organized by the University of Vienna
24th - 27th July 2022 | Vienna


 CeNeuro 2022 - Programm and Abstract Book

DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4

DAY 1, 24th July 2022

12:00 - 17:00

Registration and set up of posters
17:00 - 17:10

Opening of the meeting and general information

Plenary Session 1: Technological Advances and Community Resources
Session Chair: David Miller
17:10 - 17:40 Keynote lecture: Mei Zhen
Developmental strategies to maintain locomotory output
17:40 - 18:40

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1)Dennis Vettkötter: Rapid and reversible optogenetic silencing of synaptic transmission by clustering of synaptic vesicles

2) Jan Watteyne: Visualizing neuropeptide GPCR activation in C. elegans using PepSee

3) Kieran Baxter: Using genetic code expansion to develop a photo-activatable FLP recombinase.

4) Elsa Bonnard: Automatically tracking feeding behavior in populations of foraging C.elegans

19:00 - 20:00 Dinner (catering on site)
20:00 - 23:00 Poster session I, Posters 1-80 (drinks + snacks available) (catering on site)

DAY 2, 25th July 2022

Plenary Session 2: Neurodevelopment
Session Chair: Georgia Rapti
09:00 - 09:30 Keynote lecture 2: Shai Shaham
Astroglial control of C. elegans behavior
09:30 - 10:30

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1) Leo Tsz-Ho Tang: Insulin-like signaling regulates left/right asymmetric synaptic connectivity

2) Raphael Dima: Syndecan, netrin, guidance receptors and Rho-family GTPases cooperate to regulate the number of neurites/cellular extensions in neurons and other polarized cells

3) Caitlin Taylor: HDAC inhibition combats neurodevelopmental trafficking stressors

4) Dhanya Cheerambathur: Repurposing the Chromosome-Microtubule Coupling Machinery for Dendritic Branching.

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (catering on site)
11:00 - 12:30

Session Chair: Gert Jansen

Six Short talks from selected abstracts

1) Hyunsoo Yim: The mind of a dauer: EM reconstruction for the dauer connectome

2) Sneha Hegde: Axonal mitochondria regulate gentle touch response through control of actin dynamics

3) HaoSheng Sun: Temporal Maturation of the C. elegans Post-Embryonic Nervous System

4) Karen Juanez: ER network stability promotes organized microtubule disassembly during Compartmentalized Cell Elimination

5) En-Ni Chang: Neuronal Mitochondrial Dynamics Coordinate Systemic Mitochondrial Morphology through Tyramine Signaling

6) Shay Stern: Early-life experience reorganizes neuromodulatory regulation of stage-specific behavioral patterns and individuality types during development

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (catering on site)


Plenary Session 3: Neural Circuits and Behavior
Session Chair: Saul Kato
14:00 - 14:30 Keynote lecture 3: Bill Schafer
The neuropeptidergic connectome of C. elegans
14:30 - 15:30

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1) Sophie Dvali: Mapping the Functional Connectome in C. elegans

2) Tosif Ahamed: A circuit for head-body coordination during forward locomotion 

3) Lee Tongyoung: FLP-17 neuropeptide and its cognate receptor EGL-6 regulate a novel C. elegans oviposition behavior that increases reproductive fitness

4) Raymond Dunn: Closed-loop interrogation of whole-brain dynamics for causal analysis of neural network activity and behavior

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break (catering on site)
16:00 - 17:30

Session Chair: Arantza Barrios

Six Short talks from selected abstracts

1) Jungsoo Kim: Internal state modulates brain-wide representations of behavior in C. elegans

2) Yuuki Onishi: Neuropeptide NLP-47 and its receptor GNRR-1 promote forgetting of olfactory memory in C. elegans

3) Netta Cohen: How worms explore 3D space

4) Emmanuel Medrano: Mechanosensory feedback regulates egg-laying circuit activity and behavior of C. elegans

5) Inka Busack: Overactivation of a sleep-active neuron decouples survival from the need to sleep

6) Eduard Bokman: Encoding principles of a compact sensory system

17:30 - 18:00 Keynote lecture 4: Yuichi Iino
Molecules and neural network underlying salt prefe
18:30 - 20:00 Dinner (catering on site)
20:00 - 23:00 Poster Session II, Posters 81-159 (drinks + snacks available) (catering on site)

DAY 3, 26th July 2022

Plenary Session 4: Synaptic functions
Session Chair: Bérangère Pinan-Lucarré
09:00 - 09:30 The EMBO Keynote lecture: Jean-Luis Bessereau
The ins and outs of synaptic domain specification
09:30 - 10:30

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1) Eugene L.Q. Lee: Temporal pattern processing is behaviorally and intergenerationally modulated by the tyraminergic/octopaminergic system in C. elegans

2) Michael Krieg: Photon-based neuronal communication

3) Patrick Laurent: PPRP-1/PHACTR1 holophosphatase controls synaptic vesicle cycle in C. elegans

4) Mara Cowen: Multisensory integration and aggregation behavior depend on select synaptic adhesion molecules and glutamatergic signaling in a “hub-and-spoke” circuit

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (catering on site)
11:00 - 11:30

Session Chair: Janet Richmond

Keynote lecture 6: Meital Oren-Suissa
Design concepts of sexually-dimorphic circuits

11:30 - 12:30


Four Short talks from selected abstracts

1) Edgar Correa: The conserved transcription factor UNC-30/PITX is required to establish and maintain functional synapses in C. elegans GABAergic motor neurons

2) Elisa Frankel: Intracellular interactions recruit neurexin and drive presynaptic stabilization in C. elegans

3) Michal Ragan: Regulation of BK channel endocytosis by an RNF-145/EFA-6/ARF-6 molecular pathway

4) Kentaro Noma: Neuronal hyperactivation causes an age-dependent decline in associative learning behavior

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (catering on site)


Plenary Session 5: Plasticity and Sensory responses
Session Chair: Karl Emanuel Busch
13:30 - 14:00 Keynote lecture 7: Piali Sengupta
The translatome of the AFD thermosensory neuron type links its activity history with neuronal and behavioral plasticity
14:00 - 15:00

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1) Sonu Peedikayil Kurien: Integration of neuronal activity and synaptic plasticity drives sexually dimorphic learning of pathogenic avoidance

2) Laura Molina-Garcia: PDF-1 modulation of aversion and reward during associative learning

3) WooKyu Kang: Nitric oxide produced by gut bacteria modulates foraging behavior through interaction with the oxygen sensing pathway

4) Ruhi Patel: Mechanosensory Behaviors of Skin-Penetrating Parasitic Nematodes

15:00 - 15:45 Women in science discussion
15:45 - 16:15  Coffee Break (catering on site)
16:15 - 16:45 Keynote lecture 8: Mario de Bono
Regulating the regulator
16:45 - 17:45

four Short talks from selected abstracts

1) Canyon Calovich-Benne: Sensory neuron transcriptomes reveal complex neuron-specific function and regulation of mec-2/Stomatin splicing

2) Michael Iannacone: Viral infection in C. elegans promotes sleep, which is necessary for survival and energy maintenance

3) Mark Zhang: Insulin-like peptides control the dauer exit developmental decision in C. elegans

4) Benjamin Brissette: The C. elegans chemosensory system decodes complex blends of microbial metabolites to distinguish benign and pathogenic bacteria

19:00 - 24:00 Dinner excursion (Town Hall / Beer Garden + dance party)

DAY 4, 27th July 2022

Plenary Session 6: Aging, Neural Diseases and Regeneration
Session Chair: Andrea Calixto
09:00 - 09:30 Keynote lecture 9: Yishi Jin
Understanding neuronal stress signaling
09:30 - 10:30

Four short talks from selected abstracts

1) Federica La Rocca: hnRNPQ/hrpr-1 and RTN/ret-1 role in splicing and neurodegeneration

2) Yoshiki Gabel Sakai: Histidine phosphorylation-mediated signal transduction regulates axon regeneration in C. elegans

3) Ho Christopher: Imaging age-related alterations in neuronal dynamics in C. elegans

4) Xue Yan Ho: The metalloprotease ADM-4/ADAM17 promotes axonal repair

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break (catering on site)
11:00 - 11:30

Session Chair: Anne Hart

Keynote lecture 10: Maria Doitsidou
Using C. elegans to investigate the role of gut microbiota in Parkinson’s

11:30 - 12:30

Four Short talks from selected abstracts

1) Wenyue Wang: An intestinal sphingolipid promotes neuronal health across generations

2) Evandro A de Souza: Anticipatory activation of the UPRER by pathogen-associated odour

3) Hamilton White: Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on sensory neural function, behavior, and neural structure in C. elegans

4) Maria Belen Harreguy: Semaphorin signaling restricts neuronal regeneration

12:30 - 12:45 Closing remarks