Conference program

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9:30 – 10.15

Ewelina Knapska, Of mice and men. Understanding social learning (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Poland)

10:15 –10:45

Birgit Derntl, Emotional Hormones: how sex hormones affect women's brain and behavior (University of Tübingen, Germany)

10:45 –11:15

Andero Uusberg, Cognitive mechanisms of emotional reappraisal (University of Tartu, Estonia)

11:15 –11:45

Rasa Monciunskaite, Does the contraceptive pill alter female affective processing? (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

11:45 –13:00


13:00 –13:45

Frances de Blasio, EEG-ERP brain dynamics in the equiprobable auditory Go/NoGo task (University of Wollongong, Australia)

13:45 –14:15

Thomas Koenig, Brain functional microstates: current understanding and future perspectives (Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Switzerland)

14:15 –14:45

Roma Siugzdaite, Transdiagnostic Brain Mapping in Developmental Disorders (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)


Guy C. Brown, How the brain eats itself: Microglial phagocytosis of live neurons (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)

15:15 –16:00

Break / Posters / LNA annual meeting

16:00 –16:30

Kaiser Karim, Consistent and scalable human iPSC-derived cells for in vitro CNS disease modelling and drug discovery (

16:30 –17:00

Jay Gopalakrishnan, Human brain organoids: From development to disease modeling of COVID-19 (University of Dusseldorf, Germany)

17:00 –17:30

Dieter Henrik Heiland, Human Tissue Modeling for Spatiotemporal Investigation of Brain Tumor Development (University of Freiburg, Germany)

17:30 –18:00

Anton Bespalov, Drug discovery today: How to bet on the right horse? (PAASP, Germany)

18:00 –18:20

Concluding remarks, discussion, awards

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