This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
Excitatory synapses are functional units that enable rapid signal transmission and communication between neurons. Through these connections, neurons form circuits that process information necessary to generate all brain functions. Aberrant synaptic function is causally linked to several neurological and psychiatric disorders. Understanding the structure and function of excitatory synapses is therefore fundamental not only to infer knowledge about brain function but also to find new therapeutic strategies for brain diseases.
The conference will bring together outstanding junior and senior scientists across different disciplines including structural biologists, anatomists, molecular and developmental biologists, cell biologists, biochemists, cell/molecular imagers, biophysicists and neurophysiologists with the goal of stimulating discussions about current concepts and defining new challenges for future research.