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BMI Symposium @ EPFL

“Stress in Health and Disease” 14/15 March 2018

 

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018
10:20 – 10:30 Welcome address
10:30 – 10:55 Carmen Sandi (EPFL, Lausanne)
Stress and coping behaviors: A key role for brain metabolism
10:55 – 11:20 Marc Donath (University Hospital Basel)
Metabolic stress
11:20 – 11:45 Johan Auwerx (EPFL, Lausanne)
Systems genetics approaches to explore mitochondria and aging
11:45 – 12:10 Markus Gerber (University of Basel)
Physical activity and fitness as stress-buffers
12:10 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster session
13:30 – 13:55 Urs Meyer (University of Zurich)
Stress in Adolescence as a Modifying Factor in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
13:55 – 14:20 Ulrike Ehlert (University of Zurich)
Psychobiology of stress-related disorders
14:20 – 14:45 Mirjam Christ-Crain (University Hospital and University of Basel)
Stress hormones in acute and chronic disease
14:45 – 15:00 Silvia Stringhini (CHUV, Lausanne)
The biological consequences of social inequalities
15:00 –15:25 Coffee break
15:25 – 15:50 Isabelle Mansuy (University of Zurich and ETHZ, Zurich)
Traumatic stress across generations: Epigenetic mechanisms in the germline
15:50 – 16:15 Klaus Zuberbuehler (University of Neuchatel)
Stress in wild chimpanzees
16:15 – 16:30 Nadine Messerli (University of Fribourg)
Stress measures and health in young children
16:30 – 16:50 Todd Hare (University of Zurich)
Stress and the neurobiology of self-control in decision making
16:50 – 17:10 Johannes Gräff (EPFL, Lausanne)
Insights into remote fear memory extinction
17:10 – Aperitif and further poster browsing
   
Thursday, 15 March 2018
8:50 – 8:55 Session Intro
8:55 – 9:20 Dominique de Quervain (University of Basel)
Stress and memory: implications for treating fear-related disorders
9:20 – 9:45 David Sander (University of Geneva)
Stress, affective relevance, and reward
 9:45 – 10:00 Ulrike Rimmele (University of Geneva)
Changing stress hormone levels, changing emotional memories
10:00 – 10:25 Marianne Schmid Mast (University of Lausanne)
The use of virtual reality for stress management training
10:25 – 10:50 Coffee break
10:50 – 11:15 Roland von Känel (University Hospital Zurich)
Stress and accelerated blood clotting
11:15 – 11:30 Johannes Bohacek (ETHZ, Zurich)
Molecular dissection of the acute stress response
11:30 – 11:45 Camille Piguet (University of Geneva)
Psychosocial stress reactivity in at-risk offpsring
11:45 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster session
13:30 – 13:55 Andreas Lüthi (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
Ensemble coding in amygdala circuits
13:55 – 14:20 Manuel Mameli (University of Lausanne)
Habenular encoding of negative states
14:20 – 14:45 Michael Shanahan (University of Zurich)
Perceptual tendency toward threat and gene transcription patterns: a pilot study
14:45 – 15:10 Andreas Papassotiropoulos (University of Basel)
Genome-guided drug discovery for stress-related disorders
15:10 – 15:35 Discussion and Closing remarks
   

 

 

 

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