Dr. Michael Mende
Dr. Michael Mende
Program Coordinator
Phone: +49 89 30622-273


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Additional seminars and events in the Munich area can be accessed by following the links below:

IMPRS-Molecular Life Science (LS) Seminar Series

Munich Neuroscience Lecture Series

Munich Neuroscience Calendar

Life Science Campus Seminars

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Upcoming Seminars and Events

Munich Psychiatry Lecture Series | MPLS

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Fighting Alzheimer’s disease by empowering the innate and adaptive immune system

It has become clear that brain immunity encompasses the resident myeloid cells, the microglia, and well as circulating adaptive and innate immune cells, that are located in special compartments at the brain's borders, including the meninges and the choroid plexus. These circulating immune cells support brain repair and functional plasticity. Specifically, we found that the epithelial layer that forms the blood-CSF-barrier, the choroid plexus epithelium (CP), serves as a gate regulating leukocyte entry to the CNS; its activity is controlled by its cytokine milieu, and specifically IFN-γ. In analyzing how the activity of this interface determines the fate of the brain, we discovered by immunogenomics and immunohistochemistry that in aging and in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) mouse models, this interface is suppressed with respect to its ability to allow communication between the brain and the circulating leukocytes. [more]


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MPI Neurobiology Mini Symposium

Catherine Dulac, Harvard University: Neurobiology of social behavior circuits | Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute: Circuits and behavior in mice and humans | Liqun Luo, Stanford University: TRAP active neurons | Paola Arlotta, Harvard University: Building neuronal diversity: from the embryo to brain organoids [more]

Munich Psychiatry Lecture Series | MPLS

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Brain oxytocin and neuropeptide S: From social preference to social fear

The neuropeptides oxytocin (OXT) and neuropeptide S (NPS) have gained substantial interest as important modulators of socio-emotional behaviours. As such, both OXT and NPS exert anxiolytic effects also in rats selectively bred for high (HAB) versus low (LAB) anxiety-related behaviour, and were found to reverse non-social fear in models of cued fear-conditioning. Moreover, both neuropeptides are major players in the promotion of social interactions. For example, I will present data demonstrating that naturally occurring social preference behaviour is highly OXT-dependent both in laboratory rats and mice, and that social defeat-induced avoidance of conspecifics is reversed by each of these neuropeptides1,2. [more]

Conference | Workshop

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Neural Basis of Stress, Fear and Anxiety

The aim of this joint workshop is to promote and enhance collaborations of neuroscientists from research institutions of the State of São Paulo (Brazil) and the Free State of Bavaria (Germany), within the topic of Stress, Fear and Anxiety. As key states on research productivity and impact on each respective country, this is a strategic opportunity to enhance the research collaboration between Brazil and Germany. Both states are well represented on the topic of Stress, Fear and Anxiety, with established research groups on the field, and will greatly benefit from the strengthening of this transatlantic network. [more]

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