2006 MCCS-Europe

July 6-7, 2006, in Vienna, Austria, immediately before the FENS meeting
Hotel de France, Schottenring 3, 1010 Wien.
This is the second biennial Meeting of the European Branch of the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society. The purpose of the meeting is to bring together European scientists working in the field of Molecular and cellular cognition, as well as to provide an exciting review of recent conceptual and experimental advances in this fast growing field. A key goal of this meeting is to provide opportunities for young scientists in the field to share and discuss their ideas and findings. 

PROGRAM:

Thursday, July 6, 2006

18:30 - 21:30     Wine and Cheese Poster Session


Friday, July 7, 2006

09:00         Opening Remarks: Riccardo Brambilla

Chair: Isabelle Mansuy, University Zürich/ETHZ

09:05 - 09:25    Eric Kandel, Columbia University, New York
        "The molecular mechanisms for the persistence of long-term memory storage"

09:25 - 09:45    David Sweatt, University Alabama, Birmingham
"Epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation"   

09:45 - 10:05    Alcino Silva, UCLA, Los Angeles
“Molecular and cellular cognition: memory and how it fails”

10:05 - 10:25     William Renthal, UT Southwestern, Dallas
        "Chromatin remodeling in animal models of addiction and depression"

10:25 - 11:00     Break

Chair: Kobi Rosenblum, Haifa University

11:00 - 11:20    Dan Storm, University Washington, Seattle
"Role of signal transduction cross-talk in memory formation: Activation of MAP kinase is dependent on calcium-stimulated adenylyl cyclases and SCOP degradation"

11:20 - 11:40    Cristina Alberini, Mount Sinai, New York
"Mechanisms important for memory stabilization following retrieval"

11:40 - 12:00    René Garcia, University Nice
"Fear extinction memory and prefrontal synaptic plasticity"

12:00 - 12:20    Satoshi Kida, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo
“Molecular mechanisms for the destabilization of retrieved contextual
fear memory.”

12:20- 14:00    Lunch

Chair: Peter Seeburg, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg

14:00 - 14:20    Kevin Fox, Cardiff University
"Molecular mechanisms for experience-dependent plasticity in the barrel cortex"

14:20 - 14:40    Tommaso Pizzorusso, CNR, Pisa
    “Molecular control of visual cortical plasticity"

14:40 - 15:00    Leszek Kaczmarek, Nencki Institute, Varsaw
    "From c-Fos to synaptic plasticity"

15:00 - 14:20    Karsten Baumgärtel, University Zürich/ETH Zürich
        “Control of aversive memories by calcineurin”

15:20 - 15:40    Break

Chair: Floh Thiels, Pittsburgh University

15:40 - 16:00    Susumu Tonegawa, MIT
"Molecular and circuit mechanisms for hippocampal memory"

16:00 - 16:20    Seth Grant, Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK
“Organisation and evolution of the synapse proteome”

16:20 - 16:40     Chris de Zeeuw, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
    “Creating coordination in the cerebellum”

16:40 - 17:00    Mauro Costa-Mattioli, McGill University, Montreal
“eIF2alpha phosphorylation regulates the switch from short to long-term synaptic plasticity and memory”

4 of the speakers for our symposium were selected from submitted abstracts