International Workshop on Dendrites - Dendrites 2014

International Workshop on Dendrites - Dendrites 2014

Postby benji » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:40 am

Dendrites 2014
International Workshop on Dendrites
Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
July 1-4, 2014

Dendrites provide the substrate for inter-neuronal communication, and their nonlinear properties play a key role in information processing. Dendrites 2014 aims to bring together scientists from around the world to present their research on dendrites, ranging from the molecular to the anatomical and biophysical levels.

With the backdrop of an informal yet spectacular setting on Crete, the meeting has been carefully planned to not only satisfy our scientific curiosity but also foster discussion and encourage interaction between attendees well beyond traditional presentations. In this spirit, the workshop will also provide a soft skills day for the training of young researchers in subjects such as research design and publication/dissemination.

The meeting consists of the Main Event (July 1-3) and the Soft Skills Day (July 4). Invited speakers for the Main Event include:
Susumu Tonegawa (Nobel Laureate)
Angus Silver
Tiago Branco
Alcino J. Silva
Michael Häusser
Julietta U. Frey
Stefan Remy
Kristen Harris

For the Soft Skills Day, Kerri Smith, Nature podcast editor, is going to present on communication and dissemination of scientific results. Alcino J. Silva (UCLA) will present his recent work on developing tools for integrating and planning research in Neuroscience.

We are soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. We welcome both experimental and theoretical contributions addressing novel findings related to dendrites that fall into one or more of the following domains:

· morphological and functional characterizations,
· dendritic integration and compartmentalization,
· dendritic channel distribution and their functional implications,
· molecular pathways and signaling networks,
· RNA trafficking and local protein synthesis,
· functional or structural plasticity and homeostasis,
· the role of dendrites in complex processes, including learning/memory, neural computations etc.

Electronic abstract submission is hosted on the Frontiers platform, where abstracts will be published as a pdf ebook. Authors wishing to give oral presentations are required to submit an extended abstract describing the nature, scope and main results of the work in more detail. All submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail.

One of the authors has to register for the main event as a presenting author. In case an abstract is not accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded.

Instructions for on-line submission can be found at

Important dates
- Abstract submission opens: January 21, 2014, registration of presenting author required.
- Abstract submission closes: March 10, 2014.
- Notification of abstract acceptance: late March 2014.
- Notification of oral/poster presentation: early April 2014.

Panayiota Poirazi, IMBB, FORTH.
Benjamin Auffarth, IMBB, FORTH.
Daniel Wójcik, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.

Dendrites 2014 will be hosted by FORTH, and is being organized as part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network NAMASEN and the ERC Starting Grant dEMORY.

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