The HSN2019 meeting will be held at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas on October 4-6, 2019.






Call for Abstracts

The HSN2019 organising committee invites you to submit abstracts for poster and/or oral presentation. Please indicate whether you would be interested in giving an oral presentation. From the submitted abstracts that will indicate such preference, six (6) will be selected. Only first authors, who are PhD students or post-doctoral fellows, of the abstracts are eligible for oral presentation. If you would like to be considered, please include a one-page CV in your e-mail for the abstract submission. Please use the template to prepare your abstract and send it to hsfn18@gmail.com.  You don’t have to be a member of HSN to submit an abstract for the meeting. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2019.

Preliminary program
You can download the preliminary program of the meeting here.

Confirmed plenary speakers


Symposium 1: Brain-Gut and Mood
Organizer: Arjan Blokland, Associate Professor, Maastricht University and EURON workshop

Symposium 2: Euroneurotrophin: small molecule neurotophin mimetics
Organizer: Theodora Calogeropoulou, Research Director, National Hellenic Research Foundation

Symposium 3: Systems neuroscience: from cells to circuits
Organizers: Dinos Meletis, Associate Professor and Andreas Kardamakis, Assistant Professor, Karolinska Institute

Symposium 4: Programming and reprogramming in the embryonic and adult brain
Organizers: Dimitra Thomaidou, Investigator A, Institute Pasteur Hellenique and Stavros Taraviras, Professor, University of Patras

Symposium 5: Behavioural aspects in animal models: Genetic and environmental impact
Organizers: Antonis Stamatakis, Associate Professor, National Kapodistrian University of Athens and Myrto Denaxa, Niarchos Fellow, Fleming Institute

Symposium 6: Cognitive functions in the prefrontal cortex: from local circuits to long-range interactions. 
Organizer: Georgia Gregoriou, Associate Professor, University of Crete

Symposium 7:  Time representation in Brain and Brain representation in Time
Organisers: Konstantina Kilteni, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and Argiro Vatakis, Department of Psychology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

Symposium 8: New insights/ challenges in CNS and PNS myelination
Organizer: Maria Savvaki, Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology-Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
Symposium 9: The shape of treatments to come: disease-modifying therapies in neurodegenerative diseases

Organizers: Leonidas Stefanis, Professor of Neurology & Neurobiology, University of Athens Medical School; Director, First Department of Neurology, Hospital Eginition, Athens, Greece and Alexia Polissidis, Collaborating Researcher, Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens, Greece

Symposium 10: From cellular to physiological stress: common mechanisms to neuropsychiatric and neurological pathologies
Organizers: Dr Christina Dalla, Department of Pharmacology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece and Dr Ioannis Sotiropoulos, ICVS Institute, Medical School, University of Minho, Portugal

Symposium 11:  LRRK2…15 years from its discovery to becoming a viable drug target for Parkinson’s disease.
Organizer: Hardy J Rideout, PhD; Collaborating Scientist, Laboratory of Neurodegenerative Diseases, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens.

Organizing committee
Kyriaki Sidiropoulou (Chair), Dept of Biology, Univ of Crete and IMBB-FORTH
Stella Giakoumaki, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Crete
Ioannis Charalampopoulos, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete and IMBB-FORTH
Yannis Dalezios, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete and IACM-FORTH
Christos Delidakis, Dept of Biology, Univ of Crete and IMBB-FORTH
Domna Karagogeos, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete and IMBB-FORTH
George Liapakis, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete
Vasiliki Nikoletopoulou, IMBB-FORTH
George Panagis, Dept of Psychology, Univ of Crete
Kleanthi Spanaki, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete
Kyriaki Thermos, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete
Ioannis Zaganas, Faculty of Medicine, Univ of Crete