In the framework of the “Fruits of Ethology” guest talk series we will have the pleasure to welcome our next speaker, Árpád Dobolyi (MTA-ELTE NAP Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Neuroscience).
Date: 27th of October, Thursday, 15.45
Location: ELTE, Department of Ethology – South Building, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c, 6th floor
Title: Neurobiology of maternal behavior
Abstract: Adaptation of the brain to motherhood has recently become a leading research line as novel elements of the brain maternal network have been functionally identified. We hypothesized that molecular changes accompany the identified alterations of neuronal functions. These molecular adaptations were addressed using systems biological tools at the mRNA as well as the proteome level, which led to the identification of a number of maternally altered genes in different parts of the rat brain. The connections between some maternal brain centers were also addressed, which led to the identification of novel neuronal pathways involved in the control of maternal responsiveness.