From Bench to Bedside

February 10, 2023

Basel (Switzerland)


Welcome to the yearly annual meeting "From Bench to Bedside" organized by the Neuroscience Network Basel !


09:00 Welcome and opening: Josef Bischofberger (DBM)

Keynote lecture 1 chaired by Roger Redondo (Roche)

09:10 - 09:55 Sonja Kleinlogel (Neurotechnologies Section, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development)

“Development of a designer optogenetic gene therapy for the restoration of vision”

Session 1: “Dendritic information processing shapes learning” chaired by Andreas Lüthi (FMI)

09:55 - 10:00 Introduction to the session

10:00 - 10:25 Simon D'Aquin (Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuropharmacology, University of Zurich)

“Compartmentalized dendritic plasticity during associative learning”

10:25 - 10:50 Fritjof Helmchen (Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich)

“Apical dendrites in neocortical layer 5 neurons enable task learning”

10:50 - 11:15 Walter Senn (Department of Physiology, University of Bern)


11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break

Session 2: “Sleep and Plasticity” chaired by Anissa Kempf (Biozentrum)

11:45 - 11:50 Introduction to the session

11:50 - 12:15 Anita Lüthi (Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, University of Lausanne)

“Being disconnected, but remaining vigilant: the neuroscience of opposing sleep functions”

12:15 - 12:40 Reto Huber (Child Development Center and Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, University Children's Hospital Zurich)

“Brain development and sleep: from slow waves to spike waves”

12:40 - 13:05 Antoine Adamantidis (Center for Experimental Neurology, Department fo Neurology, Inselspital University Hospital Bern, University of Bern)

“Sleep as a window for synaptic plasticity in health and diseases”

13:05 - 14:30 Lunch

13:45 - 14:15 Lunch meeting: General Assembly Neuroscience Network Basel (for NNB members)

Session 3: “Impact of exercise and aging on motor coordination”chaired by Josef Bischofberger (DBM)

14:30 - 14:35 Introduction to the session

14:35 - 15:00 Christoph Handschin (Biozentrum)

“Exercise effects on neuronal circuitries controlling balance and coordination in aging”

15:00 - 15:25 Markus Rüegg (Biozentrum)

“Mechanistic insights into the loss of muscle mass and function at high age”

15:25 - 15:50 Oliver Faude (Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, University of Basel)

“Functional consequences of muscle aging and disuse in humans”

15:50 - 16:10 Coffee Break

Keynote lecture 2 chaired by Andreas Papassotiropoulos (Research Platform Molecular and Cognitive Neuroscience)

16:10 - 16:55 Philipp Sterzer (Zentrum für Diagnostik und Krisenintervention, University Psychiatry Clinic)

“Prediction, perception and psychosis”

16:55 - 17:00 Closing remarks Josef Bischofberger (DBM)


Friday, the 10th of February 2023


Lecture Hall Maurice E. Müller,

Spitalstrasse 41,

4056 Basel


Registration at


Credits: For students (Master- and Ph.D.-level)
In addition to your registration to the symposium, you must register on MOnA/Online Services, spring semester FS 2023, for the symposium to apply for the credit point; To obtain 1 CP, you must write an extended report of one complete session (max 3 pages). For each talk you need to present: the research question, the methology, the main results, and conclude by explaining to what extend the results are supporting or not the working hypothesis.

Send the report per e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mark in the Betreff (subject) of your mail: Report Bench to Bedside 2023.
Deadline for the report is 31st March 2023.