Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 3 - 4 Nov 2016
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Programme

Day 1 - Thursday 3 November 2016
TimeSpeaker
08:00-09:00 Arrival and Registration
09:00-09:20 Welcome address and introduction
Iain Mattaj, Director General, EMBL
Halldór Stefánsson, Science and Society Programme Manager, EMBL
09:20-12:50 Session 1 - Molecular and cellular memory
Chair:
Jonathan C. Howard, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência
09:20-10:05

Hunting for the Past with Ancient DNA
Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen

10:05-10:50

The Information of Conformation: Chromatin Memory as the Imprint of Experience
Hannah Landecker, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics

10:50-11:20

Coffee Break

11:20-12:05

Immune Memory – the Key to Vaccines
Adrian V.S. Hill, University of Oxford

12:05-12:50

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 1 as panelists)

12:50-14:30 Lunch
14:30-18:15 Session 2 - Human memory: origins, mechanisms and meanings
Chair:
Jacqueline Trotter, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
14:30-15:15

The Evolution of Memory: from Flatworms to Neandertals to Homo Sapiens
Frederick L. Coolidge, University of Colorado

15:15-16:00 Learning to remember our past: The development of the spatial and temporal components of episodic memory
Pamela Banta Lavenex, University of Lausanne
16:00-16:45

Coffee Break & Meet the Speakers

16:45-17:30

Sleep to Form Memory
Jan Born, University Tübingen

17:30-18:15

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 2 as panelists)

18:15-19:00

Aperitif in the ATC Foyer

19:00-21:00 Conference Dinner
Day 2 - Friday 4 November 2016
TimeSpeaker
09:00-12:30 Session 3 - Memory: from order, to reorder, to oblivion
Chair:
Andreas Draguhn, Heidelberg University
09:00-09:45

The Adaptive Brain in Action: Cellular correlates of learning, memory and forgetting
Martin Korte, TU Braunschweig

09:45-10:30

How does inhibition support memory?
Hannah Monyer, German Cancer Research Center

10:30-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-11:45

During intense or emotionally arousing moments how does the brain know what to encode?
Mara Mather, USC Davis School of Gerontology

11:45-12:30

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 3 as panelists)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:45 Session 4 - The normal, the off-scale, and the extended human memory
Chair:
Michele Garfinkel, EMBO
14:00-14:45

Memory Across the Lifespan: Is Aging the Reversal of Development?
Yee Lee Shing, MPI for Human Development

14:45-15:30

Going off-scale: The extreme abilities of Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory
Craig Stark, Universtity of California, Irvine

15:30-16:15

Coffee Break & Meet the Speakers

16:15-17:00

Digital Memory
Nick Goldman, EMBL-EBI

17:00-17:45

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 4 as panelists)

17:45-17:55 Closing remarks
18:05 Bus departure