2021年10月11日 (月) 17:002021年10月12日 (火) 21:00



October 11-12 2021

17:00-21:00 Japan Standard Time

Online  Event - Registration Deadline 30th September
(Registration has been closed)



Neurons are a diverse class of cells, characterized by specialized polarized morphologies, which are essential for their functions. Neurons are also the largest known cells, with processes ranging from millimeters to centimeters, and axons that can reach meters in mammals. This combination of specialized morphology with extreme length imposes a need for signaling within and between neuronal compartments and the deployment of sophisticated mechanisms to allow transmission of data to its final destination. Thus, both correct long-range signaling from the periphery and maintenance of the axonal network are paramount to neuronal function and survival. Indeed, many neurodegenerative diseases display a “dying back” phenomenon, whereby more distant axonal segments are the first to be affected in the development of the disease.

This workshop aims to explore the mechanisms leading to neuronal dysfunction and degeneration, and address how neurons can react to injury by promoting a regenerative program, by reuniting leading researchers in the field of axonal degeneration/regeneration to paint an updated picture of the field and explore new discoveries and methodologies with the goal of deepening our understanding of these subjects.




Alessio Vagnoni    Kings College London, UK

Joachim Fuchs Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Lukas Neukomm    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Mike Fainzilber       Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Monica Sousa    University of Porto, Portugal

Pietro Fratta          University College London, UK

Simone Di Giovanni   Imperial College London, UK

Toshihide Yamashita  Osaka University, Japan

Toshiyuki Araki        National Institute of Neuroscience, Japan

Andrea Loreto  Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, UK

Ashley Kalinski Curren, Ball State University, U.S.A.

Laurent Guillaud OIST, Japan

Eva Hedlund Stockholm University, Sweden

Naoyuki Inagaki    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Antonella Riccio University College London, UK


Letizia Marvaldi Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Ariel Ionescu    University of Tel Aviv, Israel



For queries about the workshop, contact directly the organizer, Marco Terenzio at marco.terenzio@oist.jp

The details of the event and the Zoom link will be distributed by mail to the registered participants one day before the event.

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