Symposium for ECRs on Neuronal Motor Circuits
A Satellite Event of the FENS Forum 2022
July 8, 2022. Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, France.
This event will bring together scientists interested in neuronal motor circuits in health and disease, with a focus on limb and body movements. Presentations will cover the cell types and circuits for movement generation and sensory processing in the spinal cord, the organization of descending motor tracts, as well as integrated and adaptive motor control. The satellite aims to give the opportunity to early career researchers (young group leaders, postdocs, students) to present and discuss their recent research.
We have re-opened registrations, but only have a few spots left! Get your spot soon!
At this stage, we aim exclusively for an in-person event.
Program and speakers
[Current program on June 25, 2022]
07:45 – Departure from Paris Porte de Versailles, transport by bus.
08:30-08:50 – Welcome on site
08:50-09:00 – Opening remarks
Session 1: Motor and sensory spinal circuits
09:00-09:30 – Stephan Dietrich (Niccolo Zampieri’s lab, Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin, Berlin, Germany)
The molecular foundation of proprioceptive muscle-type identity
09:30-10:00 – Turgay Akay (Akay's lab, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada)
Proprioceptive control of the locomotor pattern during perturbed locomotion
10:00-10:30 – Filipe Nascimento & Amanda Pocratsky (dual presentation from R. Brownstone & M. Beato's labs, UCL, UK)
Spinal circuit pathophysiology in neurological disease
Session 2: descending control part 1 – brainstem
11:00-11:30 – Giovanni Usseglio (Julien Bouvier’s lab, Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Saclay, France)
Organization of V2a reticulospinal neurons for the control of locomotion and orientation
11:30-12:00 – Roberto Leiras (Ole Kiehn’s lab, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Pedunculopontine neurons for global motor arrest
12:00-12:30 – Mathilde Lapoix (Claire Wyart’s lab, Paris Brain Institute, France)
Functional coupling of the mesencephalic locomotor region and V2a reticulospinal neurons driving forward locomotion
12:30-14:00 – Lunch break
Session 3: descending control part 2 – midbrain and cortex
14:00-14:30 – Kevin Fidelin (Silvia Arber’s lab, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland)
Anatomical and functional organization of red nucleus circuits
14:30-15:00 – Julia Kaiser (Vibhu Sahni’s lab, Burke Neurological Institute, NY, USA)
Molecular delineation of axon targeting by subcerebral projection neurons in development
15:00-15:30 – Caroline Rouaux and Tando Maduna (Caroline Rouaux’s lab, Université de Strasbourg, France)
Mouse models of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recapitulate hallmarks of motor cortex impairments allowing for the assessment of their consequences on downstream motor circuits
Session 4: integrated and skilled movements
16:00-16:30 – Filipa França de Barros (Mathieu Beraneck and François Lambert’s labs, Paris Descartes & Université de Bordeaux, France ; currently at Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal)
Conservation of locomotion-induced oculomotor activity through evolution in mammal
16:30-17:00 – Anders Nelson (Rui Costa’s lab, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, NY, USA)
Coordination of brain and spinal circuits for skilled movements
17:00-17:30 – Ayesha Rustom Thanawalla (Eiman Azim’s lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, USA).
Defining the contributions of discrete cerebellar output pathways to the refinement of forelimb movements
17:30-18:30 – General discussion/conclusion/drinks
18:30-19:10 – Bus to Paris Porte de Versailles.
The organizers and the venue
The satellite is organized by members of the "Neuronal Circuits and Motor Control" laboratory:
Coordinator, scientific program
Organization & logistics
Communication & IT
We are at the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience (NeuroPSI), a joint CNRS and University Paris-Saclay research unit. We recently relocated in a new building in the scientific park of Paris-Saclay and we are thrilled to host this satellite within our walls.
With the support of the Institute, we will organize transportation from and to Paris by bus in the morning and the evening for registered participants. If you want to only attend partially you will have to make your own arrangements.
By public transportation (~1h15). Take the RER B train southbound until "Massy-Palaiseau", then bus 91-06 until "CEA porte Sud".
By car or taxi: ~30 min from Porte de Versailles.
You have a question, a remark, or want to make changes to your registration? Contact us here.
Follow us on Twitter: