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01 December 2022

ToBeAtPain 2022 update

ToBeAtPain 2022 update

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“From spreading depolarization to epilepsy with neuroinflammation: The role of CGRP in cortex”

will be published in the October 2022 edition of Experimental Neurology

Fátima Gimeno-Ferrer, Annett Eitner, Reinhard Bauer, Alfred Lehmenkühler, MarieLuise Edenhofer, Michaela Kress, Hans-Georg Schaible, Frank Richter

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DOI 10.1016/j.expneurol.2022.114152

TOBeATPAIN Final Conference 26-27 January 2022


The Conference was very well attended by 70 people on both days.

Guest speakers:

Thomas Graven-Nielsen from Aalborg University, Denmark presented his findings on “Facilitated pain mechanisms in experimental and clinical musculoskeletal pain conditions”

Ralf Baron from Kiel University in Germany spoke on “Painful neuropathy: patient stratification by symptom and sensory profiling”

Patrik Ernfors, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden presented “Transduction of light touch and mechanical pin by Sensory Schwann cells”

Daniel H Kaplan from the University of Pittsburgh, USA spoke on how “Peripheral neurons modulate cutaneous inflammation”

The eleven TOBeATPAIN Researchers presented their findings from their three years working on the EU funded Marie Sklodowska-Curie project.


Anutosh Roy attended The 11th Symposium of the Young Physiologists in Essen organised by the German Physiological Society and made the poster presentation ‘Convergence of interleukin-6 and epidermal growth factor (EGF) signaling in microglial cells supports maintenance of hyperexcitability of spinal nociceptive neurons’ authors;
Anutosh Roy, Christian König, Hans-Georg Schaible, and Andrea Ebersberger


Fátima Gimeno Ferrer ESR8 presented

Homeostatic effects of the neuropeptide Galanin on neuronal cortical excitability

at the 11th Young Physiologists Symposium, from Junge Physiologen of the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft DPG on the 31st March to 1st April 2022 in Essen, Germany.

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Pain-Resolving Microglial


George Sideris-Lampretsas and Marzia Malcangio

can be found in the Science Journal

Silvia Fanton presented her Poster: “netplotbrain: A Python package to easily create 3D network visualizations on a brain” based on her work with William H. Thompson at the Clinical Neuroscience Department Day at Karolinska Institutet on May 16th 2022

#netplotbrain is a tool that Silvia has developed with collaborators which makes it easier to optimize the visualization of networks

Patricia García Fernández (ESR9)

Secondment in the Institute of Physiology I, University of Jena, Germany

October to December 2021

Secondment Review

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