2021 Program

Tentative Program

October 11th

17:00 - 17:15 Introduction to the workshop

17:15 - 18:45 Session 1

Chair: Antonella Riccio

Mechanisms of Axonal Regeneration



Simone Di Giovanni

Signalling mechanisms for the control of neuronal regenerative ability

Naoyuki Inagaki

Mechanobiology of Axon Outgrowth, Guidance and Possible Regeneration

Monica Sousa

Microtubule dynamics determines DRG axon asymmetry and regenerative capacity

Ashley Kalinski Curren

SARM1 mediated degeneration of peripheral nerve fibers regulates Schwann cell reprogramming, axon regeneration, and functional recovery


19:00 - 20:30 Session 2

Chair: Vagnoni Alessio

Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration



Toshiyuki Araki

Initiation of axonal degeneration signaling by ROS-dependent activation of ZNRF1 ubiquitin ligase

Lukas Neukomm

NAD+ metabolism in axon degeneration in Drosophila

Laurent Guillaud

Hydrotropic regulation of neuronal proteins aggregation in synaptic organization and neurodegeneration

Andrea Loreto

Neurotoxin-mediated potent activation of the axon degeneration regulator SARM1


20:30 - 20:45 First day wrap up


October 12th

17:00 - 18:45 Session 3

Chair: Monica Sousa

Biology of the Axonal Compartment



Mike Fainzilber

RNA localization for neuronal growth regulation

Joachim Fuchs

Mechanisms controlling axon branching

Alessio Vagnoni

Intracellular trafficking of mitochondria and neuronal ageing in Drosophila

Antonella Riccio

A new class of non-coding RNAs in sympathetic neurons

Letizia Marvaldi

KLF6 regulates growth of proprioceptive neurons during development


19:00 - 20:30 Session 4

Chair: Mike Fainzilber

Axonal Biology in Neurodegenerative Diseases



Pietro Fratta

TDP-43 loss of function, the axon and the synapse

Eva Hedlund

Decoding the motor axon transcriptome in health and ALS

Toshihide Yamashita 

Development of therapeutic strategies to repair neuronal network for the central nervous system diseases

Ariel Ionescu

Axonal TDP-43 Drives NMJ Disruption through Inhibition of Local Protein Synthesis


20:30 - 20:45 Workshop's last remarks