1st Severo Ochoa Conference: «Astrocyte-neuron metabolic coupling in organismal (patho) physiology»

(Severo Ochoa Conferences)
The SEBBM, in collaboration with the Carmen and Severo Ochoa Foundation, launch the Severo Ochoa Conferences, which will deal monographically with research topics on the frontier of knowledge and will be coordinated by leading people in these fields.
Datos del evento
Fecha: 29/06/2023 30/06/2023
Lugar: Assembly Hall, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salamanca (Spain)
C/ Lic. Méndez Nieto s/n, 37007 Salamanca (Spain)
Precio: €175 (SEBBM members) / €200 (no-members)

We are thrilled to announce the first of the Severo Ochoa Conferences on Astrocyte-neuron metabolic coupling in organismal (patho)physiology, which will be held next 29-30 June 2023 at the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Salamanca, inspired and organized by the SEBBM in collaboration with the Fundación Carmen y Severo Ochoa.

We have an amazing panel of confirmed speakers such as Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Marc Claret, Giovanni Marsicano, Cristina Garcia-Caceres, Ruben Nogueiras, Alberto Pascual, Stephanie Schirmeier, Gilles Bonvento, Bruno Weber and Gertrudis Perea.

Local coordinator, Juan Pedro Bolaños on behalf of the Severo Ochoa Conferences Comission, headed by Prof. Maria Angeles Serrano.

Register before April 30, number of attendees are limited to 50. Reduced registration fee for SEBBM members.

Posters allowed and a selection of those will be upgraded to short talks.


Prof. Juan Pedro Bolaños
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Salamanca

Registration for the 1st Severo Ochoa conference

1. Registration

To register you must complete the online registration form and make a transfer, with the data indicated in section 2. The registration period ends on April 30, 2023. Places limited to 50 registrations.

1.1. Registration fees
SEBBM members€175

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to the Scientific Programme.
  • Congress Material
  • Presentation of a poster, prior approval by the scientific committee.
  • Picnic lunches, coffees.
  • Conference dinner.
1.2. Pay:

Make a transfer to the account listed below. In the concept you must indicate your «name and surname – Severo Ochoa Conference». Your registration space will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Account holderSpanish Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
IBANES20 0049 5817 8628 1022 5149
EntityBank Santander

2. Abstract Submission

Please, follow the template provided as an example and this guidelines:

  • Use Times New Roman 12 pt
  • Title should be in bold
  • The first author should be the presenting author
  • Indicate affiliations using superscript numbers
  • Abstract main body: please, keep the length to about 200 words
  • An acknowledgment section may be added
  • References section may be added and references listed by numbers
Download abstract template

3. Hotels

3.1. Gran Hotel Corona Sol
AddressC. Víctor García de la Concha, 37007 Salamanca
Phone+ 34 923 281 616
Email 1:recepcion@gran-hotelcoronasol.es (available 24hrs)
Email 2:reservas@gran-hotelcoronasol.es (available from monday to friday)
Room typeFee
Double room for single use with breakfast (VAT included)€60
Double room for double use with breakfast (VAT included)€70

This rate will be applied exclusively to participants who make their reservation directly with the hotel, either by phone or by email, providing the reference ‘SEBBM – CONFERENCIA SEVERO OCHOA’ and indicating the following information:

  1. Reservation holder
  2. Check-in and check-out date
  3. Room type (double or single)
  4. Bank card as guarantee with its corresponding expiration date

Blocked quota of rooms for attendees until May 15 or end of quota.

3.2. Abba Fonseca 4*S
AddressPl. de San Blas, 2, 37007 Salamanca
Phone+34 923 01 10 10
Room typeFee
Double room for single use with breakfast (VAT included)€120
Double room for double use with breakfast (VAT included)€130

This rate will be applied exclusively to participants who make their reservation directly with the hotel, either by phone (923 011 010) or via email (fonseca@abbahoteles.com), providing as a reference: SEBBM Severo Ochoa Conference

1st Severo Ochoa Conference program

Thursday 29th June 2023
12:30-13:30Arrival, registration and posters installation
13:30-14:15Lunch (standing)

Session 1

14:15-14:30Welcome. Juan P. Bolaños, María Angeles Serrano, Isabel Varela-Nieto
14:30-15:00Juan P. Bolaños (Salamanca, Spain) Metabolic shapes of brain cells and functional consequences
15:00-15:30Stefanie Schirmeier (Dresden, Germany) Metabolic flexibility of the nervous system
15:30-16:00Gilles Bonvento (Paris, France) The other ANLS: astrocyte-to-neuron L-serine shuttle
16:00-13:00Coffee break at the poster area

Session 2

16:30-17:00Giovanni Marsicano (Bordeaux, France) Cannabinoid receptors in the brain: a link between metabolism and signaling?
17:00-17:30Bruno Weber (Zürich, Switzerland) Towards quantitative in vivo imaging of cellular cerebral metabolism
17:30-18:00Alberto Pascual (Sevilla, Spain) Microglia central metabolism in health and disease
18:00-18:45Poster flash 1 (8 presentations, 5 mins each, no discussion)
18:45-19:00Miriam Contreras (Agilent Technologies Spain) Role of metabolism in illuminating neurobiology and neurodegenerative disease – Exploring Seahorse XF Technology in Neurological Research
19:00-20:00Posters discussion
21:15Dinner (Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca, C/ Fonseca, 4, 37002 Salamanca)

Friday 30th June 2023

Session 3

09:00Arrival poster flash presenters
09:15-10:00Poster flash 2 (8 presentations, 5 mins each, no discussion)
10:00-10:30Gertrudis Perea (Madrid, Spain) Dysfunctional astrocyte-neuron signaling in Major Depressive Disorder
10:30-11:00Guillermina Lopez-Bendito (Alicante, Spain) Patterns of Spontaneous Activity in the Development & Plasticity of Sensory Circuits
11:00-11:30Coffee break at the poster area

Session 4

11:30-12:00Cristina Garcia-Caceres (Munich, Germany) Hypothalamic astrocytes undergo a metabolic switch to control hunger neurons
12:00-12:30Marc Claret (Barcelona, Spain) Glycogen metabolism drives sensory activation of POMC neurons
12:30-13:00Ruben Nogueiras (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) Tanycytes: key players in the regulation of energy balance
13:00-13:15Closing remarks – Juan P. Bolaños
13:15-14:30Lunch (standing) + departure