Humboldt Kolleg Satellite - January 4- January 5 

Organizers: Professor Illana Gozes (Tel Aviv University, Humboldt Awardee, Ex-President, Israel Society for Neuroscience), Professor Hermona Soreq (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Humboldt Awardee)

Saturday January 4th, 2020

17:30– 19:00 – Short Presentations / Poster presentations
19:00 – 20:00 Lecture Hall 12th floor
19:00 – 19:30 Dr. Thomas Hesse
19:30-20:00 Professor Alon Chen
20:00- 22:00 Dinner Reception VIP Business Lounge (limited space, by registration/invitation only) 

Sunday January 5th, 2020

Molecular Neuroscience – from Genes to Behavior

8:30-8:55 Prof. Dr. Hans Grabe
8:55- 9:20 Prof, Dr. Eckhard Mandelkow
9:20-9:45 Prof. Dr. Michael Heneka
9:45-10:10 Prof. Dr. Friedemann Paul 

10:10-10:30 Coffee break

10:30-10:55 Prof. Hermona Soreq
10:55-11:20 Prof. Illana Gozes
11:20-11:45 Prof. Michael J. Gutnick
11:45-12:10 Dr. Daniel Gitler
12:10-12:35 Prof. Alon Friedman
12:35-12:45 General discussion with the audience and other Humboldt Awardees/Scholarship Recipients.

Sunday, January 5

12:00 – 13:30 Poster set-up for Poster Session A+B
13:30-14:15 First Swift Poster Presentation Session
14:15-14:45 Light stand-up lunch
14:45-16:00 Poster Session A- presenters stand by their posters (Canaan Hall)   
16:00-17:15 Poster Session B- presenters stand by their posters (Canaan Hall)  

 Sunday, January 5   17:15 - 19:15

A1 Mechanisms of circuit assembly and connectomics - Ithai Rabinowitch & Meital Oren
A2 Active sensing - Ehud Ahissar
A3 Novel MRI approaches in brain structural and functional mapping - Rita Schmidt & Itamar Kahn
A4 Neuroimmunology - Danny Frenkel & Asya Rolls
A5 Protein folding and quality control in neurodegeneration - Hagit Eldar-Finkelman & Ohad Cohen
A6 Regulatory mechanisms of the glutamatergic synapse in health and disease - Yael Stern-Bach & Herman Wolosker
19:15-20:30 Dinner (Makeda Hall)

20:30- 21:00 Opening Ceremony  
  * Announcement of the 2020 ISFN Honorary Member  - Illana Gozes
  * Announcement of the 2020 Best Mentor Prize  - Hagai Bergman

21:00-22:00  Plenary lecture - Michal Schwartz

Monday, January 6   08:30 - 10:30

B1 Decision making and reward across taxa - Tom Schonberg + yossi yovel    

B2 Mitochondria in the CNS in health and disease - Dorit Ben-shahar & Galila Agam
B3 Model-based and statistical approaches to the analysis of neural data" - Omri Barak &  Alon Rubin
B4 Adaptation and stress: from circuits to novel targets (A France-Israel symposium) - Carole Levenes & David Hansel
B5 Multisensory processing and neuroplasticity across the lifespan - Amir Amedi & Daniel Chebat
B6 Neurodegeneration - Inna Slutsky & Naomi Habib & Orly Reiner

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Plenary Lecture - Bart De Strooper
12:15-13:00 Second Swift Poster Presentation Session
13:00-14:15 Poster Session C(Canaan Hall)
14:00-15:00 Light stand-up Lunch (Lobby)
14:15-15:30 Poster Session D(Canaan Hall)  
13:15-14:30 High school students meeting with honorary member

Monday, January 6   15:30- 17:30
C1 Epigenetics of  cognitive functions - Edi Barkai & Noam Meiri
C2 Context dependent perception and decision making - Rafi Haddad & Adam Zaidel
C3 Mechanisms of neuromodulation in sensory systems - Mickey London
C4 Transcriptional regulation in neurons - Ivo Spiegel
C5 Learning and decision making in neural circuits - Eran Lottem & Rony Paz
C6 Living in a group: from individuality to collective behavior - Galit Shohat-Ofir & Oren Forkosh

17:45-18:45 Plenary Lecture- Michael Hausser
18:45-19:30  ISFN General Assembly Business Meeting–Regular and emeritus members only –
19:30- 21:00  Dinner  
21:00-22:00 Party
                           Announcement of Poster Competition Winners- Moderator –Rami Yaka

Tuesday, January 7    08:30- 10:30

D1 Imaging large populations of neurons - Pablo Blinder & Yaniv Ziv
D2 Processes of chemical sensing - Moshe Parnas & Dan Rokni 
D3 The Heralds of Somatic Sensation: physiology and plasticity of primary sensory neurons - Alex Binshtok
D4 Do brains compute? - Orly Shenker
D5 Biology of the synapse - Danny Gittler & Noam Ziv

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 Plenary Lecture - Catherine Dulac

Tuesday, January 7   11:45- 13:45

E1 Mechanisms of social behavior in health and disease - Shlomo Wagner and Avi Avital
E2 Sensory representations and decisions in basal ganglia circuits - Josh Goldberg & Hagai Bergman
E3 Visual Processing - Shai Sabbah & Hamutal Slovin

Tuesday, January 7   13:45

Workshop on microscopy methods - Tuesday, January 7 - 8 

This year at ISFN 2020 we will hold a workshop on microscopy methods with a special emphasis on “miniscope” and two-photon microscopy. 

Denise Cai and Tristan Shuman from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will guide a workshop on building and operating the UCLA miniscope ( 

We aim that each participant will build his/her own miniscope and will be able to take it back to the lab after the workshop.

The workshop will begin on Tuesday (7/1) at 14:30 and will end the next day (8/1) at ~16:00. For more details , please click here.