21.09.2023, Thursday

Symposia 1-3:
Symposium 1 “Altered brain rhythms, psychoactive compounds and models of psychiatric disease” (S1) Room 101
Chairperson: Mark Hunt, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Pawel M. Matulewicz, Department of Pharmacology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria
Disruption of mGlu5 receptors in somatostatin-expressing neurons affects anxiety-like behaviors and neuronal oscillations in prefrontal cortex and ventral hippocampus during fear memory retrieval” (S1.1)
Kjartan Herrik
Dept. of Circuit Biology, Lundbeck Research, Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark
“Translating NMDA receptor antagonism effects from rodent to human and back again” (S1.2)
Pär Halje
Group for Integrative Neurophysiology and Neurotechnology, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
“Synchronised high-frequency oscillations in the cortex-basal ganglia system induced by psychedelic drugs” (S1.3)
Mark J Hunt
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland
“Modulation of ketamine-dependent high-frequency oscillations by nasal respiration” (S1.4)
Symposium 2 “In sickness and in health: the role of astrocytes in the brain function” (S2) Room 103
Chairpersons: Łukasz Szewczyk and Anna Malik, University of Warsaw, Poland
Łukasz M. Szewczyk
Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Poland
“Astrocytic ß-catenin pathway – a new player in the regulation of behavior” (S2.1)
Nilhan Gunhanlar
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Medical Center, The Netherlands
“Thyroid hormone signaling in a human cellular model for early brain development” (S2.2)
Anna Malik
Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
“Intracellular protein sorting in astrocytes shapes their properties in post-ischemic brain” (S2.3)
Christoph Harms
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Center for Stroke Research (CSB), Department of Experimental Neurology, Germany
“Paracrine interleukin-6 signaling in post-stroke recovery” (S2.4)
Symposium 3 “Advances in neuromodulation - spinal motoneurons and beyond” (S3) Room 105
Chairperson: Marcin Bączyk, Poznań University of Physical Education, Poland
Guillaume Caron
Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences (UMR 8003), Faculty of Exact and Biomedical Sciences, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
“β-adrenergic receptors increase motoneuron excitability in adult WT and SOD mice” (S3.1)
Francesco Roselli
Department of Neurology, Ulm University, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, (DZNE), Ulm, Germany
“Chemogenetic control of motoneurons: new windows into neurodegeneration” (S3.2)
Piotr Krutki
Department of Neurobiology, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poznań, Poland
“Modulation of motoneuron properties by trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS)” (S3.3)
Marcin Bączyk
Department of Neurobiology, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poznań, Poland
“TsDCS in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Intrinsic excitability and synaptic excitation” (S3.4)
Symposia 4-6:
Symposium 4Molecular biology of autism spectrum disorders” (S4) Room 101
Chairperson: Leszek Kaczmarek, BRAINCITY & Nencki Institute
of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Claudia Bagni
Vice-Dean Research and Innovation, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, Switzerland
“An altered gene function in autism spectrum disorders” (S4.1)
Sumantra Chattarji
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bellary Road, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Fear and Fragile X Syndrome” (S4.2)
Magdalena Dziembowska
Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw, Poland
“The role of mitochondria in the pathomechanism of autism-associated neurodevelopmental disorder” (S4.3)
Alicja Puścian
Nencki Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY, a Nencki-EMBL Partnership, Warsaw, Poland
Targeted, symptom-specific, and mechanism-based strategy to remedy cognitive deficits in Fmr1 knock-out mouse model of autism” (S4.4)
Symposium 5The multifaceted roles of CNS glia: from tumours to neurodegeneration” (S5) Room 103
Chairperson: Aleksandra Rutkowska, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
Aleksandra Rutkowska
Medical University of Gdańsk, Brain Diseases Center, Gdańsk, Poland
“Can we stimulate remyelination in vivo? A glance at novel therapeutic targets” (S5.1)
Maria Velasco-Estevez
H12O-CNIO Hematological Malignancies Group, Clinical Research Unit, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO), Madrid, Spain
“DePIEZing the brain: the role of mechanoreceptor Piezo1 in CNS pathological state” (S5.2)
Ana Belen Lopez-Rodriguez
Molecular Neuroinflammation and Neuronal Plasticity Research Laboratory, Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria-Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain
“Microglia and Astrocytes: the brain whisperers and keepers” (S5.3)
Przemysław Kowiański
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland
“The stimulus-specific character of neuroglial response to cerebral ischemia – a new perspective on old problems?” (S5.4)
Symposium 6Electrophysiological correlates of the altered states of consciousness” (S6) Room 105
Chairperson: Marek Binder, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Marek Binder and Róża Krycińska
Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Sensitivity of the gamma-range auditory steady-state responses to fluctuations of awareness following severe brain injury and during general anaesthesia” (S6.1)
Urszula Górska-Klimowska
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
“Neural signatures of conscious and unconscious seizures as compared to natural sleep” (S6.2)
Inga Griskova-Bulanova
Life Sciences Centre, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania and National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czechia
“Psilocybin-mediated changes of gamma-range auditory steady-state responses” (S6.3)
Čestmír Vejmola
National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany and Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czechia
Psilocin-induced alterations of visual perception in rats evaluated by visual evoked potentials” (S6.4)

22.09.2023, Friday

Symposia 7-9:
Symposium 7 “Regulation of Brain Metabolism and Neural Networks by Astrocytes” (S7) Room 101
Chairperson: Katarzyna Terejko, Łukasiewicz - PORT Polish Center for Technology Development, Poland
Amit Agarwal
The Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Group, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany
“Decoding mitochondrial structure and calcium dynamics in astrocytes” (S7.1)
Olga Barca Mayo
Circadian and Glial Biology Lab, Physiology Department, Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases Research Centre (CiMUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Astrocytic nutrient signaling pathways and entrainment of circadian behavior” (S7.2)
Magdalena Zielińska
Department of Neurotoxicology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Dysregulation of astrocytic glutamine transport in hyperammonemic brain edema” (S7.3)
Dominika Drulis-Fajdasz
Department of Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Wroclaw, Poland
“Age-related decline in memory formation is accompanied by the changes in proteomic and metabolic profile” (S7.4)
Symposium 8From Retina to Cortex: Processing of the visual information in healthy and diseased conditions” (S8) Room 103
Chairperson: Andrzej Foik, International Centre for Translational Eye Research, ICTER & Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Poland
Patrycja Orłowska - Feuer
The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
“The circadian/visual system of diurnal rodents – exciting times ahead” (S8.1)
Andrea Curatolo
International Centre for Translational Eye Research, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland
“Ultrafast volumetric imaging of the mouse retina for monitoring hemodynamic changes and the functional response to light stimulation” (S8.2)
Henri Leinonen
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
“Retinal homeostatic plasticity” (S8.3)
Andrzej Foik
International Centre for Translational Eye Research, ICTER & Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland
“Visual responses characteristics in healthy, diseased and treated animals” (S8.4)
Symposium 9 “Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other modern techniques in neurobiological research” (S9) Room 105
Chairperson: Anna Błasiak
Andrzej Opala
Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland and Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Optical neural networks” (S9.1)
Marieke van Vugt
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Using machine learning to detect mind-wandering” (S9.2)
Ellen Boven
Neural Dynamics Transition fellow, School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
“AI-driven modelling for brain-wide credit assignment” (S9.3)
Melisa Maidana Capitan
Neural Networks of Memory Lab, Donders Institute and Radboud, Nijmegen, Netherlands; Laboratory of Sensory Perception Mechanisms, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Linköping University, Sweden
“Latent variables estimation for studying complex behaviors in mice” (S9.4)
Symposia 10-12:
Symposium 10 “Neural and real-life correlates of social interactions” (S10) Room 101
Chairperson: Agnieszka Pluta, University of Warsaw and University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Gianluca Esposito
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & University of Trento, Italy
“Exploring neural correlates of role-play using hyperscanning fNIRS” (S10.1)
Bear Goldstein
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
“Neural synchrony when executives pitch each other ideas: Effects of group composition and perceptions of value” (S10.2)
Grace Qiyuan Miao
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Shallow or deep conversations? Interpersonal neural synchronization as biological mechanism for emergence of good social relationships” (S10.3)
Agnieszka Pluta
University of Warsaw, Poland; Bioimaging Research Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Kajetany/Warsaw, Poland; University of California, Los Angeles, USA
“Theory of mind and parental mental-state talk in children with cochlear implants” (S10.4)
Symposium 11 “mTOR in physiology and pathology of the nervous system” (S11) Room 103
 Chairpersons: Marcin Lipiec and Adam Gorlewicz, BRAINCITY & Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Manuel F. López-Aranda
University of California, Department of Neurobiology, Gonda Neuroscience and Genetics Center Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
“Post-natal immune activation in a mouse model of tuberous sclerosis results in sexual dimorphic microglia dependent social memory deficits” (S11.1)
Jacek Jaworski
Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Warsaw, Poland
“Contribution of nuclear mTOR activities to neuronal physiology and mTORopathies” (S11.2)
Helen Bateup
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
“Manipulating Raptor as a therapeutic strategy for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex” (S11.3)
Katarzyna Kotulska
Department of Neurology and Epileptology, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
“mTOR and epilepsy in humans: from pathology to treatment of seizures and preventive strategies” (S11.4)
Symposium 12Understanding the Blind Brain” (S12) Room 105
Chairperson: Artur Marchewka, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Stefania Mattioni
Department of Experimental Psychology, UGent; Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), UGent, Gent, Belgium
Categorical coding in the ventral occipito-temporal cortex (VOTC) following transient early blindness” (S12.1)
Maria Czarnecka
Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
The correlation between the cortical thickness and the functional activation in language tasks in the occipital cortex of Blind adults” (S12.2)
Łukasz Bola
Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
“Decoding spoken words in visual cortex of sighted and blind individuals” (S12.3)
Jacek Matuszewski, Łukasz Bola, Olivier Collignon, Artur Marchewka
Institute for Research in Psychology (IPSY), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
“Sensory-specific computations of the occipital cortex during reading and speech processing in congenital blindness” (S12.4)

23.09.2023, Saturday

Symposia 13-15:
Symposium 13Neuronal mechanisms underlying social behaviors” (S13) Room 101
Chairperson: Jan Rodriguez Parkitna, Institute of Pharmacology PAS, Cracow, Poland
Diego Scheggia
Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
“Neural circuits for social decision-making” (S13.1)
Cristina Marquez
DYNABrain ERA Chair holder Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, CNC-UC, Coimbra, Portugal
“Social decision-making in foraging contexts” (S13.2)
Zofia Harda
Department of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Maj Institute of Pharmacology of the PAS, Cracow, Poland
“Social reward changes in adolescence” (S13.3)
Daniel Wójcik
Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the PAS, Warsaw, Poland
“Modeling social effects in mice learning in intelligent cages” (S13.4)
Symposium 14Clock ticking in health and disease” (S14) Room 103
Chairperson: Milena Damulewicz, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
Kazue Semba
Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Sleep/wake-dependent astrocytic plasticity at synapses to orexin and MCH neurons” (S14.1)
Marco Brancaccio
Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Circadian timekeeping in glia in brain health and disease” (S14.2)
Ezio Rosato
Department of Genetics, Leicester University, Leicester, United Kingdom
“The clock gene period is required for genome integrity in neuronal progenitor cells in Drosophila” (S14.3)
Milena Damulewicz
Department of Cell Biology and Imaging, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
“Multicellular regulation of circadian neuronal plasticity” (S14.4)
Symposium 15 “The advanced methods of EEG signal processing in clinical neuropsychology” (S15) Room 105
Chairpersons: Tomasz Piotrowski and Monika Lewandowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Maryna Kapitonova
Neuromedical AI Lab, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center—University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; IMBIT//BrainLinks-BrainTools, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
“EEG Brain Mapping with Interpretable Deep Learning” (S15.1)
Tomasz M. Rutkowski
RIKEN AIP, Tokyo, Japan, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan; Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Torun, Poland
“Machine Learning Application to Process EEG for Multisensory Reactive BCI for Control and Passive Mode for Dementia Neuro-biomarker Elucidation” (S15.2)
Jacek Rogala
Bioimaging Research Center, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland; The Center for Systemic Risk Analysis, Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
“Decoding working memory-related information from repeated psychophysiological EEG experiments using convolutional and contrastive neural networks”(S15.3)
Michał Konrad Komorowski
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Institute of Information and Communication Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland; Neurocognitive Laboratory, Centre for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland; Department of Informatics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
“ToFFi Toolbox for EEG/MEG-based brain spectral fingerprinting” (S15.4)