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Segerfalk Symposium

Segerfalk Symposium 2022 -  SAVE TEH DATE: May 4th, 2022

Segerfalk Symposium 2021

My Andersson (my [dot] andersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se),
Daniella Ottosson (daniella [dot] ottosson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se) and
Marco Ledri (marco [dot] ledri [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se)

Targeting interneurons in health and disease

Interneurons make up a minority of the cells in the central nervous system but play a major role in regulating the activity of excitatory neurons. Interneurons shape development, control neuronal excitability and orchestrate rhythmic brain activity, and interneuron dysfunction underlies many diseases, from epilepsy to schizophrenia. This symposium aims to gather local and international experts in interneuron development, physiology, and pathology, and create a forum for networking and discussion around this highly diverse and fundamental class of neuronal cells.


09.00-09.05          Welcome address
                              Daniella Rylander Ottosson, Marco Ledri, My Andersson

Session 1: Interneuron development and identity
Chair: Daniella Rylander Ottosson

9.05-9.45                 Lynette Lim
                                VIB-Center for Brain and Disease, Leuven, Belgium
                                Optimization of interneuron function by direct coupling of
                                cell migration and axonal targeting

9.45-10.25               Meng-Li
                                Stem Cell Neurobiology, Neuroscience & Mental Health Research
                                Institute, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
                                Pluripotent stem cells into striatal GABAergic neurons
                                and cortical interneurons

10.25-10.50             Coffee break

10.50-11.10              Short talk from a local researcher
                                Jessica Giacomoni
                                Direct reprogramming of human glia into GABAergic interneurons

Session 2: Interneuron diversity in health and disease
Chair: My Andersson

11.10-11.50                Csaba Földy
                                Laboratory of Neural Connectivity, Brain Research Institute,
                                University of Zurich, Switzerland
                                Single-Cell Transcriptomic Survey of Interneuron Identity
                                and Circuit Connectivity

11.50-12.30              Marco Capogna
                               Neuroscience, Department of Biomedicine,
                               University of Aarhus,  Denmark
                               Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase Expressing GABAergic Neurons
                               on Sleep in the Mouse Amygdala

12.30-13.30            Lunch & virtual meet-and-greet with the speakers

13.30 - 14.00          Break

Session 3: Interneurons from synapses to networks
Chair: Marco Ledri
14.00-14.40            Karri Lamsa
                               Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience Department,
                               University of Szeged, Hungary
                               Microscale functions of interneurons in human neocortex

14.40-15.20            Norbert Hajos
                               Department of Cellular and Network Neurobiology,
                               Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
                               Perisomatic inhibition in the prefrontal cortex

15.20-15.40            Short talk from local researcher
                               Jenny Wickham
                               Interneurons versus principal neurons in generation of
                               epileptiform activity in a subicular network

15.40                     Closing



Funded by the Segerfalk Foundation.


In case of any questions, please contact Paulina [dot] Pettersson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (Paulina Pettersson) or the organisers.