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Computational Models of Midbrain Dopamine
 Neurons and Dopaminergic Signaling

July 23, 2015, Prague

Description: This workshop features recent experimental and modeling work on SNc and VTA dopamine neurons in the context of addiction, Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.

Time Speaker Title
9:00 - 9:30 am Alexey Kuznetsov
“A model for VTA circuitry: toolbox for the study
of addictions"
9:30 - 10:00 am Eleft heria Pissadaki
University of Oxford
University of Sheffield
"From the axons of the SNc dopamine neurons to
their dendritic processes: further clues to
susceptibility in Parkinson's disease"
10:00 - 10:30 am   Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:00 am Rebekah Evans
"T type calcium channels trigger a hyperpolarization
induced after depolarization (HI-ADP)
in SNc dopamine neurons"
11:00 - 11:30 am Andy Oster,
Eastern Washington University
"VTA Dopamine Neuron Dynamics: response to
ramping applied currents"
11:30 am - Noon Carmen Canavier
LSU Health Sciences Center
"Dynamic Diversity of Dopamine Neurons"
Noon - 1:30 pm   Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:00 pm Guillaume Drion
Brandeis University
"Potential functional implications of a hidden
variability in SNc DA neuron excitability"
2:00 - 2:30 pm Jinyoung Jang
Sunkyunkwan University
School of Medicine, Korea
"Spontaneous firing system in the
midbrain dopamine neuron"
2:30 - 3:00 pm Boris Gutkin,
Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
“VTA circuit models and nicotine/alcohol effects
on DA dynamics”
3:00 - 3:30 pm   Discussion and Closing Remarks



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