono: The role of dopamine receptors and their alterations in neurodegeneration
  • Barbara Bardoni: Agonist-induced Functional Analysis and Cell Sorting, a novel tool to study the pathophysiology of brain developmental disorders
  • Erica Zamberletti: Targeting matrix metalloproteinase and inflammatory dysfunctions in autism spectrum disorder
  • Diana Ferrari: Treating disruptions in chloride homeostasis as a therapeutic strategy in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anissa Bara: Targeting the epigenome to normalize motivational disturbances at early ages after prenatal THC exposure
  • Annamaria Tartaglione: Investigating the contribution of microbiota to ASD-like phenotype in the maternal immune activation mouse model: insights for novel therapeutic approaches
  • Raffaella Tonini / Neuromodulated plasticity in the noradrenergic locus coeruleus
  • François Georges / Locus coeruleus wake-up dopamine neurons during environmental novelty
  • Gilad Silberberg / Regulation of sensory responses by motor activity in the healthy and Parkinsonian striatum
  • Joshua A. Goldberg / Collective activity of striatal cholinergic interneurons during self-initiated behaviors in healthy and parkinsonian mice
  • Adrian Sanz-MagrRosario / Dopaminergic modulation of impulse control disorders and reward in Parkinson’s disease
  • Maria Morena: Endocannabinoid system and regulation of stress-effects on fear memory processes
  • Andrew Holmes: Endocannabinoid circuit modulation of aversive memory
  • Rebecca Shansky: TRPV1 signaling as a mediator of sex-dependent fear generalization
  • Leah Mayo: Endogenous cannabinoid signaling as a target for stress-related psychiatric disorders: evidence from healthy and clinical human populations
  • Monica DiLuca: NMDA-dependent synapse-to-nucleus communication
  • Herman Wolosker: Regulation of NMDA receptor synaptic plasticity and neurodevelopment by the serine shuttle between astroglia and neurons
  • Isabel Pérez-Otao: Control of mTOR-dependent synaptic translation and cognition by GluN3A/GIT1 complexes
  • Nigel Emptage: A role for presynaptic NMDA receptors in hippocampal plasticity
  • Jean-Pierre Mothet: New sights on the control of NMDA receptors by their co-agonists
  • Jodi Pawluski: Perinatal Serotonin and Maternal Mental Illness: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors in Offspring – Neurobehavioral Outcomes
  • Ana Pocivavsek: Stimulating Kynurenic Acid Formation during Development: Impact on Cognition in Rodents
  • Sarah Beggiato: Permanent alteration of cortical glutamate and kynurenic acid levels in adult rats following cannabinoid exposure during neurodevelopmental period
  • Stefano Comai: Emotional Changes During Pregnancy and Postpartum: Role of the Tryptophan to Kynurenine Degradation, Inflammation and Stress
  • Sophie Erhardt: Neuroinflammation and Tryptophan Degradation – Associations between Kynurenine Metabolites and Psychiatric Symptoms
  • Nathalie Rouach: Astrocytes close the critical period plasticity in the visual system
  • Dmitri Rusakov: Long-term potentiation triggers withdrawal of perisynapic astroglia boosting inter-synaptic cross-talk
  • Gertrudis Perea: Accurate interplay between GABAergic signaling and astrocytes in prefrontal cortex improves decision-making
  • Janosch Heller: MicroRNA control of astrocytes in epilepsy
  • Anemari Horvat: Distinct dynamics of astroglial Ca2+ and cAMP signaling and regulation of aerobic glycolysis
  • Lasse K. Bak: The role of compartmentalised cAMP signals mediated by AC8 for astrocyte function and metabolism
  • Alexander V. Gourine: cAMP-mediated signalling controls lactate release by astrocytes
  • Hajime Hirase: Monitoring of astrocytic Ca2+ and cAMP in the cortex of behaving mice shows distinct temporal integration of noradrenaline signaling
  • Matteo Marti: Pharmacotoxicological effects of fentanyls in the mouse: in vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies
  • Jolanta Opacka-Juffry: Studies of stimulant properties of NPS, including the benzofurans, cathinones and dissociative diarylethylamines, and cocaine-like acting NPS
  • Jolanta B. Zawilska: New biological activities of synthetic cathinones” and “NBOMes – highly potent and toxic alternatives of LSD
  • Aviv Weinstein: The effects of synthetic cannabinoids on cognitive function, brain imaging in fMRI and mental health
  • Yonatan Kupchik: The role of different ventral pallidal projection neurons in abstinence from cocaine
  • Ana Joo Rodrigues: Distinct (but not necessarily opposing) roles of nucleus accumbens D1- and D2-neurons in behavior therapeutic strategy
  • Miriam Melis: Mesolimbic dopamine dysregulation as a signature of aberrant salience attribution imposed by prenatal THC exposure
  • Claire Thornton: Dysfunctional mitochondrial dynamics following cocaine exposure
  • Rami Yaka: Can we forget to be addicted: molecular mechanism underlying memory eraser by zeta inhibitory peptide – ZIP
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