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Umeå StratNeuro day

Time Thursday 11 April, 2024 at 09:00 - 17:00
Place Aula Biologica, Biology building, Umeå University

The board of StratNeuro in Umeå welcome UmU researchers from all branches of neuroscience (molecule to mind) to a full-day symposium with the purpose of facilitating collaboration, encouraging use of local infrastructures, and developing neuroscience research in Umeå. The day will contain talks from two external keynote speakers, Bengt Winblad and Valentina Emiliani, presentations from local neuroscience researchers, as well as a poster session, see program below. Lunch and fika are included for those who sign up via the registration link, but anyone is welcome to listen to the talks in Aula Biologica. We have reserved three slots for short talks from the local research community. If you are interested in presenting your research or infrastructure, please use the separate registration form below and provide a preliminary title and short description. The three talks will be selected to increase representation of different neuroscience subdisciplines during the day, as well as talks on topics with potential to establish novel collaborations. We also encourage poster presentations for the afternoon poster session.


09:00 – 10:00 Welcome by StratNeuro board and presentation of StratNeuro-funded local infrastructures.
  - Paolo Medini “Brain microcircuits in vivo research platform”
  - Sara Pudas “UFBI and local databases”
  - Thomas Brännström “From chunks to prions”

10:00 – 10:20 Talk by StratNeuro grant recipient Johan Holmberg, Department of Molecular Biology. “Gene silencing in the maintenance of differentiated dopaminergic and serotonergic neuronal identity and function”

10:20 – 10:45 Coffee pause

10:45 – 11:05 Lena Gunhaga, Department of Medical and Translational Biology. “Functional roles of opsin photoreceptors other than image formation”

11:05 – 11:50 Keynote Speaker: Bengt Winblad, Karolinska Institutet. ”Alzheimer disease – treatment with focus on future”.

11:50 – 13:00 Lunch (included for registered participants)

13:00 – 13:20 Presentation of EBRAINS Sweden by Per Petersson, Department of Medical and Translational Biology, Umeå University. + contributions from KI. 

13:20 – 13.40 Mattias Alenius, Department of Molecular Biology ”Fat and sugar intake control taste perception”

13.40 – 14.00 Sara Stillesjö, Department of Psychology ”Linking insights from the brain into the classroom”

14:00 – 15:30 Coffee Pause and Poster session

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote Speaker: Valentina Emiliani, Institut de la Vision Paris, France and new guest professor at Umeå University 2024. “Optical interrogation of brain microcircuits at high   spatio-temporal resolution in the living brain”

16:30-17:00 Panel discussion on strategic directions for neuroscience research at Umeå University: how to strengthen neuroscience researh at UmU, increase collaboration between different subdisciplines and within StratNeuro.


Organizer: StratNeuro UmU  https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/stratneuro/

Important dates
Deadline for poster or oral presentation registration: March 21, 2024. 

Deadline for event (and lunch) registration: April 1, 2024. 

Registration for talks and posters are done via this link: https://forms.office.com/e/u7STXdYVVB

Registration for the day is done in the form below.

Note: you will need to register separately for the day even if you submit a talk or poster registration!

Event type: Symposium
Paolo Medini
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Sara Pudas
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Thomas Brännström
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