The Scientific Committee of the 16th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society has made decisions on symposium proposals. Each chairman of the submitted symposium has been informed about the decision via email.
Now, we would like to ask each chairman of accepted symposia to urgently complete the following steps:

1. Please confirm asap the availability of all speakers on the proposed date. Email to: 
2. Due to the very high demand for hotels during the Congress (parallel big events in Toruń), organizers have pre-booked the rooms for all symposium speakers. Please confirm the demand and exact dates of stay for all speakers of your symposium by February 16th. The Congress will start in the early afternoon on Wednesday, Sept 20th 2023 and conclude on Saturday, Sept 23rd 2023 in the afternoon.
Symposium chairs (if not speaking) will have to cover their accommodation and are strongly encouraged to book the hotel asap.  
3. Speakers from Poland should register and pay the appropriate fee through our regular channel:
4. International speakers will be offered a free registration through a dedicated link, which we will provide in a few weeks.
5. Travel costs will not be reimbursed, therefore we strongly advise to book the tickets asap. PTBUN encourages symposium chairs and their host institutions to contribute to travel expenses and make necessary travel arrangements for invited speakers.

We are very much looking forward to meeting you in Toruń!

There is a list of accepted symposia:

Molecular biology of autism spectrum disorders (chair: L. Kaczmarek)

Claudia Bagni, Vice-Dean Research and Innovation, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland & Department of Fundamental Neurosciences. An altered gene function in autism spectrum disorders
Sumantra Chattarji, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bellary Road, Karnataka, India. Fear and Fragile X Syndrome
Magdalena Dziembowska, Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw. The role of mitochondria in the pathomechanism of autism-associated neurodevelopmental disorder
Alicja Puścian, Nencki Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY, a Nencki-EMBL Partnership. Targeted, symptom-specific, and mechanism-based strategy to remedy cognitive deficits in Fmr1 knock-out mouse model of autism

Neuronal mechanisms underlying social behaviors (chair: J. Rodriguez Parkitna)

Diego Scheggia, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Neural circuits for social decision-making.
Cristina Marquez, DYNABrain ERA Chair holder Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, CNC-UC, Coimbra, Portugal. Social decision-making in foraging contexts.
Zofia Harda, Department of Molecular Neuropharmacology, Maj Institute of Pharmacology of the PAS, Kraków. Social reward changes in adolescence.
Daniel Wójcik, Laboratory of Neuroinformatics, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the PAS, Warsaw. Modeling social effects in mice learning in intelligent cages.

Neural and real-life correlates of social interactions (chair: A. Pluta)
Gianluca Esposito, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore & University of Trento, Italy. Exploring neural correlates of role-play using hyperscanning fNIRS. 
Bear Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Neural synchrony when executives pitch each other ideas: Effects of group composition and perceptions of value.
Grace Qiyuan Miao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Shallow or deep conversations? Interpersonal neural synchronization as biological mechanism for emergence of good social relationships. 
Agnieszka Pluta, University of Warsaw; Bioimaging Research Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland; University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Theory of mind and parental mental-state talk in children with cochlear implants.

Altered brain rhythms, psychoactive compounds and models of psychiatric disease (chair: M. Hunt)
Pawel M Matulewicz, Department of Pharmacology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Disruption of mGlu5 receptors in somatostatin-expressing neurons affects anxiety-like behaviors and neuronal oscillations in prefrontal cortex and ventral hippocampus during fear memory retrieval.
Kjartan Herrik, Dept. of Circuit Biology, Lundbeck Research, Lundbeck, Valby, Denmark. Translating NMDA receptor antagonism effects from rodent to human and back again.
Pär Halje, Group for Integrative Neurophysiology and Neurotechnology, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. Synchronised high-frequency oscillations in the cortex-basal ganglia system induced by psychedelic drugs.
Mark J Hunt, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS, Warsaw. Modulation of ketamine-dependent high-frequency oscillations by nasal respiration.

Electrophysiological correlates of the altered states of consciousness (chair: M. Binder)
Marek Binder & Róża Krycińska, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow. Sensitivity of the gamma-range auditory steady-state responses to fluctuations of awareness following severe brain injury and during general anaesthesia
Urszula Górska-Klimowska, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Neural signatures of conscious and unconscious seizures as compared to natural sleep
Inga Griskova-Bulanova, Life Sciences Centre, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania and National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czechia . Psilocybin-mediated changes of gamma-range auditory steady-state responses
Čestmír Vejmola, National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czechia and Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague. Psilocin-induced alterations of visual perception in rats evaluated by visual evoked potentials

mTOR in physiology and pathology of the nervous system (chairs: M. Lipiec & A. Gorlewicz)
Manuel F. López-Aranda, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Post-natal immune activation in a mouse model of tuberous sclerosis results in sexual dimorphic microglia dependent social memory deficits.
Jacek Jaworski, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. Contribution of nuclear mTOR activities to neuronal physiology and mTORopathies.
Helen Bateup, University of California, Berkeley. Manipulating Raptor as a therapeutic strategy for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
Katarzyna Kotulska, The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Department of Neurology and Epileptology. TBD

Regulation of Brain Metabolism and Neural Networks by Astrocytes (chair: K. Terejko)
Amit Agarwal, The Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Group, Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany. Decoding mitochondrial structure and calcium dynamics in astrocytes.
Olga Barca Mayo, Circadian and Glial Biology Lab, Physiology Department, Molecular Medicine and Chronic Diseases Research Centre (CiMUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Astrocytic nutrient signaling pathways and entrainment of circadian behavior
Magdalena Zielińska, Department of Neurotoxicology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Dysregulation of astrocytic glutamine transport in hyperammonemic brain edema.
Dominika Drulis-Fajdasz, Department of Molecular Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Wroclaw.  Age-related decline in memory formation is accompanied by the changes in proteomic and metabolic profile.

In sickness and in health: the role of astrocytes in the brain function (chairs: Ł. Szewczyk & A. Malik)
Łukasz M. Szewczyk, Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw. Astrocytic ß-catenin pathway – a new player in the regulation of behavior. 
Nilhan Gunhanlar, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Medical Center, The Netherlands. Thyroid hormone signaling in a human cellular model for early brain development. 
Anna Malik, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. Intracellular protein sorting in astrocytes shapes their properties in post-ischemic brain.
Christoph Harms,  Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Center for Stroke Research (CSB), Department of Experimental Neurology, Germany. Paracrine interleukin-6 signaling in post-stroke recovery.

The multifaceted roles of CNS glia: from tumours to neurodegeneration (chair: A. Rutkowska)
Aleksandra Rutkowska, Medical University of Gdańsk, Brain Diseases Center, Gdańsk, Poland. Can we stimulate remyelination in vivo? A glance at novel therapeutic targets.
Maria Velasco-Estevez, H12O-CNIO Hematological Malignancies Group, Clinical Research Unit, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO), Madrid, Spain. DePIEZing the brain: the role of mechanoreceptor Piezo1 in CNS pathological state
Ana Belen Lopez-Rodriguez, Molecular Neuroinflammation and Neuronal Plasticity Research Laboratory, Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria-Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, Madrid, Spain. Microglia and Astrocytes: the brain whisperers and keepers
Przemysław Kowiański, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Medical University of Gdańsk. The stimulus-specific character of neuroglial response to cerebral ischemia – a new perspective on old problems?

Clock ticking in health and disease (chair: M. Damulewicz)
Kazue Semba, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Sleep/wake-dependent astrocytic plasticity at synapses to orexin and MCH neurons.
Marco Brancaccio, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College, London, UK. Circadian timekeeping in glia in brain health and disease.
Ezio Rosato, Department of Genetics, Leicester University, Leicester, UK. The clock gene period is required for genome integrity in neuronal progenitor cells in Drosophila.
Milena Damulewicz, Department of Cell Biology and Imaging, Jagiellonian University. Multicellular regulation of circadian neuronal plasticity.

From Retina to Cortex: Processing of the visual information in healthy and diseased conditions (chair: A. Foik)
Patrycja Orłowska – Feuer, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. What does melanopsin see?
Andrea Curatolo, International Centre for Translational Eye Research, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw. Ultrafast volumetric imaging of the mouse retina for monitoring hemodynamic changes and the functional response to light stimulation
Henri Leinonen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. Retinal homeostatic plasticity
Andrzej Foik, International Centre for Translational Eye Research, Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw. Visual responses characteristics in healthy, diseased and treated animals.

Understanding the Blind Brain (chair: A. Marchewka)
Stefania Mattioni, Department of experimental psychology, UGent; Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), UGent, Gent, Belgium. Categorical coding in the ventral occipito-temporal cortex (VOTC) following transient early blindness
Maria Czarnecka, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland Can blind brain see Braille words? fMRI study of reading in the visual cortex of blind participants
Łukasz Bola, Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland Decoding spoken words in visual cortex of sighted and blind individuals
Jacek Matuszewski, Institute for Research in Psychology (IPSY), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Sensory-specific computations of the occipital cortex during reading and speech processing in congenital blindness

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and other approaches to modern research techniques in neurobiological research (chair: Young PTBUN)
Andrzej Opala, Institute of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw. Optical neural networks.
Marieke van Vugt, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Using machine learning to detect mind-wandering.
Rui Ponte Costa, Bristol Computational Neuroscience Unit, Intelligent Systems Labs, Faculty of Engineering & Bristol Neuroscience, University of Bristol, UK. AI-driven modelling for brain-wide credit assignment.
Melisa Maidana Capitan. Neural Networks of Memory Lab, Donders Institute and Radboud, Nijmegen, Netherlands; Laboratory of sensory perception mechanisms, Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, Linköping University, Sweden. Latent variables estimation for studying complex behaviors in mice.

Advances in neuromodulation - spinal motoneurons and beyond (chair: M. Bączyk)
Guillaume Caron, Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences (UMR 8003), Faculty of Exact and Biomedical Sciences, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France. β-adrenergic receptors increase motoneuron excitability in adult WT and SOD mice.
Francesco Roselli, Dept. of Neurology, Ulm University, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, (DZNE), Ulm, Germany. Chemogenetic control of motoneurons: new windows into neurodegeneration.
Piotr Krutki, Department of Neurobiology, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poznań. Modulation of motoneuron properties by trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS).
Marcin Bączyk, Department of Neurobiology, Poznan University of Physical Education, Poznań. TsDCS in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Intrinsic excitability and synaptic excitation.

The advanced methods of EEG signal processing in clinical neuropsychology (chairs: T. Piotrowski & M. Lewandowska)
Maryna Kapitonova, Neuromedical AI Lab, Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Center -University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany & IMBIT//BrainLinks-BrainTools, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany. EEG Brain Mapping with Interpretable Deep Learning.
Tomasz M. Rutkowski, RIKEN AIP, Tokyo, Japan, The University of Tokyo, Japan & Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Machine Learning Application to Process EEG for Multisensory Reactive BCI for Control and Passive Mode for Dementia Neuro-biomarker Elucidation.
Jacek Rogala, Bioimaging Research Center, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Kajetany/Warsaw & The Center for Systemic Risk Analysis, Faculty of ‘Artes Liberales’, University of Warsaw. Decoding working memory-related information from repeated psychophysiological EEG experiments using convolutional and contrastive neural networks.
Michał Komorowski, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Institute of Information and Communication Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń & Neurocognitive Laboratory, Centre for Modern Interdisciplinary Technologies, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń & Department of Informatics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy, and Informatics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń. ToFFi Toolbox for EEG/MEG-based brain spectral fingerprinting.

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