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Program of the 2022 Meeting of the SSN





Friday 10.06.2022

Presentation on Friday evening 10 June 2022 (the evening before the meeting) of the new movie documentary by 
Jean-Stéphane Bron about the brain. Location: PER 21/22, Joseph Deiss Auditorium.


Saturday, 11.06.2022

09:00 – 09:45 Registration and Poster Setup with Coffee & Croissants

09:45 – 10:00 Welcome by SSN president Anita Lüthi and local organisers (Joseph Deiss Auditorium)

10:00 – 11:00

Sponsor Presentations from Wyss and Synapsis

Keynote lecture 1 (Joseph Deiss Auditorium)

Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, UK
Reward processing in the brain

 11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

 11:15 – 12:30 Parallel Symposia


Symposium 1a:  Novel tools and topics in Systems Neuroscience (Room G140)
Chair: Mario Prsa (University of Fribourg)


11:15 – 11:40 Nikita Vladimirov (University of Zurich)
mesoSPIM: open source light-sheet microscopy for whole brain imaging


11:40 – 12:05 Tommaso Patriarchi (University of Zurich)
Genetically-encoded tools for high-resolution imaging of neuromodulator dynamics in vivo


12:05 – 12:30 Mario Prsa (University of Fribourg)
Probing the proprioceptive code in mouse somatosensory cortex


Symposium 1b: Neuroinflammation (Room G120)
Chair: Giorgia Melli (Università della Svizzera italiana)


11:15 – 11:40  Patricia Boya (University of Fribourg, CIB-CSIC, Spain)
Non-canonical and canonical autophagy pathways during neuronal development


11:40 – 12:05 Cinthia Farina (IRCSS San Raffaele Milano)
Interaction between nervous and immune systems in multiple sclerosis

12:05 – 12:30 Helmar C Lehmann (University of Cologne)
Pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches of neuroinflammatory diseases of the peripheral nervous system

12:30 – 14:30 Poster Session and Lunch (Hall G130, corridor PER21)


13:45 -14:30SSN Business Meeting  (Room G120)



14:30 – 15:45 Parallel Symposia

Symposium 2a: The interaction of brain and body for consciousness (Room G140)
Chair: Juliane Britz (University of Fribourg)

14:30 – 14:55 Marzia De Lucia (CHUV & University of Lausanne)
Interoceptive and exteroceptive processing in humans: implications for consciousness research

14:55 – 15:20 Bigna Lenggenhager (University of Zurich)
Intero- and exteroceptive processing in self-consciounsess

15:20 – 15:45 Juliane Britz (University of Fribourg)
Modulation of awareness by cardiac and respiratory phase

Symposium 2b: Motor disorders (Room G120)

Chair: Salvatore Galati (Università della Svizzera italiana)

14:30 – 14:55 Gerd Tinkhauser (University of Bern)
Brain signal dynamics in Parkinson's disease: a perspective on closed-loop DBS

14:55 – 15:20 Grégoire Courtine (EPFL, CHUV, University of Lausanne)
Spinal cord gateways to restore motor functions

15:20 – 15:45 Barbara Picconi (University of Rome)
Striatal spreading depolarization in the emerging of levodopa-induced dyskinesia

15:45 – 16:00 Short Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:45 Keynote lecture 2 (Joseph Deiss Auditorium)
Antonio Pisani, IRCCS Fondazione Mondino, Pavia, Italy
Dopamine Imbalance in Dystonia: preclinical and clinical evidence


16:45 – 17:30 Best Poster and best Publication Award  eBrain presentation by Prof. Pierre Magistretti
(Joseph Deiss Auditorium)

17:30 Apéro (Hall G130, corridor PER21)