Lecture Hall, German Primate Center, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Göttingen




8:30  Registration

8:55  Welcome address: Ilona Grunwald Kadow, Yoshinori Aso, André Fiala

Session I - Chair: Oren Schuldiner

9:00 – 9:20  Yoshinori Aso (Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, USA)

“Ultrastructural analysis of synapses in the adult mushroom body”

9:20 – 9:40  Kokoro Saito (Tohoku University, Japan)

“Feedback regulation of dopamine signaling tunes reward intensities”

9:40 – 10:00  Kuan-Lin Feng (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

“Idiosyncratic avoidance circuit for aversive long-term memory retrieval in Drosophila “

10:00 – 10:20  Emmanuel Perisse (University of Montpelllier, France)

“Learning relative aversive value in the fly brain”

10:20 – 11:00  Coffee break

Session II – Chair: Gaia Tavosanis

11:00 – 11:20  Xuelin Li (Peking University, China)

“Local 5-HT signals bi-directionally modulate the coincidence time window of associative learning”

11:20 – 11:40  Lisa Scheunemann (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

“Keeping the balance: serotonin signals bi-directionally regulate aversive and appetitive memory consolidation”

11:40 – 12:00  Toshihide Hige (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

“Circuit effects of synaptic plasticity across the mushroom body compartments”

12:00 – 12:20  Karla R. Kaun (Brown University, USA)

“Molecular mechanisms for a valence shift driving alcohol seeking”

12:20 – 14:00  Lunch buffet and poster session (even numbers)

Session III – Chair: David Owald

14:00 – 14:20  Suewei Lin (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

“Functional feedback connections in the adult Drosophila mushroom body”

14:20 – 14:40  Radostyna Lyutova (University of Regensburg, Germany)

“Mushroom body output neuron 02 regulates the transition from goal-directed actions to habits in Drosophila”

14:40 – 15:00  Seth Tomchik (University of Iowa, USA)

“Differential roles of monoaminergic receptors on presynaptic plasticity in Kenyon cells”

15:00 – 15:20  Mingyue Lv (Peking University, China)

“A specific GRAB sensor reveals the in vivo octopamine dynamics in aversive learning”

15:20 – 16:00  Coffee break

Session IV - Chair: Ilona Grunwald-Kadow

16:00 – 16:20  Andrew C. Lin (University of Sheffield, UK)

“Ectopic sodium channel expression paradoxically decreases excitability in Drosophila Kenyon cells”

16:20 – 16:40  Moshe Parnas (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

“Muscarinic receptors, voltage dependence and learning specificity”

16:40 – 17:00  David Owald (Charité – Berlin University of Medicine, Germany)

“Dopamine action at dendrites of dopaminergic neurons”

17:00 – 17:20  Wenbin Yang (Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland)

“Creating true and false memories from forgotten information in Drosophila”

17:20 – 17:40  Martin Brill (Rapp OptoElectronic, Germany)

“Advanced Light Solutions – Photomanipulation in Light- and Multi-Photon-Microscopy”

17:40 – 19:00  Poster session (even numbers) with wine and cheese




Session V - Chair: Brian Smith

9:00 – 9:20  Aurore Avagues-Weber (Paul Sabatier University – Toulouse III, France)

“Numerosity categorization by parity in an insect”

9:20 – 9:40  Claudia Groh (University of Würzburg, Germany)

“Development and adult neuronal plasticity of mushroom body microcircuits in social Hymenoptera”

9:40 – 10:00  Tiyasa Roy (NCBS Bangalore, India)

“Time-place memory in honeybees: how are the mushroom bodies connected to the circadian clock?”

10:00 – 10:20  Wolfgang Rössler (University of Würzburg, Germany)

“The role of the mushroom bodies during learning walks in desert ants”

10:20 – 11:00  Coffee break

Session VI – Chair: Yoshinori Aso

11:00 – 11:20  Martin Strube-Bloss (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

“Categorization across stimulus modalities by mushroom body output neurons”

11:20 – 11:40  Brian Smith (Arizona State University, USA)

“A model for modulation of Hebbian plasticity and its potential role in regulating attention in the honeybee (Apis mellifera)

11:40 – 12:00  Ilona Grunwald Kadow (University of Bonn, Germany)

“How states and needs shape neural processing and behavior of fruit flies”

12:00 – 12:20  Cansu Arican (University of Cologne, Germany)

“The mushroom body output encodes behavioral decisions during sensory-motor transformation”

12:20 – 14:00  Lunch buffet and poster session (odd numbers) 

Session VII – Chair: Annekathrin Widmann

14:00 – 14:20  Florence Besse (Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice, France)

“Imp-dependent localization of RNAs to Mushroom Body γ axons is essential for long-term associative memory”

14:20 – 14:40  Stephan Sigrist (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

“Transient active zone remodeling in the Drosophila mushroom body supports mid-term olfactory memories”

14:40 – 15:00  Pierre-Yves Plaçais (ESPCI Paris, France)

“Metabolic plasticity supports and regulates memory formation”

15:00 – 15:20  Robert J. Kittel (Leipzig University, Germany)

“Rab3 is essential for cyclic AMP-mediated presynaptic plasticity and olfactory learning in Drosophila”

15:20 – 16:00  Coffee break

Session VIII – Chair: Lisa Scheunemann

16:00 – 16:20  Martin Nawrot (University of Cologne, Germany)

“Reward prediction for adaptive sensory-motor transformation in a spiking agent of Drosophila larva.”

16:20 – 16:40  Ashok Litwin-Kumar (Columbia University, USA)

“Action-related information in learning signals for distributed control”

16:40 – 17:00  Giorgio F. Gilestro (Imperial College London, UK)

“Divergent evolution of sleep homeostasis open new perspectives on the function of sleep”

17:00 – 17:20  Daisuke Hattori (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)

“A neuronal count sketch in the mushroom body”

19:30  Speakers’ dinner at Restaurant Bullerjahn or young investigators’
get-together at Nautibar




Session IX - Chair: Stephan Sigrist

9:00 – 9:20  Oren Schuldiner (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

“The mushroom body is a model to study mechanisms of developmental circuit remodeling”

9:20 – 9:40  Gaia Tavosanis (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

“Exploring the mushroom body calyx landscape”

9:40 – 10:00  Halyna Shcherbata (Medical University Hanover, Germany)

“Profiling of the neuron-specific Dystroglycan interactome reveals new factors contributing to MB morphogenesis”

10:00 – 10:20  Annekathrin Widmann (University of Göttingen, Germany)

“Behavioural and anatomical features in an aging maggot”

10:20 – 11:00  Coffee break

Session X – Chair: Karla Kaun

11:00 – 11:20  Carlotta Martelli (University of Mainz, Germany)

“The role of the mushroom body in olfactory-driven exploratory behavior”

11:20 – 11:40  Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval (Georgetown University, USA)

“Unimodal sensory preconditioning in a fruit fly”

11:40 – 12:00  André Fiala (University of Göttingen, Germany)

“Neuronal circuits underlying aversive second-order conditioning in Drosophila”

12:00 – 12:20  Fatima Amin (Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany)

“Action, valence, dopamine – Drosophila as a study case” 

12:20 – 14:00  Lunch buffet

14:00 – 15:30  Panel discussion

15:30 – 15:35  Closing remarks: Ilona Grunwald Kadow, Yoshinori Aso, André Fiala