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Segerfalk Symposium 2023

Brain Circuit Analysis
The topic of this year’s symposium is “Brain Circuit Analysis” with a focus on techniques to get access to genetically defined cell populations, perturbation of these cells using advanced methods such as optogenetics and chemogenetics and technologies that allow for the readout of cellular activities such as microelectrode clusters and calcium imaging.

May 3rd, 2023: 8.30 am - 17.00, Biomedical Center, Lund, Klinikgatan 32, D15, Belfrage Lecture Hall

Registration is now closed - we have reached the maximum number of participants for the Symposium.
If you would like to be placed on the reserve list please email: andreas [dot] heuer [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (andreas[dot]heuer[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se)

Abstract deadline: April 3rd, 2023 (Monday). 
In order to be considered for presentation, please send a short abstract (max 300 words) to andreas [dot] heuer [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (andreas[dot]heuer[at]med[dot]lu[dot]se) .
The abstract needs to be submitted in Word format and it needs to include a title and the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s).


08.30 – 09.00     Conference opens and Registration (Mingle with Coffee and Breadrolls)
09.00 – 09.10     Welcome and Introduction

09.10 – 09.50   
AAV vectors for targeted transgene delivery to genetically defined cell populations
Prof. Dirk Grimm, Heidelberg University (in-person)
Chair: Marcus Davidsson

09.50 - 10.10 BREAK (Coffee)

10.10 – 10.50   
Circuit mechanisms that shape motivated behaviours
Prof. Konstantinos Meletis, Karolinska Institutet  (in-person)
Chair: Jens Schouenborg

10.50 - 11.00 BREAK 

11.00 – 11.30   

Investigating human dopaminergic - striatal neuron interactions with bioengineered multi-organoid systems
Edoardo Sozzi, Developmental and Regenerative Neurobiology

Investigation of glymphatic function in rodent models of
Parkinson´s disease
Roberta Battistella, Glia-Immune Interactions

11.30 – 13.00 BREAK (Light lunch will be provided for registered participants)

13.00 – 13.40    
All-optical methods to reveal the neural code underlying sensory perception
Dr. Tommaso Fellin, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) (in-person)
Chair: Daniella Rylander Ottosson

13.40 - 14.10 BREAK (Water and Fruit)

14.10 – 14.50   
3D microelectrode clusters for the recording of neuronal networks in physiological conditions 
Prof. Jens Schouenborg, Lund University  (in-person)
Chair: Martin Garwicz

14.50 - 15.10 BREAK (Coffee and Cake)

15.10 – 15.50   
Genetically encoded sensors for chemical transmission in the brain
Prof. Lin Tian, UC Davies (digital)
Chair: Marco Ledri

15.50 - 16.00 BREAK 

16.00 – 16.45    Panel discussion
Chair: Martin Garwicz and Andreas Heuer

16.45 – 17.00    Closing remarks

Funded by The Thorsten and Elsa Segerfalk Foundation and MultiPark.

In case of any questions, please contact andreas [dot] heuer [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se (subject: Segerfalk%20Symposium%202023) (Andreas Heuer).