Location: Aula, Tongersestraat 53, Maastricht

26 January 2023

08:30 - 09:30

Registration & Welcome

09:30 - 11:00

Keynote lecture:
The promise of stem cell therapy for traumatic injury to the CNS: from bench to bedside - Prof. Daniel Anthony (University of Oxford)
Invited lecture: 
The first clinical results of a comprehensive journey of reversed engineering ; bringing a living medicine to the patient - Hans de Munter (Neuroplast) 

11:00 - 11:30

Patient interview

11:30 - 12:30

Poster session

12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 15:30

Location: Jan van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1 
Parallel session 1:
Neurodevelopmental origins of obesity and diabetes - Prof. Sebastien Bouret (U. Lille)

PhD talks
Study of maternal mediated mechanisms in the epigenetic programming induced by maternal stress: Transgenerational transmission and oxytocin - Ryma Benlakehal (Lille)

Prenatal X-irradiation induces a differential response in developing excitatory and inhibitory NPCs and their progeny - Lisa Berden (Hasselt)

Early-life exposure to Carbon nanoparticles: a trigger for altered neurodevelopmental behaviour in mice? - Kenneth Vanbrabant (Hasselt)

Effects of ionizing radiation on brain development, modeled in human brain organoids - Jessica Honorato Ribeiro (Ghent)

13:30 - 15:30

Location: Aula Tongersestraat 53
Parallel session 2:
Survival-(in)dependent functions of neuronal autophagy - Prof. Natalia Kononenko (U. Cologne)

PhD talks
CRTAM overexpression in T lymphocytes causes astrogliosis and BBB closure during neuroinflammation, resulting in anxiety-like behaviour in mice - Doryssa Hermanns (Hasselt)

Effects of the NLRP3 inflammasome on Microglial Senescence in Tauopathies - Deniz Karabag (Cologne)

Lysosomal alterations in the demyelinating Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A - Karen Libberecht (Hasselt)

Induction of passive transfer myasthenia gravis in rats via subcutaneous autoantibody administration - Anja Schöttler (Maastricht)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:00

Research Integrity: Playing the Dilemma Game - Dr. Martin van Boxtel & Dr. Dorothee Horstkötter (U. Maastricht)

18:00 - 21:00

Dinner & PI Matching Game

27 January 2023

09:00 - 10:30

Keynote lecture:
Individual Psychiatry - Multimodal Imaging Techniques - Prof. Dr. Irene Neuner (RWTH Aachen University)
Invited lecture: 
Bridging scales for multi-modal imaging of cortical architecture in the human brain - Dr. Sven Hildebrand (U. Maastricht) 

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee and imaging exhibition

11:00 - 13:00

Location: Aula Tongersestraat 53
Parallel session 3:
Traumatic Brain Injury: an urgent call for monitoring and treatments - Dr. Marcel Aries (U. Maastricht)

PhD talks
Role of DNA Damage and Repair Responses in Spinal Cord Injury Pathogenesis in Mice - Elle Scheijen (Hasselt)

The Artificial Intelligence Motion study (AIM): Artificial Intelligence-assisted analysis of cervical spine motion - Valerie Schuermans (Maastricht)

Sensory Hypersensitivity after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - Marilien Marzolla (Maastricht)

Spinal cord injury induces premature immune aging in mice - Naomi Veeningen (Hasselt)

11:00 - 13:00

Location: Jan van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1 
Parallel session 4: Glycine receptor signaling in psychiatric disorders - Dr. Elisabeth Piccart (U. Hasselt)

PhD talks
The Role of the Peripheral and Central Adrenergic System in the Construction of the Subjective Emotional Experience of Panic - Jette de Vos (Maastricht)

Enlightening the Glycine Receptor α2 as a Key Regulator in the Brain Reward Pathway - Yana Vella (Hasselt)

Perinatal vulnerability of neuropsychiatric disorders: focus on sex differences in experimental animal models - Alessandra Gaetano (Lille)

Psychiatric findings in adults with Triple X syndrome - Maarten Otter (Maastricht)

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and Poster session

14:30 - 15:00

Awards & Evaluation

15:00 - 16:00

Science Communication - dr. Job Van den Hurk

16:00 - 16:15