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  • INC DAY 2019

    This year the INC DAY will focus on the use of animal models for understanding human brain functions and pathologies. Success, failures, and limitations of animal models? Relevance for psychiatric diseases and to study cognition? Alternatives or complementary methods ? Is there a specificity to the Human brain? So many questions that will be discussed by the ten invited speakers, offering a wide spectrum of research and expertise on the topic.

    Thursday November 7. from 9 until 18pm

    Amphithéâtre Vulpian
    12 rue de l’école de médecine
    75006 Paris
    Free event on registration (mandatory)


    9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Welcome Address

    9:30-10:30 Keynote Lecture by Takashi Namba (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden) Human-specific genes, neural stem cell amplification, and neocortex expansion in development and human evolution

    10:30-12:30 What can we learn from animal models? I

    • Nicolas Katsanis (Duke University, USA) -The Genetic Architecture of Ciliopathies
    • Sullian Ben Hamed (Institut des Sciences cognitives Marc Jeannerod, Lyon) -Non-human primate models for the study of human brain functions and dysfunctions
    • George Koob (NIH-NIAAA, Bethesda, USA) -Animal models based on a validated heuristic framework of the neurobiology of addiction12:30-14:00 Lunch in Galerie Saint-Germain

    14:00-16:00 What can we learn from animal models? II

    • Nicola Clayton (University of Cambridge, UK) -Corvid Cognition
    • Shlomo Wagner (University of Haifa, Israel) -Deep phenotyping of social behavior in animal models
    • Bruno Giros (Université Paris Descartes & McGill University) Noradrenergic control of vulnerability to stress

    16:00-16:30 Coffee break

    16:30-18:30 Alternative or complementary approaches

    • Simona Lodato (Humanitas University, Milan) -Investigating cerebral cortex development in the embryo and in 3D-organoids
    • Stanislas Dehaene (Collège de France, Paris) -The search for human singularity
    • Serban Morosan (Médecine Sorbonne Université, Paris) -Transparency and Communication on animal used for scientific purposes

    18:30-19:00 Conclusion and Refreshment

    More info: inc@parisdescartes.fr

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