[Comp-neuro] Deadline extended to July 20: Symposium and summer school on the Logistics of Neuronal Function, Frankfurt, Germany

Jochen Triesch triesch at fias.uni-frankfurt.de
Tue Jul 10 16:04:47 CEST 2018

We invite applications from PhD students and post-docs to participate in a two-week summer course on the Logistics of Neuronal Function in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from August 28 to September 7.

Neurons face a variety of logistics challenges. They need to organize the production, transport, storage, and recycling of various molecules such as neurotransmitters, mRNA, and proteins to fill their extensive dendritic and axonal arbors. For example, most proteins have turnover rates of several days, which implies that neurons must organize the production and transport of vast numbers of proteins to maintain their structure and function. Due to their large size compared to other cells of the body, these problems are particularly severe for neurons. It is likely that evolution has driven neurons to find robust and efficient solutions to these challenges. So how do they organize production, transport, delivery, storage, and recycling processes and how are logistic failures related to nervous system disorders? This first workshop and summer school on the logistics of neuronal function bring together leading experimentalists, theoreticians, and method developers to exchange ideas on these fundamental questions.

Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Erin Schuman, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt
Tatjana Tchumatchenko, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt
Christian Tetzlaff, Georg-August University, Göttingen

Confirmed Speakers of the Giersch International Symposium (August 28 - September 1):
Maarten Altelaar, Utrecht, Netherlands Peter W. Baas, Drexel U., USA
Upinder S. Bhalla, TIFR, India
Long Cai, Caltech, USA
Daniel Choquet, Bordeaux, France
Guillaume Drion, Liege, Belgium
Seth Grant, University of Edinburgh, UK
Kristian Franze, U. of Cambridge, UK
Lukas Kapitein, Utrecht, Netherlands
Ken Kosik, UC Santa Barbara, USA
Timothy O’Leary, Cambridge University, UK
William W. Lytton, SUNY Downstate, USA
Jeremy Niven, U. of Sussex, UK
Marianne Renner, Institut du Fer a Moulin, France
Erik De Schutter, OIST, Japan
Antoine Triller, École Normale Superièure, France
Noam Ziv, Technion, Israel

Confirmed Giersch Summer School Lecturers (September 3 - 7):
Eric Hosy, U Bordeaux, France
Timothy O’Leary, Cambridge University, UK
William W. Lytton, SUNY Downstate, USA
Marianne Renner, Institut du Fer a Moulin, France
Christian Tetzlaff, U. Göttingen, Germany
Jochen Triesch, FIAS, Germany

Special Public Talk by:
Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser

The third "Giersch International Symposium", will take place at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. The conference series, funded by STIFTUNG GIERSCH gives young scientists the opportunity to learn from well known, exceptional researchers and to expand their networks.

Accommodation and meals are provided free of charge.
To apply visit: https://indico.fias.uni-frankfurt.de/event/11/overview and see the instructions there.
Required materials include: CV, letter of recommendation from supervisor, poster abstract, and short text specifying the reason for participation.

Application Deadline: July 20

Contact: gis2018 at fias.uni-frankfurt.de

Prof. Dr. Jochen Triesch
Johanna Quandt Research Professor
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Tel: +49 (0)69 798-47531
Fax: +49 (0)69 798-47611

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