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Belgian Society for Neuroscience

General info, registration and program of the meeting of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience


Monday May 7th, 2007, promotiezaal + hallway building Q, campus CDE of UA

9.00 : registration open

9.30 : Plenary lecture :
Newborn neurons in old circuits: How, where and why?
P.-M. Lledo
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

10.30 : In situ labeling of stem cells in the adult mouse brain with superparamagnetic particles
Vreys Ruth1, Geraerts Martine2, Svensson Lieven3, Debyser Zeger2, Baekelandt Veerle2, Timmermans Jean-Pierre3, Van der Linden Annemie1
1. Bio-Imaging Lab, University of Antwerp, Belgium;
2. Laboratory for Molecular Virology, Neurobiology and Gene Therapy, University of Leuven, Belgium;
3. Laboratory of cell biology and histology, University of Antwerp, Belgium

10.45 : Sox 10 is not necessary for auditory neurons survival
I. Breuskin1,2, M. Bodson1, N. Thelen1, M. Thiry1, S. Belachew1,3, P.P. Lefebvre1,2, B. Malgrange1
1. Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Liège;
2. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, C.H.U. Sart Tilman, Liège;
3. Department of Neurology, C.H.U. Sart Tilman, Liège.

11.00 : Coffee break

11.30 : Morphological changes do not reflect differentiation stage in OLN-93 oligodendrocytes
Buckinx R, Smolders I, Sahebali S, Smets I, vandeVen M, Ameloot M, Rigo J-M
Universiteit Hasselt, BIOMED, Agoralaan Gebouw D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium

11.45 : Characterisation of the anticonvulsant effect of somatostatin-14 in the pilocarpine model for focal epilepsy in rats
Bart Stragier, Sophie Sarre, Guy Ebinger, Yvette Michotte, Ilse Smolders
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Drug Analysis and Drug Information, Research Group Experimental Pharmacology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, B-1090 Brussels, Belgium

12.00 : Antagonistic modulatory role of D2-A2A receptor heterodimerization on down to upstate transition in medium spiny striatal neurons
Karima Azdad, David Gall, Serge N. Schiffmann
Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

12.15 : Calcium, synaptic plasticity and intrinsic homeostasis in Purkinje neuron models
Achard Pablo and De Schutter Erik
Theoretical Neurobiology, University of Antwerp, Belgium

12.30 : Somatotopy versus Actinotopy in human parietal and premotor cortex
Jan Jastorff1, Giacomo Rizzolatti2, Guy A. Orban1
1. Laboratorium voor Neuro- en Psychofysiologie, K.U.Leuven, Medical School, Leuven, Belgium
2. Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Parma, Parma, Italy

12.45 : Business meeting BSN

13.00 : Lunch

14.00 - 16.15 : poster session

14.30 - 16.15 : In parallel: Neuroinformatics in Belgium workshop

16.15 : Coffee break

16.30 - 17.30 : Lecture :
Synaptic "noise": what it can tell us about neurons and their computations
A. Destexhe
CNRS Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Abstract submission starts February 22, deadline: April 24, midnight.

To submit your abstract, please press button "Login" and logon; if this is your first logon, please read the "read me first" file (on the logon-page). After a successful logon you will get a menu, from this menu follow the link "BSN2007, Abstract submission form". Provide the requested information and press the "Submit" button at the bottom to send your abstract to our server. In case of failure an error-form will inform you about the cause of failure. In this case press the "back" button of your browser to go to the previous page, make the required adjustments and press "Submit" again.

About the meeting

The bi-annual meeting of the Belgian Society for Neuroscience will be held Monday May 7th, 2007 at Campus CDE of UA. You can find here a map of the campus
We have some excellent invited speakers:

Membership fees and registration:

Free registration for BSN-members
Registration fee for non-members: €45

Paid in advance to the BSN account at the BBL:

Not a member of the BSN yet? You have still time to become a member, giving you cheaper registration fees.

Poster dimensions:

90 cm width (horizontal), 120 cm height (Standard A0 format).


Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie, C.P. 601
808, Route de Lennik
B-1070 Bruxelles
Tel.: 02/555 42 30
Fax: 02/555 41 21


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