Workshop: The Cytoskeletal Road to Neuronal Function

Dorking, GB

Attendance type(s): In Person

Event Dates: 19—22 Apr 2020

We offer around 10 funded places for early-career researchers to attend our Workshops along with the 20 speakers.

Organised by Andrew Carter, Carsten Janke and Oren Schuldiner, this Workshop brings together scientists from a wide spectrum of disciplines that do not commonly have the chance to interact: neurobiologists with backgrounds in cellular, developmental systems and behavioural neurobiology, as well as structural biologists and biochemists from the cytoskeleton field. Our aim is to delineate how basic molecular and structural knowledge from the cytoskeleton field can help our understanding of neuronal processes that take place on a larger scale. We will discuss topics such as neuronal development and connectivity, neuronal transmission, and also neurodegeneration. Examples of the questions we will discuss are: Why do mutations in cytoskeletal components result in specific subsets of neurons dying? How do defects in the cytoskeleton contribute to erroneous neuronal migration and neurodevelopment and how common are these in human populations? How is the cytoskeleton involved in memory generation, processing and storage?

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