Wednesday, October 18th
16:00 Registration
 
Thursday, October 19th   

7:30

Registration

 8:30

Congress opening and welcome speech

9:00- 12:00

 Topic 1: Neurobiology of Chemosignals and Chemosensory Systems

 

9:00

Tristram Wyatt, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford (UK)

"Chemical communication: Pheromones and chemical signatures"

 9:30

Carolina Gómez-Díaz, University of Oviedo (Spain)

"Molecular basis of pheromone reception in insects"

 10:00

Ángel Acebes, Institute of Biomedical Technologies, University of La Laguna (Spain)

"From synapses to behavior: central olfactory processing in Drosophila"

10:30

Coffee Break  

 11:00

Peter Brennan, School of Psysiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of Bristol (UK)

"Can OR37 ligands reduce an acute stress response in mice?"

11:30

Tress Leinders-Zufall, Saarland Universität, Homburg (Germany)

"Neuronal mechanisms of olfactory sensing: Receptors, cells and circuits"

12:00

Oral communication session

13:00

 Lunch

14:00

Poster Session

 15:00-16:30  

 Topic 2: Chemical Senses, Social and Maternal Behaviours

 15:00

Pablo ChameroUMR85 INRA-CNRS-IFCE- University of Tours, Nouzilly (France)

"Sensory signalling mechanisms in the accesory olfactory system and control of social behaviors"

  15:30

Enrique Lanuza, University of Valencia (Spain)

"Sexual pheromones and sexual attraction in rodents"

 16:00

Susana Lima, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Lisbon (Portugal)

"Sex vs aggression and the role of the ventromedial hypothalamus"

16:30

Coffee Break 

17:00

Poster Session

 

Friday, October 20th   

9:00- 12:00   

Topic 2: Chemical Senses, Social and Maternal Behaviours (cont)

 9:00

Fernando Martínez-García, University Jaume I, Castellon (Spain)

"Pheromones and motherhood"

9:30

Oliver Bosch, Regensburg Universität (Germany)

"Neuropeptides - the driving force in the maternal brain"

10:00

 Coffee Break  

10:30-12:00

Topic 3: Chemical Senses, Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders

  10:00

Johannes AttemsInstitute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University (UK)

"Olfactory bulb pathology in age associated neurodegeneration"

 10:30

Alino Martínez-MarcosFaculty of Medicine, University of Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real (Spain)

"The anterior olfactory nucleus in Alzheimer’ and Parkinson’s diseases: why more and why first?"

 11:00

Carmen Agustín-PavónUniversity of Valencia (Spain)
"Olfaction in Rett's syndrome"
12:00

Oral communication session

13:00

  Lunch

 

 

Attendees will have the opportunity of presenting oral or poster communications. Posters will be posted throughout the meeting but there are sessions specifically devoted to poster discussion.