EMBO Workshop "Axonal Degeneration and Regeneration"


Sunday, October 6, 2024 (All day) to Thursday, October 10, 2024 (All day)


OIST Seaside House and Main Campus


Neurons are characterized by specialized polarized morphologies, or axons, which are essential for their functions. Both long-range signalling from the periphery and maintenance of the axonal network are paramount for neuronal function and survival. Oftentimes, failure in axonal homeostasis leads to neuronal degeneration. In amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), for example, a breaking point is reached where innervation can no longer be supported, leading to muscle atrophy and loss of motor function. Similarly, failure to recover after traumatic nerve injury is often due to impaired axonal regeneration. While mechanisms of axon degeneration and regeneration are of crucial interest, few meetings specifically bring together the fields of neurodegeneration and injury/axon regeneration.

This meeting will explore the mechanisms related to axonal survival/degeneration and regeneration by bringing together leading researchers in both fields to share the current state of research and explore new discoveries and methodologies with the goal of deepening our understanding of these subject.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline*: 31 May 2024, 23:59 CET 
Abstract Submission Deadline*: 31 May 2024, 23:59 CET
Notification to chosen participants: By 29 June 2024
Payment Deadline: By 15 July 2024

*Application system closes at 23:59:59 CET on May 31 May, 2024 (06:59 JST on 1 June, 2024) on the mentioned dates.

For further information on how to apply please visit the workshop's website.

OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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OIST Organizer: Marco Terenzio (Molecular Neuroscience Unit)
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Application Deadline

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 23:45

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