Conference program


Final Conference Program
5.09, Thursday
Conference opening
Session I
Chair – Marian Lewandowski, Krzysztof Wędzony
Keynote lecture:
14:00 - 15:00
Peter Somogyi, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Behaviour-dependent GABA release to hippocampal pyramidal cells
15:00 - 15:30
Jerzy Mozrzymas, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Synaptic agonist transient and binding-gating cross-talk – powerful determinants of GABAergic synapse function
15:30 - 16:00
Malgorzata Skup, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
GABAergic contribution to inhibitory deficits after spinal cord injury:
the effects of BDNF treatment on GABAergic signaling
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Session II
Chair – Marian Lewandowski, Krzysztof Wędzony
Keynote lecture:
16:30 - 17:00
Wolf Singer, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
The changing face of inhibition: From gain control to the backbone of dynamic coordination
17:00 - 17:30
Jan Konopacki, University of Lodz, Poland
Gap junctions and rhythmic oscillations in the limbic cortex
17:30 - 18:00
Karri Lamsa, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Long-term plasticity in excitatory connections onto hippocampal GABAergic interneurons in acute brain slices and in urethane anesthetized rat
Welcome reception (Collegium Maius)
6.09, Friday
Session III
Chair – Jolanta Skangiel-Kramska, Grzegorz Hess
09:00 - 09:45
Michael Stryker, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Mechanisms of plasticity of visual cortex after transplantation of embryonic inhibitory neurons
09:45 - 10:30
Istvan Katona, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
Endocannabinoid-mediated regulation of synaptic plasticity
10:30 - 11:00
Malgorzata Kossut, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
GABAergic contribution to learning-dependent brain plasticity
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:15
Lamberto Maffei, Accademia Nazionale del Lincei, Rome, Italy
Plasticity, environment and endogenous pharmacology
12:15 - 12:45
Monika Liguz-Lecznar, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland
GABA-dependent plasticity in the aging brain
12:45 - 14:00
14:00 - 16:00
Poster session, Coffee break
Session IV
Chair – Elżbieta Pyza, Leszek Kaczmarek
Bioimaging session: imaging brain plasticity
16:00 - 16:45
Elly Nedivi, MIT, USA
In vivo imaging of coordinated excitatory and inhibitory synaptic dynamics in the visual cortex
16:45 - 17:30
Antoine Triller, INSERM, Paris, France
Plasticity of inhibitory synapses: quantitative nanoscopy and physical chemistry of receptor scaffold interactions
17:30 - 18:15
Carl Petersen, Brain Mind Institute Lausanne, Switzerland
Gating of sensory perception by neocortical GABAergic neurons
07.09, Saturday
Session V
Chair – Irena Nalepa, Władysław Lasoń
09:00 - 09:45
Jean Marc Fritschy, University of Zurich, Switzerland
GABAA receptors regulating adult neurogenesis
09:45 - 10:30
Takao Hensh, Harvard University, USA
Lifting brakes on adult brain plasticity
10:30 - 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:30
Kai Kaila, University of Helsinki, Finland
Ionic plasticity of GABAergic signaling
11:30 - 12:00
Adam Plaznik, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
Why do rats differ in the strength and persistence of learned fear?
12:00 - 12:45
Enrico Cherubini, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
GABAergic signaling at immature mossy fibers-CA3 synapses: regulation by endocannabinoids
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Short communications - selected from the abstracts
Abstract 13
Klaus Funke,
Neurophysiology, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Modulation of inhibition in cortical processing of sensory activity by repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
Abstract 34
Thomas Mittmann,
, Institute of Physiology, UMC of the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Homeostatic regulation of GABAergic synaptic transmission following focal cortical lesions
Abstract 11
Laura Cancedda,
, Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
Early depolarizing GABA controls critical period plasticity in the rat visual cortex
Abstract 25
Alice Polenghi
, , Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Excitatory activity-dependent regulation of synaptic GABAA receptor lateral mobility probed with optogenetic tools.
15:00 - 16:30
Round table discussion
Chairs: Jerzy Vetulani, Enrico Cherubini, Elly Nedivi




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