Programme for the Neuroscience Center 15th year celebration and 1st HBC symposium "Neuronal circuit dynamics across scales and species"  3-4.5.2018.


Thursday, May 3rd

8.00–8.30             Registration and Coffee

8.30–8.40             Welcome words, Symposium organizer, Satu Palva

8.40–8.50             Welcome words, Vice Director of the Neuroscience Center, Matias Palva

8.50–9.00             Welcome words, Vice Rector of the Helsinki University, Pertti Panula

Neuroscience Center research highlights:

 9.00–9.30        Kai Kaila |Brain protection during mammalian birth by vasopressin-mediated suppression of network activity.

9.30-10.00       Claudio Rivera  |Depolarising GABA triggers Glutamatergic sprouting in epilepsy

10.00-10.30     Sari Lauri |Kainate-type of glutamate receptors and wiring of intrinsic glutamatergic connectivity in the amygdala


Coffee & Posters


11.00–12.00        Henry Kennedy   |   Cortical connectomics - Of mice and men

Labex Cortex, University of Lyon, France


12.00-13.00         Laura Busse   |   Processing of feedforward and feedback signals in mouse dLGN

Department of Neurobiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Lunch & Posters


14.00–15.00        Pascal Fries    |   Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience, Germany


15.00–16.00        Markus Siegel    |  Spectral fingerprints of neuronal interactions

Center for Integrative NeuroImaging, University of Tubingen, Germany


16.15–18.00        Honorary Reception of the University


19.00–                   Speaker’s Dinner

Restaurant Töölönranta, Helsinginkatu 56


Friday, May 4th

9.00–10.00          Thomas Mrsic-flogel    |   Principles of local and long range connectivity in cortical circuits

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, UCL, UK


10.00-11.00         David Dupret    |   From continuous stream to discrete waves: parsing hippocampal theta to support memory

MRC Brain Network Dynamic Unit, University of Oxford, UK


Coffee & Posters


11.30-12.30         Tobias Donner      Brain State, Decision-Making, and Behavioral Variability

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany


Lunch & Posters


13.30-14.00      Leonard Khirug    |  Microscopic changes in (sub)cellular structures visualized in the cortex of awake mice: mechanisms of brain response to anesthetics and to traumatic/ischemic injury

Neuroscience Center, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland


14.00-14.30      Juzoh Umemori  (Castrén lab) | Optical activation of neuronal plasticity

Neuroscience Center, HiLIFE, University of Helsinki, Finland


14.30-15.00        Tiina Paunio     |   Sleep, development and mental health

Department of psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland




15.30-16.00       Risto Ilmoniemi    |    New Technology for Coupling to the Dynamics of the Human Brain

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland    


16.00-16.30         Kimmo Alho    |    Imaging attention to audiovisual speech

Department of psychology and logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland


16.30-17.00        Riitta Salmelin |    Language in the brain: from processing stages towards representations 

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland      


17.00-17.15      Closing Remarks