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Program at a glance
Keynote: Ilona Grunwald Kadow
Keynote: Asifa Majid
Keynote: Linda Barlow
Keynote: Jim Schwob
Parallel Symposia (S1 - S5)
Poster Session I
Keynote: Kristi Biwas
ECRO - General Assembly
Keynote: Noam Sobel
Parallel Symposia (S6 - S10)
Poster Session II
Summary / Poster Prize
Detailed Meeting program
Molecular Communication - from odour plume to transmission of chemical information
13:00 - 13:30 Adam Noel
Molecule propagation as a foundation for coordinated behavior.
13:30 - 14:00 Tilman Sauerwald
Techniques for the detection of molecular signals in the transmission path - concepts and challenges.
14:00 - 14:30 Thierry Emonet
Quantifying insect navigation in complex odour plumes.
14:30 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:00 Vahid Jamali
Reading articles with our noses: a bio-inspired solution for synthetic molecular communications.
16:00 - 16:30 Falko Dressler
Efficient simulation of particle flow-based macroscopic molecular communication.
16:30 - 17:00 Erin Connor
Quantification of airborne odor plumes.
17:00 - 17:30 Javier Burgués Calderón
Decoding the fine-scale structure of turbulent plumes with low-cost chemical sensors and signal processing.
ECRO 2020 - virtual online meeting - Day 1
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome Address
13:15 - 13:45 Keynote Lecture 1
Chair: Silke Sachse
Ilona Grunwald Kadow
Decision-making - processing of odors and tastes in the brain.
14:00 - 14:30 Keynote Lecture 2
Chair: Camille Ferdenzi
Chemosensation and language.
14:45 - 15:15 Keynote Lecture 3
Chair: Masha Niv
Regenerating the sense of taste.
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Lecture 4
Chair: Martin Witt
Neural regeneration in the olfactory system.
16:15 - 18:00 Parallel Symposia
S1 - Olfaction in the context of human interaction
Chair: Ilona Croy
Olfactory kin recognition.
Human olfactory imprinting-like effect.
Enzo Pasquale Scilingo
An overview on the project POTION: Promoting social interaction through emotional body odours.
Do single men look and smell different to partnered men?
No olfactory compensation in food-related hazard detection among blind and deaf adults.
S2 - A practical approach to smell loss - clinical cases with present and future therapy
Chair: Antje Haehner
Olfactory dysfunction after upper respiratory tract infection and response to treatment.
Olfactory dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.
Idiopathic olfactory disorders.
A view from the bridge: Helping patients with smell disorders bring their stories to researchers.
S3 - Olfactory and extra-nasal trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs)
Chair: Dietmar Krautwurst
Coordination of two enhancers drives expression of olfactory trace amine-associated receptors.
Human TAAR1 and TAAR2 dimerize and detect trace concentrations of amines.
Antonella Di Pizio
Class A GPCR structural motifs: a key to unlock TAAR-targeted ligand design.
Neuronal functions of trace amine-associated receptor 5 (TAAR5).
Modulation of affinity by regulating ligand access: a modelling and mutation analysis of zebrafish TAAR13c.
S4 - Disease, disgust and olfactory perception
Chairs: Mats Olsson, Jonas Olofsson
Chemosignaling in Lemurs.
Direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus in exhaled breath via PCR: A covid-19 spreader test.
Jonas K. Olofsson
Body odor disgust sensitivity and its relationship to social attitudes.
Mats J. Olsson
Multisensory detection of human sickness.
S5 - Recent advances in olfactory neuromodulation: diverse contexts in diverse organisms
Chair: Chih-Ying Su
Neuromodulation and odor coding in flies and worms.
Stimulus-dependent modulation of synaptic activity in the Drosophila olfactory pathway.
Sexually dimorphic neuromodulation of pheromone detection in Drosophila.
Modulation of odor responses by active investigation during sensory-guided navigation.
Diverse signaling modules of the mouse vomeronasal organ modulate signal transduction?
18:15 - 19:45 Poster Session I
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ECRO 2020 - virtual online meeting - Day 2
13:15 - 13:45 Keynote Lecture 5
Chair: Vijay Ramakrishnan
The nasal microbiome and olfactory function.
14:00 - 15:00 ECRO General Assembly
ECRO members only
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote Lecture 6
Chair: Johan Lundstrom
A human aggression pheromone and its possible brain mechanism of action.
16:15 - 18:00 Parallel Symposia
S6 - Selected presentations - the Ghislaine und Ernest Polak Symposium
Chair: Moustafa Bensafi
Brain responses to food odors associated with BMI change over two-year follow-up.
DeepFragrance: Embedded molecular representations for searching fragrance-like molecules.
Maternal odor selectively enhances the categorization of face(like) stimuli in the 4 month-old infant brain.
Anatomy of central gustatory circuits in the honeybee brain.
In vivo time-lapse imaging of olfactory sensory neuron birth, differentiation and axogenesis.
Interspecific chemosensory communication of emotions: reciprocal recognition of fear and non-fear body odour between humans and horses.
S7 - Taking human chemosensory science out of the lab
Chairs: Ilja Croijmans, Monique Smeets
Taking human chemosensory science out of the lab.
Investigating odour cognition online and in museums.
Jasper de Groot
Using VR to combine ecological validity with experimental control in smell research.
Mirjam van den Brink
Measuring chemosensory function in children with cancer.
Measuring chemical emissions and signals from people.
S8 - Context-dependent modulation of olfaction
Chairs: Ilona Grunwald Kadow, Silke Sachse
Neuropeptide regulation of mosquito attraction to humans.
Algorithms and circuits for olfactory navigation in walking Drosophila.
Rapid, sub-sniff temporal information in odor fluctuations is accessible to the mammalian olfactory system.
Modulating sensory information processing and perception by an olfactory corticofugal system.
S9 - Doing it better: bringing reproducibility and open science to chemical senses research
Chairs: Jonas Olofsson, Tristram Wyatt
Replications and predicting replication outcomes.
Learning from studies of human pheromones and odour cues.
Marco Tullio Liuzza
Exploring experimental design and protocols for better experiments.
Reproducible workflows, pre-registration and reproducibility in chemical senses research.
S10 - New Insights into the processing of social stimuli in the olfactory system of mammals
Chair: Michael Lukas
Functional role of the olfactory GnRH system in the control of sex-related chemosensory processing and neuroendocrine changes in the mouse.
Acetylcholine enables vasopressin-dependent social odor discrimination via unlocking action potential generation upon olfactory nerve stimulation in olfactory bulb vasopressin cells.
Multisite electrophysiological recordings and awake fMRI during processing of social and non-social odors in rodents.
Is Hedione a Pheromone?