Structure and Function of Neural Circuits

Venue: Advanced Training Centre

Location: Heidelberg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 05, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 13, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 13, 2010
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Understanding the complexity and functional composition of cellular and synaptic networks in the nervous system is a major challenge in neurobiology. Genes and molecules impact directly the assembly, function, and plasticity of specific neural circuits, and recent studies in different model systems start to elucidate the functionality of neuronal connectomes as an higher organisational entity required for the generation of complex behaviours.

The goal of this Symposium is to highlight recent work on the anatomical and functional analysis of behaviourally-relevant neural circuits in genetically tractable model systems, and to promote the exchange of ideas and methods in this exciting field of research.

EMBO and EMBL are collaborating to seize new opportunities offered with the opening of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC). Following their mission of developing and providing advanced training to their member states, both EMBO and EMBL have established a strong portfolio of state-of-the-art scientific conferences, courses and workshops in Europe.

In order to further promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area, a new type of scientific symposia is jointly organised and funded by both organisations.

EMBO | EMBL Symposia, aim to provide the European scientific community with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

The focus of these events is set to be complementary to existing programmes promoted by both organisations. Topics should emphasize strategically upcoming developments and interdisciplinarity in all fields of the life-sciences.