Our mini conference will be an exciting event bringing together established leaders and early career researchers from the behavioural neuroscience community for a day of amazing science and networking opportunities. The overarching theme of the 2024 mini conference will be Understanding Neuronal Mechanisms Driving Behaviour. Under this theme, each society will host their own session featuring junior and established researchers (4 per session) within their membership. Speakers will present research focused on elucidating the intricate neural processes that underlie behaviour, spanning from the molecular and cellular levels to broader systems interactions. Cutting-edge behavioural and neuroscience techniques that provide deeper insights into the emergence of complex behaviours will be highlighted. Each session will end with a Q&A

Event speakers

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Dorothy Tse

Associate Professor
Edge Hill University

The influence of novelty and prior knowledge in memory networks

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Claudia Massaccesi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universität Wien

Dopamine and opioid modulation of social reward and motivation: insights from pharmacological studies in healthy human adults

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Ingo Willuhn

Professor of Adult Psychiatry
Amsterdam UMC

The governing of striatal dopamine: Anatomical, methodological, and conceptual considerations

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Véronique Deroche-Gamonet

Chef d'équipe/Research Leader
Université de Bordeaux

Individual variations in the mechanisms driving nicotine self-administration behaviour in rats: data in favour of precision psychopharmacology

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Tomás Ryan

Associate Professor
Trinity College Dublin

Engram Plasticity - Where is the Information?

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David Dupret

Professor of Neuroscience
Oxford University

Hippocampal coactivity structure from robust to flexible memory

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Valeria Gazzola

Associate Professor
University of Amsterdam

Brain responses to the affective state of other individuals across species

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Marloes Henckens

Assistant Professor
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud UMC

Neural predictors of the consequences of stress

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Organising committee members

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Shelly Flagel

University of Michigan
United States
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Heidi Lesscher

Department of Animals in Science & Society Veterinary Medicine
Utrecht University
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Ewelina Knapska

Associate Professor
Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders
Nencki Institute
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Alex Easton

Associate Professor
Durham University