International Doctoral School for Biomedical Sciences Programme

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                International Doctoral School for Biomedical Sciences
                Programme “Cognitive and Molecular Neuroscience”
                                     2008-2009

Lectures by guest speakers: min. 5 a year in the first 3 years               min. 15 in total

Work in progress seminars A: Cognitive Neuroscience: Mandatory (or WIP programme B)
Work in progress seminars B: Molecular Neuroscience: Mandatory (or WIP programme A)

Journal Club A: Cognitive Neuroscience: Mandatory (or JC programme B)
Journal Club B: Molecular Neuroscience: Mandatory (or JC programme A)

OCTOBER 2008
Week 40:
Thursday, October 2th; 8.30-18.00 h:
Symposium: “Novel therapies for Muscular Dystrophy”
GA1, O&N1
Host: M. Sampaolesi and C. Verfaillie
Registration required: christina.vochten@med.kuleuven.be

BIOMED Lecture
Friday, October 3th; 11.30 h:
A. Bradley ( Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK)
“The Quest for Homozygosity”
BMW2
Host: J. Eggermont


Week 41:
Monday, October 6th;12.00 h:
A Musaro (Department of Histology and Medical Embryology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
“Muscle control of motor neuron survival and activity: the contribution of skeletal muscle to the pathogenesis of
ALS”
Pentalfa, O&N1
Host: M. Sampaolesi

BIOMED Lecture
Tuesday, October 7th; 13.00 h:
G. Karsenty (Department of Genetics & Development, Columbia University, New York)
“Reciprocal regulation of bone and energy metabolisms”
BMW1
Host: J. Eggermont

Wednesday, October 8th; 12.30 h
T. Harada
“Color-related subregions in the monkey inferior temporal cortex revealed by functional MRI”
05.205 (HP 6) O&N2
Host: G. A. Orban




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Thursday, October 9th; 16.00 h
H. Bellen (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, U.S.A)
“Probing the mechanisms that cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”
GA1 O&N1
Host: P. Carmeliet and B. De Strooper


Week 42:
Monday, October 13th; 18.00 h
J. Culham (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
“Neural coding within human brain regions involved in reaching and grasping”
HP4 (04.230) O&N2
Host: W. Vanduffel

Wednesday, October 15th; 13.00 h
L. Birnbaumer (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA)
“Ca2+ entry into cells: Roles for both Orai and TRPCs”
BMW6 O&N2 (04.201)
Host: B. Nilius

Thursday, October 16th; 18.00 h
H.J. Huppertz (Zürich)
“MRI postprocessing in the presurgical evaluation of patients with refractory epilepsy”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 43:
Tuesday, October 21st; 12.30 h
WIP seminar
J. Jastorff
“Human fMRI reveals separation and integration of shape and motion cues in biological motion processing”
HP 6 (05.205) O&N2
Host: prof. G.A.Orban

Thursday, October 23th; 11.00 h
M. Komarov (Nizhny Novgorod Lobachevsky University, Russia)
“Sequential synchronous activity in neural networks”
HP9 (O&N2 05.312)
 Host: M. Van Hulle

Thursday, October 23th; 18.00 h
L.H. Van den Berg (Utrecht)
“Aandoeningen van het lager motorneuron”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Friday, October 24th; 12.15 h
J. Alaerts (ExpORL, K.U. Leuven)
“Auditory steady-state responses at low modulation frequencies”
O&N2; 06.4006 (Ysebaert-Devos)
Host: J. Wouters
Register at: Lieselot.Vandeun@med.kuleuven.be




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Week 44:
Tuesday, October 28th; 12.30 h
Journal Club: meeting
HP6 (05.205)
Host R. Vogels

Wednesday, October 29th; 13.00 h
C. van Outryve d'Ydewalle (Neurobiologie, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: “Development and characterization of in vivo models for HSPB1-induced distal hereditary
neuropathies and Charcot-Marie-Tooth”
Seminarielokaal HP5 O&N2
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Thursday, October 30th; 18.00 h
S. Sawcer (Cambridge)
 “Developments and prospects in multiple sclerosis genetics”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 45:
Monday, November 3th; 18.00 h
C. Kayser
“Cross-modal influences in auditory cortex as seen by fMRI and electrophysiology”
HP 4 (O&N 2, 04.230)
Host: R. Vogels

Wednesday, November 5th; 12.30 h
Neuroscience practice talks
HP 6 (O&N 2, 05.205)
Host: G. Orban

Week 47:
Tuesday, November 18th; 17.00 h
T. Francart (ExpORL, K.U. Leuven)
“Perception of binaural localization cues with combined electric and acoustic hearing”
TBA
Host: J. Wouters

Week 48:
Wednesday, November 26th; 13.00 h
H. Ardon (Neurosurgery, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: TBA
TBA
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Week 49:
Monday, December 1th; 18.00 h
M. Giese
“TBA”
Hippocrates 4 (O&N 2)
Host: R. Vogels




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Wednesday, December 3th; 13.00 h
I. Taes (Neurobiologie, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: TBA
TBA
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Week 50:
Monday, December 8th; 18.00 h
T. Paus
“How environment and genes shape adolescent brain”
Hippocrates 4 (O&N 2)
Host: R. Vogels

Wednesday, December 10th; 13.00 h
M. Lange (Human Genetics, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: TBA
TBA
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Thursday, December 11th; 18.00 h
S. Aglioti (Rome)
“Seeing and hearing actions in apraxia”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 51:
Tuesday, December 16th
Symposium on parietal cortex in human and non-human primates
Faculty Club
Programme and registration: http://neuroserv.med.kuleuven.ac.be/iuap_symp.php
Organizers: P. Janssen, W. Vanduffel and G. Orban

Wednesday, December 17th; 13.00 h
T. Philips (Neurobiologie, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: TBA
TBA
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Thursday, December 18th; 18.00 h
D. Tanne (Tel Hashomer)
“Lifestyle risk factors and stroke prevention”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Friday, December 19th; ??? h
B. Van Dun (ExpORL, K.U. Leuven)
“Improving auditory steady-state response detection using multichannel EEG signal processing”
TBA
Host: J. Wouters (to be confirmed!)




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2009
Week 02:
Wednesday, January 7th; 13.00 h
A. Van Hoecke (Neurobiologie, K.U. Leuven)
WIP seminar: TBA
TBA
Host: L. Van Den Bosch

Thursday, January 8th; 18.00 h
J. De Keyser (Brussel)
“Pathofysiologische aspecten van Multiple Sclerose”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 03:
Tuesday, January 13th; TBA
J. Richter (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
"Translational Control of Cell Growth and Senescence"
TBA
Host: C. Bagni

Week 05:
Thursday, January 29th; 18.00 h
E. Stålberg (Uppsala)
“Tests of the neuromuscular junction”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 06:
Thursday, February 5th; 18.00 h
M. Sampaolesi (Leuven)
“New approach in the treatment of neuromuscular dystrophies”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 07:
Thursday, February 12th; 18.00 h
L. Lemieux (Londen)
“Hemodynamic correlates of epileptiform discharges: EEG-fMRI studies in epilepsy”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 11:
Thursday, March 12th; 18.00 h
T. Griffiths (Newcastle)
“Music and the brain: normal and abnormal musical processing”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 12:
Thursday, March 19th; 18.00 h
P.A. Van Doorn (Rotterdam)
“Adult onset Pompe disease”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal oranje stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping



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Week 13:
Thursday, March 26th; 18.00 h
D. Burn (Newcastle)
“Progressive Supranuclear Palsy”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping

Week 17:
Thursday, April 23th; 18.00 h
C. Redecker (Jena)
“Endogenous neurogenesis after cortical infarcts: mechanisms and therapeutic implications”
U.Z. Gasthuisberg, Lokaal bruine stoelen,
Groene pijlen, tweede verdieping




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