of the German Physiological Society (103rd), Austrian Physiological Society and Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) Physiology

19.09 – 21.09.2024
Vienna, Austria

Preliminary Program

Thursday, 19 September 2024

09:00 – 10:30

Symposia & Orals

S 01: Non-canonical signaling and function of hemoglobin, nitric oxide and circulating blood-cells in cardiovascular pathophysiology

S 02: Muscle Matters: Innovative Perspectives on Skeletal Muscle Health and Disease

Miriam M. Cortese-Krott (Düsseldorf, Germany);
Helmut Raphael Lieder, (Essen, Germany)

The role of endothelial alpha globin as a nitrite reductase to control vascular tone
Brant Isakson (Virginia, USA)

Systemic enodothelial dysfunction in aortic valve stenosis induced by circulating hemoglobin
Christine Quast (Düsseldorf, Germany)

The ambivalent role of circulating immune cells during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion in myocardial injury or cardioprotection
Florian Kahles (Aachen, Germany)

Cardioprotective effects of platelets in the event of cardiovascular disease
Gemma Vilahur (Barcelona, Spain)

Martina Krüger (Düsseldorf, Germany); Frank Suhr (Bayreuth, Germany)

Novel insights in ageing sarcopenia
Marco Sandri, (Padova, Italy)

Muscle disuse and unloading -Single fiber proteomics and novel spatial approaches
Marta Murgia (Munich, Germany)

The mechanistic underpinnings of muscle plasticity in acute exercise and chronic training
Christoph Handschin (Basel, Switzerland)

Nemaline myopathy – novel disease mechanisms and clinical perspectives
Coen Ottenheijm (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20

Opening of the Conference

11:20 – 11:50

Du Bois-Reymond Award

11:50 – 12:30

Adolf Fick Award

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:15

Plenary Lecture (S. Knapp, Vienna)

14:25 – 15:55

Symposia & Orals

S 04: Regulation and dysregulation of mineral balance in health and disease

S 03: Inflammatory processes contributing to pathological pain perception


Jakob Völkl (Linz, Austria);
Daniela Egli-Spichtig (Zürich, Switzerland)

Calciprotein particles: sand in the physiological gears?
Jan-Luuk Hillebrands (Groningen, The Netherlands)

Dysregulation of FGF23, klotho and phosphate: sticks and stones breaking the heart?
Reinhold Erben (Vienna, Austria)

FGF23: a pro-inflammatory wolf in a phosphaturic sheep skin?
Daniela Egli-Spichtig (Zurich, Switzerland)

Vascular calcification: how tubes turn to pipes and does it matter at all?
Ioana Alesutan (Linz, Austria)

Michael J.M. Fischer (Vienna, Austria);
Michaela Kress (Innsbruck, Austria)

The role of Interleukin 4 for shaping human nociceptor morphology and function
Michaela Kress (Innsbruck, Austria)

Mechanisms of mechanical allodynia
Stefan Lechner (Hamburg, Germany)


LPS-induced inflammatory pain
Michael J.M. Fischer (Vienna, Austria)

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15:55 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:45

Symposia & Orals

S 05: A multitude of interactions: Unraveling Ion Channel Complexes


OS 05:

Stefan Gründer (Aachen, Germany); Manuela Schmidt (Vienna, Austria)

Ion channel complexes in the context of touch and nociception
Manuela Schmidt (Vienna, Austria)

The sodium leak channel and friends: identifying protein partners of the NALCN complex
Samuel Usher (Copenhagen, Denmark)

AMPA receptor complexes – not a kind of its own
Uwe Schulte (Freiburg, Germany)

A new auxiliary subunit associates with the extracellular domain of ASIC1a to control its surface expression
Dominik Wiemuth (Aachen, Germany)

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17:45 – 19:45

Postersession A

Friday, 20 September 2024

08:00 – 09:00

DPG Membership Assembly

09:00 – 11:00

Postersession B & Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Symposia & Orals

S 06: New Challenges in Physiological Teaching


S 07: New Trends in Studying Islet Cells in Health and Disease


Rudolf Schubert (Augsburg, Germany); Julia Eckel (Mannheim, Germany)

Teaching through the backdoor: Smartwatch-based cardiovascular measurements in the physiology laboratory
Robert Patejdl (Erfurt, Germany)

Use and design of Team-based learning in Physiology: Does team composition matter?
Michael J.M. Fischer (Vienna, Austria)

Role of physiology in new non-(dental) medical degree programs
Alexander Schwoerer (Hamburg, Germany)

Consideration of individual differences when comparing in-class teaching and asynchronous online teaching in physiology
Julia Eckel (Mannheim, Germany)

Andraž Stožer (Maribor, Slovenia); Marjan Slak Rupnik (Vienna, Austria)

Caloric Restriction Reverses T2DM: Lessons from a Mouse Model
Maša Skelin Klemen (Maribor, Slowenia)

Alpha cell spotlight: Insights into their function and role in health and disease
Julia Panzer (Miami, USA)

Single-cell quantification of β-cell secretory capacity and transcriptome in health and diabetes
Joan Camunas-Soler (Gothenburg, Sweden)

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OS 09:

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12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:15

Plenary Lecture (G. Klambauer, Linz)

14:25 – 15:55

Symposia & Orals

S 09: Immune cell trafficking in the microcirculation: from the fetus to the adult


S 08: What‘s new in …..? Knowing Neurophysiology state-of-the-science


Markus Sperandio (Munich, Germany); Katrin Kierdorf (Freiburg, Germany)

Atypical chemokine receptors and modulation of inflammation
Antal Rot (London, UK)

Perinatal dynamics of tissue-resident macrophages: From the brain to epithelial barriers
Katrin Kierdorf (Freiburg, Germany)

The role of PreImplantation Factor PIF in modulating leukocyte-endothelial interactions in the microcirculation
Roland Immler (Munich, Germany)

Inflammatory responses in rheumatoid arthritis
Attila Mocsai (Budapest, Hungary)

Wolfgang Greffrath (Mannheim, Germany); Vivian Blechschmidt (Mannheim, Germany)

What‘s new in motion planning?
Jochen Roeper (Frankfurt, Germany)

What‘s new in dopamine signalling?
Birgit Liss (Ulm, Germany)

What‘s new in fear extinction?
Ximena Salinas-Hernández, (Frankfurt, Germany)

What‘s new in neuroinflammation and glia?
Vivian Blechschmidt (Mannheim, Germany)

What‘s new in synaptic physiology?
Simon Wiegert (Mannheim, Germany)

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15:55 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:00

Plenary Lecture (J. Knoblich, Vienna)

17:00 – 19:00

Postersession C

20:00 – 23:00

Networking Event with Best Oral Abstract Award Ceremony

Saturday, 21 September 2024

09:00 – 09:45

Teaching Lecture

09:50 – 10:35

Plenary Lecture (V. Egger, Regensburg)

10:35 – 11:05

Coffee Break

11:05 – 12:35

Symposia & Orals

S 10: Calcium channelopathies: from molecular mechanisms to clinical diversity

OS 12:

Nadine J. Ortner (Innsbruck, Austria)
Gabriel Stölting (Berlin, Germany)

CACNA1D variants in endocrine and neurological disease
Gabriel Stölting (Berlin, Germany)

Neurodevelopmental disorders related to CACNA1C variants; beyond Timothy Syndrome
Jack Underwood (Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Disease variants in the activation gate of T-type calcium channel CACNA1I linked to neurodevelopmental disorders and epilepsy
Yousra el Ghaleb (Innsbruck, Austria)

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12:35 – 13:05

Lunch Break

13:05 – 14:35

Symposia & Orals

S 12: The physiology of SLC26 transporters and their clinical significance


S 11: Neuropeptide modulation of fear- and anxiety-related networks



Dominik Oliver (Marburg, Germany); Helga Vitzthum (Hamburg, Germany)

Pathophysiological role of SLC26A4 (pendrin) in the inner ear
Silvia Dossena (Salzburg, Austria)

Intestinal acid/base and electrolyte transport by SLC26A9, A6 and A3 in health and disease
Ursula Seidler (Hannover, Germany)

Secretin is a homeostatic HCO3- hormone
Peder Berg (Aarhus, Denmark)

Pendrin: linking acid base to blood pressure
Dominique Eladari (Paris, France)

Evangelia Pollali (Heidelberg, Germany);  Anne Albrecht (Magdeburg, Germany) 

NPY-mediated changes in the BLA that reduce anxiety
William Colmers (Alberta, Canada)

Modulation of fear-relevant circuits by Neuropeptide S in mice
Kay Jüngling (Münster, Germany)

Role of neuropeptide-expressing neurons in the integration of fear/anxiety and hunger
Ramon Tasan (Innsbruck, Austria)

Fear memory under circadian strain: hippocampal circuit modulation by orexin
Anne Albrecht (Magdeburg, Germany)

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14:35 – 14:55

Poster Awards & End of Conference

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