Ibone Amezaga Arregi


Ibone Ametzaga Arregi, Doctor by the Imperial College London, is lecturer at the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology of the University of the Basque Country. Her research topics are centred on Biodiversity, mainly terrestrial ecosystems, studying the impacts, restoration, developing tools to improve their state and knowledge generation for… [read more]

10th June – 2015  11:00-12:00 Room 1


Ecosystem services can be defined as: the products of ecological functions or processes that directly or indirectly contribute to human well-being, or have the potential to do so in future; or, as the benefits of nature to households, communities, and economies. They represent ecological processes and resources expressed in terms of the goods and services they provide. Ecosystem services fall under the general categories of provisioning (food, water, energy), regulating (flood control, erosion prevention), cultural (recreation, spiritual value, sense of place) and supporting (nutrient cycling, oxygen).

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Luis F. Callado


Dr. Luis F. Callado has 25 years of experience in neurochemical studies and functional responses of receptors to psychoactive drugs. His work is focused on neurobiology of receptors and transduction systems in depression, drug dependence and other psychiatric disorders…

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11th June – 2015  11:00-12:00 Room 1

New computational applications for drug addiction

Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder characterized by compulsion to seek and take the drug, and a loss of control in limiting intake. A fundamental characteristic of all abused drugs is that they alter mental states. Thus, impulsivity often dominates at the early stages of addiction and impulsivity combined with compulsivity dominates at the later stages. In this context, the outcomes for addiction treatment are still limited Moreover, vulnerability to relapse can persist in addicted patients after years of abstinence.

In the last years, an innovative constellation of technologies that incorporate artificial intelligence, continuous biophysical monitoring, wireless connectivity, and smartphone computation has been developed to help in preventing, detecting and treating drug addiction.. [read more]


Xavier Leinekugel

Xavier Leinekugel

Graduated from Toulouse Business School in 1990. Master in Experimental Psychology from Paris 8 / Paris 5 in 1992 Master of Neuroscience from Paris 6 in 1993.  PhD in Neuroscience (Paris 6) in 1997 with Rustem Khazipov in the lab of Y. Ben-Ari (Port-Royal Maternity hospital, Paris), studying brain rhythms and underlying synaptic mechanisms in…[read more]

12th June – 2015  11:00-12:00 Room 1

Endogenous neuronal clocks for information processing and the planning of action: experimental evidence and contribution of a new piezoelectric pressure-sensor device allowing exquisite rat and mouse behavioural and cognitive phenotyping

Engineered computation devices such as personal computers rely on a tight temporal organization that includes the internal clock of the central processing units (CPU) and that of its interactions with other components such as memory and hard drive. The time organization of biological neuronal circuits is less clear and represents an active field of study in the Neuroscience community…

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