List of Themes

​​​​​​​​​+ ​​​​​A Deve​​lopm​ent

A.1 CNS patterning
A.2 Neurogenesis and gliogenesis​A.2.a Cell lineage and cell fate specification
A.2.b Cell migration
A.2.c Neuronal differentiation
A.2.d Glial differentiation
A.3 Stem cells
A.3.a Stem cells: basic biology and postnatal neurogenesis
A.3.b Stem cells: clinical applications
A.4 Axon and dendrite development
A.4.a Axon growth and guidance
A.4.b Dendritic growth and branching
A.5 Synaptogenesis and activity-dependent developmentA.5.a Synapse formation
A.5.b Activity-dependent growth and remodelling of synapses
A.6 Developmental cell death
A.7 Development of neural systemsA.7.a Motor systems
A.7.b Sensory systems
A.7.c Neocortex
A.7.d Limbic system
A.7.e Other neural systems
A.8 Epigenetic factors (hormones, nutrition, experience)
A.9 Transplantation and regenerationA.9.a Transplantation
A.9.b Regeneration

​+ B Excitability, synaptic transmission, network functions

B.1 Neurotransmitters and signalling moleculesB.1.a Glutamate
B.1.b GABA and glycine
B.1.c Monoamines
B.1.d Acetylcholine
B.1.e Nitric oxide and other gases
B.1.f Opiates and other neuropeptides
B.1.g Endocannabinoids
B.1.h Neurotrophins and other growth factors
B.1.i Cytokines
B.2 Ligand gated ion channelsB.2.a Acetylcholine receptors and G-protein linked receptors
B.2.b Glutamate receptors 
B.2.c GABA receptors 
B.2.d Glycine receptors
B.2.e Biogenic amine receptors
B.2.f Peptide receptors
B.2.g TRP channels
B.2.h Purines and others
B.3 Ion channelsB.3.a Sodium channels
B.3.b Calcium channels
B.3.c Potassium channels
B.3.d Other
B.4 TransportersB.4.a Glutamate
B.4.b Inhibitory transmitters
B.4.c Monoamines
B.4.d Other
B.5 Neurotransmitter release
B.6 SynapsesB.6.a Presynaptic structures
B.6.b Postsynaptic structures
B.6.c Electrical synapses and gap junctions
B.6.d​​ Other
B.7 Synaptic plasticityB.7.a Short-term plasticity
B.7.b LTP: physiology and behaviour
B.7.c LTP: presynaptic mechanisms
B.7.d LTP: postsynaptic mechanisms
B.7.e Long-term depression (LTD)
B.7.f Neuromodulators
B.7.g Spike-timing dependent plasticity
B.7.h Homeostatic plasticity
B.7.i Structural plasticity
B.7.j Other
B.8 Network interactionsB.8.a Signal propagation
B.8.b Oscillations and synchrony
B.8.c Other
B.9 Intrinsic membrane properties
B.10 Glia-neuron interactionsB.10.a Synapses
B.10.b Cell biology and signalling

+ C Disorders of the nervous system​​

C.1 Alzheimer's disease and other dementiasC.1.a APP and Abeta
C.1.b Tau and other pathological proteins
C.1.c Cellular dysfunction mechanisms
C.1.d Cognitive function
C.1.e Human genetics and functional genomics
C.1.f Imaging and biomarkers
C.1.g Therapeutic strategies
C.2 Parkinson's diseaseC.2.a Genetic determinants
C.2.b Cellular dysfunction mechanisms
C.2.c Human studies and therapies
C.2.d Animal models
C.3 Repeat expansion diseasesC.3.a Huntington's disease
C.3.b Others
C.4 Ataxias
C.5 Motor neuron diseases
C.6 Neuromuscular diseases
C.7 Developmental disorders
C.8 EpilepsyC.8.a Cellular and circuit mechanisms
C.8.b Animal models
C.8.c Human studies
C.9 IschemiaC.9.a Cellular and molecular mechanisms
C.9.b Inflammation, neuroprotection and tolerance
C.9.c Animal and human studies
C.10 Demyelinating disorders
C.11 TraumaC.11.a Brain
C.11.b Spinal cord injury and regeneration 
C.11.c Peripheral nerve
C.12 Neuro-oncology
C.13 Neurotoxicity, inflammation, and neuroprotection
C.14 Sensory disorders
C.15 Gene therapy
C.16 Mental disordersC.16.a Schizophrenia
C.16.b Affective disorders
C.16.c Anxiety disorders
C.16.d Autism, mental retardation, and related disorders
C.16.e Addiction and drugs of abuse
C.16.f Other

+ D Sensory and motor systems

D.1 Chemical sensesD.1.a Olfaction
D.1.b Taste
D.2 Auditory
D.3 Vestibular
D.4 Multisensory
D.5 Vision D.5.a Retina
D.5.b Subcortical pathways and striate cortex
D.5.c Extrastriate cortex
D.5.d Visual cognition
D.6 Visuomotor processing
D.7 PainD.7.a Peripheral receptors
D.7.b Spinal cord processing
D.7.c Thalamic and cortical processing
D.7.d Neuropathic pain
D.7.e Somatic, muscle and visceral
D.7.f Opioids and other analgesics
D.8 Tactile/somatosensoryD.8.a Peripheral receptors
D.8.b Brainstem
D.8.c Thalamus and Cortex
D.9 Rhythm and pattern generating circuitsD.9.a Cellular and network properties
D.9.b Neuromodulation
D.9.c Afferent and central control
D.9.d Kinematics and EMG
D.10 Motor neurons and muscle
D.11 Cerebellum
D.12 Basal ganglia
D.13 Posture and voluntary movements
D.14 Brain-machine interface
D.15 Sensory processing - Cell types and neural circuit mechanisms

+ E Sleep, autonomic and neuroendocrine systems

E.1 NeuroendocrineE.1.a HPG axis regulation
E.1.b Cellular signalling
E.1.c Sex differences
E.1.d Behavioural neuroendocrinology
E.1.e Neuroendocrine regulation: thirst, water balance and other
E.2 Cardiovascular regulation
E.3 Respiratory regulation
E.4 Thermoregulation
E.5 Gastrointestinal and urogenital regulation
E.6 Stress and the brainE.6.a HPA axis
E.6.b Stress and neuroimmunology
E.6.c Cellular actions of stress
E.6.d Early life experience
E.6.e Stress modulated pathways
E.7 Regulation of food intake and body weightE.7.a Integration of peripheral signals
E.7.b Central pathways
E.8 Biological rhythms and sleepE.8.a Clocks
E.8.b Sleep: molecular, cellular, and pharmacology
E.8.c Sleep: systems and behaviour
E.9 Brain blood flow, metabolism, and homeostasis
E.10 Metabolism

+ F Cognition and behaviour

F.1 Human cognition and behaviourF.1.a Learning and long-term memory
F.1.b Attention
F.1.c Language
F.1.d Emotion
F.1.e Working memory
F.1.f Decision making and reasoning
F.1.g Cognitive development and aging
F.1.h Social cognition
F.2 Animal cognition and behaviourF.2.a Attention
F.2.b Cognitive learning and memory systems
F.2.c Associative, nonassociative, and skill learning
F.2.d Fear and aversive learning and memory
F.2.e Appetitive and incentive learning and memory
F.2.f Reward and Reinforcement
F.2.g Memory modulation, consolidation, and reconsolidation
F.2.h Learning and memory: physiology and imaging
F.2.i Learning and memory: pharmacology
F.2.j Learning and memory: invertebrates
F.2.k Electrophysiology and imaging
F.2.l Neural circuit mechanisms
F.3 Motivation and emotion
F.4 Neuroethology

​+ G Computational Neuroscience​

​G.1 Single cell models
G.2 Network models
G.3 Theory

+ H Novel Methods and Technology Development​

​H.1 Molecular and genetic techniques
H.2 Genomics and proteomics
H.3 Staining and tracing
H.4 Physiological methods
H.4.a Optical methods 
H.4.b Optogenetics 
H.4.c Electrophysiology 
H.5 BioinformaticsH.5.a Computation and modelling

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