MCB Brain Plast Conference II


Meeting Summary

The MCB II conference 2019, organized by the members of the CBBS ScienceCampus postdoctoral network, covered brain plasticity in its many facets, from molecules to behavior in five illuminating symposia and three outstanding keynote lectures.

More than 140 people participated in the success of the conference, with a strong student participation in discussion sessions following the talks and during the poster sessions.

We are particularly grateful to our guest speakers Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida, Nelson Totah, Paul Min, Simon Wiegert, Klaus-Armin Nave, Malte Kaller, Sean Deoni, Alessio Attardo, Christian Lohmann, Nikolaus Maier, Lisa Marshall, Jose Donoso, Martin Korte, Tessa van Leeuven, Stephen Town, Max Happel and Michael Hasselmo.

Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the LIN as host and especially thank the Facility management and Science and Media Technology teams.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the second MCB Brain Plast meeting from 9-11 September, 2019!

Program booklet







Organization Committee

Young Postdocs from the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg will organize the second MCB Brain Plast Conference.





Monday, 09.09.2019

12:00 – 12:30            Registration

12:30 – 12:45            Opening & Welcome

12:45 – 13:30            Keynote

                                    Mitsuko Uchida (USA)

13:30 – 16:00            Symposium 1: Modulating Neuronal Networks

                                   Nelson Totah (GER)

                                   Simon Wiegert (GER)

                                   Paul HK. Min (USA)

                                   Michael Lippert (GER)

                                   Cornelia Helbing (GER)

16:20 – 18:45           Symposium 2: White matter plasticity in health and disease:

                                   From molecules to behavior

                                   Klaus-Armin Nave (GER)

                                   Malte Kaller (UK)

                                   Sean Deoni (USA)

                                   Esther Kühn (GER)

                                   Stefanie Schreiber (GER)

19:30                         Speakers dinner

Tuesday, 10.09.2019

09:00 – 11:30            Symposium 3: Cellular plasticity of memory modulation

                                   Rosalina Fonseca (PRT)

                                   Alessio Attardo (GER)

                                   Christian Lohmann (NLD)

                                   Anne Albrecht (GER)

                                   Camilla Fusi (GER)

11:30 – 14:00            Poster session & Lunch

14:00 – 16:30            Symposium 4: Brain Rhythms: Just an epiphenomenon or essential feature of brain´s architecture?

                                   Nikolaus Maier (GER)

                                   Lisa Marshall (GER)

                                   José R. Donoso (GER)

                                   Gürsel Caliskan (GER)

                                   Katharina Rufener (GER)

16:30 – 19:00            Poster session & BBQ

19:00 – 20:00            Evening lecture

                                   Martin Korte (GER)

Wednesday, 11.09.2019

09:00 – 11:30            Symposium 5: The flexible representation of sensory information and its perceptual consequences

                                   Tessa M. van Leeuven (NDL)

                                   Johanna Bergmann (UK)

                                   Stephen Town (UK)

                                   Reshanne Reeder (GER)

                                   Max Happel (GER)

11:30 – 12:15           Keynote

                                  Michael Hasselmo (USA)

12:15                         Closing remarks


The conference attendance is free of charge, no registration fee.

Registration is open until 1st August 2019, extended deadline until August 15th.

Dimensions of poster board (portrait format): 145 x 115 cm


Copyright: Foto: R. Blumenstein/LIN


The MCB II conference is supported by the Europäischer Fond für regionale Entwicklung EFRE.

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