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




Congress opening by the Vice-rector of Research and Doctorate of the University Jaume I, Prof. Dr. Jesús Lancis

9:00- 12:00

Topic 1: Neurobiology of Chemosignals and Chemosensory Systems. 

Chair person: Fernando Martínez-García



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

"Chemical communication: Pheromones and chemical signatures"


Carolina Gómez-Díaz, University of Oviedo (Spain)

"Molecular basis of pheromone reception in insects"


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

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


Coffee Break  


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

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


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

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


Oral communication session 

Chair person: Enrique Lanuza


"Innate vs. learned processing by the vomerosanal system"

Karen Marom, Noa Horesh, Yoram Ben-Shaul


"An anatomical, histological and immunohistochemical study of the rabbit vomeronasal organ"

Paula R. Villamayor, Pablo Sánchez Quinteiro


"Synchronic Activity in the olfactory bulbs and vomeronasal amygdala induced by neutral odorants and sexual pheromones in freely behaving female mice"

Cecilia Pardo Bellver, Sergio Martínez-Bellver, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza, Vicent Teruel-Martí




Poster Session


Topic 2: Chemical Senses, Social and Maternal Behaviours

Chair person: Carmen Agustín-Pavón


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

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


Enrique Lanuza, University of Valencia (Spain)

"Organization of the vomeronasal circuits mediating sexual attraction in rodents"


Susana Lima, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Lisbon (Portugal)

"Neural mechanism underlying state dependent modulation of socio-sexual behavior"


Coffee Break 


Poster Session


Gala Dinner at the "Real Casino Antiguo de Castellón" Plaza Puerta del Sol, 1; 12001 Castellón de la Plana


Friday, October 20th   


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

Chair person: Susana Lima


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

"Pheromones and motherhood"


Oliver Bosch, Regensburg Universität (Germany)

"Neuropeptides - the driving force in the maternal brain"


 Coffee Break  


Topic 3: Chemical Senses, Neurodegenerative and Psychiatric Disorders

Chair person: Oliver J Bosch


Johannes AttemsInstitute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University (UK)

"Olfactory bulb pathology in age associated neurodegeneration"


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?"


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

Oral communication session 

Chair person: Alino Martínez-Marcos


"Olfactory bulb neurogenesis and reproductive behaviors in females"

Rebeca Corona, Wendy Portillo, Raúl Paredes, Matthieu Keller, Frederic Lévy


"Drug-induced odour memories casting in a cerebellar net"

Marta Miquel, Isis Gil-Miravet, Julian Guarque-Chabrera


"The neuroendocrinology of maternal motivation: prolactin and the onset of proactive maternal responses" 

Hugo Salais-López, Sara Carli, Enrique Lanuza, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Fernando Martínez-García






                                            POSTER PRESENTATIONS



Role of electrical synapses in olfactory processing of drosophila melanogaster

Ninovska Romero, Ángel Acebes


Olfaction and prolactin. Possible role of prolactin in the detection of chemosensory signals in the brain of virgin and lactating mice.

María Abellán-Álvaro, Hugo Salais-López, Fernando Martínez-García, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza


Neural activity induced by male-derived volatiles in the chemosensory amygdala of female mice: anatomical substrate of olfactory-vomeronasal learning.

Manuel Vila, José Moncho-Bogani, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Ferran Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza


Glutamatergic changes around cerebellar golgi cells expressing a perineuronal net in cocaine-induced odour preference conditioning

Julian Guarque-Chabrera; Isis Gil-Miravet; Marta Miquel


Social exploration in female and male mice

Carla Carratalá-Ros, Noemí San Miguel, Régulo Olivares-García, Patricia Ibáñez-Marín, Marta Sarasúa de la Bárcena, John D. Salamone, Mercè Correa


Individual differences in da activity, and their involvement in social interaction

Régulo Olivares-García, Carla Carratalá-Ros, Noemí San Miguel, Marta Sarasúa de la Bárcena, Patricia Ibáñez-Marín, John D. Salamone, Mercè Correa


From avoidance to attraction: pubertal changes in oxitocinergic neurons correlate with preference towards male chemosignals in female mice

Cinta Navarro-Moreno, María Abellán-Álvaro, Cecilia Pardo-Bellver, Fernando Martínez-García, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza


Looking for pup pheromones in mice: chemosignals eliciting maternal care

Cinta Navarro-Moreno, Manuela Barneo-Muñoz, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza, Fernando Martínez-García


The preoptic area: connections, oxytocinergic cell population, pup odours and maternal behaviour in mice

David Aguado-Llera, Sara Carli, M. Otero-García, A. Martín-Sánchez, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza, Ferrán Martínez-García


The smell of illness counteracts sexual attraction: induction of c-fos in the amygdalo-hypothalamic circuits in female mice induced by urine of sick males

Mario Orts-Richart, Rafael Aparisi-Pozo, Adoración Hernández-Martínez, Ferran Martínez-García, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza


Illness-related volatile odorants from c57bl/6j male mice induce chemosensory exploration in cd1 females

Lidia Seguí-Valls, Adoración Hernández-Martínez, Ferran Martínez-García, Carmen Agustín-Pavón, Enrique Lanuza


Drug-related odour conditioning regulates the activity in the infralimbic-cerebellum network

Isis Gil-Miravet; Julian Guarque-Chabrera; Marta Miquel


Doublecortin expression in the olfactory system of a mouse model of rett syndrome

Elena Martínez Rodríguez, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza, Mónica Santos, Carmen Agustín Pavón


Trpc5 cation channels contribute to hormone regulation in the hypothalamus. Moreno-Pérez Ana ; Blum Thomas; Bufe Bernd; Pyrski Martina; Anela Arifovic; Petra Weissgerber; Veit Flockerzi; Freichel Marc; Zufall Frank; Leinders-Zufall Trese


Implication of dopamine in aversive escape behaviors and social exploration in female and male mice. Carla Carratalá-Ros; Noemí San Miguel; Régulo Olivares-García; Patricia Ibáñez-Marín; Marta Sarasúa de la Bárcena; John D. Salamone ; Mercè Correa