Seminar Archives


"Basic Neuroscience department seminars"



Date Speaker Title Host


CMU C07.1732


Anindya Bhattacharjee

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"The Claustrum stores information used for working memory"

Group Alan Carleton


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Philippe Faure

CNRS, Paris

"Determinant of inter-individual variability in Reward seeking" Christian Lüscher & Sami El-Boustani


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Guy Bouvier

CNRS, Paris

"The Mouse Primary Visual Cortex: a Vestibular or Visual cortex?" Denis Jabaudon


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Chunyu Ann Duan

Sainsbury Welcome Center UCL

"Probing economic decision preferences in mice" Sami El-Boustani


Campus Biotech, Auditorium H8-01

Prosper Fiave

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"A cognitive node for allocentric-space perception within the ventro-temporal cortex"

Ilaria Sani


Room Neurolounge C07.1520.A

Alexis Hervais-Adelman

University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Chalk talk"


Tuesday 12.03.24

Room B04.2222

Thomas Hnasko

University of California, San Diego

"Heterogeneous cell types in VTA reinforce behaviors through distincts mechanisms" Camilla Bellone


CMU A. Franceschetti (old C150)

Olivier Collignon

Université Catholique de Louvain

"Crossmodal plasticity: Recycling the multisensory scaffolding of functional brain networks" Sami El-Boustani


CMU C07.1732

Fiorenzo Artoni / Jonathan Monney / Lora Fanda

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Towards multi-scale investigations of the neuronal basis of epileptic seizures in humans"

Pierre Megevand


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Nachum Ulanovsky

Weizmann Institute of Science

"Neural codes for natural behaviors in the hippocampus of flying bats" Daniel Huber


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Emmanouil Froudarakis

Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology FORTH

"Using object recognition in mice as a model for studying cortical computations" Sami El-Boustani & Ilaria Sani


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Christian Lüscher / Eva Xia Wang

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

"Neurobiology of feeding" Christian Lüscher


Campus Biotech, Auditorium H8-01

Abele Michela

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Neuro-biofeedback: self-regulation of brain and bodily signals"

Christoph Michel


Campus Biotech Building H4, H4-02-A (steam at CMU P. Boymond B02.2226.A)

Marco Buiatti

NeuroSpin, Gif-sur-Yvette

"Frequency tagging: a powerful method to investigate neurocognitive development with EEG." Sophie Schwartz & Valentina Borghesani

Thursday 30.05.24

Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Nathalie Rochefort

University of Edinburgh

"Internal state regulation of visual cortex function" Sami El-Boustani


CMU Room J-L. Campus Biotech H04-02-A (and streamed in CMU Reverdin B02.2526.A)

Oscar Marin

King's College London

"Maturation and plasticity of cortical interneurons" Denis Jabaudon

24.06.24 at 10:00

Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Mriganka Sur


"Cortical plasticity and neurodevelopmental disorders" Sami El-Boustani



Date Speaker Title Host

Friday 13.01.23

Room B04.2222

Michael Platt

University of Pennsylvania

"Decoding Natural Social Interactions from Neuronal Population Activity in Primates" A. Pouget


CMU Room C07.1732

Pedro Espinosa

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Insular cortex to ventral striatum synapses encode valence of social interaction"

Camilla Bellone


CMU A. Franceschetti (old C150)

Antoine Adamantidis

University of Bern

"All-optical dissection of sleep circuits dynamics - structures & functions" Sami El-Boustani


CMU J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Christelle Baunez

Aix Marseille University
"The presence of a peer can modulate drug intake: an influence under the subthalamic nucleus influence" Sami El-Boustani


CMU C07.1732.A

Reidar Riveland

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Generalization in Networks Configured with Natural Language Instructions"

Alexandre Pouget


Campus Biotech building H8-01

Lampros Perogamvros

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva


Intra-department Seminars

"The emotional functions of sleep and dreams: implications for psychiatry"

Sophie Schwartz

Wednesday 29.03.23

Room B02.2226 (Auditoire Boymond)

Gabrielle Devienne

Stanford University
"Developmental progression of prefrontal circuit dysfunction in a SHANK3-/- mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder" Camilla Bellone


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Nadine Gogolla

Max Planck Institute

"Two sides of emotion expressions: readouts and regulators" Camilla Bellone


Room A. Franceschetti (old C150)

Flavio Donato

Unversity of Basel
"Multiple memory traces in the hippocampal engram" Sami El-Boustani

Thursday 20.04.23 at 11:00

CMU C01.2745 (D60)

Jozsef Fiser

Central European University

"Complex human perceptual decision making" Alexandre Pouget


Room C07.1732.A

Ginna Uruena Mendez

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Presynaptic Dopamine Neurotransmission in Impulsivity: Implications for Understanding Vulnerability to Drug Abuse"

Nathalie Ginovart


Room B04.2222

Elena Taverna

Human Technopole, Milan

"Choosing to be different: cell identity and fate choice in the developing brain" Denis Jabaudon


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Gary Lewin

Max Delbrück Center, Berlin

"New mechanically-gated ion channels and tethers for touch" Daniel Huber

Wednesday 17.05.23 at 11:00      

Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A


Yulong Li

Pekin University Life Sciences


Michael Halassa



"Spying on neuromodulation by constructing new genetically-encoded GRAB sensors"



"Thalamocortical interactions in hierarchical reasoning"

Christian Lüscher


Room C07.1732.A

Sergi Roig Puiggros

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Cortical heterotopias and brain function: out of place but not out of order"

Denis Jabaudon

Friday 26.05.23 at 11:00

Room A-F. Muller (A250)

Garret D. Stuber

University of Washington


Michael Bruchas

University of Washington (Seattle)


"Neural Circuitry and Cell Types for Instinctual Motivation"



"Activity Dependent Constraints on Catecholamine Signaling"

Christian Lüscher


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Lisa Roux

University of Bordeaux

"Why “pauses” matter: breaks in respiratory behavior orchestrate piriform network dynamics" Sami El-Boustani


Room C07.1732.A

Klaus Zuberbühler 

Université de Neuchâtel

"The primate roots of human language" Daniel Huber



Room A04.3011

Toru Takumi

Kobe University School of Medicine

"Modeling autism and understanding social behavior"  Camilla Bellone


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Shankar Sachidhanandam

University of Bern
"Representation of sensory stimuli and mismatch in mouse posterior parietal cortex" Anthony Holtmaat



Room C07.1732.A

Lampros Perogamvros "Sleep and dreaming: from basic neurosciences to clinical application" Denis Jabaudon

Tuesday 19.09.23

Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Francisco Clascá

La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)

"What is a thalamic nucleus?" Anthony Holtmaat


Room C07.1732.A


Maëlle Guyoton

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

 Intra-department Seminars

"Cortical circuits for cross-modal transfer learning"

Sami El-Boustani


Room B04.2222


Christian Mayer

Max Planck Institute

"Single-cell delineation of lineage and genetic identity in the mouse forebrain" Denis Jabaudon


Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Julia Fuchs

Collège de France
"Deleterious, beneficial or both –retrotransposon expression in brain function and dysfunction" C. Lüscher

Wednesday 11.10.23

Room P. Boymond B02.2226.A

Hyungbae Kwon

Johns Hopkins University

"Neural circuit dissection by cells and synapses during cognitive learning"

A. Holtmaat



Campus Biotech H8-01

Riccardo Galli 

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars 

"Understanding the Neural Substrates of Neurofeedback Modulations of Visual Attention: Multimodal Brain Imaging and Application to Hemispatial Neglect Syndrome"

Patrik Vuilleumier 


Room J-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Matthias Liechti

University of Basel

"Studies with psychedelics in healthy subjects and patients" C. Lüscher


Room B04.2222

Micah Murray

University of Lausanne

"Making Sense of Our Senses: Multisensory Processes across the Human Lifespan" S. El-Boustani

Andreas Olsson

Karolinska Institutet



Room J.-L. Reverdin B02.2526.A

Adrian Wanner

Paul Scherrer Institute

"Probing the structure and function of the brain with X-rays, electrons and light." Sami El-Boustani


Room C07.1732.A

Kok Sin Lee

Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Intra-department Seminars

"Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy for the Structural Characterization of Synaptic Circuit"

Anthony Holtmaat


Date Speaker Title Host


Paul Cisek

University of Montreal, Canada   

"Rethinking behavior in the light of evolution"   Sami El-Boustani       

Hayriye Cagnan 

University of Oxford, UK

"Dynamic Neuromodulation" Sami-El-Boustani

Nadine Gogolla

Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany 
"Keeping the balance- A role for the insular cortex in emotion homeostasis" Sami-El-Boustani 

Eric Hosy 

Bordeaux Neurocampus, France 

"Why nanoscale (co-)organization of glutamate receptors is essential to understand synaptic physiology?" Camilla Bellone
14.02.22 at 13:00  

Edmund Lalor 

University of Rochester Medical Center, USA


"Electrophysiological investigations of natural speech and language processing"

Pierre Megevand

Ewelina Knapska 

Nencki Institute in Warsaw, Poland
"Social learning about rewards. How do rodents learn about the world from their peers?" Sami-El-Boustani 

Wieland Huttner 

Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany
"Neural stem cells, human-specific genes, and neocortex expansion in development and human evolution" Denis Jabaudon

Panayiota Poirazi 

Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Crete

 "Learning with dendrites in brains and machine" Sami-El-Boustani / Anthony Holtmaat



Peter Scheiffele 

University of Basel, Switzerland 

"Molecular Codes for Neuronal Connectivity" Camilla Bellone


Emi Nagoshi

University of Geneva, Switzerland

"Mechanism, regulation and prevention of dopaminergic neurodegeneration"  Christian Lüscher

CANCELED Wednesday 

20.04.22 at 14:00

Auditorium A. Franceschetti 


Boyan Bonev

LMU in Munich

"Dissecting the regulatory landscape of the developing cerebral cortex using single-cell epigenomics" Denis Jabaudon


Andrea Volterra

University of Lausanne

"New insight into how astrocytes integrate hippocampal memory circuits" S. El-Boustani


Sebastien Haesler

NERF, Leuven 

 "Neural circuits for olfactory perceptual curiosity"  A. Carleton


Sebastian Jessberger

University of Zurich

"How old brains generate new neurons throughout life"

D. Jabaudon



Marlen Knobloch

University of Lausanne

"Novel insights into the metabolic regulation of neural stem cells" C. Bellone & S. El-Boustani

Vassiliki Nikoletopoulou

University of Lausanne

"Roles and regulation of autophagy at synapses S. El-Bousrani

14.06.22 at 14:00 



Ariel Gilad

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"Mesoscale neuronal dynamics during different cognitive functions" A. Hollmaat





Bernhard Bettler

University of Basel

"Physiology and Pathophysiology of GABA-B Receptor Signaling Complexes" A. Carleton




Leopoldo Petreanu

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal

"The cortical circuits for hierarchical computation" A. Holtmaat



David Kleinfeld

UC San Diego
"Signals and circuits that code and control active sensing" A. Pouget




Alexandre Charlet

Institute of cellular and integrative neurosciences of Strasbourg

"Oxytocin-mediated regulation of amygdala circuits through astrocytes"  Olivier Baud 

05.09.22 at 14:00


Gabrielle Pouchelon

CSHL, New York
"The development of cortical networks: circuit specific coupling of nature and nurture" D. Jabaudon


CMU P. Boymond B02.2226


Joris De Wit

VIB-KU Leuven Center, Belgium

"Dissecting the molecular connectome in developing circuits" A. Holtmaat

Friday 30.09.22

Room B04.2222

Tim Harris

Janelia Research Campus

"High capacity electrophysiology: Lots more data, problematic analysis" A. Pouget


CMU P. Boymond B02.2226


Julia Sliwa

ICM Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord, France

"From agents, to actions, to interactions, to societies: primates' brain networks for social processing" S. El-Boustani


Room C07.1732


Jérémy Marozeau

Technical University of Denmark
"How to restore music perception for people with a cochlear implant" D. Huber


Room A. Renold B01.2426


Valentina Borghesani

FAPSE, University of Geneva
"Bringing clinical and cognitive neuroscience together to investigate semantics, above and beyond language" S. El-Boustani


Room P. Boymond B02.2226

Eduardo Gascon

Aix-Marseille Université

"Using non-human primates to unravel the neuronal circuits involved in stress-related disorders" C. Bellone


Room A-F. Muller (250)

Eelke Snoeren

UiT, University of Norway

"The neural regulation of sexual behavior"  

C. Bellone

C. Lüscher


Room B04.2222

Pierre Megevand

University of Geneva

"Invasive neurophysiology to elucidate the neural correlates of speech and epilepsy"  


Date Speaker Title Host


Rosa Cossart

Inmed, Marseille

"The birth of hippocampal memory circuits"  Sami El-Boustani

Tania Barka 

Basel University

"Cortical progenitor-specific transcriptional mechanisms control thalamocortical innervation and cell fate"  Alan Carleton

Tim Vogels 

IST, Austria

"A meta-learning approach to (re)discover plasticity rules that carve a desired function into a neural network"  Sami El-Boustani 

Olivier Marre

Institut de la Vision, Paris

"A perturbative approach to retinal processing" Sami El-Boustani

at 5 pm


Nick Steinmetz

University of Washington

"Large-scale approaches for distributed circuits underlying visual decision-making"

Sami El-Boustani

Seth Grant

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh 

"The synaptome in time and space" A. Holtmaat
08.03.2021 at 15:00

Adrien Peyrache

McGill University, Canada

“The origin of symmetry: how animals orient themselves in space” S. El-Boustani

15.03.21 at 15:00


Annegret Falkner 

Princeton University, USA

"Mapping the neural dynamics of social dominance and defeat"

S. El-Boustani
22.03.21 at 16:00

Nick Steinmetz 

University of Washington, USA

"Large-scale approaches for distributed circuits underlying visual decision-making"

A. Pouget


Anthony Herrel

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris

“Drivers of brain size and shape in lizards: do diet, habitat complexity and defensive structures impact brain size and shape?”

D. Huber


David Choquet

Bordeaux Neurocompus

"Linking nanoscale synapse organization, function and plasticity"

S. El-Boustani


Claudia Clopath

Imperial College, UK 

"Coordinated hippocampal-thalamic-cortical communication crucial for engram dynamics underneath systems consolidation"

S. El-Boustani


Viola Priesemann

Max Planck Institute Göttingen 

"Spreading dynamics and homeostatic regulation in neural networks" 

S. El-Boustani


Tim Behrens

Oxford University

"Abstraction and inference in the prefrontal hippocampal circuitry"

A. Pouget


Tobias Hauser

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, UK

“Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying developmental psychiatric disorders”

C. Lüscher




Jack Mellor

University of Bristol

 "Shaping hippocampal networks by synaptic plasticity and neuromodulation"

C. Bellone


Valentin Wyart

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

"Computation noise in human learning and decision-making: origin, impact, function"

S. E-Boustani


Cornelius Gross

EMBL, Rome 

"Territory cells in the mammalian hypothalamus"

C. Bellone


David Dupret

University of Oxford

"Joining-the-dots in Memory"

S. El-Boustani


Tiago Branco

UCL, Sainsbury, Wellcome Center

"Neural Circuit Mechanisms for Navigating to Shelter During Instinctive Escape"

C. Bellone


at 10:00


Daeyeol Lee

Johns Hopkins University, USA

"Uncertainty and Timescales of Learning and Decision Making"

Sami El-Boustani & Alexandre Pouget


Nathalie Rochefort

University of Edinburgh, UK

“Neocortex saves energy by reducing coding precision during food scarcity” 

Sami El-Boustani




Pedro Espinosa

Department of Basic Neurosciences,Unige

Progress report: "Social valence dependent synaptic plasticity instructs approach/avoidance behavior"

Group Camilla Bellone


Brice Bathellier

Institut de l’Audition de Paris, France

"Distinctive computational features of a sensory cortex and their role in perception" 

Sami El-Boustani



CANCELLED Michael Platt

University of Pennsylvania, USA

"Climate Change and the Social Brain"

Alexandre Pouget

Jack Mellor

University of Bristol, UK

"Plasticity of interneuron networks within the hippocampus" Camilla Bellone

Anna Beyeler 

Bordeaux Neurocampus, France

"Linking valence and anxiety in circuits of the anterior insular cortex"  Sami El-Boustani

Julijana Gjorgjieva

Max Planck Institute, Germany

"Organization and Computation in Neural Circuits"  Sami El-Boustani




Lisa Giocomo

Stanford University, USA

"Multiple maps for navigation" Alexandre Pouget




Sonja Hofer

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UK

"Inhibitory circuits in sensory processing and behaviour"

Sami El-Boustani

Valentina Emiliani

Institut de la Vision, France

"Optical manipulation of neuronal circuits using holographic optogenetics" Sami El-Boustani

Carrie Mahoney

Harvard Medical School, USA

"Neurobiology of Narcolepsy: effects of the oxytocin system on cataplexy"

 Sami El-Boustani


Date Speaker Title Host



Julie Perroy

Institut de Génomique
Fonctionnelle, CNRS Montpellier

"D1-mGlu5 heteromers mediate non-canonical dopamine signaling in Parkinson’s disease" C. Bellone

Friday 17.01.20

at 11 am, ROOM B01.2426

Shubha Tole

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

"Cortical progenitor-specific transcriptional mechanisms control thalamocortical innervation and cell fate"  D. Jabaudon 

Valerio Zerbi

Integrative Translational Imaging
Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) - ETH Zürich

"Combining fMRI with chemo- and optogenetics in the mouse to deconstruct brain network activity"  C. Bellone 

23.01.20 at 5 pm, room B02.2526

Green seminar series

Videocast from Caltech

Doris Tsao


"How the Brain Represents Objects"  D. Huber 


Friday 24.01.20

at 11 am, ROOM B02.2526


Guillermina Lopez-Bendito

Instituto de Neurociencias · UMH-CSIC
Campus San Juan · Alicante

"Inheritance of regional signatures by astrocytes enable subtype specific neuronal reprogramming"  D. Jabaudon 

Patrik Verstreken

VIB Center for Brain & Disease Research, KU Leuven

"The cellular basis of Parkinson's disease"  D. Jabaudon  

Clément Prévost-Solié & Benoit Girard

Département des Neurosciences
fondamentales, Unige

Progress report: « Dopamine neurons of the VTA support social
reinforcement learning»
C. Bellone

Frédéric Charron 

Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

"Wiring the visual system: axon guidance and binocular depth perception"  P. Fabre 

Grégoire Courtine

Brain Mind Institute, EPFL

"Deconstruction of the circuitry restoring walking after spinal cord injury "   D. Jabaudon  

Flavio Donato - To be rescheduled

University of Basel

"TBA"  C. Bellone

Tiago Branco - To be rescheduled

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, UCL

"TBA" C. Bellone 

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy - Canceled

Department of Neurobiology, Northwestern University

 "TBA"  A. Holtmaat

Jonathan Pillow

Princeton Neuroscience


 "Inferring the dynamics of learning from sensory decision-making behavior"   A. Pouget

Timothée Proix

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

Progress report: " Can we decode intended speech from neural activity?" Group A.-L. Giraud

Daniel Huber

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

Progress report: "Pallesthesia 2.0" Group D. Huber

Esther Klingler

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

Progress report: "Single-cell molecular connectomics of intracortically-projecting neurons" Group D. Jabaudon

Christophe Bernard - To be rescheduled

INS - Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes

UMR INSERM 1106, Aix-Marseille Université 

"The dynamic epileptic brain" C. Lüscher
13.07.20 at 14:00

Kenneth Harris 

University College London, UK

 "How learning changes visual cortical population codes"  S.El-Boustani

Kenji Doya 


Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University


 "Neural circuits for mental simulation"  A. Pouget

Ronan Chereau

Holtmaat Lab

 "Dynamic perceptual feature selectivity in primary somatosensory cortex upon reversal learning"  

Masaya Harada

Lüscher lab

 "Cortico-striatal synaptic plasticity controlling compulsive 
reward seeking". 



Stefano Musardo

Bellone Lab 


Progress report: "Inhibition of TRPV4 rescues circuit and social deficits unmasked by an acute inflammatory response in a Shank3 mouse model of Autism" 



Nisheet Patel (Pouget lab  - UNIGE)

"Normative strategies for simple and complex decision-making"



Mackenzie Mathis (CNP - EPFL)  

Benoît Girard (Bellone lab)


Johannes Gräff (BMI – EPFL)

“Recent insights into remote fear memory attenuation”

Camilla Bellone


Matthew Larkum (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin - Germany)

"Cellular mechanisms of conscious perception"

Alan Carleton


Manuel Mameli (DNF – UNIL)

“Habenular circuits in deciding actions”

Sami El-Boustani


Adam Packer (University of Oxford, UK)

"Technologies for all-optical interrogation of neural 
circuits in behaving animals"

Alan Carleton


Gilad Silberberg (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

"Basal ganglia circuits underlying sensorimotor function"

Alan Carleton


Emilie Macé (Max Planck Institute, Munich - Germany)

“Bridging scales – combining functional ultrasound imaging, 
optogenetics, and electrophysiology to study neuronal networks 
underlying behavior”

Sami El-Boustani



Date Speaker Title Host

Yi Rao

Peking University IDG / McGovern Institute for Brain Research

"Chemoconnectome and Chemoconnectomics: a Novel Concept and New Approach Based on Chemical Transmission and Their Associated Tools" C. Lüscher

Elodie Ey & Fabrice de Chaumont

Institut Pasteur

"Social phenotyping of mice using Live Mouse Tracker" C. Bellone

Randall Platt

ETH Zürich

"Development and applications of CRISPR-Cas for genetic screening and transcriptional recording"   D. Jabaudon 



Adriano Aguzzi

University Hospital of Zurich

"Biology of Mammalian Prions"  C. Lüscher



Bita Moghaddam

Oregon Health and Science University

"Impact of anxiety on action encoding" C. Bellone & A. Dayer 




Christian Mayer

Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology 

"Developmental diversification of inhibitory forebrain neurons"  D. Jabaudon 

Carl Petersen

Brain Mind Institute, Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL

"Neuronal circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation" C. Lüscher 



Ana João Rodrigues

University of Minho

"The role of different neuronal populations of the reward circuit in behavior: Not everything is what it seems"  C. Bellone 

08.04.19 at 11 am


Victor Tarabykin 

Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

"Cell fate and axon navigation in the developing neocortex"  D. Jabaudon 



Mark Anderson


"Influencing axon regeneration after spinal cord injury"  A. Holtmaat 



Ron Stoop

University of Lausanne

"Pathways in the rodent and human amygdala underlying passive freezing and active avoidance and their modulation by oxytocin" C. Bellone 

Jan Philipp Junker

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC), Berlin

"Simultaneous lineage tracing and cell type identification using CRISPR/Cas9 induced genetic scars"  A. Dayer 
Wednesday 22.05.19 B02.2526

Minmin Luo

National Institute of Biological Science, Beijing

"Reward processing by the dorsal raphe"  C. Lüscher 

Bassem Hassan 

ICM Institute

"Temporal control of neurogenesis"  D. Jabaudon 
Tuesday 18.06.19 at 11 am, room B02.2226

William Debello

Davis University

"Toric spines in the barn owl auditory system"  A. Holtmaat 

Gray Camp

Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel

"Reconstructing uniquely human development using organoids and single-cell genomics"  D. Jabaudon 



Stéphanie  Lacour


"Soft multimodal neural probes: from design to in vivo implementation"  D. Jabaudon  

Tatiana Korotkova 

Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research

"Dynamic regulation of innate behaviors by hypothalamic circuits"  C. Bellone & D. Jabaudon 
Friday 13.09.19 room B01.2426 (A. Renold)

Jennifer Zenker 

Monash University

"Live imaging of microtubule remodelling controlling early mammalian development"  A. Holtmaat 

Bosiljka Tasic

Allen Institute

"Cell types of adult mouse neocortex"  A. Dayer
Wednesday 09.10.19, room B02.2226

Fiona Francis

Institut du Fer à Moulin

"Perturbed neural progenitor mechanisms leading to cortical malformations"  D. Jabaudon 

Tara Keck

UCL London 
"Synapse specific homeostatic responses to sensory deprivation"   A. Holtmaat

Ole Kiehn

Karolinska Institutet

"Circuits for Movements"  D. Jabaudon 

Barbara Treutlein

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich

"Dissecting development, regeneration and reprogramming using single-cell genomics"  D. Jabaudon 
Tuesday 05.11.19 at 11 am, ROOM B02.2526 

Peter Dayan

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

"Replay and Preplay in Human Planning"  A. Pouget 

Matthew Botvinick

University College London

"A distributional representation of value in dopamine-driven renforcement learning"  A. Pouget

Dan O’Connor

Johns Hopkins Medicine

"A functional cortical network for sensorimotor sequence generation"   A. Holtmaat 

Reza Kalhor

Johns Hopkins Medicine

"Developmental lineage mapping by genomic barcoding in the mouse"  A. Dayer 

Pavan Ramdya  


"Reverse-engineering Drosophila limb control circuits"  D. Jabaudon 

Thursday 19.12.19 at 4 pm

Room JL Reverdin (B02.2526)

Green seminar series (live videocast)

Catherine Dulac

Havard University

"Molecular, Cellular and « Molecular, Cellular and Harvard University Circuit-Level Control of Circuit-Level Control of Social Behaviors"  Department NEUFO



Date Speaker Title Host

Sliman Bensmaia 

Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago

"Biological and Bionic Hands: Natural Neural Coding and Artificial Perception"  D. Huber 

Suellen Walker

Developmental Neurosciences Program, UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Great Ormond St Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

"Plasticity of developing nociceptive pathways: impact of neonatal surgical injury" L. Vutskits
Friday 09.03.18 at 4 pm, Campus Biotech

Eberhard Fetz

University of Washington

"Bidirectionnel interactions between the brain and implantable computers"  J. Donoghue / Wyss Center 

Emi Nagoshi 

Dept. of Genetics and Evolution
Sciences III, University of Geneva

"Drosophila models of neurodegenerative disorders and beyond"  D. Jabaudon  

Katja Reinhard

Euro-Illectronisme Research Flanders, Leuven

"Routing of visual information by the superior colliculus" C. Lüscher 

Patrizia D’Adamo

Head of the Molecular Genetics of Intellectual Disabilities Unit
Division of Neuroscience
San Raffaele Scientific Institute

"The X-linked Intellectual Disability RAB39B protein: a key molecule for a correct  synaptic pruning"  C. Bellone 

Jorrit Montijn

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

Progress report: "Is the brain efficient?" 
A. Pouget
Tuesday 15.05.18 at 4 pm

Johannes J. Letzkus

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

"Learning-related plasticity in dendrite-targeting layer 1 interneurons" 
A. Holtmaat 
28.05.18 Michaël Loureiro
Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige  
Progress report: "A cortico-striatal circuit for social learning influence on food preference" C. Lüscher

Valerio Mante

University of Zurich

"Large-scale behavioral recordings reveal multiple time-scales of vocal learning"  D. Huber

Guli Agirman

Polina Oberst

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

 "Linking progenitor and neuron diversity in the developing neocortex" D. Jabaudon  

Paul Hoyningen-Huene

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Philosophy

Universität Zürich, Department of Economics

"Medical science and pseudoscience"
C. Lüscher 

Nathalie Ginovart

Laboratory for Translational Imagine in Psychiatric Neuroscience, University of Geneva

"Dopaminergic substrates and personality traits predisposing to addiction" J. Kiss

Vitaly Klyachko 

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine

"Mechanisms of synaptic transmission at nanoscale resolution"  A. Carleton 


11:00 - 13:00

Symposium «Multi-sensory integration»


Sophie Bouton
Itsaso Olasagasti



Mario Prsa


Sophie Mutel 



« Audiovisual speech categories :
cross-modal conflict resolution
and recalibration»


«Illuminating the cortical representation of vibrotactile perception»


«Brain circuits involved in
attentional set-shifting»

C. Bellone & A.-L. Giraud 
Thursday 04.10.18 at 11 am

Kazuo Emoto

University of Tokyo

"Molecular and cellular mechanisms for neural remodeling"  D. Jabaudon 
Thursday 11.10.18 at 14:00 - Auditoire Louis Jeantet  Symposium in honor of Jozsef Kiss « from brain development to disease »  


Jean-Michel Aubry
Valérie Castellani
Alexandre Dayer
Eduardo Gascon
Petra Hüppi
Denis Jabaudon
Jozsef Kiss
Pierre Megevand
Eva Mezey
Geneviève Rougon
Carmen Sandi
Laszlo Vutskits

A. Dayer & D. Jabaudon 
29.10.18, room B04.2222

Nadine Gogolla 

Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology

"Insular cortical circuits mediating emotion regulation"  C. Bellone



Leena Williams

Department of basic neurosciences, Unige

Progress report: "Higher-order thalamocortical inputs gate synaptic long-term potentiation via disinhibition" Group A. Holtmaat 


Salle B04.2222

Alessandra Pierani

Université Paris Descartes

"Transient moving organizers: life and death
in cortical development, evolution and pathology" 
A. Dayer 

Gioele La Manno


"RNA velocity in single cells: concept, estimation and applications"  D. Jabaudon 

Michael Halassa


"Thalamocortical interactions in cognitive control and flexibility" C. Lüscher 

Elodie Ey & Fabrice de Chaumont

Institut Pasteur

"Social phenotyping of mice using Live Mouse Tracker"  C. Bellone 



Date Speaker Title Host

Francesco Papaleo

Departement of Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia

"Developmental trajectories of schizophrenia-relevant abnormalities in a mouse model of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome" C. Bellone

Ragnhildur Thora Karadottir

Cambridge University

"Neuronal regulation of (re)myelination"  C. Bellone / D. Jabaudon

Olivier Baud

INSERM, Université Paris-Diderot

Service Réanimation et Pédiatrie Néonatales, Hôpital Robert Debré

"New concepts in perinatal brain injury and brain function assessment"  J. Kiss

Pieter Roelfsema

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

"Training the brain’s Turing machine: the role of cortical feedback connections in learning"  A. Holtmaat

Asya Rolls

Department of Immunology and the
​C​enter for Science and Engineering of Neural Systems
Technion, Israel institute of Technology

"Brain-regulated immunity: specific brain circuits ​that alter immune response to bacteria and tumors" C. Bellone / D. Jabaudon
27.02.17  David Belin
Cambridge University
"The psychological and neural basis of incentive habits: relevance for our understanding of addiction"  C. Bellone / D. Jabaudon 

Antoine Adamantidis

University of Bern

 "Functional dissection of sleep circuits and functions"  A. Carleton

Wednesday 15.03.17 at 11 am room 160 (CMU 5-6)

Mini Symposium Prof. boursiers

Dario Cazzoli (University of Bern)


Aaron Schurger (Inserm)


Dario Cazzoli: "Bridging the gap between structure and function to understand inter-­ and intra-­individual differences in attention"


Aaron Schurger: "Temporal uncertainty in decision making and the neural antecedents of uncued voluntary movement"

J. Kiss 

Thursday 16.03.17 from 3 pm, room B04.2222 (CMU 5-6)

David Heeger - New York University

Quentin Huys - ETH Zürich and University of Zürich


David Heeger: "Reliability of Sensory-Evoked Activity in Autism"

Quentin Huys: "Computational account of alcohol addiction"

A. Pouget 



Mini Symposium Neufo "Neuroscience approaches to sleep and dreaming"

Département des neurosciences fondamentales, Unige

Anne-Laure Wenger Combremont: "Microcircuit of wakefulness: the orexin system and the cortical L6b neurons"

Virginie Sterpenich: "Reactivation of rewarded memories during sleep: a neural decoding approach"

Lampros Perogamvros: "A high-density EEG investigation of dreaming"

 S. Schwartz

Costas Anastassiou

Allen Institute

 "Biophysical simulations of neural circuits" J. Kiss 

Jean-Claude Béïque

Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Ottawa

 "Spatiotemporal feature detection and plasticity rules in developing CA1 neurons" C. Bellone 
Wednesday 05.04.17 at 4 pm

Zoltan Molnar


"Cortical layer with no known function"  J. Kiss
10.04.17 Sebastiano Bariselli
Département des neurosciences fondamentales, Unige 
Progress report "Orienting, seeking and learning: de-construction of social motivation hypothesis in mice" C. Bellone 

Theofanis Karayannis

Brain Research Institute, University of Zurch

"The functional integration of interneurons into cortical circuits" A. Dayer
Tuesday 25.04.17 at 17:15, room B01.2426.A  

May-Britt Moser

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience / NTNU

"Entorhinal maps for cortical space"  C. Lüscher 
08.05.17, room B02.2226  

Mini symposium Neufo "Progress in Neurofeedback"

Département des neurosciences fondamentales, Unige

Mario Prsa (Huber lab, UNIGE): "In-cerebro" learning in mice

Tomas Ros (Vuilleumier lab, UNIGE): Tuning pathological oscillations with neurofeedback

Luca Tonin (Millán lab, EPFL): Attention driven Brain-Computer Interface operations in Spatial Neglect

D. Huber
15.05.17  Debby Silver
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center
"Dynamic post-transcriptional mechanisms controlling cortical development"  D. Jabaudon 
22.05.17 Jay Bertran-Gonzalez
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney 
"Slow down, Old -Timer! How ageing is making us rush"   L. Simmler / C. Lüscher 

Mini symposium Neufo " The 22q11 deletion syndrome from mouse to man"

Département des neurosciences fondamentales, Unige

Tonia Rihs: "Sensory processing and resting state in 22q11.2 DS assessed with hd-EEG"

Aude Chenu: "Role of 22q11 SZ-risk gene on cortical neuron development"

Thomas Marissal: "Restoring wild type-like network dynamics and behavior during adulthood in a mouse model of schizophrenia"

A. Carleton / A. Dayer 
Friday 02.06.17 at 11 am

Garret Stuber

Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Dissecting the neural circuits of motivated behavior"   C. Lüscher  

Jayeeta Basu 

NYU Neuroscience Institute

"Gating Hippocampal Activity with Cortical Long-range Disinhibition"  V. Pascoli 
Wednesday 13.09.17 at 11 am, room B02.2226

Brett Benedetti

Nature Medicine

"Communicating your research: Demystifying the editorial and peer review process at Nature Research Journals."  D. Jabaudon 

Balazs Hangya

Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

"Cell-type specific signals in the basal forebrain"  D. Jabaudon 

Jan Schulz

Institute of Physiology, University of Basel

 "Dendrite-targeting interneurons control synaptic NMDA receptor activation via nonlinear α5-GABAA receptors" A. Dayer 

Filippo Del Bene

Unité de Génétique et Biologie du Développement, Institut Curie

 "Genetic dissection of neural circuits in the visual system of larval zebrafish" D. Jabaudon  
Tuesday 07.11.17 at 11 am, HUG Marcel Jenny

Alim Louis Benabid

Clinatec Biomedical Research Center.
CEA Grenoble

"Deep Brain Stimulation at High Frequency: Past, Present, and Future"  C. Lüscher 

Jinhyun Kim 

Center for Functional Connectomics at the Korean Institute of Science and Technology

"mGRASP for mapping synaptic connectivity at multiple scales"  D. Huber 

Mario Prsa 

Department of Basic Neurosciences, Unige

"Frequency selective tuning of somatosensory cortex neurons to forelimb vibration"  D. Huber 

Tanya Sippy


"Reward Based Learning: A View from the Sensory Striatum"  A. Dayer 
Tuesday 05.12.17 at 4 pm

Quentin Huys

University of Zurich

 "Computational models for theory, prediction and therapy in depression and
addiction "
A. Pouget  

Thursday 21.12.17, 9 am

room B02.2226

MINI SYMPOSIUM Sélection candidats Eccellenza 2018

Leonie Koban, University of Colorado


Quentin Huys, ETH Zürich


Sami El Boustani, ETH Lausanne


Leonardo Beccari, University of Geneva


Brain systems mediating social context effects on pain and emotion


Computational psychiatry


Brain circuit dissection of selective and divided attention during multisensory integration

From Hox genes to neurogenesis: how enhancers and chromatin architecture coordinate gene expression




Date Speaker Title Host
Thursday 07.01.16 at 11 am Dora Angelaki
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
"A computational perspective on autism" A. Pouget
18.01.16 Mario Prsa
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Probing cortical circuit function with neuroprosthetic learning" D. Huber
Tuesday 19.01.16 at 2pm Anthony Zador
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
"Cortical mechanisms underlying auditory decisions" A. Pouget
25.01.16 Carlos Ribeiro
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
"The gourmet fly - the neuronal basis of nutrient homeostasis" D. Jabaudon
01.02.16 Laurent Sheybani
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Emergence of a focus-independent epileptic network associated with neocortical fast-ripples in the mouse-model of temporal lobe epilepsy" C. Michel
08.02.16 Jan Drugowitsch
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Ice cream or chocolate cake? Why does it take us so long to choose between two equally-good options?" A. Pouget
Thursday 18.02.16 at 3pm Paul Smolensky
Johns-Hopkins University
"Two challenges for the neural basis of symbolic cognition" A. Pouget
Thursday 18.02.16 at 5pm Josh Tenenbaum
"Reverse engineering common sense in the human mind and brain " A. Pouget
07.03.16 Vincent Pascoli
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Dopamine-dependent synaptic plasticity underlying motivated behaviors" C. Lüscher
14.03.16 Shihab Shamma
Ecole normale supérieure de Paris
"Rapid adaptive mechanisms in the perception of complex acoustic scenes" A. Pouget
21.03.16 Minisymposium "SNF professorship candidates"
Adil Khan / Jan Gruendemann / Stuart Trenhold
"TBA" J. Kiss
04.04.16 David Rowitch
University of California, San Francisco
"Heterogeneous origins and diversified functions of astrocytes" P. Hüppi
11.04.16 Xiao Jing Wang
New York University
"What does it mean to build a large-scale brain circuit model?" A. Pouget
Tuesday 12.04.16 at 10.30 am Seung-Hee Lee
KAIST Institute, Korea
"Neural circuits for sensory integration and modulation" A. Holtmaat
18.04.16 Almut Schüz
Max Planck Institute, Tübingen
"Network structure of the cerebral cortex: quantitative studies on the grey and white matter in rodents, monkeys and humans" A. Holtmaat
Claudia Bagni
VIB, Ku Leuven / Department of basic neuroscience Lausanne 
The multi-tasking CYFIP1 protein orchestrates brain wiring and behaviour"  C. Lüscher
02.05.16 Ilaria Vitali
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige 
Progress report "Activity-dependent control of neocortical cell fate"  D. Jabaudon
09.05.16  Mathieu Niquille
Département des Neurosciences fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Molecular dissection of cortical interneuron subtypes"  A. Dayer 
23.05.16 Josh Huang
Cold Spring Harbor 
 "Genetic dissection of cortical circuits: chandeliers light up pyramids" Sean Hill
06.06.16 Etienne Audinat
Inserm, Paris Descartes 
"Microglial cells influence synapse maturation in the developing neocortex"  D. Jabaudon
20.06.16  Ingo Willuhn
Hinterlands Institute for Neuroscience
"Striatal dopamine dynamics during flexible behavior and compulsive actions"  V. Pascoli/C. Lüscher
Friday 26.08.16 at 2pm Kunal Ghosh
Inscopix, Inc. 
"Catalyzing Neuroscience Discovery through Entrepreneurship"   C. Lüscher
05.09.16 Joris De Wit
VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, University of Leuven
"Synaptic receptor sorting in neural circuit development"   A. Holtmaat
26.09.16  Itamar Kahn
Department of Cellular and Systems Neuroscience, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
"Novel Imaging Tools to Study the Brain in Health and Disease"   A.-L. Giraud
17.10.16 Takeo Watanabe
Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Brown University
 "Roles of attention and reward in perceptual learning"  A. Pouget

Alessandro Furlan

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet

"Visceral motor neuron diversity delineates a cellular basis for nipple- and pilo-erection muscle control"   D. Jabaudon

Andrea Burgalossi

Cellular and Synaptic Basis of Behaviour
Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)

"Microcircuits and plasticity of hippocampal spatial representations"

P. Mendez /

C. Lüscher

28.11.16 Philippe Faure
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
"Nicotinic modulation of dopaminergic system: consequence on decision making and exploratory behaviours"   C. Bellone

Emre Yaksi

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Trondheim

"Studying neural computations in zebrafish brain"   C. Bellone / D. Jabaudon

Mini Symposium “Neurobiology of social behaviour”

Département des neurosciences fondamentales, Unige

Riccardo Bocchi: "Delayed migration of callosal projection neurons alters interhemispheric connections causing abnormal somatosensory functions and social behavior"

Luc Arnal: "How to ​auditorily ​hijack others' brain"

Marie Schaer: "Using eye-tracking and brain imaging to follow early development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder"

 C. Bellone / J. Kiss


Date Speaker Title Host
12.01.15 Eoin O'Connor
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
"Defining boundaries of reward consumption" C. Lüscher
26.01.15 Laura Frangeul
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
"Encoding class and hierarchy in developing neuronal networks" D. Jabaudon
Friday 30.01.15 at 3 pm, CMU S1-S2 Philip Sabes
Department of Physiology and Center for Integrative Neuroscience , UCSF
"From cortical activity to movement: the roles of learning, representation, and dynamics" A. Pouget
Friday 30.01.15 at 4.45 pm, CMU S1-S2 Marc Churchland
Columbia University
"Motor cortex and the neural dynamics of pattern generation" A. Pouget
20.04.15 Simon Butt
"Do GABAergic interneurons act as a scaffold for emergent neocortical networks?" D. Jabaudon
20.04.15 at 4pm Stéphane Ciocchi
Center for Brain Research, Medical University Vienna
"Specialised projection pathways in the ventral CA1 hippocampus" D. Muller
04.05.15 Natalia De Marco Garcia
Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College
"Sensory inputs control the integration of neurogliaform interneurons into cortical circuits" A. Dayer
11.05.15 Rafael Fernandez-Chacón
Institute of Biomedicine and CIBERNED, Seville
"Synaptic and extrasynaptic functions of a molecular co-chaperone" C. Lüscher
18.05.15 Jean Livet
Institut de la Vision, Paris
"Probing neural cell lineage and connectivity in situ with Brainbow" D. Jabaudon
Thursday 21.05.15 at 11 am, room S1-S2 Benjamin Grewe
"Aversive experiences transform amygdalar ensemble coding during the formation of associative fear memories" C. Lüscher
Tuesday 26.05.15 at 11 am Abhishek Banerjee
"Studying and Ameliorating Cell-type and Circuit-wide Defects in Rett syndrome " D. Jabaudon
15.06.15 Jens Hjerling-Leffler
Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet
"Single cell transcriptomics and neuronal diversity" D. Jabaudon
Wednesday 16.09.15 at 3 pm Gordon Shepherd
Northwestern University
"Synaptic circuit organization of mouse motor cortex" D. Jabaudon
21.09.15 Anna Beyeler
Brain and Cognitive Science Department, MIT
"Positive and negative valence coding in amygdala circuits" C. Lüscher
Wednesday 07.10.15 at 2 pm Madeline Lancaster
Cambridge University
"New directions for modelling disease with cerebral organoids" D. Jabaudon
12.10.15 Karen Zito
University of California Davis and Université de Genève, Professeure Invitée
"Sculpting the nervous system: cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural circuit refinement" A. Holtmaat
26.10.15 Simon Hippenmeyer
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
"Genetic Dissection of Neural Development using Mosaic Analysis with Double Markers (MADM)" D. Jabaudon
09.11.15 Johannes Gräff
Brain and Mind Institute, EPFL
"Histone acetylation: Molecular memory aids on the chromatin" D. Jabaudon
Friday 13.11.15 at 1 pm Tony Movshon
"Brain mechanisms of visual form perception" A. Pouget
16.11.15 Laura Cancedda
Italian Institute of Technology
"Cellular environment: implication for brain development and maldevelopment." D. Jabaudon


Date Speaker Title Host
13.01.14 Stéphane Pagès
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
Progress report: "Sensory-evoked LTP driven by dendritic plateau potentials in the somatosensory cortex in vivo " A. Holtmaat
20.01.14 Christopher Cederroth
Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
"Flavones for the treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus" A.-L. Giraud
27.01.14 Emmanuel Valjent
Department of Neurobiology, IGF Montpellier, Inserm
"New insights into anatomo-functional organization of the striatum and the extended amygdala" C. Bellone
10.02.14 Thomas Mrsic-Flogel
Universität Basel, Biozentrum
"The organization of functional microcircuits in the visual cortex " K. Tan
Tuesday 11.02.14, at 12:30 room 9078 Fritjof Helmchen
Brain Research Institute, Uni Zürich
"Prospects of fiber-optic recordings of brain activity" C. Lüscher
17.02.14 Anne Churchland
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
"A multisensory decision task exposes mixed selectivity in posterior parietal cortex " A. Pouget
24.02.14 Jeroen Pasterkamp
Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, UMC Utrecht
"Molecular mechanisms of dopaminergic circuit development " C. Bellone
10.03.14 François Georges
Institut interdisciplinaire de Neurosciences, Université de Bordeaux
"The ventral subiculum controls dopamine neurons of the ventral tegmental area" C. Bellone
17.03.14 Simon Rumpel
IMP, Vienna
"Stability and volatility in circuits of the mouse auditory cortex" A. Pouget
Tuesday 18.03.14 Aaron McGee
University of Southern California, USC
"Nogo Receptor limits visual plasticity and perceptual learning but not the set point for synaptic turnover" A. Holtmaat
24.03.14 Steven Hillyard
University of California, San Diego
"Tracking allocations of visual attention with steady-state evoked potentials" A. Pouget
Tuesday 25.03.14 at 5pm, room A250 David Anderson
California Institute of Technology
"The Neural Circuitry of Sex and Violence" A. Pouget
31.03.14 Jean Terrier
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
Progress report: "Optogenetic dissection of addiction circuitry in mouse" C. Lüscher
Wednesday 02.04.14 at 2pm Julien Courchet
Columbia University
"Polarity and beyond: investigating the role of AMPK and related kinases in cortical development" D. Jabaudon
14.04.14 Uwe Maskos
Institut Pasteur, Paris
"The human genetics of the nicotinic receptor—from 15q25 polymorphisms to personalised medication" C. Lüscher
28.04.14 Jack Mellor
School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol
"Multiple calcium sources are required for spike timing-dependent synaptic plasticity in the hippocampus" C. Bellone
05.05.14 Kwanghun Chung
The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
"CLARITY and beyond: towards integrative understanding of the brain in health and disease" C. Lüscher
12.05.14 Laura Busse
Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen
"Contextual influences on information processing in the mouse early visual system" J. Britz
19.05.14 Gabrielle Pouchelon
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
"Input-specific differentiation of cortical neurons and circuits" D. Jabaudon
26.05.14 Bernard Thorens
Center for Integrative Genomics, Unil
"Brain glucose sensing in the control of pancreatic islet cell function" C. Lüscher
16.06.14 Samuel Lagier
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
"Sensory-evoked intrinsic imaging signals in the olfactory bulb are independent of neurovascular coupling" A. Carleton
01.09.14 Meaghan Creed
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
Progress report "Optogenetically-inspired DBS reverses cocaine-evoked plasticity and drug-adaptive behaviour" C. Lüscher
08.09.14 Nicolas Tritsch
Harvard Medical School
"Lost in translation - what do dopamine neurons tell the brain?" C. Lüscher
15.09.14 Shubha Tole
Tata Institute of Neuroscience, Mumbai
"Control of cell fate and neurocircuitry in the developing cerebral cortex" D. Jabaudon
06.10.14 Olivier Gschwend
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
"Neuronal pattern separation in the olfactory bulb improves odor discrimination learning" A. Carleton
Monday 06.10.14 at 2pm Nao Uchida
Havard University
"Dissecting computations in the dopamine reward circuit" C. Lüscher
13.10.14 Rui Costa
Champalimaud Center for the Unknown
"Generating and shaping novel action repertoires" C. Lüscher
Tuesday 14.10.14 at 1pm Tim Bliss
MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
"LTP and the neural basis of memory: a 40 year perspective" C. Lüscher
20.10.14 Karen Zito
UC Davis, California
"Sculpting the nervous system: Mechanisms of structural remodeling during synaptic plasticity" A. Holtmaat
27.10.14 Joshua Johansen
Riken, Japan
"A neural circuit mechanism for triggering and setting the strength of fear memories" C. Lüscher
10.11.14 Helmut Kessels
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
"Synaptic plasticity of GluA3-containing AMPA-receptors, in anxiety and Alzheimer's disease" A. Holtmaat
01.12.14 Sonja Hofer
Biozentrum, Basel
"Neural dynamics in visual cortex during learning" A. Holtmaat
08.12.14 Nadine Gogolla
Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich
"Sensory integration in mouse insular cortex: Development and implications" D. Jabaudon
15.12.14 Bertrand Degos
Département des Maladies du Système Nerveux, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière Paris
"Effects and mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in rats with parkinsonism" C. Lüscher
Tuesday 16.12.14 at 11am Michael Platt
Duke University
"The Biology of Strategic Social Decision-making" A. Pouget


Date Speaker Title Host
07.01.13 Peter Scheiffele
Biozentrum of the University of Basel
"Organization is everything: Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Synapse Formation" C. Lüscher
14.01.13 Alain Destexhe
UNIC, CNRS, Gif sur Yvette
"Dynamics of excitation and inhibition inferred from human and rat high-density recordings in neocortex " A.-L. Giraud
21.01.13 Laurent Nguyen
GIGA Neurosciences, Developmental Neurobiology Unit, University of Liège
"New insight into the molecular regulation of neuron migration in the cerebral cortex" A. Dayer
28.01.13 Marta Nieto
Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid
"Transcriptional control of neuronal networks of the cerebral cortex. The role of Cux in the upper layer neurons." D. Jabaudon
18.02.13 Neural Circuits and Behavior series - Zachary Mainen
Champalimaud Center for the unknown, Lisbon
"On the neural and behavioral dynamics of action timing" A. Pouget
25.02.13 Michael Ashby
School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol
"Synaptic development of circuits in the sensory cortex" C. Lüscher
Wednesday 27.02.13 Gerlinde Metz
University of Lethbridge, Canada
"Stress Programming: How Experience Shapes Brain Function and Disease " D. Huber
04.03.13 Eiman Azim
Columbia University
"A cerebellar-directed copy of premotor interneuron activity ensures reach fidelity" D. Jabaudon
11.03.13 Laura Kehoe
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "GluN3A regulates elimination and stabilization of dendritic spines" D. Muller
25.03.13 Mike Shadlen
Columbia University
"Believing and Time. A Neural Mechanism for Decision Making" A. Pouget
08.04.13 Neural Circuits and Behavior series - Nikos Logothetis
Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen
"Studying Large-Scale Brain Networks: Electrical Stimulation and Neural-Event-Triggered fMRI" A. Pouget
Tuesday 16.04.13 Thomas Jentsch
Leibniz-Institut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie
"Role of Cl and K channels in hearing, touch and olfaction" A. Carleton
22.04.13 Eero Castren
Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki
"Regulation of neuronal plasticity by a synergy between pharmalogical and environmental treatments" A. Dayer
29.04.13 Roberta Tatti
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "A novel peripheral view of sensory gating in the mouse olfactory system" A. Carleton
06.05.13 Georg Keller
FMI, Basel
"Active visual processing in behaving mice" D. Huber
13.05.13 Bruno Golding
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Hooking inhibition into excitatory visual circuits" D. Jabaudon
Friday 24.05.13 at 2pm Michael Crair
Yale University
"Spontaneous Activity in Neonatal Sensory Map Development" D. Jabaudon
27.05.13 Tomomi Shimogori
Riken Brain Science Institute, Tokyo
"Molecular mechanism of experience dependent thalamus-cortex circuit development" D. Jabaudon
Wednesday 29.05.13 at 12pm Osman Ratib
Département de Radiologie et Informatique, Service de médecine nucléaire, HUG
"Présentation de l'Institut d'Imagerie Moléculaire Translationelle" D. Muller
03.06.13 Mathieu Niquille
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "5-HT3A receptor regulates cortical interneuron migration and positioning" A. Dayer
10.06.13 Romain Cartoni
F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children's Hospital and Department of Neurology, Havard Medical School
"Role of Mitochondrial Transport During Axonal Regeneration" D. Muller
Wednesday 19.06.13 at 4.30pm Christophe Mulle
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux
"Activity-dependent plasticity of NMDARs" C. Lüscher
01.07.13 Carmen Flores
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Activity-mediated remodeling of inhibitory synapses on hippocampal pyramidal neurons" D. Muller
Tuesday 02.07.13 at 2pm Patricia Gaspar
Institut du Fer à Moulin
"Specific wiring in a diffuse neurotransmitter system" D. Jabaudon
02.09.13 Jean-Pascal Pfister
Theoretical Neuroscience Group Physiology Department, University of Bern
"Computational perspectives on synaptic dynamics and plasticity" A. Pouget
16.09.13 Kevin Mitchell
Trinity College Dublin
"The emergence of cortical areas – from semaphorins to synaesthesia" D. Jabaudon
Wednesday 25.09.13 at 12pm Antonio Rangel
Computation & Neural Systems, Caltech
"The neuroeconomics of simple choise " A. Pouget
21.10.13 Y. Bernardinelli
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
Progress Report: "Synaptic activation drives local Ca2+-mediated restructuring of astrocytic processes to stabilize central synapses" D. Muller
04.11.13 Philippe Schyns
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow
"Information Processing States and their Transitions Inferred from Brain Activity " A.-L. Giraud
25.11.13 Surya Ganguli
Stanford University
"Evidence for a causal inverse model in an avian cortico-basal ganglia circuit" A. Pouget
02.12.13 Pierre Vanderhaeghen
Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB
"Mechanisms of corticogenesis: from stem cells to neural circuits" D. Jabaudon
09.12.13 Frank Scharnowski
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Unige
Progress report:"Neurofeedback based on real-time fMRI" P. Vuilleumier
16.12.13 Victor Borrell
Instituto de Neurociencias, Alicante
"Genetic regulation of Cerebral Cortex folding" D. Jabaudon


Date Speaker Title Host
16.01.12 Paola Bezzi
Cellular Biology and Morphology Department, University of Lausanne
"Dopaminergic properties of astrocytes in prefrontal cortex: structural and functional evidence" C. Lüscher
23.01.12 Christiaan Levelt
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam
"Disinhibition as a major component of plasticity in the adult visual cortex" A. Holtmaat
du 13.02.12 au 17.02.12 Vacances de février    
20.02.12 Daquing Ma
Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London
"Abnormal Brain Following Surgery" L. Vutskits
27.02.12 Frédérique Varoqueaux Max-Planck-Institute of experimental Medicine, Department of molecular Neurobiology, Goettingen "Neuroligin deversity at the synapse" D. Muller
26.03.12 Ivica Kostovic
Croatian Institute for Brain Research, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb
"Development of neuronal pathways in the human fetal cortex" P. Hüppi
02.04.12 Igor Allaman
BMI, EPFL, Lausanne
"The glyoxalase system in neural cells: Implications for neuroprotection" D. Muller
du 05.04.12 au 13.04.12 Vacances de Pâques    
30.04.12 Andres de la Rossa
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "In vivo reprogramming of circuit connectivity in postmitotic neocortical neurons" D. Jabaudon
07.05.12 Gregorio Galinanes
Department of Physiological Sciences, University of Buenos Aires
"Dysfunctional cortical control of striatal activity in neonatal dopamine neuron depleted mice" D. Huber
21.05.12 Moritz Jacobshagen
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
The role of the serotonin receptor 6 in pyramidal neuron development A. Dayer
04.06.12 Jose Esteban
Department of Neurobiology, Centro de Biologia Molecular "Severo Ochoa" (CSIC), Madrid
"Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and their relevance for cognitive performance" D. Muller
11.06.12 Thomas Nevian
Department of Physiology, University of Bern
"Astrocytes control spike-timing dependent plasticity" A. Carleton
18.06.12 Arbora Resulaj
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn
"Rapid perception of olfactory intensity cues" D. Huber
25.06.12 Vanessa Schubert
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Peripheral nerve lesion-induced large-scale functional rearrangements in the adult cortex are associated with small-scale dendritic structural changes" A. Holtmaat
09.07.12 Jean-Didier Breton
Greg Stuart Lab, Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, Canberra
"Somatic and dentritic GABA-B receptors regulate cortical neurons excitability via different mechanisms" D. Muller
Jeudi 19.07.12 Meaghan Creed
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Toronto, Toronto ON
"Deep brain stimulation in an animal model of tardive dyskinesia" C. Lüscher
Mardi 04.09.12 à 14h Patrick Kanold
University of Maryland
"Circuits controlling brain development and plasticity" D. Jabaudon
Vendredi 14.09.12 à 14h Michael Breakspear
University of New South Wales and Queensland Institute of Medical Research
"Multistability and scale invariance in the human brain: Mechanisms and function" C. Michel
17.09.12 Alexandre Pouget
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
"Not noisy, just wrong: the computational and neural cause of behavioral variability"  
24.09.12 Christina Bocklisch
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Cocaine evoked synaptic plasticity of inhibitory transmission in the VTA" C. Lüscher
Mardi 25.09.12 Neural Circuits and Behavior series - Karel Svoboda
Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn
"Neural coding underlying active object localization" A. Pouget - D. Huber
01.10.12 Gijs Plomp
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Laminar mechanisms of local and large-scale information transfer" C. Michel
thursday 18.10.12 Venkatesh Murthy
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
"Neural circuits and coding in the mammalian olfactory system" A. Pouget
05.11.12 Christophe Bernard
Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, INSERM UMR
"Role of hub GABA neurons during normal and pathological oscillations" A. Carleton
19.11.12 Laurent Groc
Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux
"Plasticity of the glutamate synapse: the dynamic view from the NMDA receptor" C. Lüscher
26.11.12 Lisa Boulanger
Department of Molecular Biology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
"MHC class I regulation of NMDAR function and synaptic plasticity" A. Pouget
03.12.12 Valérie Castellani
CGphiMC University of Lyon
"A developmental program sets left-right asymmetry of phrenic motoneuron projections in the diaphragm" A. Dayer
10.12.12 Silvia Arber
FMI and Biozentrum, University of Basel
"Organization and Function of Motor Circuits" D. Jabaudon
Tuesday 18.12.13 Benjamin Suter
Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago
"Corticospinal neurons in the mouse: intrinsic properties and long-range circuitry" D. Huber


Date Speaker Title Host
10.1.11 Adrian Briner
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève,
Progress report :
"Anesthesia and neuronal circuitry development: molecular and cellular mechanisms"
L. Vutskits  
17.1.11 Stéphane Oliet
Neurosciences Institut , INSERM, Bordeaux
Contribution of astrocytes to NMDA receptor functions D. Muller  
24.1.11 Jean-Claude Platel
University of Saarland School of Medicine
Department of Physiology, Homburg
Neurotransmittor signaling during adult neurogenesis: Role of glutamate receptors and the release of glutamate by SVZ atrocytes J. Kiss  
31.1.11 Richard van Wezel
University of Utrecht,
The Netherlands
Neural plasticity in visual cortex A. Holtmaat  
10.2.11 Valentina Emiliani
Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie et Nouvelles Microscopies - CNRS UMR8154, INSERM S603, Université de Paris Descartes
Two photon optogenetics by wave front shaping of ultrafast pulses A. Carleton  
28.2.11 Olivier Pertz
Institute of Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Basel
Tales about spatio-temporal signaling mechanisms to the cytoskeleton during neuronal outgrowth A. Carleton  
7.3.11 Charles Quairiaux
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report : "Developmental and lesion-induced plasticity in large-scale networks of the rodent cerebral cortex during prenatal period" J. Kiss  
14.3.11 Filippo M. Rijli
Friedriech Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, University of Basel
Mapping the face in the somatosensory brainstem D. Jabaudon  
21.3.11 Marta Navarrete Llinàs
Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Madrid
Neuron-Astrocyte Communication D. Muller  
28.3.11 Kai Kaila
Department of Biosciences, Laboratory of Neurobiology, University of Helsinki
GABAergic transmission and spontaneous network events in the neonatal hippocampus L. Vutskits  
31.3.11 Alla Karpova
HHMI / Janelia Farm Research Campus, Ashburn, USA
Neural circuits of behavioral adaptation in variable and competitive environments A. Holtmaat  
4.4.11 Gabor Tamas
Departement of Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Szeged, Hungary
Local microcircuit control by functional extremes of GABAergic neurotransmission D. Muller  
11.4.11 Francisco Clasca
Autonoma University Medical School, Madrid
Thalamic input to distal apical dendrites: adult organization and development D. Jabaudon
18.4.11 Olivier Gschwend
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report :
"Encoding odors by neuronal assemblies in the mouse olfactory bulb"
A. Carleton  
19.4.11 Alexandre Pouget
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, NY
Neural basis of probabilistic perceptual learning D. Muller  
26.4.11 Noam Sobel
Departement de Neurobiology Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Predicting odor perception and neural activity from odor structure A. Carleton  
9.5.11 Gabrielle Pouchelon et
Bruno Golding

Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report : "Genetic Dissection of Cortical Input Circuit Formation" D. Jabaudon  
16.5.11 Sahana Murthy
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève, groupe A. Dayer
Progress report : "Novel insights into cortical interneuron development"    
30.5.11 Yann Cojan
Laboratory for Behavioral Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, Department of Neurology, Uni Hospital and Department of Neurosciences
Progress report : "HYPNOSIS AND THE BRAIN" P. Veuilleumier  
6.6.11 Vesna Cvetkovic-Lopes et Laurence Bayer
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report: "Hypocretin (orexin) neurons and narcolepsy": V. Cvetkovic-Lopes; "Role of rhythmic swinging on human sleep": L. Bayer M. Mühlethaler  
7.6.11 David House
University of Berkeley
Experience co-regulates excitation and inhibition during developmental Whisker map plasticity L. Lüscher  
20.6.11 Frédéric Gambino
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève, groupe A. Holtmaat
Progress report: "Rapid metaplasticity is associated with correlation-based surround potentiation in somatosensory cortex"  
11.7.11 Harold Cremer
IBDML - Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille Luminy, Campus de Luminy, Marseille
Molecular regulation of adult neurogenesis: From neuronal determination to synaptic integration J. Kiss
26.08.11 Marina Wolf
Department of Neuroscience, Rosalind Frankin University of Medicine and Science 
"AMPA receptor plasticity: A target for treating cocaine addiction" C. Lüscher
05.09.11 Shiva Tyagarajan
Instititute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Zurich
"Molecular characterization of synaptic plasticity at GABAergic synapses" D. Müller
03.10.11 Alberto Pereda
Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx New-York
"Degeneracy of synaptic potentiation at a primary auditory afferent" D. Müller
04.10.11 Tania Rinaldi Barkat
Hensch Lab, Havard University, Boston
"A critical period for auditory thalamocortical connectivity" D. Jabaudon
31.10.11 Arnaud Lalive d'Epinay Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève Progress report: "Depression of GABABR-GIRKs signaling induced by psychostimulants" C. Lüscher
21.11.11 Pico Caroni
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel
"How mice learn to navigate a maze" A. Dayer


Christopher Pryce
Clinic for Affective Disorders and General Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich

"Mouse models for depression: from helpless to helpful"

D. Jabaudon

05.12.11 Dan Feldman
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Berkeley, California
"Circuit mechanisms for plasticity in rodent somatosensory cortex" C. Lüscher
12.12.11 Christelle Baunez
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie de la Cognition, Université de Provence, Marseille
"Frontal cortex-like functions of the subthalamic nucleus" C. Lüscher
19.12.11 I rina Nikonenko
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève 
Progress report:" The role of nitric oxide signaling in spine and synapse formation" D. Muller
19.12.11 Pablo Mendez
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report:" Direct alteration of a specific inhibirory circuit of the hippocampus by antidepressants" D. Muller


Date Speaker Title Host
25.01.10 Isabel Perez-Otano
University of Navarra, Medical School, Spain
Non-conventional NMDARs shape synapse maturation CL  
08.02.10 Guy Orban
Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology,
KU Leuven Medical School
The extraction of 3D shape in the primate visual system: a tale of gardients, neurons and images PV  
15.02.10 Guillermina Lopez Bendito
Instituto de Neurosciencias, CSIC&Universitad Miguel Hernandez, Alicante
Dissecting the Mechanisms of Thalamocortical Wiring DJ  
01.03.10 Rick Dijkhuizen
Image Sciences Institute
University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
MRI of changes in functional and structural connectivity after experimental stroke AH  
08.03.10 Pierre Paoletti
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie, Ecole Normale Superièure, Paris
Control of NMDA receptor activity: from amino acids to synapses CL  
15.03.10 Ehud Ahissar
Weizman Institute of Science, Israel
Thalamocortical convergence on object location in whisking rats DJ  
25.03.10 Narly Golestani
Département des Neurosciences Cliniques, Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives
Brain structural and functional bases of language learning and expertise DM  
03.05.10 Tania Vitalis
Laboratoire de Neurobiologie, ESPCI, Paris Tech

New insights into the development and physiology of cortical neurons expressing the serotonin 3A receptor subtype (5-HT3A)

10.05.10 Sonia Garel
Department of Biology, Brain Development and Plasticity, INSERM, Paris

Building thalamo-cortical projections: roles of migrating guidepost cells

26.05.10 Pablo Castillo
Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medecine, Yeshiva University, New York City

Postsynaptic determinants of transmission: lessons from the hippocampal mossy fiber synapse

31.05.10 Alexandre Pouget
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, New York
Probabilistic inference in neural circuits: from insects to humans PV  
31.05.10 Simon Rumpel
Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna
Function and plasticity of neuronal circuits mediating auditory cued fear learning AH  
07.06.10 Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic
Anesthesiology and Neuroscience, University of Virginia School of Medecine
Anesthesia-induced development neuroapoptosis - mechanism and protection LV
14.06.10 Andreas Frick
Neurocentre Magendie, INSERM, Université de Bordeaux
The use of pseudotyped rabies to label the monosynaptic input map of cortical neurons CL  
28.06.10 Patricio O'Donnell Postnatal maturation of the prefrontal cortex and rodent models of shizophrenia CL  
06.09.10 Andrès E. Chàvez
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Department of Neuroscience, Bronx, USA
T RPV1 activation by endogenous anandamide triggers postsynaptic LTD in dentate gyrus CL  
16.09.10 David C. Spray and Eliana Scemes from Dominick P. Purpura, Department of Neurosciences / Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 11.00am:
"Bidirectional neuron-glial signalling mediated by pannexins and connexins in trigeminal ganglia"
11.30am: "Pannexinl-mediated ATP release: implication for status epilepticus"
04.10.10 Klaas Enno Stephen
Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research, Inst. for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich
Towards model-based inference on subject-specific pathophysiological mechanisms CL  
11.10.10 Cho Min
Associate Editor Nature Neuroscience, Nature Publishing Group, New York
Publishing in Nature Neuroscience CL  
18.10.10 Michael Patterson
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham
Spatiotemporal Dynamics of AMPA Receptor Trafficking in Single Spines AC
25.10.10 Aline Dubos
Neurosciences fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report:
The mental retardation gene PAK3 regulates spine dynamics acting on spine formation
01.11.10 Laszlo Acsady
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Thalamus inhomogenized - spatio-temporal heterogeneity of thalmatic circuits DJ  
08.11.10 Vincent Pascoli
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report:
Cocaine, synaptic plasticity and addiction: how drugs change the reward system
24.11.10 Daniel Huber
HHMI, Janelia Farm, Ashburn, VA, USA
Learning under the microscope: A window into cortical ensemble dynamics CL  
29.11.10 Miguel Condés Lara
Instituto de Neurobiologia, Universitad Nacional Autonoma de México
Oxytocin: pain and analgesia. A homeostatic mechanism ET  
13.12.10 Juliane Britz
Neurosciences Fondamentales, Uni Genève
Progress report:
Chaos in the brain!
20.12.10 Stéphane Pagès
Neurobiologie cellulaire, Centre de recherche Université Laval Robert-Giffard (CRULRG)
New Optical approaches to monitor functional activity in neurons. from a single dendritic spine in vitro to a neural network in a moving tissue inside a breathing animal AH  


Date Speaker Title Host

Robert Ewards
UCSF, University of California
San Francisco

The Presynaptic Regulation of Quantal Size


14.09.09 Alberto Bacci
European Brain Research Institute, Rome
Self-inhibiting neurons of the neocortex


12.10.09 Joshua Trachtenberg
Depart of Neurobiology,
University of California, Los Angeles
Regulation of cortical structure and function by the Pten tumor suppressor AH  
19.10.09 Giovann i M arsic ano
Centre de recherche INSERM, Bordeaux
Bimodal control of food intake by the endocannabinoid system AC  
23.11.09 Cécile Lebrand
DBCM Uni Lausanne
Transient Neuronal Populations Are Required to Guide Callosal Axons: A role for Semaphorin3 DJ  
14.12.09 Olivier Raineteau
Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich
Molecular control of cellular differentiation and specification in the adult CNS DJ  

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