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Programme Overview

Wednesday, 29 May

Thursday, 30 May

Friday, 31 May

10:00 Registration

10:50 Opening and Plenary Lecture

12:00 Coffee/Tea

12:30 Plenary Lecture

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Parallel Sessions A

  • Migraine and cerebrovascular disease: the role of sex hormones
  • Tau, from protein to human disease
  • Leptin and downstream pathways in feeding and energy expenditure
  • Food for the brain: from cradle to grave. Fatty acids in brain development, depression and diabetes

16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:30 Parallel Sessions B

  • The role of chronic low‐grade inflammation in affective disorders
  • Ceramide metabolism in brain disorders
  • Genetic variation in the HPA-axis: consequences for brain function in health and disease
  • Neuroendocrine and homeostatic brain mechanisms why life oscillates: about shift work and the metabolic syndrome

18:00 Dinner

19:15 Poster session, dessert, and drinks

09:00 Plenary Session

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions C

  • Modulating inflammatory reactions for improved outcome after nerve injury
  • Role of neuropeptides in conflict and aggression
  • Pay attention for impulsivity: translational research from animal model to human addictions
  • Adrenal hormones and brain plasticity: memory and beyond

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Parallel Sessions D

  • Why ghrelin? New frontiers in ghrelin’s function
  • Sex of the brain: the neuroendocrine mechanisms of gender identity
  • Neurobiological mechanisms of antisocial behavior: developmental perspectives
  • The importance of network inhibition during development: from genetics to behavior of neuropsychiatric diseases
  • The pathway to addiction: defining the role of neurobiological and psychological factors in the origin and course of alcohol and cannabis addiction

15:00 Coffee/Tea

15:30 Plenary Lecture

16:30 Plenary Session

18:00 Dinner

19:15 Poster session, dessert, and drinks

09:00 Parallel Sessions E

  • Impulsivity and addictive behaviors
  • The importance of sex differences in emotional memory
  • Synapses under stress
  • How food affects our brain

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions F

  • Food for thoughts: effects of nutrients on cognitive functions in health and disease
  • Prefrontal cortex control of addictive behavior
  • Serotonin: early life factors, brain development, and behavioral correlates
  • Performance monitoring 2.0: new insights on how the ERN and FRN inform behavior

12:30 Posters & Lunch

14:30 Parallel Sessions G

  • TDCS as a tool to modulate brain and cognitive functioning
  • Dopamine and food reward
  • Dynamics and noise in motor learning
  • Reward processing, development and developmental disorders

16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:30 Plenary Lecture

17:30 Closing

Daily Programme

Wednesday .::. 29 May

10:00 Registration

10:50 Opening and Plenary Lecture
Session 1: The Netherlands Brain Foundation Lecture[Europa]
Chair: Sabine Spijker (Amsterdam)

Daniel Choquet (Bordeaux, France) Glutamate synapse organization and function at the nanoscale (60') Abstract

12:00 Coffee/Tea

12:30 Plenary Lecture
Session 2: NVE Lecture[Europa]
Chairs: Michaela Diamant & Susanne la Fleur (Amsterdam)

Matthias Tschöp (Munich, Germany) Hypothalamic Inflammation as a potential therapeutic target for the Metabolic Syndrome (60')

13:30 Lunch

14:30 Parallel Sessions A
Session 3: Migraine and cerebrovascular disease: the role of sex hormones[Room 3]
Chair: Antoinette Maassen van den Brink (Rotterdam)

Lars Edvinsson (Lund, Sweden) The role of female sex steroids in stroke (30') Abstract
Gerda Zeeman (Rotterdam) Cerebrovascular complications in hypertensive disease of pregnancy (15') Abstract
Marieke Wermer (Leiden) The role of female sex hormones in cortical spreading depression and cerebral ischemia (15') Abstract
Khatera Ibrahimi (Rotterdam) Trigeminally-induced increases in dermal blood flow: influence of migraine and female sex hormones (15') Abstract
Ron van Oosterhout (Leiden) The role of male sex hormones in the pathophysiology of migraine (15')

Session 4: Tau, from protein to human disease[Europa]
Chairs: Anna Nolle & Wiep Scheper (Amsterdam)

Michel Goedert (Cambridge, United Kingdom) Neurodegenerative tauopathies (30') Abstract
Karin Boekhoorn (Utrecht) Physical exercise improves hippocampal neurogenesis and reduces neuropathological hallmarks in Alzheimer mouse models (15') Abstract
Wiesje van der Flier (Amsterdam) Tau as a biomarker in dementia (15') Abstract
Sasja Heetveld (Amsterdam) Regulation of tau exon 10 splicing: a shrna screen of the human spliceosome (15') Abstract
Anna Nolle (Amsterdam) The role of the unfolded protein response and the proteolytic systems in tau aggregation (15') Abstract

Session 5: Leptin and downstream pathways in feeding and energy expenditure[America]
Chairs: Rahul Pandit (Utrecht) & Jose van den Heuvel (Amsterdam)

Heike Muenzberg-Gruening (Baton Rouge, LA, USA) Dissection of Central Circuits that Mediate Thermoregulatory Leptin Action (30') Abstract
Stefan Camps (Maastricht) Weight loss, weight maintenance and adaptive thermogenesis (15') Abstract
Jose van den Heuvel (Amsterdam) Food intake suppression despite hypothalamic leptin resistance in rats on a free-choice high-fat high-sugar diet (15') Abstract
Rahul Pandit (Utrecht) Dieting: Understanding the neurobiology of weight loss (15') Abstract

Session 6: Food for the brain: from cradle to grave. Fatty acids in brain development, depression and diabetes[Vide]
Chairs: Johanna Assies (Amsterdam) & Diane Jansen (Nijmegen)

Fernando Gomez-Pinilla (Los Angeles, CA, USA) The action of food on brain metabolism and cognition (30') Abstract
Annerieke Sierksma (Maastricht) Phosphodiesterase inhibitors, depression and Alzheimer (15') Abstract
Carola Janssen (Nijmegen) The effect of dietary long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during the gestational and postnatal period on cognition, brain metabolism, and neurohistology in C57BL/6J mice (15') Abstract
Mariska Bot (Amsterdam) Supplementation of omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid for depression in individuals with diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial (15') Abstract
Roel Mocking (Amsterdam) Fatty acid metabolism and its relation with hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity in major depressive disorder (15') Abstract

16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:30 Parallel Sessions B
Session 7: The role of chronic low‐grade inflammation in affective disorders[America]
Chairs: Gunter Kenis (Maastricht) & Brian Leonard (Galway)

Mirjam van Zuiden (Amsterdam) Alterations in cytokine production by leukocytes after military deployment and its association with depressive symptom-development (15') Abstract
Rianne Opstelten (Maastricht) A rat model for chronic low-grade inflammation (15') Abstract
Nicole Vogelzangs (Amsterdam) Considering depression characteristics and antidepressants in the inflammation-depression relationship (15') Abstract
Sinead Gibney (Rotterdam) Dysregulated microglia function in two animal models of pschyiatric disorders (15') Abstract
Brian Leonard (Galway, Ireland) The concept of depression as a dysfunction of the immune system (30') Abstract

Session 8: Ceramide metabolism in brain disorders[Room 3]
Chairs: Pilar Martinez (Maastricht) & Helga de Vries (Amsterdam)

Erhard Bieberich (Augusta, GA, USA) Exosomes: a new class of cell signaling vesicles in Alzheimer's disease (30') Abstract
Michelle Mielke (Rochester, MN, USA) Sphingolipids as biomarkers and treatment targets for Alzheimer (30') Abstract
Gerard Bode (Maastricht) Ceramide transporters: the link between innate immunity, lipid metabolism and abeta aggregation in the brain (15') Abstract
Helga de Vries (Amsterdam) Ceramide signalling in multiple sclerosis (15') Abstract

Session 9: Genetic variation in the HPA-axis: consequences for brain function in health and disease[Europa]
Chairs: Christiaan Vinkers & Marian Joëls (Utrecht)

Susanne Vogel (Nijmegen) Investigating the link between genetic variants of the mineralocorticoid receptor and depression: new mechanistic insights in development of pathophysiology (20') Abstract
Christiaan Vinkers (Utrecht) The effect of cumulative stress exposure on depressive symptoms is modified by a mineralocorticoid receptor haplotype (20') Abstract
Mirjam van Zuiden (Amsterdam) The expression of peripheral vulnerability factors for PTSD symptom development is associated with genetic variants of the glucocorticoid receptor and childhood trauma (20') Abstract
Elisabeth Binder (Munich, Germany) Studying the transcriptome's response to stress: insights into the genetics of mood and anxiety (30') Abstract

Session 10: Neuroendocrine and homeostatic brain mechanisms why life oscillates: about shift work and the metabolic syndrome[Vide]
Chairs: Andries Kalsbeek & Femke Rutters (Amsterdam)

Ruud Buijs (Mexico DF, Mexico) When time is against us: Circadian desynchronization as cause for the development of the metabolic syndrome (30') Abstract
Dirk Jan Stenvers (Amsterdam) Daily rhythm of glucose tolerance in type 2 diabetes (15') Abstract
Claudia Coomans (Leiden) Detrimental effects of disturbed circadian rhythms on energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity (15') Abstract
Marijke Bremmer (Amsterdam) The interplay between depression, chronic sleepdisorders and diabetes (15') Abstract
Vincent  van der Vinne (Groningen) An evolutionary explanation for shift work obesity (15') Abstract

18:00 Dinner

19:15 Poster session, dessert, and drinks
Poster Session 1[Asia/Africa]

Thursday .::. 30 May

09:00 Plenary Session
Session 11: Young Talents[Europa]
Chair: Aniko Korosi (Amsterdam)

Martijn van den Heuvel (Utrecht) Exploring the human connectome: the rich club and its role in global brain communication  (30') Abstract
Rogier Min (Amsterdam) Endocannabinoid mediated astrocyte signaling during the development of the sensory cortex (30') Abstract
Tjakko van Ham (Groningen) Immune responses in neurodegenerative diseases: protection or progression? (30') Abstract

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions C & Springer Sponsored Session
Springer Session 
[11:00-12:00]: Open access publishing · Max Haring
[12:00-12:30]: How to write an article · Martijn Roelandse

Session 12: Modulating inflammatory reactions for improved outcome after nerve injury[Room 3]
Chair: Ronald Deumens (Brussels)

Claudia Sommer (Würzburg, Germany) When does nerve injury hurt? (30') Abstract
Maarten Swartjes (Leiden) Experimental immune-modulatory treatments for neuropathic pain: ketamine and the novel erythropoietin derivative ARA 290 (15') Abstract
Ronald Deumens (Brussels, Belgium) The pain of neuroregeneration (15') Abstract
Sabien van Neerven (Aachen, Germany) What controls axon growth following peripheral nerve injury? (15') Abstract
Mathias Leinders (San Diego, CA, USA) PI3-kinase as a novel pain target? (15') Abstract

Session 13: Role of neuropeptides in conflict and aggression[America]
Chair: Trynke de Jong (Regensburg)

James Goodson (Bloomington, IN, USA) Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Gregariousness and Territoriality in Birds (30') Abstract
Trynke de Jong (Regensburg, Germany) Neuropeptides and aggressive behavior in rats: link with anxiety (15') Abstract
Federica Calcagnoli (Groningen) Oxytocin and aggression: an intimate inverse relationship (15') Abstract
Peter Bos (Utrecht) Effects of oxytocin on empathic neural responses toward pain in both in- and outgroup members (15') Abstract

Session 14: Pay attention for impulsivity: translational research from animal model to human addictions[Europa]
Chairs: Anneke Goudriaan (Amsterdam) & Marcel Van Gaalen (Ludwigshafen)

Jo Neill (Manchester, United Kingdom) Modelling the low attentive and high impulsive subtype of adult ADHD in the 5-choice continuous performance task (5C-CPT) in female rats (30') Abstract
Tommy Pattij (Amsterdam) Impulsive decision making and dopamine in translational rat models: implications for psychostimulant self-administration (15') Abstract
Petra Baarendse (Amsterdam) Early social experience affects the development of cognitive control and sensitivity to drug addiction (15') Abstract
Lianne Schmaal (Amsterdam) Studying the effect of NAC in cocaine dependent patients: translation between animal findings and human experimental addiction research (15') Abstract
Janna Cousijn (Leiden) Effects of substance use on working-memory network function in heavy cannabis users and controls: a three-year longitudinal fMRI study  (15') Abstract

Session 15: Adrenal hormones and brain plasticity: memory and beyond[Vide]
Chairs: Carlos Fitzsimons (Amsterdam) & Benno Roozendaal (Nijmegen)

Stafford Lightman (Bristol, United Kingdom) The amplitude modulation of the HPA code (30') Abstract
Benno Roozendaal (Nijmegen) Stress hormones and amygdala activation: regulation of memory consolidation (30') Abstract
Piray Atsak (Nijmegen) The role of endocannabinoid signaling in mediating rapid glucocorticoid effects on the noradrenergic system in memory consolidation (15') Abstract
Marijn Schouten (Amsterdam) Dynamics of glucocorticoid exposure and the progression of adult hippocampal neurogenesis (15') Abstract

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Parallel Sessions D
Session 16: Why ghrelin? New frontiers in ghrelin’s function[America]
Chairs: Tamas Kozicz (Nijmegen) & Roger Adan (Utrecht)

Zane Andrews (Clayton, Victoria, Australia) Metabolic status regulates the diverse roles of ghrelin in the body (30') Abstract
Geoffrey van der Plasse (Utrecht) Encoding of reward-related information in the VTA, modulation by feeding-hormones (15') Abstract
Jan Scholte (Groningen) The effect of acylated ghrelin and unacylated ghrelin on glucose homeostasis and energy metabolism (15') Abstract
Lu Xu (Nijmegen) Centrally projecting Edinger-Westphal nucleus: ghrelin’s action on stress response (15') Abstract
Patric Delhanty (Rotterdam) Ghrelin: the differences between acylated and des-acyl ghrelin (15') Abstract

Session 17: Sex of the brain: the neuroendocrine mechanisms of gender identity[Europa]
Chair: Baudewijntje Kreukels (Amsterdam)

Julie Bakker (Amsterdam) Sex of the brain: the neuroendocrine mechanisms of gender identity (30') Abstract
Elseline Hoekzema (Amsterdam) Regional volumes and volumetric distribution of grey matter in the gender-dysphoric brain (15') Abstract
Sarah Burke (Amsterdam) Hypothalamus response to chemo-signal androstadienone in children and adolescents with Gender Identity Disorder (15') Abstract
Judy van Hemmen (Amsterdam) The role of the androgen receptor in the sexual differentiation of the brain: a mental rotation fMRI task in women with CAIS (15') Abstract
Remi Soleman (Amsterdam) Activating effects of testosterone and estradiol on neural correlates of emotional processing (15') Abstract

Session 18: Neurobiological mechanisms of antisocial behavior: developmental perspectives[Room 3]
Chair: Lucres Nauta-Jansen (Amsterdam)

Arne Popma (Amsterdam) Neurobiological mechanisms of persistent antisocial behavior in adolescence (30')
Evelien Platje (Amsterdam) Explaining the development of antisocial behavior in adolescence by the interplay between biological and social risk factors (15') Abstract
Moran Cohn (Amsterdam) Neuroimaging of fear conditioning in the persistence of antisocial behavior (15') Abstract
Kirsten Smeets (Nijmegen) Predictors of success in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce aggressive behaviour: a meta-regression analysis and pilot study (15') Abstract
Pauline Vahl (Leiden) Neural correlates of social decision-making in adolescents showing severely antisocial behavior (15') Abstract

Session 19: The importance of network inhibition during development: from genetics to behavior of neuropsychiatric diseases[Vide]
Chair: Sabine Spijker (Amsterdam)

Sandra Meier (Mannheim, Germany) Neuregulin 3 is associated with attention deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (30') Abstract
Maarten Loos (Amsterdam) Neuregulin-3 (Nrg3) regulates impulse control in mice (15') Abstract
Sahar Farajnia (Leiden) Compromised network interactions in the aged suprachiasmatic clock (15') Abstract
Rhiannon Meredith (Amsterdam) Hippocampal development and changing GABAergic inhibition in Fragile X knockout mice (15') Abstract
Amila Zuko (Utrecht) Uncovering CNTN6 related protein pathways in neurodevelopment (15') Abstract

Session 20: The pathway to addiction: defining the role of neurobiological and psychological factors in the origin and course of alcohol and cannabis addiction[Room 5]
Chairs: Eef Theunissen & Kim Kuypers (Maastricht)

Jan Ramaekers (Maastricht) Neuroadapation to chronic drug use (30') Abstract
Eliza de Sousa Fernandes Perna (Maastricht) Implicit and explicit attitudes towards alcohol and cannabis cues in the sober vs intoxicated state (15') Abstract
Marianne Littel (Utrecht) Electrophysiological correlates of biased processing in addiction (15') Abstract
Janelle van Wel (Maastricht) Trait impulsivity predicts subjective response to cannabis and cocaine (15') Abstract
Peggy van der Pol (Utrecht) Predictors of cannabis dependence in frequent users (15') Abstract

15:00 Coffee/Tea

15:30 Plenary Lecture
Session 21: NCA Lecture[Europa]
Chairs: Mark Verheijen & Anne-Marie van Dam (Amsterdam)

Andrea Volterra (Lausanne, Switzerland) Astrocytes as active synaptic partners in physiology and disease (60') Abstract

16:30 Plenary Session
Session 22: Top Papers and NeuroFederatie Thesis Prize[Europa]
Chair: Ron de Kloet (Leiden)

Thesis Prize: Myrrhe van Spronsen (Rotterdam) TRAK/Milton Motor-Adaptor Proteins Steer Mitochondrial Trafficking to Axons and Dendrites (30')
[The NeuroFederatie Thesis Prize is presented under the auspices of the "Friends of the Neurofederation".]

18:00 Dinner

19:15 Poster session, dessert, and drinks
Poster Session 2[Asia/Africa]

Friday .::. 31 May

09:00 Parallel Sessions E
Session 23: Impulsivity and addictive behaviors[Vide]
Chair: Sanne de Wit (Amsterdam)

Trevor Robbins (Cambridge, United Kingdom) Impulsivity and addiction: Defining the construct and treatment implications (30') Abstract
Marcia Spoelder (Utrecht) Effects of acute and repeated alcohol exposure on performance in a rat gambling task: reduced sensitivity to punishment and behavioral disinhibition (15') Abstract
Karolien van den Akker (Maastricht) Contextual appetitive conditioning and the role of impulsivity (15') Abstract
Poppy Watson (Amsterdam) Food seeking behaviors: the role of Pavlovian and instrumental interactions (15') Abstract
Guillaume Sescousse (Nijmegen) Differential sensitivity to monetary versus non-monetary rewards in pathological gambling (15') Abstract

Session 24: The importance of sex differences in emotional memory[Room 3]
Chairs: Sandra Cornelisse (Utrecht) & Vanessa van Ast  (Amsterdam)

Larry Cahill (Irvine, CA, USA) Sex influences on brain and emotional memory: the burden of proof has shifted (30') Abstract
Judith ter Horst (Amsterdam) Sex differences in targeting fear via β-adrenergic receptors (15') Abstract
Femke Gazendam (Amsterdam) Individual differences in associative fear learning (n > 800) (15') Abstract
Vanessa van Ast  (Amsterdam) Sex differences in oxytocin effects on fear-conditioning (15') Abstract
Sandra Cornelisse (Utrecht) Psychosocial stress enhances emotional long-term memory and working memory in men, but not in women (15') Abstract

Session 25: Synapses under stress[America]
Chairs: Harm J Krugers & Helmut Kessels (Amsterdam)

Laurent Groc (Bordeaux, France) Fast remodeling of surface glutamate receptor distribution by stress hormone: a single molecule outlook! (30') Abstract
Hui Xiong (Amsterdam) Hormonal regulation of AMPA receptor function (15') Abstract
Leanne Schmitz (Amsterdam) Glutamate receptor plasticity during reconsolidation of contextual fear (15') Abstract
Maria Renner (Amsterdam) Role of the GluA1- and GluA3- containing AMPA receptors in memory formation and Alzheimer’s disease (15') Abstract
Nael Nadif Kasri (Nijmegen) Histone methylation dynamics in synaptic plasticity (15') Abstract

Session 26: How food affects our brain[Europa]
Chairs: Susanne la Fleur & Michaela Diamant (Amsterdam)

Jorge Mendoza (Strasbourg, France) Hedonic feeding and the body clock (30') Abstract
Carolina Escobar (Mexico DF, Mexico) Palatable food modifies the brain in an addiction like fashion (15') Abstract
Merel Rijnsburger (Amsterdam) Concomitant intracarotid infusion of Intralipid and glucose towards the brain alters glucose metabolism  (15') Abstract
Liselotte van Bloemendaal (Amsterdam) Exenatide blunts hyperactivation in CNS reward and satiety circuits elicited by viewing food cues in obese individuals (15') Abstract
Ilse Arnoldussen (Nijmegen) Influence of diets on the brain in obesity (15') Abstract

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions F
Session 27: Food for thoughts: effects of nutrients on cognitive functions in health and disease [Room 3]
Chair: Aniko Korosi (Amsterdam)

Sandrine Thuret (London, United Kingdom) Molecular mechanisms underlying dietary modulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis: Implications for mental health (30') Abstract
Eva Naninck (Amsterdam) Nutritional and epigenetic programming after chronic early-life stress induces lasting changes in hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function (15') Abstract
Elske Brouwer-Brolsma (Wageningen) Effect of vitamin D deficiency and diabetes on mental health in old C57BL6J mice (15') Abstract
Laus Broersen (Wageningen) Science behind Souvenaid, a medical food supporting synapse formation in AD (30') Abstract

Session 28: Prefrontal cortex control of addictive behavior[Vide]
Chairs: Bart Lubbers & Rolinka Schippers (Amsterdam)

Veronique Deroche-Gamonet (Bordeaux, France) Transition to cocaine addiction: sequential hierarchical loss of synaptic plasticity from the nucleus accumbens to the prelimbic cortex? (30') Abstract
Bart Lubbers (Amsterdam) GABAergic neurotransmission in the dorsal medial prefrontal cortex regulates cue-induced reinstatement of nicotine seeking (15') Abstract
Rolinka Schippers (Amsterdam) Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens core reduces relapse to heroin seeking (15') Abstract
Lianne Schmaal (Amsterdam) Modulation of brain circuitries associated with impulse control by modafinil in alcohol dependence (15') Abstract
Janna Cousijn (Leiden) Cannabis use, abuse, and dependence: can we use brain function to predict cannabis use trajectories? (15') Abstract

Session 29: Serotonin: early life factors, brain development, and behavioral correlates[America]
Chairs: Dirk Schubert & Judith Homberg (Nijmegen)

Patricia Gaspar (Paris, France) Selective wiring in a diffuse neurotransmitter system (30') Abstract
Stephanie Miceli (Nijmegen) Cortical hyperconnectivity linked to abnormal 5-HT exposure during early life (15') Abstract
Marlies Oostland (Amsterdam) Serotonergic control of cerebellar development (15') Abstract
Noortje van der Knaap (Nijmegen) Transgenerational effects of maternal serotonin transporter genotype on the child´s brain morphology and behaviour (15') Abstract
Hanan El Marroun (Rotterdam) The effects of prenatal exposure to selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors in young children (15') Abstract

Session 30: Performance monitoring 2.0: new insights on how the ERN and FRN inform behavior [Europa]
Chairs: Desiree Spronk & Robbert Jan Verkes (Nijmegen)

William Gehring (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) The Error-Related Negativity in anxiety disorders and in healthy development. (30') Abstract
Inti Brazil (Nijmegen) On the significance of feedback in social context: An ERP-study (15') Abstract
Reshmi Marhe (Amsterdam/Rotterdam) The error-related negativity predicts relapse to cocaine use after treatment (15') Abstract
Joram van Driel (Amsterdam) Oscillatory signatures of different error types: how theta and alpha dynamics relate to motor control and sustained attention failures (15') Abstract
Desiree Spronk (Nijmegen) The acute effects of single and combined MDMA and ethanol administration on performance monitoring in healthy volunteers (15') Abstract

12:30 Posters & Lunch
Poster Session 3[Asia/Africa]

14:30 Parallel Sessions G
Session 31: TDCS as a tool to modulate brain and cognitive functioning[Room 3]
Chairs: Mike Cohen & Heleen Slagter (Amsterdam)

Michael Nitsche (Goettingen, Germany) Physiology of tDCS - regional and network effects of stimulation (30') Abstract
Til Bergmann (Nijmegen) Simultaneous tDCS-EEG - On the role of the frontal eye fields in modulating posterior alpha oscillations (15') Abstract
Rasa Gulbinaite (Groningen) The role of parietal cortex in conflict processing: A combined TDCS-EEG study (15') Abstract
Lotte Talsma (Amsterdam) The effects of multiple session tDCS on working memory (15') Abstract
Mike Cohen (Amsterdam) Simultaneous TDCS-EEG and prefrontal theta during cognitive control (15') Abstract

Session 32: Dopamine and food reward[Europa]
Chairs: Han de Jong & Geoffrey van der Plasse (Utrecht)

Paul Kenny (Jupiter, FL, USA) Mechanisms of compulsive eating in obesity (30') Abstract
Karin Koopman (Amsterdam) Serotonin transporters, but not dopamine transporters, are correlated to BMI and are affected by a hypercaloric diet in humans (15') Abstract
Jet Zoon (Wageningen) Differences in food cue reactivity between normal weight and overweight individuals? (15') Abstract
Ruud van Zessen (Utrecht) Optogenetic modulation of Ventral Tegmental Area Dopaminergic and GABAergic Neurons affects cue-reward seeking (15') Abstract
Linde Boekhoudt (Utrecht) DREADD-regulated modulation of behaviour in TH-Cre rats by increased VTA dopamine neuron activity (15') Abstract

Session 33: Dynamics and noise in motor learning[America]
Chairs: Opher Donchin & Martin Frens (Rotterdam)

Leonie Oostwoud Wijdenes (Amsterdam) Learning sequences by making fast movement adjustments (15') Abstract
Adjmal Sarwary  (Nijmegen) Contextual cues determine the coordinate system of generalization in motor learning (15') Abstract
David Abbink (Delft) Measuring and modeling neuromuscular behaviour during vehicle control (15') Abstract
Eric Avila (Rotterdam) Comparing non-human primate vermal and lateral cerebellar saccade related activity while performing a pro- and antisaccade task (15') Abstract
Phillip Sabes (San Francisco, CA, USA) Harnessing mutisensory learning: a learning-based approach to bidirectional brain machine interfaces (30') Abstract

Session 34: Reward processing, development and developmental disorders[Vide]
Chairs: Gabry Mies & Anouk Scheres (Nijmegen)

Michael Plichta (Mannheim, Germany) Ventral-striatal responsiveness during reward anticipation in ADHD and its relation to trait impulsivity in the healthy population (30') Abstract
Erik de Water (Nijmegen) Distinct developmental trajectories of temporal discounting and risk-taking in adolescents and young adults (15') Abstract
Ellen Demurie (Ghent, Belgium) Temporal discounting in children and adolescents with ADHD or autism spectrum disorders (15') Abstract
Ili Ma (Nijmegen) Response inhibition and emotion in children and adolescents with ADHD (15') Abstract
Branko van Hulst (Utrecht) Exploring reward sensitivity in typical development and ADHD with a child-friendly version of the Monetary Incentive Delay Task (15') Abstract

16:00 Coffee/Tea

16:30 Plenary Lecture
Session 35: NIHC Lecture[Europa]
Chair: Leon Kenemans (Den Haag)

Trevor Robbins (Cambridge, United Kingdom) Impulsivity and compulsivity: brain mechanisms and new vistas (60') Abstract

17:30 Closing

Poster Presentations

Wednesday .::. 29 May
AbstractPositive association of the human SOX11 gene and schizophrenia
Zhilin Luan (Groningen)
AbstractMicroglial activation in schizophrenia
Ellen Jobse (Amsterdam)
AbstractMicroglia/macrophage phenotypes and molecular subtypes of glioblastomas
Veerakumar Balasubramaniyan (Groningen)
AbstractMicroglia diversity and immune priming in physiologically aged, senescence accelerated
mice: gene co-expression network analysis

Inge Holtman (Groningen)
AbstractThe phenotypes of microglia and macrophages during experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
Ilia Vainchtein (Groningen)
AbstractEpigenetic memory in microglia?
Wandert Schaafsma (Groningen)
AbstractStrong neuroprotective effect of dietary restriction in a DNA repair-deficient progeroid mouse model
Dick Jaarsma (Rotterdam)
AbstractPriming of microglia in a DNA repair deficient model of accelerated aging
Divya Raj (Groningen)
AbstractDNA repair-deficient progeroid mouse model displays a strong similarity in transcriptome changes with human Alzheimer’s disease
Wilbert Vermeij (Rotterdam)
AbstractThe metabolic syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease: The UPR as mechanistic connection
Judith van der Harg (Amsterdam)
AbstractLocalization of oligomeric and fibrillar forms of alpha-synuclein in postmortem brain tissue of patients with Parkinson’s disease or incidental Lewy Body Disease
Esther van Dam (Amsterdam)
AbstractLipocalin 2: novel inflammatory actor in Alzheimer’s disease
Pieter Naudé (Groningen)
AbstractBrain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a bridge between depression and Alzheimer’s disease?
Jochen De Vry (Maastricht)
AbstractNeutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in rats with myocardial infarction; expression in the brain related to depression?
Leonie Gouweleeuw (Groningen)
AbstractDoes pre-stress running prevent long-term impact of chronic social stress exposure during adolescence? 
Caroline Hammels (Maastricht)
AbstractPsychosocial stress is associated with higher Mortality: the Hoorn Study
Femke Rutters (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of adrenalectomy on day/night rhythms in gene expression in rat suprachiasmatic nucleus, paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus and white adipose tissue
Yan Su (Amsterdam)
AbstractA novel selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator inhibits inflammation and prevents diet-induced obesity associated with increased fat oxidation
Ingmar van Hengel (Leiden)
AbstractEffects of daily timing of food intake on the hypothalamic orexin system
Anne Loes Opperhuizen (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe xylazine/ketamine induced α2-adrenoceptor-mediated anesthesia test: Assessment of (anti-)emetic properties of drugs
Caroline Wouters (Maastricht)
AbstractDevelopment of postoperative cognitive dysfunction
Iris Hovens (Groningen)
AbstractElectroconvulsive seizures induce a distinct pattern of neuronal activation
Erin van Buel (Groningen)
AbstractUsing optogenetics to identify cell types in the dentate gyrus during in vivo recording in awake behaving animals
Nils Borgesius (Trondheim, Norway)
AbstractStrain differences in presynaptic function: proteomics, ultrastructure and physiology of hippocampal synapses
Mariette Lenselink (Amsterdam)
AbstractCharacterization of a novel AMPA receptor interacting protein
Nikhil Pandya (Amsterdam)
AbstractC-terminal interactors of the AMPA receptor auxiliary protein Shisa9
Anna Karataeva (Amsterdam)

Thursday .::. 30 May
AbstractThe transition from memory retrieval, to reconsolidation, to extinction progresses along a novelty continuum
Dieuwke Sevenster (Amsterdam)
AbstractSystematic assessment of learning phenotypes in mutant mouse lines using automated home cage analysis
Esther Remmelink (Amsterdam)
AbstractZooming in on synapses: visualizing dendrite spines with super resolution microscopy
Diana Alatriste González (Amsterdam)
AbstractScreening for binding partners of contactin-6
Marloes van den Nieuwendijk (Utrecht)
AbstractProgressive demyelination dynamically alters excitability and sodium channel expression in axonal domains
Mustafa Hamada (Amsterdam)
AbstractKir4.1 mediates action potential evoked inward currents in neocortical adult grey matter satellite oligodendrocytes
Arne Battefeld (Amsterdam)
AbstractProteomic characterisation of inhibitory GABAA and glycine receptor complexes
Natasha Qureshi (Amsterdam)
AbstractExpression of the Polycomb Group protein Ezh2 during different stages of hippocampal neural stem cell differentiation in vitro and in vivo
Peter Roemers (Amsterdam)
AbstractRegulation of hippocampal adult-born granule cell migration by the 5-HT3 receptor
Pascal Bielefeld (Amsterdam)
AbstractOverexpression of PSA-NCAM in iPS-derived oligodendrocyte precursor cells
Lasse Leicher (Groningen)
AbstractIdentification of astrocyte-expressed proteins involved in structural plasticity
Karen Carney (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe role of astrocytic GFAP-isoforms in the cellular response following mechanical injury
Tim Muntslag (Amsterdam)
AbstractEarly developmental ablation of PTEN in midbrain dopaminergic neurons
Kristel Kleijer (Utrecht)
AbstractFetal Testosterone is associated with white matter volumetric sexual dimorphism in children
Amber Ruigrok (Cambridge, United Kingdom)
AbstractHypothalamus response to chemo-signal androstadienone in adolescents with Gender Identity Disorder
Sarah Burke (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe latest insights in the PKU mouse model: Circadian rhythms and activity patterns
Vibeke Bruinenberg (Groningen)
AbstractThe SCN and adrenal glands are not required for time-place learning and memory
Cornelis Kees Mulder (Groningen)
AbstractMetabolic regulation of taste receptor expression in the hypothalamus and brainstem
Daniela Herrera Moro Chao (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe role of glial lipid metabolism in neuronal plasticity: towards dietary modulation of synaptic function
Anne-Lieke van Deijk (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of orexin on neuronal activity in different subsets of ventral tegmental area dopamine neurons
Teresa Haider (Utrecht)
AbstractThe importance of corticosterone pulsatility for synaptic plasticity in the mouse hippocampus
Janna Smeets (Utrecht)
AbstractWhisker deprivation induced experience-dependent synaptic plasticity in cross-columnar L2/3 projections of the rat barrel cortex in vivo
Wim Scheenen (Nijmegen)
AbstractEffects of mineralocorticoid receptor overexpression on neurogenesis under chronic stress
Laura Kuil (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of chronic stress on inhibitory avoidance in zebrafish (Danio rerio): individual differences
Remy Manuel (Nijmegen)
AbstractHigh and low feather pecking laying hens differ in both storage and release of central serotonin and dopamine
Marjolein Kops (Utrecht)
AbstractSteroid receptor coactivator-1 isoform switching in the central amygdala leads to impairments in contextual fear conditioning
Ioannis Zalachoras (Leiden)
AbstractPrefrontal cortex and basolateral amygdala interactions in mediating glucocorticoid effects on object recognition and object location memory
Areg Barsegyan (Nijmegen)
AbstractLipopolysaccharide increases dopamine transporter activity in the nucleus accumbens and both norepinephrine transporter and serotonin transporter activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of male C57BL6/J mice: an in vivo microdialysis study
Floor van Heesch (Utrecht)
AbstractNoradrenergic activation of the basolateral amygdala  enhances both the strength and specificity of memory of an inhibitory avoidance training experience
Erika Atucha Trevino (Nijmegen)
AbstractIdentification of mouse chromosome 19 genes for anxiety-related behaviour
Maaike Labots (Utrecht)
AbstractThe influence of daily stress and stress sensitivity on attention and memory
Anke Sambeth (Maastricht)
AbstractThe effects of oxytocin on attention to emotional information
Marieke Tollenaar (Leiden)
AbstractImpaired selective attention, hyperactivity, and perseveration in the Fragile X mouse model
Ioannis Kramvis (Amsterdam)
AbstractDeep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens: a novel intervention to target maladaptive impulsivity?
Rolinka Schippers (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of PDE2A inhibition on impulse control
Pim Heckman (Maastricht)
Abstractα7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) agonists or antagonists as potential cognition enhancers?
Nick van Goethem (Maastricht)
AbstractCognitive impact of multiple cytotoxic agents in mice
Riejanne Seigers (Amsterdam)
AbstractAcute ‘ecstasy’ (+3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) administration modulates behavioural measures of self-referential encoding
Bart Ferguson (London, United Kingdom)
AbstractThe aging mouse: behavioural and neurochemical analyses of cognition, synaptic plasticity and neuroprotection
Eddy van der Zee (Groningen)
AbstractHippocampal extracellular matrix causes cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease
Céline Heldring (Amsterdam)
AbstractUse of Parkinson patient derived iPS cells in studying α-synuclein toxicity in human dopaminergic neurons
Koen van Zomeren (Groningen)

Friday .::. 31 May
AbstractLeptin receptor antagonist overexpression using a viral vector approach unravels the effects of leptin in various brain nuclei
Véronne de Vrind (Utrecht)
AbstractC-fos expression in the nucleus accumbens after a high-fat/high-sugar diet and acute infusion of fat and/or glucose towards the brain
Erik Marten Mennenga (Amsterdam)
AbstractReverse microdialysis of fluoxetine or vanoxerine in the nucleus accumbens shell in rats induces distinct effects on glucose metabolism
Charlene Diepenbroek (Amsterdam)
AbstractshRNA-induced oversaturation of the microRNA pathway
Margriet van Gestel (Utrecht)
AbstractRole of forebrain mineralocorticoid receptors in spatial navigation and fear learning
Marit Arp (Amsterdam)
AbstractChronic early-life stress affects postnatal and adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mice
Nefeli Kakava Georgiadou (Amsterdam)
AbstractMolecular mechanisms underlying the effects of corticosteroids on AMPAR trafficking.
Wendy Timmermans (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe effect of corticosterone on GABAergic transmission in the Basolateral Amygdala of mice
Stella Prins (Utrecht)
AbstractSustainable changes in Dnmt3a expressing cells in the hippocampus after social defeat stress
Rianne Opstelten (Maastricht)
AbstractThe effect of tryptophan on the cortisol response to social stress is modulated by the 5-HTTLPR genotype
Hilal Cerit (Leiden)
AbstractEEG theta/beta ratio and cognitive vulnerability to stress
Peter Putman (Leiden)
AbstractEffects of acute noise stress on feedback processing, in males and females. Modulations of theta and beta oscillatory power
Stella Banis (Groningen)
AbstractThe match/mismatch hypothesis of stress-related disorders
Sylvie Lesuis (Munich, Germany)
AbstractDeficits in human fear acquisition depend on genetic variants of the corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1 in interaction with the serotonin transporter
Ivo Heitland (Utrecht)
AbstractDissociating the rewarding and motivational properties of social play behavior in adolescent rats: role of dopamine and noradrenaline
E.J. Achterberg (Utrecht)
AbstractEye movements modulate self-motion perception
Ivar Clemens (Nijmegen)
AbstractCharacterizing the effects of sum of sine stimuli on the linearity and non-linearities of the compensatory eye movement system
Tafadzwa Sibindi (Rotterdam)
AbstractRepresentation of color features in semantic frames: an ERP study
Alexandra Redmann (Düsseldorf, Germany)
AbstractEffect of neck torsion on voluntary eye movements in healthy individuals
Malou Janssen (Rotterdam)
AbstractTest-retest reliability of the verbal learning task: performance and EEG measures
Anke Linssen (Maastricht)
AbstractUnraveling the mechanistic pathway of trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in cerebellar dependent adaptation learning
Suman Das (Rotterdam)
AbstractEffects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of left DLPFC on the attentional blink
Raquel London (Amsterdam)
AbstractDopaminergic ventral tegmental area neuron inhibition via in-vivo optogenetics alters reward consumption in mice
Jacques Flores Dourojeanni (Utrecht)
AbstractPredictors of success in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to reduce aggressive behaviour: a meta-regression analysis and pilot study
Kirsten Smeets (Nijmegen)
AbstractThe 5-HT1A/1B receptor agonist eltoprazine affects impulsive behavior and associated brain monoamine levels without enhancing brain stimulation reward
Jolanda Prins (Utrecht)
AbstractIndividual differences in alcohol intake in relation to decision making in a rat gambling task
Kathy de Git (Utrecht)
AbstractAnterior cingulate activation during cognitive control relates to academic performance
Kim Veroude (Amsterdam)
AbstractSalivary cortisol and alpha-amylase levels during an assessment procedure correlate differently with risk-taking measures in male and female police recruits
Ruud van den Bos (Nijmegen)
AbstractIndividual differences in drug response: A time-series analysis approach to the effects of tryptophan in quarrelsome individuals
Annika Luckmann (Voerde, Germany)
AbstractKnock-down of Ptpn1gene in hippocampus modulates food anticipatory activity in mice
Elzbieta Kostrzewa (Utrecht)
AbstractSnack food preference and intake following stress exposure in subjects differing in 5-HTTLPR genotype and trait neuroticism: influence of sub-chronic tryptophan administration
Aimee Capello (Maastricht)
AbstractFunctional MRI of food evaluation and choice: influence of personality traits
Richelle Kosse (Utrecht)
AbstractDown regulation of dopamine D2 receptors to influence compulsivity in obesity and drug addiction
Tessa Roelofs (Utrecht)
AbstractThe role of amygdala 14-3-3-zeta binding partners in the modulation of alcohol consumption
Rianne Zwiers (Utrecht)
AbstractRole of opioids and cannabinoids in the motivational and rewarding aspects of social play behavior in adolescent rats
Maaike van Swieten (Utrecht)
AbstractContribution of ventral and dorsal striatal dopamine to the reinforcing properties of alcohol
Marcia Spoelder (Utrecht)
AbstractSingle doses of THC and cocaine decrease proficiency of impulse control in heavy cannabis users
Janelle van Wel (Maastricht)
AbstractThe role of FS1 in febrile seizure susceptibility
Michèle Marie Georgette Hillege (Utrecht)
AbstractTranscription factors determining synaptic plasticity in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease
Koen Bossers (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffect of antihypertensive treatment on cerebral blood flow in a mouse model for Alzheimer’s disease
Laura Mellendijk (Nijmegen)
AbstractThe role of dietary fatty acids in the pathogenesis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
Kim van Elst (Utrecht)
AbstractMicrostructural connectivity alterations in ADHD and autism: a diffusion tensor imaging study
Michelle Achterberg (Haastrecht)
AbstractA prison for the mind: neuronal plasticity in depressive-like states
Danai Riga (Amsterdam)
AbstractMineralocorticoid receptors as genetic resilience factor under chronic stress?
Sofia Kanatsou (Utrecht)

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