OIST Mini Symposium "Nanoscopic Synaptic Function"


Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:00 to Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 18:00


OIST Main Campus, Seminar Rooms C209 & C210


In the neuronal system, synapses play pivotal roles for selecting neuronal signals to accomplish a variety of neuronal functions. Such roles of synapses are governed in presynaptic and postsynaptic elements of which the former mechanisms are less understood due to technical difficulties. Recent technological advancements have enabled, however, to address important unsolved questions on presynaptic mechanisms. 

All invited speakers are world leading scientists challenging these issues from biophysical, morphological or molecular aspects.

To mutually facilitate the impact of the symposium, this OIST mini-symposium is co-organized together with the 5th year symposium of the Core-to-Core program of JSPS, where 15 leading labs from EU, UK and Japan join for scientific exchanges on the nanoscale mechanisms of synaptic functions.

Speaker (in no particular order)
Larry Trussell, Vollum Institute Portland, Oregon, USA
Robert Edwards,  University California, San Francisco School of Medicine, California, USA
Ege Kavalali, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas, USA
Ian Forsythe, University of Leicester, UK
Peter Jonas, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria
Reinhard Jahn, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany
Haruhiko Bito, University of Tokyo, School of Medicine, Japan
Michisuke Yuzaki, Keio University, School of Medicine, Japan
Sumiko Mochida,Tokyo Medical University, Japan
(Speaker list is subject to change. Thank you for your understanding)

Main organizer
Please see attached file
(The program is subject to change. Thank you in advance for your understanding.)


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