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Programme

Genes, brain/mind and behaviour

3-4 November 2006, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Friday, 3 November
08:00-09:00

Registration

08:50-09:00

Welcome addresses
Frank Gannon, Executive Director, EMBO
Halldór Stefánsson, Science and Society Programme, EMBL

Session I

Genes and Behaviour

Chair:

Erik Parens, Hastings Centre, New York, USA
Audio (7 MB)

09:30-10:00

Barry J. Dickson,IMP, Vienna, Austria
Genetic analysis of innate behaviours in Drosophila
Audio (26 MB)

10:00-10:30

Ulrike Heberlein, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Drugs, flies and videotape: What can fruit flies teach us about drug addiction?
Audio (34 MB)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:30

Turhan Canli, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Genomic Psychology – An outlook for the next 100 years
Audio (32 MB)

11:30-12:00

Pierre L. Roubertoux, CNRS – Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
From DNA to the Mind: the meaning of the link
Audio (32 MB)

12:00-13:30

Lunch Break

Saturday, 4 November
Session III

The mind/body shop: behavioral drugs and new neurotechnologies

Chair:

Rainer Spanagel, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg

09:00-09:30

Thomas Dierks, University Hospital for Psychiatry, Bern, Switzerland
Neuroimaging techniques: possibilities and limitations with regard to normal and pathological brain function
Audio (26 MB)

09:30-10:00

Lars Sundstrom, Capsant Neurotechnologies, Southampton, UK
Drug discovery: Thinking inside the box
Audio (29 MB)

10:00-10:30

Michael Kosfeld, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Games in the Brain
Audio (26 MB)

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:30

Ilina Singh, BIOS – London School of Economics, UK
Doing Bad and Feeling Good: Stimulant Drugs in Childhood
Audio (29 MB)

11:30-12:00

Paul Root Wolpe, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Bioethics, Biotechnology, and the Brain
Audio (37 MB) Presentation (1 MB)

12:00-13:30

Lunch Break

Session IV

From 'genethics' to 'neuroethics'?

Chair:

Alex Quintanilha, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal

13:30-14:00

Adina Roskies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA
Neuroethics beyond genethics
Audio (30 MB) Presentation (3 MB)

14:00-14:30

Judy Illes, Stanford University, School of Medicine, USA
From Genetics to Neuroethics: Is Imaging "Visualising" Human Thought?
Audio (15 MB) Presentation (14 MB)

14:30-15:00

Erik Parens, The Hastings Centre, New York, USA
Three Concerns about the Balkanization of Bioethics

15:00-15:30

Raymond G. De Vries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Firing the Neuroethical Imagination
Audio (30 MB)

15:30-16:00

Jackie Leach Scully, University of Newcastle, UK
The Ship Who Sang: the neuro-machine interface as prosthetic, extension, and fantasy
Audio (29 MB) Presentation (2 MB)

16:00-16:30

Coffee Break

16:30-18:30

Panel discussion
Audio (76 MB)

Chair:

Nikolas Rose, BIOS – London School of Economics, UK

Alison Abbott, Nature, Germany
Jörg Naumann, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Turhan Canli, Stony Brook University, New York, USA
Alex Quintanilha, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology, Porto, Portugal

18:30-18:45

Closing remarks
Iain Mattaj, Director General, EMBL
Audio (18 MB)