WORKSHOP EMERGING CONCEPTS OF THE NEURONAL CYTOSKELETON 6th EDITION
About the workshop

This is the sixth edition of a long-running workshop intended to expose 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.

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

Speakers



Katie
Baldwin

Duke University/University of North Carolina. USA

Shernaz
Bamji

University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Canada

Tom
Blanpied

University of Maryland, Baltimore. USA

Juan
Bonaficino

NIH. USA

Frank
Bradke

DZNE, Berlin. Germany

Gary
Brouhard

McGill University, Montreal. Canada

Francisca
Bronfman

Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago. Chile

Helge
Ewers

Freïe Universität, Berlin. Germany

Tomas
Falzone

Universidad de Buenos Aires - CONICET

Ginny
Farias

Utrecht University, Utrecht. The Netherlands

Erika
Holzbaur

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA

Casper
Hoogenraad

Genentech / Utrecht University. The Netherlands

Pirta
Hotulainen

Helsinki University, Helsinki. Finland

Paul
Jenkins

University of Michigan, Ann Harbor. USA

Lukas
Kapitein

Utrecht University, Utrecht. The Netherlands

Rejji
Kuruvilla

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. USA

Fernanda
Ledda

Fundación Instituto Leloir - CONICET, Buenos Aires. Argentina

Ana Maria
Lennon-Duménil

Institut Curie, Paris. France

Marina
Mikhaylova

Universität Zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Shigeo
Okabe

RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Tokyo. Japan

Felipe
Opazo

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Kassandra
Ori-McKenney

UC Davis. USA

Gentry
Patrick

UCSD, San Diego. USA

Frederic
Meunier

Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane. Australia

Matthew
Rasband

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. USA

Damian
Refojo

Max Planck Institute - CONICET, Buenos Aires. Argentina

Avital
Rodal

Brandeis University, Boston. USA

Melissa
Rolls

Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia. USA

Subhojit
Roy

UCSD, San Diego. USA

Kang
Shen

Stanford University, California. USA

Monica
Sousa

I3S, Porto. Portugal

Tatyana
Svitkina

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. USA

Nicolas
Unsain

Instituto Ferreyra - CONICET, Córdoba. Argentina

Linda
Van Aelst

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. USA

Kristy
Welshhans

Kent State University. USA

Workshop Program

12:00 am - 4:00 pm

Workshop Registration


12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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8:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast & Departure


Pricing & Registration

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission
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Fee

Registration will be announced by middle/end October

Sponsors & Partners

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Organizers

Stephanie
Gupton

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. USA

Christophe
Leterrier

Aix Marseille University. France

Carlos
Wilson

Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Biomédicas. CONICET. Argentina

Location and Venue

Venue

Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza, Colchagua Valley, Chile.

How to get there

The nearest airport is in Santiago (Aeropuerto Arturo Merino Benítez, code SCL), which is 2.5 hours from the venue. International flights to Chile arrive to Santiago (code SCL). We will organize transport from Santiago airport to the venue on the 11th, and from the venue to the airport after breakfast on the 15th.