Basel Bench to Bedside Symposium 2024

February 9, 2024

Basel (Switzerland)


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


08:25 Welcome and opening: Josef Bischofberger (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)

Keynote Lecture 1

Chaired by Josef Bischofberger (Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel)

08:30-09:15: Linda Simmler (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Basel)
“Threats and opportunities of synaptic plasticity in psychiatric disorders”

Session 1 “Choroid Plexus - CSF – Neuron interactions”
Chaired by Gray Camp (Institute of Human Biology, Basel)

09:15-09:40: Violeta Silva Vargas (Biozentrum, University of Basel)
“The Choroid Plexus: a multifunctional player in the brain”
09:40-10:05: Steven Proulx (Theodor Kocher Institute, University of Bern)
“The drainage of cerebrospinal fluid: new insights into lymphatic clearance pathways”
10:05-10:30: Laura Pellegrini (Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College London, England)
“Choroid Plexus organoid models”

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Session 2 “Neuronal mechanisms for reward learning across model organisms”
Chaired by Rainer Friedrich (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)

11:00-11:25 Carolin Warnecke (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel) “TBA”
11:25-11:50 Tommaso Caudullo (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
“Novelty detection and efficient coding in the zebrafish homolog of olfactory cortex”
11:50-12:15 Julian Hinz (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)
“State- and context-dependent reward representations in the mouse amygdala”

Keynote Lecture 2

Chaired by Andreas Lüthi (Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel)

12:15-13:00 Rony Paz (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
“Probing and reversing valence representations in the primate brain”

13:05-14:30 Lunch Break

13:45-14:15 NNB General Assembly (For NNB members only)

Session 3 “Neuroscience of brain tumors”
Chaired by Raphael Guzman (University Hospital Basel, University of Basel)

14:30-14:55 Frank Winkler (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany)
“Neuron-glioma synapses and tumor progression”

14:55-15:20 Stephan Frank (University Hospital Basel)
“Molecular Diagnostic of brain tumors”
15:20-15:45 Gregor Hutter (University Hospital Basel, University of Basel)
“CAR-T and new glioma therapies”

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

Keynote Lecture 3

Chaired by Peter Scheiffele (Biozentrum, University of Basel)
16:15-17:00 Azad Bonni (Neuroscience & Rare Diseases in Pharma Research & Early Development, Roche, Basel)
“Deregulation of Ubiquitin Signaling in Genetic Neurodevelopmental Disorders”


Friday, 9th February 2024

Biozentrum, Lecture Hall Maurice E. Müller, Spitalstrasse 41, 4056 Basel


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 2024, 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 2024.
Deadline for the report is 31st March 2024.

Credits for training in animal experimentation
The application to obtain credit point has been sent to the competent authorities.