Monday September 3, 2018

16:00 - 19:00 Pre-Conference Session: Neurobiology of Insects and Crustaceans – Comparative and Evolutionary Perspective

Chair: David Doležel (Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic)


Eran Tauber (University of Haifa, Israel)
The Jewel Wasp Nasonia: an Emerging Model in Chronobiology


David Dolezel (Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic)
Neuropeptides and Their Receptors in Hemiptera: Suggestions for Research in Drosophila
16:30-16:45Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska & Lenka Pivarciova (Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic)
Circadian Clock Genes in the Linden Bug
16:45-17:00Charalambos Kyriacou (Leicester University, UK)
Molecular Basis of Tidal Rhythm in Euridice pulchra

Plenary Lecture: Michael Rosbash (Brandeis University, USA)

Circadian Rhythms and Fruit Flies: Past, Present and Future

19:30Welcome Reception (Collegium Maius, Jagiellonian University)

Tuesday September 4, 2018

09:00 - 14:00 Session 1: How Time and Light modulate Behaviour and Physiology

Chairs: Pamela Menegazzi (University of Würzburg, Germany) and Mareike Selcho (University of Würzburg, Germany)

09:15-10:00Plenary Lecture: James Truman (University of Washington, USA)
The Role of Neuronal Lineages in the Functional Organization and Evolution of the Nervous System
10:00-10:15Jadwiga Giebułtowicz (Oregon State University, USA)
The Dark Side of Light: Effects of Light Exposure on Aging Phenotypes
10:15-10:30Simon Sprecher (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Circadian Regulated Behaviour in the Fruit Fly Larva
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:15Ko-Fan Chen (University College of London, UK)
Neurocalcin regulates night sleep in Drosophila
11:15-11:30Dennis Pauls (University of Wurzburg, Germany)
Time Matters: Integration of Time Information into Memory Processes

Paola Cusumano (University of Padova, Italy)
Modulation of miR-210 alters phasing of circadian locomotor activity and impairs projections of PDF clock neurons in Drosophila melanogaster


Edgar Buhl (University of Bristol, UK)

Temperature and light integration in the Drosophila clock


14:00 - 20:00 Session 2: Development and RNA Regulation
Chair: Matthias Soller (University of Birmingham, UK)


Plenary Lecture: Andrea Brand (University of Cambridge, UK)

Time to Wake Up: Regulation of Neural Stem Cell Quiescence and Reactivation

Jean-Yves Roignant (IMB, Mainz, Germany)
Manuel Irimia (CRG, Barcelona, Spain)
Expansion of Animal Proteomes by Neuronal Microexons

Matthias Soller (University of Birmingham, UK)

mRNA Methylation in Neuronal Development and Function

15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:15Claudio Alonso (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)
The Impact of microRNA Regulation on Neural Development and Behaviour
16:15-16:30Daniela Zarnescu (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
Deciphering Translation Dysregulation Mechanisms Across Multiple Models of ALS
17:00-20:00Poster Session

Wednesday September 5, 2018

09:00 - 14:00 Session 3: Glia

Chairs: Alicia Hidalgo (University of Birmingham, UK) and Bing Zhang (University of Missouri, USA)

09:15-10:00Plenary Lecture: Angela Giangrande (CNRS, IGBMC, Universite de Strasbourg, France)
Gliogenesis in Flies, How to Make a Unique Cell Type
10:15-10:30Christian Klämbt (University of Münster, Germany)
Drosophila Glia: from Development to Behaviour
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:15Mary Logan (Jungers Center for Neuroscience, OHSU, USA)
Genetic Investigation of Glial Responses to Neural Injury
11:30-11:45Robert Jackson (Department of Neuroscience, Center for Neuroscience Research, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA)
A Novel Glia-Neuron Signaling Pathway Regulating Sleep


Alicia Hidalgo (University of Birmingham, UK)
The regenerative drive of neuron-glia interactions upon CNS injury

14:00 - 16:00 Session 4: Drosophila Models of Neurological Diseases

Chairs: Erik Storkebaum (Donders Insitute and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Daniel Segal (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

14:00-14:15Danny Segal (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Alterations of Protein Glycosylation Impact Alzheimer’s Disease – Lessons From Flies
14:15-14:30Amrit Mudher (University of Southhampton, UK)
Is Tau-mediated Degeneration Wallerian in Nature? Insights From a Drosophila Model of Tauopathy.
14:30-14:45Annette Schenck (Donders Insitute and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Deficits in Drosophila habituation learning as an endophenotype of intellectual disability/autism disorders – of mechanisms and clinical applications
14:45-15:00Alex Whitworth (MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Cambridge, UK)
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease - Not Just Mitophagy
15:00-15:15Patrik Verstreken (VIB & KU Leuven, Belgium)
The Origin of Sleep Defects in Parkinson Disease
15:15-15:30Erik Storkebaum (Donders Insitute and Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
mRNA Translation Defects in Peripheral Neuropathy
16:00Krakow Sightseeing and Banquet

Thursday September 6, 2018

09:00 - 14:00 Session 5: From Brain Connectomics to Synaptic Functions

Chairs: Kei Ito (University of Cologne, Germany) and Gregory Jefferis (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK)

09:15-10:00Plenary Lecture: Gerry Rubin (Janelia Research Campus, HHMI, Ashburn, USA)
New Tools and Methods for Circuit Analysis in Drosophila
10:00-10:15Gaia Tavosanis (German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany)
Circuit Plasticity in the Adult Fly Brain
10:15-10:30Marta Costa (University of Cambridge, UK)
Going Beyond One Connection: a Connectomics Approach to Map Olfactory Circuits
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-11:15Andreas Thum (University of Leipzig, Germany)
The Larval Standard Brain: The Reconstruction of the Larval Nervous System at Cellular and Synaptic Resolution
11:15-11:30Martin Müller (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Linking Presynaptic Proteostasis to Homeostatic Plasticity

14:00 - 20:00 Session 6: Sensory System

Chair: Ian A. Meinertzhagen (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)

14:15-15:00Plenary Lecture: Iris Salecker (The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)
Generating Motion Direction-sensitive Neurons in the Drosophila Visual System
15:00-15:15Mikko Juusola (Sheffield University, UK)
Seeing Through Moving Eyes - Microsaccadic Information Sampling Provides Drosophila Hyperacute Vision
15:15-15:30Catherine von Reyn (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)
Development and Function of Sensorimotor Circuits Driving Visually-Evoked Escape Behaviour
15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-16:15Chi-Hon Lee (Cellular and Organismic Biology, ICOB, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)
A Drosophila Chromatic Circuit Confers Sign-inverted Center-surround Properties
16:15-16:30Marion Silies (ENI, Göttingen, Germany)
Differences in the OFF Pathway Inputs (L2 and L3 doing surprisingly different things), Covering Their Physiology, Circuit Dissections and Down to a Behavioural Role

Kit D. Longden (HHMI Janelia Research Campus, USA)

Color motion vision for UV objects in Drosophila


Mathias Wernet (Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Biologie)

Modality-specific Circuits in the Fly Visual System

17:00-20:00Poster Session

Friday September 7, 2018

09:00 - 12:00 Session 7: Interaction Between Feeding, Energy Metabolism and Associated behaviours

Chairs: Dick Nässel (Stockholm University, Sweden) & Christian Wegener (University of Würzburg, Germany)

09:15-10:00Plenary Lecture: Amita Sehgal (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Biology of Bedtime: Understanding Circadian Rhythms and Sleep
10:00-10:15Michael Pankratz (LIMES, University of Bonn, Germany)
Towards a Complete Feeding Connectome
10:15-10:30Nuria Romero (Institut de biologie Valrose, Nice, France)
Neuropeptides Coordinating Growth/Metabolism and Maturation
10:30-11:00Coffee Break

William Ja (The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL, USA)

Satiation and the Sleep-feeding Axis


Michael Texada (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

A fat-body oxygen sensor regulates insulin expression and secretion

11:30-11:45Martina Gáliková (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Regulation of Energy Homeostasis, Water Balance and Reproduction by Ion Transport Peptide (ITP)
11:45-12:00Thomas Riemensperger (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Hunger, Feeding, Satiety – Neuro-peptidergic Circuits Controlling Appetitive and Feeding Behaviour

12:00 - 13:30 Session 8: Cytoskeleton to Plasticity

Chairs: Matthias Landgraf (University of Cambridge, UK), Adrian Moore (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)

12:15-12:30Rita Teodoro (CEDOC, Portugal)
Motor Neuron - Muscle Interplay During Activity-dependent Bouton Formation
12:30-12:45Cheng-Ting Chien (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Localization of actin blobs prefigures dendrite branching
12:45-13:00Li Foong Yoong  (RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan)
An in Vivo Time-lapse Imaging Screen, Coupled with Automated Dendrite Feature Detection and Quantification, Reveals the Molecular Mechanisms of Major Dendrite Branch Formation
13:00-13:15Darren Williams (King’s College, London, UK)
Remodeling the Abdominal Motor System: from Branching and Size to Connectivity
13:15-13:30Tomke Stürner (German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Germany)
Actin Dynamics in Dendritic Arborisation Neurons: A Computational Approach
13:30-13:45Closing remarks