Workshop "Synaptic Pathophysiology and Neurodegenerative Disease"

One of the earliest changes observed in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases is dysfunction and structural alteration at the level of individual synapses.  These changes begin to occur decades before the overt diagnostic signs and symptoms associated with advancing neurodegeneration emerge. Understanding how synaptic physiology sustains neuronal plasticity and connectivity is essential to achieving effective preventive and therapeutic strategies against these progressively disabling conditions.

This workshop will cover various aspects of synaptic function and dysfunction, and focus on the latest developments, controversies and new translational approaches in this exciting field. 

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Date: May 16 - 18, 2012
Location: caesar research centre, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, 53175 Bonn, Germany
Contact: workshop(at)
Registration Fee: none
Places available: fully booked
Registration Deadline: registration closed


  • Adriano Aguzzi - University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ottavio Arrancio - Columbia University, New York, USA
  • Karen Ashe - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
  • Nicolas Bazan - LSU Neuroscience Center, New Orleans, USA
  • Francesco Cecconi - University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
  • Kei Cho - University of Bristol, UK 
  • Martin Fuhrmann - DZNE, Bonn, Germany
  • Jörg Geiger - Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Arthur Konnerth - Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Anatol Kreitzer - Gladstone Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • Christian Lüscher - University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Eva-Maria Mandelkow - DZNE, Bonn, Germany
  • Istvan Mody - University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Cesare Montecucco - University of Padova, Italy
  • Hannah Monyer - Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
  • Lennart Mucke - Gladstone Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • Pierluigi Nicotera - DZNE, Bonn, Germany
  • Jorge Palop - Gladstone Institute, San Francisco, USA
  • Stefan Remy - DZNE, Bonn, Germany
  • Botond Roska - Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
  • Stephan Sigrist - Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Thomas Südhof - Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA
  • James Surmeier - Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

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