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EBPS Biennial Meeting 2021

EBPS Biennial Meeting 2021

EBPS Biennial Meeting 2021

Maastricht, The Netherlands • 13-16 July 2021

Maastricht, The Netherlands
13-16 July 2021

Maastricht, The Netherlands
13-16 July 2021

Welcome

In name of the local organising committee, I cordially invite you to join us for the biennial meeting of the European Behavioral Pharmacology Society from 13 through 16 July 2021, in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

We are thrilled to organise and host this meeting: rest ensured that you will encounter in Maastricht a welcoming and stimulating environment that will generate good memories for many years to come! We want to especially reach out to the next generation scientists. That is, those of you doing your Master, Ph.D. or post doc. We will continue with the initiative from the last meeting in Braga by organising on the first day of the meeting a workshop for young scientists (of course the less young scientists will also be welcome!).

You will soon receive an invitation for symposia proposals for the main meeting. Please feel free to reach out to the members of the organising committee (or members from the EBPS full committee) if you want to probe your ideas or start a dialogue with us. You can find our profiles by clicking our name or photo below. Please check out this website regularly for new updates.

We hope to welcome many of you in Maastricht in July 2021!

Best regards,
Rudy Schreiber and the local organising team for the EBPS 2021 Meeting

Local Organising Committee

Arjan Blokland

Section of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology
Maastricht University

Kim Kuypers

Section of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology
Maastricht University

Jan Ramaekers

Section of Neuropsychology & Psychopharmacology
Maastricht University

Judith Homberg

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University Medical Centre

Roshan Cools

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University Medical Centre

Heidi Lesscher

Department of Animals in Science & Society Veterinary Medicine
Utrecht University

Jocelien Olivier

Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences
University of Groningen

Tommy Pattij

Department of Anatomy & Neurosciences
Amsterdam University Medical Centre

 

 

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Important dates

Opening of proposal submission:
7 September 2020

Proposal submission deadline:
EXTENDED TO
16 October 2020

Rudy Schreiber

Dr Rudy Schreiber is the lead organiser on the local organising committee. He is an expert in the serotonergic system and the use of animal models in drug discovery for psychiatric and neurological diseases.

Arjan Blokland

Prof. Blokland is an expert in learning and memory. One line of research is psychopharmacology, with a focus on the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Another area of expertise is the evaluation of animal models for neurological disorders. He has an extensive record in the evaluation of drugs on memory performance in animals and humans.

Kim Kuypers

Dr Kuypers research is focused on understanding the neurobiology underlying flexible cognition, empathy and well-being. To accomplish this she uses a psychopharmacological model, studying the (sub)acute and longer lasting effects of psychedelics on these behaviors and their underlying biology.

Jan Ramaekers

Prof. Ramaekers work focuses on behavioral toxicology of drugs and combines methods from psychopharmacology, forensic toxicology and neuroscience to determine drug induced changes in human performance.

Jos Prickaerts

Prof. Prickaerts’ laboratory works with rodent models and human subjects to study the influence of drugs on signal transduction and neuroplasticity to improve affective and cognitive dysfunctions. He is a leading expert on the role of phosphodiesterases and growth factors.

Judith Homberg

Prof. Homberg’s group uses transgenic rodents to investigate individual differences in behaviour and susceptibility to stress-related disorders. She serves as active associate editor for Plos One.

Roshan Cools

Dr Cools studies the chemistry of the adaptive mind: the motivational and cognitive control of human behaviour and its modulation by the major ascending neuromodulators, in particular dopamine and serotonin. She serves as active editor for the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Journal of Neuroscience.

Heidi Lesscher

Dr Lesscher studies the behavioural and neurobiological underpinnings of individual differences in the risk for alcohol addiction, with a particular focus on loss of control over alcohol use. In addition, she is coordinator of an interdisciplinary research team that addresses the role of play behaviour in healthy development, from rats to humans.

Jocelien Olivier

Dr Olivier’s research is focused on the impact of early life adversity and the developmental role of serotonin in the vulnerability to psychopathologies and behavioural profile later in life. Her research includes extensive behavioural experimentation, but also molecular analysis (gene expression/methylation) of the brain, placenta and the microbiome.

Tommy Pattij

Dr Pattij studies the neural correlates of executive cognitive functions in relation to psychiatric and neurological disorders in preclinical translational models using a vari-ty of techniques including pharmacology, optogenetics and chemogenetics. Tommy is an active editor for Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Frontiers in Pharmacology and PLOS One.