Schedule is confirmed!


10:30 am – Departure from Paris with ENP shuttles (see Transportation page)

1:00 pm – Registration of attendees at the ENP Welcome Desk (Espace Grands Lacs), Poster pin-up and Welcoming buffet (Salles Temple)

2:15 pm – Introduction of the ENP DAYS by Serge Charpak

2:30 pm – Plenary lecture – Jeremy Niven from University of Sussex (United Kingdom) –  » Neuronal Energy and Information Trade-offs » – chaired by Damiano Azzalini

3:30 pm – ENP Students blitztalks – Session n°1 – chaired by Margot Roell

4:00 pm – Coffee break

4:30 pm – Plenary lecture – Christian Lüscher from University of Geneva (Switzerland) –  » A neuronal circuit of individual vulnerability to addiction » – chaired by Serge Charpak

5:15 pm – ENP Students blitztalks – Session n°2 – chaired by Margot Roell

6:00 pm – Presentation of the social and scientific activities of ENP students – chaired by Damiano Azzalini, Sarah Goethals and Margot Roell

6:15 pm – Student representatives election

6:15-6:30 pm – Departure to the Ibis and Kyriad hotels with the ENP shuttles (Meeting point outside the congress center) – Registration at the hotels

7:30 pm – Meeting between students and three researchers from UTT (University Technology Troyes)

8:00 pm – Poster session & Cocktail reception (Salles Temple)


8:30 – Welcome (Salles Temple)

9:00-10:30 am – Plenary lectures:

  • Hiroshi Kuba from Nagoya University (Japan) – « Activity-dependent regulation of ion channel expression in developing auditory circuits » – chaired by Sarah Goethals
  • Dwight Bergles from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (USA) – « Neuron-glia interactions in development of the auditory system » – chaired by Serge Charpak

10:30 – 11:15 am – Welcome to « Campus Biotech »

Anne-Dominique Lodeho-Devauchelle and Sven Collette from Campus Biotech (Switzerland) – « Campus Biotech ecosystem for neuroscience research and clinical innovation » – chaired by Alain Destexhe

11:30 am-1:00 pm – Lunch by the Posters (Salles Temple)

1:30-5:30 pm – Meeting point outside the Congress Center. Departure with the ENP shuttles for a visit of Champagne cellars

6:00-7:30 pm – Plenary lectures.

  • Songhai Shi from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (USA) – « Regulation and function of the centrosome and primary cilium in mammalian cortical development  » – chaired by Fiona Francis
  • Fiona Doetsch from University of Basel (Switzerland) – « The niche goes global: long-range regulation of adult neural stem cells » – chaired by Thierry Galli

7:30 pm – Meeting point outside the Congress Center entrance and Departure with the ENP shuttles to restaurant « Le bois du bon séjour »

8:00 pm – Cocktail time (see Le Bois du Bon Séjour restaurant) followed by a Gala Dinner and a DJ night

10:30 pm, 11:30 pm and 00:30 am – ENP shuttles back to the various hotels


8:30 am – Check out from Kyriad and Ibis hotels and Departure from the hotels with the ENP Shuttles  (Do the check out and bring your luggage with you)

8:45 am – Welcome

9:00-10:30 am – Oral presentations by two ENP team leaders.

  • Bassem Hassan from Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle (France) – « Neural substrate of individuality » – chaired by Philippe Vernier
  • Daniel Pressnitzer and Yves Boubenec from Ecole Normale Supérieure (France) – « Behavioral and neuronal bases of auditory learning » – chaired by Philippe Vernier

10:30 am-11:15 am – Welcome to « Excellence and Technology in Troyes »

Samir Medjebar Business Development Director BioSerenity and Alaric  Lallouet, Office manager BioSerenity – « Bioserenity, Science and Technology for expert personalized medicine close to patients and HCP » – chaired by Bernard Zalc

12:00-1:30 pm – Poster pin-off and Lunch (Salles Temple)

1:30 pm – Poster Prize Announcement

2:00-3:30 pm – Plenary lectures.

  • Andrea Volterra from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) – « 1D-to-3D Ca2+ imaging helps decoding the language of astrocytes » – chaired by Gilles Bonvento
  • Michael Halassa – MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences  (USA) – « Thalamo-cortical architectures for cognitive control and flexibility » – chaired by Philippe Faure

3:30 pm – Conclusion of the ENP DAYS 2018, chaired  by Serge Charpak

4:00 pm – Coffee break

4:30 pm – Departure to Paris with ENP shuttles