EMBO Workshop Emerging Concepts of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton 5th Edition
About the workshop

This is the fifth edition of a long-running workshop intended to expose local students and fellows to cutting edge research in the neuronal cytoskeleton field, and to help them forge closer ties with the international community that would lead to future opportunities

Cytoskeletal dynamics is at the core of the most essential questions in cellular neurobiology, such as mechanisms of axon growth in development and in response to injury, or mechanisms of synapse formation and stabilization. It is also a key element of intracellular transport, which is critical for axonal development and neurotrophic signaling, but which is also disrupted in many, if not all neurodegenerative diseases. Consequently, the cytoskeleton in neurons is a promising and emerging target for the development of novel therapeutic approaches to treat neurodegenerative diseases and to promote axon regeneration after traumatic injury. Recent advances in imaging, genetics and cell-molecular biology have catalyzed exciting new progress. However, fundamental questions about how neuronal cytoskeletal assembly, functions and dysfunction is orchestrated remain unanswered. In this workshop we will explore the latest findings on this exciting topic and will address several features involved in cytoskeleton function in nerve cells such its role in trafficking and transport, neuronal polarity, axonal guidance and neuronal migration, as microtubules amongst others. In this new edition of our workshop we will dedicate a special session to the use of super-resolution microscopy techniques in the study of neuronal functions. Also, we are very excited that in addition microtubules, actin microfilaments and neurofilaments, the role of septins, ankyrins and spectrins in neurons will be discussed.

Early career scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts to be selected for short talks.

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Speakers

Claudia
Almeida

Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal

Maria Elena
Avale

CONICET. Argentina

Vann
Bennett

Duke University. USA

Froylan
Calderon De Anda

Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Germany

Cecilia
Conde

Instituto Mercedes y Martin Ferreyra. Argentina

Daniel
Choquet

Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Université Bordeaux. France

Matthew
Dalva

Thomas Jefferson University USA

Erik
Dent

University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA

Shawn
Ferguson

Yale University. USA

Fiona
Francis

Inserm. France

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Meng-meng
Fu

Stanford University. USA

Patricia
Garcez

Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Christian
Gonzalez-Billault

Universidad de Chile Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolims (GERO) Chile

Laura
Gumy

Otago University. New Zealand

Stephanie
Gupton

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. USA

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Naoyuki
Inagaki

Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Japan

Sandhya
Koushika

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. India

Christophe
Leterrier

INP, CNRS-Aix Marseille University. France

Damaris
Lorenzo

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA.

Marina
Mikhaylova

Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Germany

Kazunori
Nakajima

Keio University. Japan

Laurent
Nguyen

University of Liege. Belgium

Kassandra
Ori-Mckenney

University of California Davis. USA

Krishanu
Ray

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. India

Subhojit
Roy

University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA

Zu-hang
Sheng

National Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases (NINDS-NIH). USA

Monica
Sousa

Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology University of Porto. Portugal

Elias
Spiliotis

Drexel College of Medicine. USA

Alison
Twelvetrees

University of Sheffield. UK

Bettina
Winckler

University of Virgina. USA

Smita
Yadav

University of Washington. USA

James
Zheng

Emory University. USA

Workshop Program

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop Registration


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Buffet-style lunch 1


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Hotel Check-in/Free Time


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

SESSION 1. “Super-resolution studies in neurons”


Christophe Leterrier, INP, CNRS-Aix Marseille University. FR

Marina Mikhaylova, Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). DE

Monica Sousa, Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology University of Porto. PT

Daniel Choquet, Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Université Bordeaux. FR

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Break


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Keynote Lecture. Vann Bennett


8:15 pm

Buffet Dinner 1


8:30 am - 10:30 am

SESSION 2 “Neuronal Polarity”


Christian González-Billault, Universidad de Chile. CL

Naoyuki Inagaki, Nara Institute for Science and Technology. JP

Froylan Calderon de Anda, Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). DE

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break


11:30 am - 1:00 pm

SESSION 3 “Cytoskeleton in Neuronal Migration and Axonal Guidance”


Kazunori Nakajima, Keio University, JP

Laurent Nguyen, University of Liege. BE

Fiona Francis, Inserm, FR

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Free time


5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

POSTER SESSION 1


7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Technical Lecture


8:15 pm

Buffet Dinner 2


8:30 am - 10:30 am

SESSION 4 “Physiological Trafficking and Transport in Neurons”


Bettina Winckler, University of Virginia. USA.

Krishanu Ray, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. IN

Erik Dent, University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA.

Claudia Almeida, Universidade Nova de Lisboa .PT

 

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

SESSION 5 “Pathological Trafficking and Transport in Neurons”


Sandhya Koushika, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. IN

Zu-hang Sheng, National Institute of Neurodegenerative Disease (NINDS-NIH). USA

Subhojit Roy, University Wisconsin-Madison. USA.

Shawn Ferguson, Yale University. USA.

1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Buffet-style lunch 3


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

POSTER SESSION 2


8:00 pm

Buffet Dinner


9:00 am - 10:30 am

SESSION 6 “Actin Cytoskeleton in Neurons”


Stephanie Gupton, University North Carolina-Chapel Hill. USA.

Kassandra Ori-McKenney, University of California Davis. USA.

Matthew Dalva, Thomas Jefferson University. USA.

James Q. Zheng, Emory University. USA.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Coffee Break


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

SESSION 7 “Spectrin, Septins and Ankyrins in neuronal”


Smita Yadav, University of Washington. USA.

Damaris Lorenzo, University North Carolina Chapel Hill. USA.

Elias Spiliotis, Drexel College of Medicine. USA

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Buffet-style lunch 3


2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Free time


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

SESSION 8 “The next generation of cytoskeleton researchers”


Patricia Garcez, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro. BR

Laura Gumy, University of Otago. NZ

Maria Elena Avale, Conicet. ARG

Meng-meng Fu, Stanford University. USA.

Alison Twelvetrees, University of Sheffield. UK

Cecilia Conde, Instituto Mercedes y Martin Ferreyra. ARG

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Business meeting


8:00 pm

Closing Banquet


12:00 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast and Departure


Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission
January 15, 2019

Registration and Abstract Submission
March 1, 2019

NOTE: Participants selected to attend the workshop will be notified within 5 business days after application

Payment deadline
March 1, 2019


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US$200

Graduate and undergraduate students

US$400

Academic

US$800

Industry

US$300

Postdoctoral researchers

Registration includes

  • Accommodation (4 nights) on venue hotel
  • All meals, including cocktail and closing banquette. Please let us know in advance should you required any special diet.
  • All speakers will be accommodated in single rooms; students and postdocs will be accommodated in double rooms.
  • All participants will have access to all social events organized during the workshop
  • Enrollment in the workshop is limited to 120 attendees. Priority will be given to applicants that registered during early bird registration.

Payment

Payment detail will be sent to successful applicants.

Abstracts Guidelines

Abstracts should contain a title, the names and affiliations of all authors, an abstract (maximum 250 words), 3 to 4 keywords, and an acknowledgment of any funding sources.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must submit an abstract of the research that they intend to present at one of the workshop poster sessions. Applicants will be selected according to the relevance of their abstract to the workshop theme as well as the scientific quality of the research described. In addition, a small subcommittee drawn from the list of invited speakers will select student/postdoc applicants to present short talks.

Poster

Posters should be printed in portrait format (90 cm wide, 120 cm long). We will provide poster boards and pins.

Registration fee waiver

Limited funds may be available to waive the registration fee for some applicants based on financial need. If you would like to be considered for this waiver, please check the box on the online application form and submit a short explanation of the financial need.

Sponsors & Partners

Organizers

Christian
Gonzalez-Billault

Universidad de Chile

Patricia
Garcez

Universidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Brazil

Subhojit
Roy

University of Wisconsin-Madison. USA

Location and Venue

Venue
Hotel Enjoy Park Lake, Villarrica
How to get there

The nearest airport is in Temuco (Aeropuerto La Araucanía, code ZCO), which is 1.5 hours from the venue. International flights to Chile arrive to Santiago (code SCL), after which you have to take a domestic flight to ZCO. You will need about 2 hours to go through immigration and switch planes. We will organize transport from Temuco airport to the venue on the 14th, and from the venue to the airport after breakfast on the 18th.