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Program

24th-26th April

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24th April

09.00-10.00 – Keynote Talk: R. Nieuwenhuys – The architectonic studies on the human neocortex of the Vogt-Vogt
school in perspective: a tale of three centuries.
10.00-10.30 – Coffee pause
10.30-12.30 – Oral communications (chairman – Luis Puelles)
Z. Molnar – Cortical layer with no known function.
T. Nomura – Changes in Wnt-dependent neuronal migration patterns contributed to the evolution of the pallial architecture in amniotes.
F. García-Moreno – Developmental convergence of high order sensory circuits in the amniote pallium.
L. Medina – Evolution of pallial areas involved in sociality: comparison between mammals and sauropsids.
J. Mehlhorn – New insights of adult neurogenesis in specific brain areas of domestic pigeons.
A. Docampo-Seara – New insight on the ontogeny of telencephalic territories in shark embryos.
12.30-15.00 – Lunch and rest
15.00-16.00 – Oral communications (chairwoman – Elena García-Calero)
P. Nemec – Neuronal and glial numbers in avian brain: implications for evolution of bird intelligence.
J.L. Loveland – The impact of a chromosomal inversion on neuroanatomy and behavior in alternative mating tactics.
M. Kálmán – Evolutionary alterations in the glial architecture of Actinopterygii.
16.00-16.30 – Coffee pause
16.30-17.30 – Keynote Talk: G.F. Striedter – Innovation and homology in the evolution of vertebrate nervous systems.
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18.00-19.00 – Concert: Spanish piano pieces and songs (Pilar Valero and Carmen Lorenzo).
19.15 – Welcome cocktail at Campus la Merced
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25th April

09.00-10.00 – Keynote Talk: F. Sugahara – Brain Molecular Structure in Cyclostomes.
10.00-10.30 – Coffee pause
10.30-12.30 – Oral communications (chairman – StenGrillner)
J. L. Ferran – Adjustment in the brain Bauplan of vertebrates under the light of molecular regionalization of the developing Amphioxus brain vesicle.
F. Hirth – Deep homology of insect and vertebrate midbrain circuitry.
K. Yamamoto – Non-thalamic origin of zebrafish sensory relay nucleus indicates convergent evolution of the visual pathways in amniotes and teleosts.
S.M. Suryaranayana – The conserved lamprey forebrain – the lateral pallium.
B. Robertson – The conserved lamprey forebrain – the basal ganglia and habenula.
J. Pérez-Fernández – The conserved lamprey forebrain – the dopamine system.
12.30-15.00 – Lunch and rest
15.00-16.00 – Oral communications (chairwoman –Isabel Rodríguez-Moldes)
González – Regional distribution of Pax6 expressing cells in the adult brain of lungfishes, the closest living relatives of terrestrial vertebrates.
R. Anadón – Alpha-transducin immunoreactivity in the brain of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), and its relation with other chemically identified neural systems.
D. Sobrido-Cameán – The cholecystokinergic system in the central nervous system of the sea lamprey and its relationship with other neuronal systems
16.00-16.30 – Coffee pause
16.30-17.30 – FRONTIERS KEYNOTE TALK: N. Moreno – The secondary prosencephalon in the evolution, insights from anamniotes.
17.30-18.30 – Posters.

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26th April

09.00-10.00 – Keynote Talk: M.A. Tosches – On homologies and novelties: mosaic evolution of cell types in the vertebrate brain.
10.00-10.30 – Coffee pause
10.30-12.30 – Oral communications (Chairwoman – Ester Desfilis)
J. Yáñez – A tract-tracing study of the neural connections of the zebrafish pretectum.
C. Díaz – Genoarchitectonic regionalization of the prethalamus.
Delogu – The mesencephalon is a major source of thalamic inhibitory interneurons.
E. de Puelles – Development of the retroflex tract in the mouse.
L. Puelles – Atypic course of the habenulo-interpeduncular tract in chick embryos.
12.30-15.00 – Lunch and rest
15.00-16.00  KeynoteTalk: J. Glover – The evolution and development of sensorimotor pathways in the vertebrate hindbrain.
16.00-16.30 – Coffee pause
16.30-17.10 – Oral communications (Chairman – Philippe Vernier)
N.M. Chmykhova – Differences in the distribution and function of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors in the spinal cord of the frog and turtle.
R. Morona – Organization of the catecholaminergic and serotonergic systems in the brain of holostean fishes.
17.10-17.30 – General open discussion on the notion of homology.
17.30-18.30 – Posters.

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20.00 – Bus transfer to restaurant El Mesón de la Torre (Puente Tocinos, Murcia)
20.30 – Gala Dinner

keynote talkers

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Nerea Moreno. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Evolution of the secondary prosencephalon in gnathostomes.

Fumiaki Sugahara. Hyogo University, Japan.
Forebrain structure in cyclostomes.

Joel Glover. Oslo University, Norway.
The evolution and development of sensorimotor pathways in the vertebrate hindbrain.

Georg Striedter. University Of California Irvine, USA.
Innovation and homology in the evolution of vertebrate nervous systems.

Rudolf Nieuwenhuys. Abcoude, Netherlands.
The architectonic studies on the human neocortex of the Vogt-Vogt school in perspective: a tale of three centuries.

M.A. Tosches. Max Planck Institute Brain Research, Frankfurt.
Of conservation and novelties: Mosaic evolution of the amniotic brain from a cell type perspective.