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  • DAY 1

Welcoming + Poster session

Session 1: New insights on neurobiological mechanisms of motivation and decision-making to eat

  • Tatiana Korotkova, University of Köln, Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research, Germany
    State-dependent regulation of feeding by complementary neuronal populations in the lateral hypothalamus
  • Serge Luquet, CNRS, University of Paris  
    Brain lipid sensing and adaptive response to modern food environment?
  • Soyoung Park, DIFE, Germany    
    Body-brain interaction as driving force for human adaptation

Lunch + Poster session

Session 2: Central control of body weight and metabolism

  • Nicholas Betley, University of Pennsylvania, USA   
    A cerebellar memory of a meal: adaptive control of food intake
  • Marcelo Dietrich, Yale University, USA  
    Early life transitions in the regulation of energy metabolism
  • CristinaGarcia-Caceres, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Institute for Diabetes and Metabolism, Germany
    Hunger Timing Influence by Hypothalamic Astrocytes
  • Vincent Prevot, INSERM U1172, Lille, France   
    Tanycytic Shuttles: Guardians of Lipid and Glucose homeostasis for Healthy Aging

Plenary: The genetics of the obese brain

  • Sadaf Farooqi, University of Cambridge, UK       
    Neural regulation of human body weight

Wine & cheese at the conference venue


Poster session + coffee

Session 3: Nutrition and mental health

  • Sophie Nicklaus, INRAE Dijon, France  
    Development of eating behavior during the first 1000 days: mechanisms, consequences on health outcomes, and public health communication
  • Lucile Capuron, INRAE NutriNeuro Bordeaux, France  
    The role of diet in modulating immune function and influencing mental health
  • John Cryan, University College Cork, Ireland   
    The Diet-Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis- A Key Regulator of Brain and Behaviour Across the Lifespan

Lunch + poster session

Session 4: Nutrition and Neurodegenerative diseases: Where are we at?

  • Cécilia Samieri, ISPED, Bordeaux, France  
    The food exposome of brain aging and dementia: epidemiological approach
  • David Rubinsztein, University of Cambridge, Dementia Research Institute, UK    
    Regulation of mTORC1 and autophagy by nutrients
  • Michel Neunlist, TENS - UMR INSERM 1235, Nantes, France

Plenary: Gut microbiome resilience: strategies for intervention

  • Joel Doré, University of Paris-Saclay, INRAE, France

Gala dinner at the chateau Labottière


Session 5: Nutrients-brain interaction in disease: therapeutic perspectives

  • Sophie Leclercq, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium    
    Role of the gut microbiota  in alcohol use disorder: experimental approaches and clinical perspectives
  • Richard Bazinet, University of Toronto, Canada   
    New methods lead to new findings regarding how diet and the liver regulate brain fatty acid levels
  • Frédéric Calon, Université de Laval, Québec    
    Exploring Nutraceutical Treatment Options for Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Sandrine Thuret, King's College London, UK   
    Dietary modulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis: Implications for cognitive ageing and dementia

Plenary: Pharmacological targeting of obesity via the brain. Are we there yet?

  • Matthias Tschöp, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, Germany  
    Overcoming obesity: the discovery of multi receptor drugs

Closing remarks