Meeting/Workshop

Light and the circadian system: from retina to the brain and behavior

June 2, 2022

Strasbourg (France)

INTRODUCTION

Environmental light, and in particular day-night alternation, has a high impact on physiology and behavior of living organisms. The function of the retina,the light entry site into the organism, is pervasively controlled by light itself, from gene expression to metabolism and network organization. Downstream of the retina, the brain is the major target of light that not only drives the function of the central body clock, but also regulates sleep, mood and cognition.

 

PROGRAM

10h15-10h30: introduction

 

1st session: Retinal circadian clocks

Chairman : Marie-Paule Felder-Schmittbuhl (CNRS, Strasbourg, France)

 

10h30-11h10: Nemanja Milicevic “The circadian clock in the RPE”

Tampere University, Finland

 

11h10-11h30: coffee break

 

11h30-12-10: Ouria Dkhissi-Benyahya “Role of dopamine in the ontogeny of the mammalian retinal clock

INSERM U1208, Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, Bron, France

 

12h10-12h50: Christophe Ribelayga. New tools and approaches to study the daily plasticity and function of the rod/cone gap junction

The University of Houston, TX, USA

 

12h50-14h15: Lunch break

 

14h15-14h55: Michael Iuvone : Dopamine, opsins, clocks, and myopia.

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA (ZOOM)

 

2nd session: Illuminating the effects of light exposure in the central nervous system

Chairman: Jorge MENDOZA (CNRS, Strasbourg, France)

14h55-15h35: Elise Beckers: To be announced

Sleep and Chronobiology Lab, Université de Liège, Belgium

 

15h35-16h: Coffee break

 

16h-16h40: Diego Carlos Fernandez: Retina-brain circuits underlying daily changes in ambient light to modulate affective behavior

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA. (ZOOM)

 

14h55-15h35: Manuel Spitschan :What does the human eye tell the human circadian clock? 

Technical University of Munich & Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany

 

 

15h35-15h45 Concluding remarks

DATES AND VENUE

June 2nd, 2022.

Collège Doctoral Européen

46 Bd de la Victoire, 67000 Strasbourg

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