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The 32nd Naito Conference

Biological Basis of Mental Functions and Disorders

Period 2011/10/18 (Tue.) - 2011/10/21 (Fri.)
Venue Yatsugatake Royal Hotel(Yamanashi-pref.)
Participants Lectures:25


Toru Nishikawa Graduate School of Medical and Dental Science. Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Japan
Masabumi Minami Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Hokkaido University. Japan
Tsuyoshi Miyakawa Institute for Comprehensive Medical Science. Fujita Health University. Japan
Toru Takumi Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Hiroshima University. Japan
TakeoYoshikawa RIKEN Brain Science Institute. Japan


Plenary Lecture

  1. Rethinking mental illness
    [Thomas R. INSEL]
    National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Health, USA

Molecular basis of schizophrenia

  1. Molecular mechanisms of adolescence-dependent onset of schizophrenia
    [Toru NISHIKAWA]
    Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
  2. Schizophrenia and fatty acids
    RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
  3. Circuit mechanisms underlying schizophrenia predisposition in 22q11 model mice
    [Joshua A. GORDON]
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, USA
  4. Immature dentate gyrus as a candidate endophenotype of psychiatric disorders
    [Tsuyoshi MIYAKAWA]
    Division of Systems Science, Institute for Comprehensive Medical, Science, Fujita Health University, Japan
  5. The role of DISC1 in schizophrenia
    [Douglas BLACKWOOD]
    Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, UK

Molecular basis of anxiety and mood disorders

  1. Control of anxiety by extracellular proteolysis in the amygdala
    [Robert PAWLAK]
    Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Leicester, UK
  2. Prospects for epigenetic research of major depression
    [Shigeru MORINOBU]
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Hiroshima University, Japan
  3. Clock genes, clock cells and clock circuits
    [Joseph S. TAKAHASHI]
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
  4. Regulation of fear memory formation
    [Kaoru INOKUCHI]
    Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Japan
  5. Neurobiology of bipolar disorder
    [Tadafumi KATO]
    Laboratory for Molecular Dynamics of Mental Disorders, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan

Molecular basis of developmental disorders

  1. A mouse model of 15q duplication syndrome towards understanding of molecular pathophysiology of autism
    [Toru TAKUMI]
    Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan
  2. Enhanced secretion of BDNF by CADPS2 is critical for proper brain development and behavior
    [Teiichi FURUICHI]
    Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  3. At the core of autism: models of 16p11.2 copy number variations
    [Alea MILLS]
    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
  4. Asperger syndrome as a key model of social dysfunction
    [Nobumasa KATO]
    Department of Psychiatry, Karasuyama Hospital, Showa University, School of Medicine, Japan
  5. The clinical-basic interface for discovering autism pathophysiology
    [Pat LEVITT]
    Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, USA

Molecular basis of abuse and negative emotion

  1. The glutamate homeostasis hypothesis of addiction
    [Peter W. KALIVAS]
    Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
  2. Molecular neuropsychopharmacology of psychostimulants
    [Ichiro SORA]
    Department of Biological Psychiatry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  3. Physiological function of new drug dependence-related molecule, Shati
    [Toshitaka NABESHIMA]
    Department of Chemical Pharmacology, Meijo University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan
  4. Seeking reward: overdoing it with orexin neurons
    [Gary ASTON-JONES]
    Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
  5. Role of the BNST in pain-induced aversion
    [Masabumi MINAMI]
    Department of Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan

Molecular basis of impulsivity and aggression

  1. Translational models for assaying impulse control: waiting, choosing and stopping
    [Lawrence WILKINSON]
    Schools of Psychology and Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  2. Prostaglandin-mediated control of stress responses
    [Shuh NARUMIYA]
    Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
  3. Exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying different aspects of impulsivity using rodent models
    Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada
  4. Impulsivity and infra-limbic cortex
    Department of Neuropharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan
  5. Biological and psychological basis of impulsive behavior
    [Michio NOMURA]
    Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University, Japan