Programme

08:00 – 08:15 Registration
08:20 – 08:50 Opening session
Speakers: Nuno Sousa and Ioannis Sotiropoulos, University of Minho, PT
08:50 – 09:45 Rodents’ behavior: constructs, paradigms and open source tools
Speakers : Hugo Almeida, University of Minho and Gonçalo Lopes, NeuroGears
09:45 – 10:00

Coffee break

10:00 – 12:30 Hands-on session I
behavioral paradigms – navigation, spontaneous and conditioned paradigms and instrumental behavior (G1);
ex-vivo and in-vivo circuit manipulation (e.g. optogenetics);
local field potentials in freely moving rodents (G2)
12:30 – 13:00

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:45 Dissecting brain networks and their behavioral implications
Speakers: Ana João Rodrigues and Patrícia Monteiro, University of Minho, PT
13:45 – 16:00 Hands-on session II
behavioral paradigms – navigation, spontaneous and conditioned paradigms and instrumental behavior (G2);
ex-vivo and in-vivo circuit manipulations (e.g. optogenetics);
local field potentials in freely moving rodents (G1)
16:00 – 17:00Genetic manipulations of CCR5 and the multifaceted molecular cellular and circuit mechanisms of cognitive enhancement: a cautionary tale *
Speakers: Alcino Silva, UCLA, US
* session open to all EBPS participants