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Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function
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Meeting Cycle

24 Months

Conference Description

Dendrites are the highly complex neuronal structures that receive and integrate synaptic input from other cells. Although dendrites were discovered over a century ago, the past decade has seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in the function of these remarkable structures. This has been spurred by several new technical developments - including advances in imaging, electrophysiology, and molecular approaches - which have made the structure and function of dendrites relatively accessible. As a consequence, dendrites are now viewed as a field of study in and of themselves, and promise to unite and shed new light on disparate fields such as membrane trafficking, synaptic plasticity, and neuronal excitability. This Gordon Conference crystallizes the latest developments across the entire range of dendritic research, from their morphology and development, through to the electrical and computational properties of dendrites. The conference should be of interest to researchers and students in neuroscience, as well as to anyone who is interested in how the brain works.

What is a GRC? Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.

Related Conference

This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series. Although a related GRS will typically be scheduled in conjunction with its parent GRC each time it meets, that may not always be the case. Refer to the individual meetings in the Meeting History section below for more details. For more information about the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) series, click here.

What is a GRS? Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are 2-day meetings that bring graduate students and post-docs together to discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors. Each GRS immediately precedes an associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC), and topics addressed at the GRS relate closely to the GRC.

Meeting History

YearMeeting NameDatesConference SiteChair(s)
2017 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function
The Roles of Dendrites in Neurons, Circuits, Systems, and Behaviors
Mar 26-31 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Randy Bruno
Ryohei Yasuda
2015 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function
How Development and Experience Shape the Computational Properties of Dendrites
Mar 15-20 Ventura Beach Marriott Hollis Cline
Jeffrey Magee
2013 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function May 19-24 Les Diablerets Conference Center Rachel Wong
Steven Siegelbaum
2011 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function Mar 13-18 Ventura Beach Marriott Erin M. Schuman
Dan Johnston
2009 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function May 17-22 Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Greg J. Stuart
Anirvan Ghosh
2007 Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function Mar 18-23 Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express Nelson Spruston
Michael Haeusser
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