This years Giersch International Symposium, will be held from August 28 to September 7 2018 at FIAS in Frankfurt.
August 28 - September 1
Organizers: Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany, Erin Schuman, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany; Tatjana Tchumatchenko, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany; Christian Tetzlaff, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany
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 on the logistics of neuronal function brings together leading experimentalists, theoreticians, and method developers to exchange ideas on these fundamental questions.
September 3 - September 7
Coupled with the conference, there will be a Summer School for young researchers. Leading experts will teach about the fundamentals of the logistics of neuronal function. For further information please select "Summer School" in the menu on the left.
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 reasearchers and to expand their networks.