ENP 2014




Endo-Neuro-Psycho Meeting

Lunteren, The Netherlands • 22-23 May 2014



Programme Overview

Thursday, 22 May

Friday, 23 May

09:00 Registration

09:50 Opening and Plenary Lecture

11:00 Coffee/Tea

11:30 Parallel Sessions A

  • Brain-immunology axis, vagal activity and the neuronal reflex
  • Molecular mechanisms in the development of neuronal circuitry
  • Cerebellum; who cares?
  • Natural Rewards and Addiction
  • Genetics of mental disorders: recent findings and novel methods

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Parallel Sessions B

  • Nutrition, stress, and metabolism. A psychoneuroendoimmunological translational perspective
  • Axons, novel insights into plasticity and pathophysiology
  • Brain connectomics
  • Depressive disorders: beyond mood. Stress, aggression, cognition and reward
  • Epigenetic mechanisms underlying brain function in health and disease

15:30 Drinks

16:00 Plenary Session

17:30 Drinks

18:00 Plenary Lecture

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Posters, desserts, and drinks

22:00 Social (new and improved)

09:00 Parallel Sessions C

  • It’s a lipid’s World. Central control of lipid metabolism
  • Neuron-Glia interactions in the brain
  • Targeting synaptic defects in autism spectrum disorders
  • The Ups and Downs of Dopamine - How dopaminergic activity controls behaviour in health and disease
  • Specific pathogenic auto-antibodies to neuronal surface proteins in mental illness
  • Springer Session

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions D

  • Stress, eating and the reward system
  • Synaptic mechanisms in models of Alzheimer's Disease
  • Zebrafish: mice in scales…and beyond
  • Adaptive memories: how representing the past enables future decision-making
  • Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells for in vitro and in vivo modeling of neurological diseases
  • Neuroscience for society: the neuro-education case

12:30 Posters & Lunch

14:00 Parallel Sessions E

  • The rebirth of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis; integration of stress and mood
  • Cell-to-cell transfer mechanisms in neurodegenerative disease
  • New approaches to study neuronal ensembles encoding learned behavior
  • What’s eating you? Cognitive and affective influences on food-related brain activation and eating behaviour
  • On the versatility of the endocannabinoid system; from psychoactive drug to therapeutic applications

15:30 Drinks

16:00 Young Talent Prize and Plenary Lecture

17:30 Closure ENP 2014

Daily Programme

Thursday .::. 22 May

09:00 Registration

09:50 Opening and Plenary Lecture
Session 1: NVE Lecture
Chair: Susanne la Fleur (Amsterdam)

Dana Small (New Haven, CT, USA) It must be my metabolism: metabolic control of mind (60') Abstract

11:00 Coffee/Tea

11:30 Parallel Sessions A
Session 2: Brain-immunology axis, vagal activity and the neuronal reflex
Chair: Wouter de Jonge (Amsterdam)

Willem Buurman (Maastricht) Nutritional activation of the vagal immune modulating pathway (30') Abstract
Misha Luyer (Eindhoven) The effects of gum chewing on postoperative ileus and inflammation; a prospective randomized controlled trial (15') Abstract
Lea Costes (Amsterdam) Sympathetic rather than vagal activity modulates colonic inflammation in acute DSS-induced colitis in mice (15') Abstract
Brenda Olivier (Amsterdam) Neuronal control of tertiary lymphoid tissue in the inflamed colon (15') Abstract
Frieda Koopman (Amsterdam) Stimulation of the vagus nerve as novel anti-inflammatory therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (15') Abstract

Session 3: Molecular mechanisms in the development of neuronal circuitry
Chairs: Corette Wierenga & Hilgo Bruining (Utrecht)

Joris de Wit (Leuven, Belgium) Molecular mechanisms of synaptic specificity (30') Abstract
Sara Brignani (Utrecht) Pitx3-ITC: a new genetic strategy for dissecting dopaminergic pathway development (15') Abstract
Asami Oguro-Ando (Utrecht) CNTN4, a risk gene for autism spectrum disorders, contributes to dendritic morphology of cortical neurons (15') Abstract
Cátia Frias (Utrecht) The role of the cell-adhesion molecule Sema4D in bouton dynamics in inhibitory axons (15') Abstract
Natalia Goriounova (Amsterdam) Selective suppression of excessive GluN2C expression rescues early epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis (15') Abstract

Session 4: Cerebellum; who cares?
Chairs: Freek Hoebeek & Martijn Schonewille (Rotterdam)

Kirsten van Baarsen (Nijmegen) Imaging white matter tracts in the human cerebellum; from validation to clinic (15') Abstract
Lieke Kros (Rotterdam) Epileptic absence seizures stopped by closed-loop activation of cerebellar output (15') Abstract
Kamran Khodakhah (New York, NY, USA) Cerebellar modulation of basal ganglia plasticity (30') Abstract
Dineke Verbeek (Groningen) Elevated Dynorphin A levels and Purkinje cell loss cause cerebellar ataxia in a mouse model of spinocerebellar ataxia type 23 (15') Abstract
Zhenyu Gao (Rotterdam) A robust and dynamic feedback loop from the cerebellar nuclei shapes Purkinje cells outputs during eye-blink conditioning (15') Abstract

Session 5: Natural Rewards and Addiction
Chair: Heidi Lesscher (Utrecht)

Lique Coolen (Jackson, MS, USA) Sexual behavior in relation to vulnerability to substance abuse (30') Abstract
Peter Karel (Nijmegen) Serotonin reuptake inhibition and cocaine sensitivity (15') Abstract
Karin Koopman (Amsterdam) Brain serotonin and dopamine transporter binding correlate with visual attention for food in healthy, lean men (15') Abstract
Marijke Achterberg (Utrecht) Measuring motivation and performance of social play behavior in rats: role of dopamine and noradrenaline (15') Abstract
Heidi Lesscher (Utrecht) Social play deprivation enhances alcohol consumption in rats (15') Abstract

Session 6: Genetics of mental disorders: recent findings and novel methods
Chair: Danielle Posthuma (Amsterdam)

Ben Neale (Cambridge, MA, USA) Progress in the genetics of psychiatric illness (30') Abstract
Sven Stringer (Amsterdam) GWA survival analysis under a cure model (15') Abstract
Christiaan de Leeuw (Nijmegen & Amsterdam) Making sense of gene associations: generalized gene-set analysis for GWAS data (15') Abstract
Anke Hammerschlag (Amsterdam) Functional gene-set analysis does not support a role for synaptic function in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (15') Abstract
Mark Patrick Roeling (Rotterdam) Common genetic variation in microglia is associated with autism spectrum disorders (15') Abstract

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Parallel Sessions B
Session 7: Nutrition, stress, and metabolism. A psychoneuroendoimmunological translational perspective
Chairs: Aniko Korosi & Johanna Assies (Amsterdam)

Steven Zeisel (Kannapolis, NC, USA) Choline in early life and brain development (30') Abstract
Eva Naninck (Amsterdam) Role of essential micronutrients in the lasting effects of early-life experiences on brain structure and function (15') Abstract
Roel Mocking (Amsterdam) Relations between hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis activity and fatty acid and one-carbon metabolism in depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (15') Abstract
Frits Muskiet (Groningen) Brain-selective nutrients critical in contemporary, typical Western, diets (30') Abstract

Session 8: Axons, novel insights into plasticity and pathophysiology
Chairs: Casper Hoogenraad (Utrecht) & Maarten Kole (Amsterdam)

Matthew Rasband (Houston, TX, USA) Molecular assembly of electrogenic compartments of axons (30') Abstract
Mustafa Hamada (Amsterdam) Grey matter demyelination causes spontaneous network excitability and anomalous ectopic spike generation (15') Abstract
Sam van Beuningen (Utrecht) Cytoskeleton organization at the axon initial segment (15') Abstract
Somaieh Ahmadian (Leiden) The role of dystrophin in synaptic plasticity of the olfactory circuit (15') Abstract
Eljo van Battum (Utrecht) The intracellular redox protein MICAL-1 regulates the development of lamina-specific hippocampal mossy fiber connections (15') Abstract

Session 9: Brain connectomics
Chairs: Natalie Cappaert (Amsterdam) & Martijn van den Heuvel (Utrecht)

Kees Stam (Amsterdam) Complex brain networks: the wood and the trees (30') Abstract
Rembrandt Bakker (Nijmegen/Jülich/Munich) Do gold standards remain gold standards when compiling a large number of published tract-tracing studies into a connectivity database? (15') Abstract
Natalie Cappaert (Amsterdam) Network organization of the (para)hippocampal region in the rat (15') Abstract
Marcel de Reus (Utrecht) A central infrastructure for communication and integration in the mammalian brain (15') Abstract
Edwin van Dellen (Utrecht) Altered directionality of functional neural interactions in neuropsychiatric disease (15') Abstract

Session 10: Depressive disorders: beyond mood. Stress, aggression, cognition and reward
Chairs: Danai Riga & Sabine Spijker (Amsterdam)

Bauke Buwalda (Groningen) Behavioral and neurobiological consequences of adult and adolescent social stress in rats (30') Abstract
Ioannis Zalachoras (Leiden) Steroid receptor coactivator-1 isoform switching changes the sensitivity of the central nucleus of the amygdala to glucocorticoids (15') Abstract
Leonie Gouweleeuw (Groningen) The role of Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin in neuroinflammation and depressive symptoms in a rat model of myocardial infarction induced heart failure (15') Abstract
Danai Riga (Amsterdam) The deeper the blues, the greater the booze? Depression susceptibility in subsequent vulnerability to alcohol abuse (15') Abstract
Jorien Treur (Amsterdam) Spousal concordance and comorbidity for smoking and depressive symptoms (15') Abstract

Session 11: Epigenetic mechanisms underlying brain function in health and disease
Chair: Christiaan Vinkers (Utrecht)

Lotte Houtepen (Utrecht) DNA methylation and the endocrine stress response in humans (15') Abstract
Bart Rutten (Maastricht) DNMT3a: an epigenetic regulator of cognition? (15') Abstract
Marco Boks (Utrecht) Combat trauma exposure and PTSD: a prospective DNA methylation study (15') Abstract
Martien Kas (Utrecht) Early environment affects epigenetic programming of neurodevelopmental genes and the susceptibility to adult maladaptive behavior in mice (15') Abstract
Jonathan Mill (London, United Kingdom) Epigenetic pathways to neuropsychiatric disease (30') Abstract

15:30 Drinks

16:00 Plenary Session
Session 12: Two Top Papers & Thesis Prize

17:30 Drinks

18:00 Plenary Lecture
Session 13: Neurofederation Lecture
Chair: Judith Homberg (Nijmegen)

Bart Ellenbroek (Wellington, New Zealand) Alexander Rudolf Cools – A different individual (60') Abstract

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Posters, desserts, and drinks
Session 14: Poster Session 1

22:00 Social (new and improved)

Friday .::. 23 May

09:00 Parallel Sessions C
Session 15: It’s a lipid’s World. Central control of lipid metabolism
Chairs: Andries Kalsbeek & Hannah Eggink (Amsterdam)

Miguel Lopez (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) Hypothalamic AMPK: a master regulator of energy balance (30') Abstract
Serge Luquet (Paris, France) Dietary triglycerides act on mesolimbic structures to regulate the rewarding and motivational aspects of feeding (30') Abstract
Hannah Eggink (Amsterdam) Bile acids and the brain (15') Abstract
Sander Kooijman (Leiden) Circadian rhythm modulates body fat mass through brown adipose tissue activity (15') Abstract

Session 16: Neuron-Glia interactions in the brain
Chairs: Rogier Min & Mark Verheijen (Amsterdam)

Alfonso Araque (Minneapolis, MN, USA) Astrocytes regulate synaptic transmission and plasticity (30') Abstract
Rogier Min (Amsterdam) The role of astrocytes in the refinement of the sensory cortex (15') Abstract
Anne-Lieke van Deijk (Amsterdam) Astrocyte-lipids in neuron-glia interactions (15') Abstract
Mohit Dubey (Amsterdam) Role of astrocytes in Ion water homeostasis in the developing brain (15') Abstract
Arne Battefeld (Amsterdam) Neuron oligodendrocyte interactions - more than wrapping axons (15') Abstract

Session 17: Targeting synaptic defects in autism spectrum disorders
Chair: Martien Kas (Utrecht)

Peter Scheiffele (Basel, Switzerland) Synaptic pathophysiology in rodent models of autism (30') Abstract
Ricarda Braukman (Nijmegen) European researchers unite: functional neuroimaging in infants at-risk for autism (15') Abstract
Ahmed Mahfouz (Delft) Co-expression network analysis of the developing human brain transcriptome reveals shared pathways among autism candidate genes (15') Abstract
Remco Thedoor Molenhuis (Utrecht) Deletion of Contactin-4 leads to cognitive rigidity in mice (15') Abstract
Kim van Elst (Utrecht) The role of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids in the pathogenesis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (15') Abstract

Session 18: The Ups and Downs of Dopamine - How dopaminergic activity controls behaviour in health and disease
Chairs: Linde Boekhoudt & Geoffrey van der Plasse (Utrecht)

Ana Domingos (Oeiras, Portugal) Lean on circuits or lean for sugar (30') Abstract
Roshan Cools (Nijmegen) Contrasting effects of dopamine on human cognition (15') Abstract
Malou Dongelmans (Paris, France) Nicotinic control of dopamine activity under uncertainty (15') Abstract
Nadia Vendrig (Wageningen) Effects of DREADD-regulated VTA dopamine stimulation: univariate and multivariate analysis of homecage locomotor behaviour (15') Abstract
Marianne Klanker (Amsterdam) Rapid changes in phasic dopamine release during spatial reversal learning (15') Abstract

Session 19: Specific pathogenic auto-antibodies to neuronal surface proteins in mental illness
Chair: Pilar Martinez-Martinez (Maastricht)

Angela Vincent (Oxford, United Kingdom) Specific pathogenic auto-antibodies to neuronal surface proteins in mental illness (30') Abstract
Johann Steiner (Magdeburg, Germany) Are antineuronal antibodies against NMDA receptors potentially relevant in schizophrenia? (30') Abstract
Carolin Hoffmann (Maastricht) Analysis of pathogenic autoantibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor in schizophrenia (15') Abstract
Lot de Witte (Utrecht) Autoimmunity as a cause of psychosis: Common practice or rare finding? (15')

Session 20: Springer Session

10:30 Coffee/Tea

11:00 Parallel Sessions D
Session 21: Stress, eating and the reward system
Chairs: Merel Rijnsburger & Susanne la Fleur (Amsterdam)

Yvonne Ulrich-Lai (Cincinnati, OH, USA) Stress relief by palatable food reward (30') Abstract
Merel Rijnsburger (Amsterdam) Changes in opioid enkephalin and cfos in the nucleus accumbens in rats on a free choice high-fat high-sugar diet (15') Abstract
Kit-Yi Yam (Amsterdam) Chronic stress during early life induces persistent alterations in adipose tissue deposition and lipid metabolism (15') Abstract
Lu Xu (Nijmegen) Ghrelin regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and restricts anxiety after acute stress (15') Abstract
Jennifer ten Kulve (Amsterdam) Endogenous GLP-1 alters activations in central reward and satiety circuits elicited by viewing food pictures in patients with diabetes (15') Abstract

Session 22: Synaptic mechanisms in models of Alzheimer's Disease
Chairs: Helmut Kessels & Guus Smit (Amsterdam)

Iryna Benilova (Leuven, Belgium) Role of amyloid-beta alloforms and mutations in pathological oligomerization (30') Abstract
David Hondius (Amsterdam) Changes in the human hippocampal proteome during Alzheimer’s disease (15') Abstract
Koen Bossers (Amsterdam) Do learning-induced gene expression programs reduce Abeta synaptotoxicity in Alzheimer's disease? (15') Abstract
Celine Heldring (Amsterdam) Novel mechanisms of reduced hippocampal plasticity in APPswe/PS1 dE9 mice (15') Abstract
Ulrich Eisel (Groningen) Modulation of NMDAR function by TNF in Alzheimer's disease (15')

Session 23: Zebrafish: mice in scales…and beyond
Chairs: Ruud van den Bos & Remy Manuel (Nijmegen)

Robert Gerlai (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) Social behaviour in zebrafish: an emerging model system with translational power (30') Abstract
Ard Peeters (Nijmegen) The use of zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae in high-throughput drug and genetic screening (15') Abstract
Marcel Schaaf (Leiden) Identification of behavioral and genetic determinants of stress axis regulation in zebrafish (15') Abstract
Remy Manuel (Nijmegen) Inhibitory avoidance learning in zebrafish (Danio rerio) (15') Abstract
Jolle Jolles (Cambridge, United Kingdom) Sociality and the role of personality in sticklebacks: relevant insights from a behavioural ecological perspective (15') Abstract

Session 24: Adaptive memories: how representing the past enables future decision-making
Chairs: Lorena Deuker & Branka Milivojevic (Nijmegen)

Dharshan Kumaran (London, United Kingdom) Knowledge from individual experiences: The role of the hippocampus (30') Abstract
Branka Milivojevic (Nijmegen) Mapping memory space - flexible integration and segregation of events within memory networks (15') Abstract
Renée Visser (Amsterdam) Markers for memory: assessing neural pattern similarity in the study of associative fear (15') Abstract
Ineke van der Ham (Utrecht) Order memory in navigation: based on space or time? (15') Abstract
Peter Smulders (Nijmegen) Hippocampal predictions and decision making (15') Abstract

Session 25: Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells for in vitro and in vivo modeling of neurological diseases
Chair: Vivi Heine (Amsterdam)

Frank Edenhofer (Wurzburg, Germany) Novel routes of neural reprogramming: direct conversion of somatic cells into neural stem cells (30') Abstract
Stephanie Dooves (Amsterdam) Transplantation of glial progenitor cells in a mouse model of Vanishing White Matter disease (15') Abstract
Arun Thiruvalluvan (Groningen) Development of an iPS cells-based model of ataxin-3 aggregation (15') Abstract
Koen van Zomeren (Groningen) Oligomeric α-synuclein toxicity in human dopaminergic neurons (15') Abstract
Anna Bennis (Amsterdam) Toward stem cell based therapy for diseases which affect the retinal pigment epithelium (15') Abstract

Session 26: Neuroscience for society: the neuro-education case
Chair: Harold Bekkering (Nijmegen)

Roi Cohen Kadosh (Oxford, United Kingdom) Harnessing plasticity in the atypical developing brain (30') Abstract
Esther Keulers (Maastricht) Maturation of task-induced brain activation and functional connectivity in adolescence (15') Abstract
Kim Veroude (Amsterdam) The neural basis of cognitive control in medical students (15') Abstract
Lea Hald (Nijmegen) Optimizing word learning via sensorimotor information (15') Abstract
Kiki Zanolie (Leiden) Social cognition in adolescence (15') Abstract

12:30 Posters & Lunch
Session 27: Poster Session 2

14:00 Parallel Sessions E
Session 28: The rebirth of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis; integration of stress and mood
Chair: Tamas Kozicz (Nijmegen)

Thomas Kash (Chapel Hill, NC, USA) Neurophysiological alterations in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis underlying dysregulated emotional behavior (45') Abstract
Marloes Henckens (Rehovot, Israel) The posterior bed nucleus of stria terminalis is crucial for adequate stress recovery; an optogenetics approach (15') Abstract
Floris Klumpers (Nijmegen) Dissociable roles of the human BNST and amygdala in imminent threat responses versus threat anticipation (15') Abstract
Rick van der Doelen (Nijmegen) Early life stress, serotonin transporter gene variation and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (15') Abstract

Session 29: Cell-to-cell transfer mechanisms in neurodegenerative disease
Chair: Wiep Scheper (Amsterdam)

Chiara Zurzolo (Paris, France) Role of Tunneling Nanotubes (TNTs) in intercellular spreading of prions and other protein assemblies involved in neurodegenerative diseases (30') Abstract
Michiel Pegtel (Amsterdam) Exosomes as mediators of intracellular communication in the CNS (15') Abstract
Sue Godsave (Amsterdam) Prion replication, spreading and pathology in vivo – a cryo-immunogold EM assessment of prion-infected mouse hippocampus (15') Abstract
Wiep Scheper (Amsterdam) Cell-to-cell transfer mechanisms in Alzheimer's disease (15') Abstract
Marcel Verbeek ( Nijmegen) Does cell-to-cell transfer of pathogenic proteins correlate with CSF biomarkers in neurodegenerative disorders? (15') Abstract

Session 30: New approaches to study neuronal ensembles encoding learned behavior
Chairs: Michel van den Oever (Amsterdam) & Steven Kushner (Rotterdam)

Bruce Hope (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) Neuronal ensembles in addiction (30') Abstract
Steven Kushner (Rotterdam) Characterizing fear memory engrams in the hippocampus (30') Abstract
Michel van den Oever (Amsterdam) Optogenetic and pharmacogenetic dissection of a cocaine memory-trace (15') Abstract
Geoffrey van der Plasse (Utrecht) Midbrain dopaminergic involvement in food seeking behavior (15') Abstract

Session 31: What’s eating you? Cognitive and affective influences on food-related brain activation and eating behaviour
Chairs: Aimee Capello (Maastricht) & Paul Smeets (Utrecht)

Todd Hare (Zurich, Switzerland) The effects of acute stress on behavioral and neural measures of dietary self-control (30') Abstract
Aimee Capello (Maastricht) Effects of repeated tryptophan administration on stress-induced cortisol and appetite: influence of genetic 5-HT vulnerability and trait stress-sensitivity (15') Abstract
Nynke van der Laan (Utrecht) Temptation strength and self-regulatory success modulate activation in inhibitory brain regions during food choice in weight-concerned women (15') Abstract
Joost Wegman (Nijmegen) Neural top-down influences of food labeling on implicit food wanting (15') Abstract
Karolien van den Akker (Maastricht) Partial reinforcement of food cues, impulsivity, and the extinction and reacquisition of appetitive responses. Possible implications for (un)successful dieting (15') Abstract

Session 32: On the versatility of the endocannabinoid system; from psychoactive drug to therapeutic applications
Chairs: Eef Theunissen (Maastricht) & Matthijs Bossong (London)

Maria Grazia Cascio (Aberdeen, United Kingdom) The endocannabinoid system: an overview (30') Abstract
Andras Bilkei-Gorzo (Bonn, Germany) Cannabinoid system activity protects against brain ageing (15') Abstract
Joost Wiskerke (Princeton, NJ, USA) Conditioned heroin seeking in rats is associated with enhanced extracellular levels of the endocannabinoid 2-AG in the medial prefrontal cortex (15') Abstract
Chris Schubart (Blaricum) Cannabis beyond good and evil. How genetic and epidemiological factors shape the relationship between cannabis and psychosis (15') Abstract
Matthijs Bossong (London, United Kingdom) Cannabidiol as a treatment in the early phase of psychosis (15') Abstract

15:30 Drinks

16:00 Young Talent Prize and Plenary Lecture
Session 33: Netherlands Brain Foundation Lecture
Chair: Sabine Spijker (Amsterdam)

Patrick Sullivan (Chapel Hill, NC, USA) The genomics of Schizophrenia: new knowledge & new challenges (60') Abstract

17:30 Closure ENP 2014

Poster Presentations

Thursday .::. 22 May
AbstractThe influence of social status on immune responsiveness
Daniel Amado Ruiz (Amsterdam)
AbstractTest-retest reliability of resting state EEG theta/beta ratio: a potential biomarker of attentional control
Angelos Angelidis (Leiden)
AbstractEuHMT1 epigenetic dynamic control of homeostatic synaptic plasticity
Marco Benevento (Nijmegen)
AbstractAn MVPA investigation of heterogeneity in proposers’ offers in the ultimatum game
Maarten Boksem (Rotterdam)
AbstractThe influence of genetic background on object recognition memory in the phenylketonuria mouse model
Vibeke Bruinenberg (Groningen)
AbstractChronic treatment of mGlu1 and mGlu5 receptor enhancers in an absence model
Valerio D'Amore (Nijmegen)
AbstractInterindividual differences in liking during repeated exposure to drink stimuli
Jelle Dalenberg (Groningen)
AbstractA possible role of the 5HT3a receptor in the migratory behavior of newborn granule cells in the adult hippocampus
Ilse de Bruin (Amsterdam)
AbstractNeuronal activity in prefrontal cortex during cognitive behaviour
Roel de Haan (Amsterdam)
AbstractFasting improves insulin sensitivity in diet induced insulin resistant rats
Charlene Diepenbroek (Amsterdam)
AbstractFlying through a molecular window into the neurobiology of language and cognition
Ilse Eidhof (Nijmegen)
AbstractDysregulation of inflammatory pathways in a Familial Hemiplegic Migraine 1 mouse model after the induction of cortical spreading depression
Else Eising (Leiden)
AbstractThe effects of early life stress on the sensitivity of the brain for 5-methyltetrahydrofolate
Jessica Goedhoop (Amsterdam)
AbstractSigns of persistent neuroinflammation after myocardial infarction in mice
Leonie Gouweleeuw (Groningen)
AbstractOverexpression of microRNA137 reduces neuronal dendrite growth and synaptogenesis at an early developmental stage
Sara Grasman (Amsterdam)
AbstractPDE2A inhibition does not affect impulse control in healthy and amphetamine-treated rats
Pim Heckman (Maastricht)
AbstractHippocampal neurogenic processes in relation to accumulation of amyloid beta deposits in advanced aged APP/V717I transgenic mice
Lianne Hoeijmakers (Amsterdam)
AbstractBrain molecular changes after surgery: a mechanism for postoperative cognitive dysfunction in the elderly?
Iris Hovens (Groningen)
AbstractSpike-timing dependent potentiation by two-photon glutamate uncaging
Hai Yin Hu (Utrecht)
AbstractSynapses and 3D reconstruction of the striatum - nigral connectivity
Tomas Jorda Siquier (Amsterdam)
AbstractMineralocorticoid receptors as genetic resilience factor under chronic stress?
Sofia Kanatsou (Utrecht)
AbstractGoldberg-Shprintzen syndrome protein KBP controls kinesin activity to regulate synaptic vesicle trafficking and neuronal development
Josta Kevenaar (Utrecht)
AbstractEffects of nutritional stress during different developmental periods on song and the hypothalamic–pituitary-adrenal axis in zebra finches
Buddhamas (Pralle) Kriengwatana (Leiden)
AbstractDevelopmental delay in serotonin transporter deficient rats
Yvet Kroeze (Nijmegen)
AbstractWinner and loser effects modulate social decision making in the tube test
Sander Lamballais (Rotterdam)
AbstractWhen epigenetics goes awry: implications for aging and Alzheimer’s disease
Roy Lardenoije (Maastricht)
AbstractVagus nerve stimulation decreases hippocampal and prefrontal intermediate frequency EEG power in freely moving rats: a biomarker for effective stimulation?
Lars Larsen (Gent, Belgium)
AbstractIn vivo neural differentiation of iPSC-derived neural progenitor cells from schizophrenia families 
Bas Lendemeijer (Rotterdam)
AbstractNutrition and stress during early life induce epigenetic changes in the adult hippocampus
Astrid Meesters (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of timing of saturated fat and liquid sugar intake on obesity in rats and circadian rhythms in hypothalamic cells
Joelle Oosterman (Amsterdam)
AbstractPrefrontal cortex modulation of cerebellar motor learning
Cindy Parisius (Rotterdam)
AbstractDivergent effects of the novel, “biased”, 5-HT1A receptor agonists F15599 and F13714 in a novel cognition task: object pattern separation
Jos Prickaerts (Maastricht)
AbstractThe 5-HTT genotype dependent effects of stressor controllability on dorsal raphe nucleus activation
Pieter Schipper (Nijmegen)
AbstractMetabotropic glutamate receptor 5 antagonists CTEP and MPEP reduce spontaneous recovery of nicotine seeking
Roeland Struik (Amsterdam)
AbstractCharacterization of morphological changes in cultured hippocampal neurons after deletion of both αCaMKII and βCaMKII using the cre/lox system
Jolet van de Bree (Rotterdam)
AbstractCirl/LPHN3 regulates activity in a Drosophila model for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Monique van der Voet (Nijmegen)
AbstractBlocking α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: a new strategy to enhance memory performance
Nick van Goethem (Maastricht)
AbstractChronic administration effects of “biased” 5-HT1A receptor agonists F15599 and F13714 on object pattern separation and core body temperature
Britt van Hagen (Maastricht)
AbstractUnilateral and bilateral focal resection: effects on SWDs in a genetic absence model
Gilles van Luijtelaar (Nijmegen)
AbstractThalamo-cortical differences due to opposite GABA-ergic actions in a genetic absence model
Constanze von Randow (Nijmegen)

Friday .::. 23 May
AbstractChronic early-life stress and emotional learning in male C57Bl/6 mice
Marit Arp (Amsterdam)
AbstractInvolvement of the kinesin family members KIF4A and KIF5C in intellectual disability and synaptic function
Wei Ba (Nijmegen)
AbstractAssociations between impulsivity and brain responses during food choice 
Marjolein Barendse (Utrecht)
AbstractEffects of ageing on proactive and reactive response inhibition
Mirjam Bloemendaal (Nijmegen)
AbstractIncreased expression of immunoproteasome subunits β1i and β5i in the hippocampus of temporal lobe epilepsy patients
Diede Broekaart (Amsterdam)
AbstractIdentification of a novel amyloid-β binding protein by proteomics techniques
Kim Bruggink (Nijmegen)
AbstractDo electroconvulsive seizures increase resistance against inflammatory stimuli in the brain?
Erin Marijn van Buel (Groningen)
AbstractAssessing the effect of neuronal activity on metabolite levels in the mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus
Renate Buijink (Leiden)
AbstractThe role of ceramide transporters in Alzheimer’s disease
Simone Crivelli (Maastricht)
AbstractCorrelating volume to synaptophysin expression in multiple sclerosis hippocampus
Yvonne de Gier (Amsterdam)
AbstractMemory and mood during MDMA intoxication, with and without memantine pretreatment
Elizabeth de Sousa Fernandes Perna (Maastricht)
AbstractHippocampal gamma-secretase activating protein overexpression impairs spatial memory in mice
Jochen De Vry (Maastricht)
AbstractThe role of Lipocalin2 in Alzheimer’s disease with or without co-existing late-life depression
Doortje Dekens (Groningen)
AbstractAn Ndusf4 deficient mice model supports the role of mitochondria in depression
Tim Emmerzaal (Nijmegen)
AbstractInvolvement of hippocampus and anterior cingulate cortex in reconsolidation of recent and remote memories
Macarena Gomez de Salazar (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe effects of neuropeptide Y on neuronal activity of ventral tegmental neurons
Myrtille Gumbs (Amsterdam)
AbstractMemory and fMRI activation in temporal lobe epilepsy: towards predicting surgery outcome
Ellen Hermans (Nijmegen)
AbstractDysfunctional interneuron networks impair cognition in an APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Sara Hijazi (Amstelveen)
AbstractSerotonin, mood, and empathic accuracy in men and women at familial risk for depression
Koen Hogenelst (GRONINGEN)
AbstractDistinct microglia gene expression signatures induced by aging and neurodegenerative conditions
Inge Holtman (Groningen)
AbstractIs MIM L4-11, a TrkB agonist, a new tool to tackle cognitive deficits?
Artemis Iatrou (Maastricht)
AbstractDifferential expression of miR-29a in cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer’s disease patients, and the effect of blood contamination on microRNA levels
Lieke Jäkel (Nijmegen)
AbstractDopamine manipulation affects reward vs. punishment learning differently in gamblers and controls
Lieneke Janssen (Nijmegen)
AbstractCSF TDP-43 and tau levels improve discrimination of FTLD subtypes
Bea Kuiperij (Nijmegen)
AbstractEarly life stress in a preclinical model for Alzheimer’s disease
Sylvie Lesuis (Amsterdam)
AbstractBoth appetitive and aversive motivation impair focused attention in high impulsive individuals
Ilke van Loon (Nijmegen)
AbstractThe effect of intracarotid infusion of intralipids and glucose on hypothalamic Akt and AMPK activation
Nienke van Loon (Amsterdam)
AbstractFood for Thought; the influence of polyunsaturated fatty acids on autism spectrum disorder
Jessica Merkens (Utrecht)
AbstractMicroRNAs in Alzheimer’s disease: differential expression in hippocampus and in cell-free cerebrospinal fluid
Mareike Müller (Nijmegen)
AbstractLong- and short-term effect of chronic phencyclidine administration on rat social behavior and ultrasonic vocalizations
Suzanne Peters (Utrecht)
AbstractA novel task to assess reversal learning in mice in a home cage environment
Esther Remmelink (Amsterdam)
AbstractEffects of diabetes mellitus type 1 on the unfolded protein response (UPR) and tau phosphorylation
Silvie Ruigrok (Amsterdam)
AbstractIs social jetlag associated with an adverse endocrine, behavioural and cardiovascular profile?
Femke Rutters (Amsterdam)
AbstractmTOR hyperactivation  in Down's syndrome hippocampus appears early during development
Jackelien van Scheppingen (Amsterdam)
AbstractNovel AMPA receptor interacting protein modulates contextual and spatial memory
Leanne Schmitz (Amsterdam)
AbstractA critical role for Cadherin 13 in inhibitory synapse formation and function
Martijn Selten (Nijmegen)
AbstractBlocking reconsolidation of fear by β-adrenergic receptors: effect of sex and trait anxiety
Judith ter Horst (Amsterdam)
AbstractProteomics analysis of brain tissue from the TgSwDI mouse model reveals mitochondrial abnormalities
Nienke Timmer (Nijmegen)
AbstractHormonal reguation of AMPAR mediated synaptic structure and transmission 
Wendy Timmermans (Amsterdam)
AbstractMicroglia priming during a chronic model of MS
Ilia Vainchtein (Groningen)
AbstractThe metabolic syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease: the UPR as mechanistic connection
Judith van der Harg (Amsterdam)
AbstractThe beneficial effect of reward motivation on cognitive flexibility is impaired in aging
Mieke van Holstein (Nijmegen)
AbstractWhat you see is what you eat: An ALE meta-analysis of the neural correlates of food viewing in children
Floor van Meer (Utrecht)
AbstractSequential magnetic resonance imaging after status epilepticus reveals differential effects of rapamycin on blood-brain barrier function in the rat
Erwin van Vliet (Amsterdam)
AbstractValidation of DuoSet ELISA human Park7/DJ-1 (R&D Systems) for CSF samples
Linda van Waalwijk van Doorn (Nijmegen)
AbstractHow emotions potentiate learning: Towards understanding of brain stress hormone pathway convergence at the genome
Lisa van Weert (Leiden)
AbstractThe basal interstitial nucleus: a neglected inhibitory nucleus providing input to the cerebellar flocculus
Subramanian Venkatesan (Rotterdam)
AbstractImmune priming of Aβ plaque-associated microglia
Zhuoran Yin (Groningen)
AbstractfMRI brain reward responses to visual and olfactory food cues – pilot results
Jet Zoon (Wageningen)
AbstractTargeting the glucocorticoid receptor to prevent diet-induced obesity
José van den Heuvel (Leiden)

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