The Millennium Nucleus nuMIND in collaboration with CINV, is proud to announce the International Symposium “Biology of Neuropsychiatric Disorders” that will bring together world class neurobiologists, covering different subjects of neuroscience including synaptic physiology, genetics, and brain science. The symposium will take place at the Naval Museum in Valparaíso, Chile on April 27th-29th , 2016.
The meeting will cover three topics: Behavioral Genetics, Synaptic Integration & Neuromodulation, and Brain Circuits & Disease. Two poster sessions will be held to increase networking among graduate students. This meeting is free with limited space. Graduate students from Chile and Latin America region are encouraged to apply for travel support.
Deadline for Abstract and poster submission: March 25, 2016. Acceptance and travel support awardees will be notified by March 30th.
8:30‐9:30 Registration at Naval and Maritime Museum auditorium.
9:30‐10:00 Opening and welcome, Dr. Andrés Chávez.
Theme 1: Behavioral Genetics (Chair: Pablo Moya)
10:00‐10:40 “The role of serotonin in regular and compulsive cocaine self-administration”, Dr. Judith Homberg, Radboud University, Netherlands.
10:40‐11:00 Coffee Break
11:00‐11:40 “Glutamate alterations in Obsessive‐Compulsive Disorder”, Dr. Pablo Moya, University of Valparaíso, Chile.
11:40‐12:20 “Genetic moderation of fear extinction”, Dr. Andrew Holmes, National Institutes of Health, USA.
12:20‐14:00 Lunch Break
Theme 2: Synaptic Integration and neuromodulation (Chair: Andrés Chávez)
14:00-14:40 “Astrocyte-Neuron signaling boosted by optical tools”, Dr. Gertrudis Perea, Cajal Institute, Spain.
14:40-15:20 “Neuromodulation of synaptic strength in the dentate gyrus”, Dr. Andrés Chávez, University of Valparaíso, Chile.
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:20 Data blitz
15:40-15:50 “Event related potentials (ERPs) during free viewing of images with Increasing semantic complexity in subjects affected with schizophrenia”, Jose Ignacio Egaña, Universidad de Chile.
15:50-16:00 “Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 alters functional distribution of AMPA receptor and neuronal plasticity associated protein Arc during neuronal infection”. Francisca Acuña-Hinrichsen, Universidad Austral de Chile.
16:10-16:20 “Medial orbitofrontal cortex lesion prevents facilitatory effects of d-cycloserine during fear extinction”. Rodrigo Sierra Ordoñez, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
16:20-17:20 “Presynaptic protein synthesis and activity-dependent synaptic plasticity”, Dr. Pablo Castillo, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA.
17:20-18:40 Poster Session I
9:30-10:10 “Pain and temperature in one package” Dr. Ramón Latorre, CINV, Chile.
Theme 3: Brain Circuits and Disease (Chair: Marco Fuenzalida)
10:10-10:50 “NMDAR activity specifically regulates dendritic inhibition”, Dr. Chiayu Chiu, Yale University, USA.
10:50-11:10 Coffee Break
11:10-11:50 “GABAergic modulation of cortical activity”, Dr. Marco Fuenzalida, University of Valparaíso, Chile.
11:50-12:30 “Electrical neuromodulation in Parkinson” Dr. Rómulo Fuentes, University of Chile.
12:30-14:20 Lunch Break
14:20-15:00 “Wnt signaling and Alzheimer ́s disease”, Dr. Nibaldo Inestrosa, P. Catholic University of Chile.
15:00-15:40 “The Circuitry of Dopamine System Regulation and its Disruption in Schizophrenia and Depression”, Dr. Anthony Grace, Pittsburg University, USA
15:40-16:00 Closing remarks, Dr. Pablo Moya
16:00-17:30 Posters Session II / Farewell Cocktail
Guidelines for Abstract submission (Poster Session):
-Abstract must be in English and contain:
-Complete author list
-Main text (2500 characters with spaces)
-Deadline for abstract submission March 25, 2016
-Acceptance and travel support awardees will be notified by March 30th
Registration is free with limited spaces.
Travel support from IBRO-LARC will be available for graduate students of Latin America.
Application and abstract deadline March 25
Acceptance and travel support awardees will be notified by March 30th
In addition to abstract submission, You must register for the symposium
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