SPONT2022

2nd Meeting on Spontaneous Activity in Brain Development

6-8 June 2022. Altea, Alicante (Spain)

Programme

13:00-13:45

Registration

13:45-14:00

Welcome address: Christian Lohmann & Guillermina López-Bendito

Session 1.

Spontaneous activity in early development Chairperson: Guillermina Lopez-Benito

14:00-14:30

Geoffrey Goodhill. The development of spontaneous activity in dunnarts and zebrafish.

14:30-15:00

Ed Ruthazer. Glial signaling in retinotectal map developmental plasticity.

15:00-15:30

Arjun Bharioke & Martin Munz. Embryonic development of nascent layer 5 pyramidal neurons: formation of a functional circuit & correlated spontaneous activity

15:30-16:00

Coffee Break

16:00-16:20

Linda Richards. Cortical activity emerges in region-specific patterns during early brain development

16:20-16:40

Anne Sinning. Patterned electrical activity in immature cortical neurons and networks regulates neuronal apoptosis

16:40-17:10

Evelyn Sernagor. Early spontaneous activity and angiogenesis: a case study from the neonatal retina

17:10-17:25

Break

17:25-17:55

Filippo Rijli. Neuronal Activity Dependent Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation of Whisker-to-Barrel Circuit Development

17:55-18:25

Haruki Takeuchi. Cell-type-specific patterned activities specify gene expression patterns for olfactory circuit formation

18:40

Walk to Altea

19:30

Guided tour to Altea

20:30

Possibilities for dinner in Altea

Session 2.

Spontaneous activity in sensory circuits I. Chairperson: Michael Crair

9:00-9:30

Kenichi Ohki. Modular strategy for the development of hierarchical networks in the mouse visual system

9:30-9:50

Gordon Smith. Universality of modular correlated networks across the developing neocortex.

9:50-10:10

Susanne Falkner. Linking patterned activity, developmental molecular programs and adult visual processing spontaneous activity as a regulator of cortical neuron diversification?

10:10-10:30

Eloisa Herrera. Perinatal correlated retinal activity is required for the wiring of visual axons in non-image forming nuclei.

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:20

Alexandre Tiriac. The influence of retinal waves and visual activity on the development of the retinal direction selectivity map

11:20-11:40

Teresa Guillamón-Vivancos. Perinatal retinal waves regulate the early functional segregation of sensory modalities via the superior colliculus

11:40-12:00

Yasunobu Murata. Cortical feedback regulates developing thalamic activity and circuit refinement in the mouse visual system

12:00-12:15

Break

Session 3.

Spontaneous activity in health and disease. Chairperson: Matthias Kaschube

12:15-12:45

Nael Nadif Kasri. Leveraging human neuronal networks on micro-electrode arrays to study disease-specific genotype-phenotype correlations

12:45-13:15

Ileana Hanganu-Opatz. Development of fast cortical rhythms in health and mental disease

13:15-15:00

Lunch

Session 4.

Spontaneous activity in sensory circuits II. Chairperson: Julijana Gjorgjieva

15:00-15:30

Natalia de Marco Garcia. Mechanisms of GABAergic circuit assembly in the somatosensory cortex

15:30-16:00

Lisa Goodrich. Runx1 controls the maturation of functionally diverse spiral ganglion neurons

16:00-16:20

Calvin Kersbergen. Developmental Spontaneous Activity Establishes Sensory Domains and Proper Gain in Central Auditory Circuits

16:20-16:50

Coffee Break

16:50-19:30

Poster Session + drinks

Session 5.

Spontaneous activity in synapse development. Chairperson: Michael Crair

9:00-9:30

Juan Burrone. Chandelier cells shine a light on the emergence of GABAergic circuits in the cortex

9:30-10:00

Hisashi Umemori. Molecular determinants of activity-dependent synapse refinement

10:00-10:20

Marcus Leiwe. Lateral inhibition signals for synaptic competition

10:20-10:40

Tamara Buijs. Development of dendritic domains in the visual cortex before eye opening

10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

11:10

Poster & Short Talk awards

11:40

Concluding remarks

12:00

Light lunch

13:00

Departure

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