09:00 – 09:45 Registration and Poster Setup


09:45 – 10:00 Welcome


10:00 – 10:45 Keynote lecture

Bart de Strooper, University of Leuven – Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease



11.45 – 11:15 Coffee Break


11:15 – 12:30 Parallel symposia


Session 1a: Integrative function of the thalamus


Carolina Gutierrez Herrera, University of Bern – Recovery from thalamic stroke


Nicholas Schiff, Cornell Unversity - Thalamus in cognition and consciousness


Hans Christian Pape, University of Münster – Thalamocortical oscillations


Session 1b: Novel mechanisms in the development of psychiatric disorders


Urs Meyer, University of Zürich - Aberrant neurodevelopment in mouse models of psychosis


Kim Do, Univesity of Lausanne - Translational models of psychosis from bench to prevention


Sebastian Walther, University of Bern - Brain circuit dysfunction in psychosis



12:30 – 15:30 Poster session and lunch



15:30 – 16:45 Parallel symposia


Session 2a: Neural mechanisms of memory representation


Katharina Henke, University of Bern – Memory encoding in the human hippocampus


Johannes Felsenberg, FMI Basel - Drosophila studies of memory


Thomas Forro, University of Bern – Rodent studies of memory


Session 2b: Robot-supported motor Learning after Brain Injury


Laura-Marchal Crespo, University of Bern – Robotic training for neurorehabilitation


Roger Gassert , ETH Zürich – Rehabilitation and neurorobotics


Edwin van Asseldonk, University of Twente – Human-machine interaction



17:00 – 17:45 Presentation of Honorary Membership and Best Poster/Publication Award, Farewell Apero