Members of the basal ganglia laboratories have presented at several international meetings over the summer.
IBAGS X (Tenth Triennial Meeting of the International Basal Ganglia Society) Long Branch, New Jersey (June 20th-24th).
Juan Mena-Segovia gave one of the lectures entitled 'Functional diversity in the pedunculopontine neurons that project to the basal ganglia: Implications for Parkinson's disease'
Unit members presented the following posters:
Doig, N.M., Moss, J & Bolam, J.P. (2010) Cortical and thalamic innervation of direct and indirect pathway medium-sized spiny neurons in mouse striatum. P-55
Ellender, T.J., Huerta-Ocampo, I., Capogna, M & Bolam, J.P. (2010) Histaminergic modulation of striatal function. P-90
Henny, P., Brown, M.T.C., Northrop, A., Micklem, B.R., Magill, P.J & Bolam, J.P. (2010) Structural bases of activity of identified dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. P-71
Huerta-Ocampo, I., Mena-Segovia, J & Bolam, J.P. (2010) In vivo characterization of direct and indirect medium sized spiny neurons (MSNs) located in the striatal matrix compartment and their innervation by cortical and thalamic afferents. P-15
Mallet, N., Micklem, B.R., Henny, P., Brown, M.T.C., Williams, C., Bolam, J.P & Magill, P.J. (2010) Elucidating functional dichotomy in the external globus pallidus: A major population of pallidal neurons specifically innervated striatum. P-84
Martinez-Gonzalez, C., Bolam, J.P & Mena-Segovia, J. (2010) Neurons containing calcium binding proteins are topographically organised in the pedunculopontine. P-173
Moss, J & Bolam, J.P. (2010) Anatomical analyses of glutamatergic and dopaminergic synapses of the rat striatum. P-171
Nakamura, K.C and Magill, P.J. (2010) Spontaneous activity of neurons in basal ganglia and cerebellar-recipient zones of the rat motor thalamus in vivo. P-96
Pienaar, I.S., Micklem, B.R., Martinez-Gonzalez, C., Stewart, R., Bolam. J.P & Mena-Segovia, J. (2010) Stereological estimation of the total number of neurons in the pedunculopontine nucleus and their topographical distribution. P-87
Pissadaki, E. K. & Bolam, J.P. (2010) Signal propagation and metabolic efficiency in the axons of the SNc dopamine neurons. P-115
Physiological Society Meeting in Manchester (30th June-2nd July)Paul Bolam gave a lecture entitled 'New results on thalamostriatal projections and their relationship with dopaminergic afferents' in a symposium at the Physiological Society Meeting in Manchester, "From striatal circuits to basal ganglia function: how recent experimental findings constrain our models"
7th Meeting of FENS (Amsterdam, July 3rd to 7th)Paul Bolam organised and chaired a symposium : "Select and Act: The role of the striatum in selection of behaviour". Peter Magill gave one of the lectures entitled 'Synchronised oscillations in the striato-pallidal network'. The symposium was attended by about 700 people
Members of several Unit labs presented posters at the meeting:
Bienvenu, T., Busti, D., Magill, P.J., Ferraguti, F. & Capogna, M. (2010) GABAergic cell types of the basolateral amygdala are differently modulated by hippocampal theta oscillations and noxious stimuli. 130.7
Dupret, D., O'Neill, J. Pleydell-Bouverie, B. & Csicsvari, J. (2010) Hippocampal population representation during a matching-to-multiple-places task. 025.12Hartwich, K., Massi, L. & Klausberger, T. (2010) Brain state dependent firing patterns of identified interneurons in the medial prefrontal cortex. 130.30
Lapray, D., Asede, D., Szabo, A., Nissen, W., Capogna, M., Somogyi, P. & Lamsa, K. (2010) Axonal variability of GABAergic ivy interneurons in the hippocampal CA1 area. 104.10
Lasztóczi, B. Tukker, J.J., Lapray, D., Klausberger, T. & Somogyi, P. (2010) Spike-timing of cholecystokinin containing hippocampal CA3 interneurons in relation to physiological network oscillations in vivo. 130.44
Magill, P.J., Sharott, A. & Mallet, N. (2010) Synchronised oscillations in the striatopallidal network. 122.2
Manko, M., Geracitano, R., & Capogna, M. (2010) The role of main intercalated nucleus of the mouse amygdala. 075.24
O'Neill, J., Pleydell-Bouverie, B., O'Neill, J. & Dupret, D. (2010) Oscillatory coupling between the hippocampus and medial entorhinal cortex during a working memory task. 087.14Pleydell-Bouverie, B., O'Neill, J., Dupret, D., Paulsen, O. & Csicsvari, J. (2010) Sharp wave events coordinate information transfer in the hippocampal-entorhial system during sleep but not during exploration. 087.18GABA Signalling and Brain Networks (FENS Satellite)Peter Magill attended and gave a lecture entitled 'Disturbed network activities of GABAergic basal ganglia projection neurons in Parkinsonism 'at a satellite symposium of the FENS meeting, an EMBO Workshop, "GABA Signalling and Brain Networks".
Slow Brain Oscillations of Sleep, Resting State and Vigilance (FENS Satellite)Juan Mena-Segovia gave a lecture entitled 'Impact of brainstem network activity on cortical dynamics during slow oscillations' at a satellite symposium of the FENS meeting (26th International Summer School of Brain Research on "Slow brain oscillations of sleep, resting state and vigilance"), organised by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience.
38th Meeting of European Histamine Research SocietyTommas Ellender presented a poster entitled "Histaminergic modulation of striatal function" at the 38th Meeting of European Histamine Research Society. This meeting was one of the casualties of the Icelandic volcanic ash earlier this year!
Members of the Unit contributed to the FENS Forum 2014 held in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Peter Magill presented a symposium lecture, entitled "Functional dichotomy in the striatal-pallidal axis".
Posters given by Unit members at the Forum include:
Bazelot, M., Bocchio, M., Fischer, D., Ferraguti, F., Capogna, M. (2014) Hippocampal theta mediates disinhibition of mouse amygdala principal cells via GABAB receptors.
Bocchio, M. & Capogna, M. (2014) Serotonin switches the firing mode of nitric oxide-expressing neurons of the mouse lateral amygdala.
Marco Capogna’s group contributed to the 8th FENS forum of neuroscience held in Barcelona. Marco Capogna joined the FENS Satellite Meeting: “How mind emerges from brain, a view into the future” (download PDF of programme), organised by B-Debate, Barcelona, and gave a talk entitled: “Theta network oscillations: focus on GABAergic cells”. Marco Capogna was also a speaker at the FENS symposium S55 entitled: “Amygdala inhibitory circuits and the control of fear”.
Members of the Magill and Bolam Basal Ganglia Labs attended the 11th International Basal Ganglia Society Meetings (IBAGS) in Eilat, Israel from the 3rd – 7th March 2013. This is a triennial meeting that brings together all leading groups in the field of basal ganglia research. The meeting consisted of daily symposia and poster sessions.
Paul Bolam, Juan Mena-Segovia and Peter Brown gave lectures at a functional neurosurgery meeting in Rome in December. The conference, entitled “New ideas, perspectives and applications in functional neurosurgery”, also included the 4th Symposium on “State of the art of the deep brain stimulation of the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus”
Members of the Magill and Bolam Basal Ganglia Labs attended the Gordon Research Conference on “Basal Ganglia Cells and Circuits in Health and Disease”, which was held in Ventura, California, from the 2nd – 7th February 2014. This is a new meeting that brings together leading groups to discuss the latest advances in the field of basal ganglia research, with a view to promoting discussion of unpublished data and fostering cross-cutting collaborations. Further emphasis was placed on showcasing developments that have translational significance. The meeting consisted of daily symposia and poster sessions.