The second Dutch neurodevelopmental disorders meeting will be held March 8th 2017 with the aim of bringing together fundamental and clinical researchers working in the Netherlands in the field of neurodevelopmental brain disorders, such as intellectual disability and autistic spectrum disorders.
This one-day meeting aims to present recent results from across the many Institutes and clinics across the country and to stimulate discussion, networking opportunities and potential future collaborations. The meeting will kick-off with a talk from Professor Chris de Zeeuw. The programme is subdivided into 4 sections, featuring junior and senior researchers from Nijmegen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen and Utrecht.
Attendance of the meeting is free and open to all but prior registration is required due to limited places. Lunch and refreshments are provided. All talks will be given in English. To register, please send an email with the header 'NDD Day 2017' to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes on March 2nd 2017.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Meeting programme Date: 8th March 2017 Location: Red room Trigon bldg, Donders Institute, Nijmegen
9-9.15h: Introduction and welcome from hosts
PRECLINICAL MODELS OF NDDs: 9.15-10.30h
9.15-10.05: Chris de Zeeuw (Rotterdam): The Cerebellum Compensates for its own Absence during Development and Disease 10.05-10.30: Geeske van Woerden (Rotterdam): PRiSM, a functional genomics screen for relative quick assessment of neuronal pathogenicity of ND candidate genes/mutations
10.30-11.00h coffee break
HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL MODELS OF NDDs: 11-12.15h
11.00-11.25: Vivi Heine (Amsterdam): Human iPSC-derived neuron-astrocyte co-cultures for the study of NDDs 11.25-11.50: Monica Frega (Nijmegen): A human neurodevelopmental model for Kleefstra syndrome 11.50-12.15: Femke de Vrij (Rotterdam): Rapid specification of human pluripotent stem cell derived neural progenitors to transplantable astrocytes
12.30-13.15h lunch (provided)
CIRCUITRY AND CONNECTIVITY: 13.15-14.30h
13.15- 13.40: Harold MacGillavry (Utrecht): Structural organization of glutamate receptor trafficking by SHANK proteins 13.40-14.05: Ingrid Romme (Utrecht): Connectome meets genome 14.05-14.30: Christiaan Levelt (Amsterdam): Criticial period regulation in a mouse model of Neurofibromatosis type I.
14.30-15.00 coffee break
15.00-15.25: Martien Kas (Groningen): Dissecting autism heterogeneity in developing mice 15.25-15.50: Marieke Kuiper (Amsterdam): Understanding inhibitory control in adults with ASD: the importance of taking autonomic functioning into account 15.50-16.15: Marianne Oldehinkel (Nijmegen): Investigating functional connectivity in the brain of patients with autism
16.15h Round up of the meeting, followed by borrel.
A flyer for this event can be downloaded from here
The meeting takes place in the Red Room in the Trigon Building, Kapittelweg 29, 6525 EN Nijmegen Directions can be downloaded here.
This meeting is supported by the Donders Institute, Nijmegen and Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam.