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Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2017

Tentative Symposium Program

pdfPreliminary program, latest update: July, 2017

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Day 1, Monday, September 11th, 2017

08:30 – 09:00     

Registration

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks: TBA

09:10 – 10:45

Plenary lectures I (Chair: TBA)

09:10 – 09:55

Jeff Diamond, Bethesda, USA
„Signal transfer in the rod pathway of the mouse retina”

10:00 – 10:45

Ruth Anne Eatock, Chicago, USA
„Two modes of synaptic transmission in mammalian vestibular hair cells”

10:45 – 11:15

Posters and coffee break

11:20 – 12:55

Session 1: Structure-Function of Hair Cell Ribbon Synapses (Chair: Carolin Wichmann)

11:20 – 11:55

Michael Schnee, Stanford, USA
„The synaptic ribbon facilitates prolonged release at the hair cell afferent fiber synapse ”

11:55 – 12:20

Hernan Lopez-Schier, Munich, Germany
„Ribbon synapses don't make sense except in the light of evolution”

12:20 – 12:55

Cole Graydon, Bethesda, USA
„In Vivo Mobility and Turnover of Ribeye and Synaptic Vesicles at Zebrafish Ribbon Synapses”

12:55 – 13:55

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:35

Session 2: Retinal Ribbon Release Machinery (Chair: Chad Grabner)

14:00 – 14:35

Ruth Heidelberger, Houston, Texas

14:35 – 14:55

TBA , short talk

15:00 – 15:35

Frank Schmitz, Homburg, Germany

15:35 – 16:05

Posters and coffee break

16:10 – 17:40

Session 3: Emerging Methods in Synaptic Neuroscience (Chair: Benjamin Cooper)

16:10 – 16:45

Thirumalini Vaithianathan, New York, USA

16:45 – 17:05

TBA, short talk

17:05 – 17:40

Martin Heine, Magdeburg, Germany
„Contribution of calcium channel mobility to synaptic transmission”

17:40 – 18:45

Poster session

18:45

BBQ at MPIem cafeteria

 

Day 2, Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary lectures II   (Chair: TBA)

09:00 – 09:45

Stephan Sigrist, Berlin, Germany

09:45 – 10:30

Jonathan Demb, Yale, USA
„Synaptic mechanisms for visual computation in the retina”

10:30 – 11:00

Posters and coffee break

11:00 – 12:35

Session 4:  Transmission at Hair Cell Ribbon Synapses (Chair: Christian Vogl)

11:00 – 11:35

Elizabeth Glowatzki, Baltimore, USA
„Lateral Efferent Modulation of Afferent Activity at the Inner Hair Cell Ribbon Synapse”

11:35 – 11:55

TBA, short talk

12:00 – 12:35

Henrique von Gersdorff, Oregon, USA

12:35 – 13:35

Lunch break

13:40 – 15:15

Session 5:  Transmission at Retinal Ribbon Synapses (Chair: Joshua Singer)

13:40 – 14:15

Alexandra Koschak, Innsbruck, Austria

14:15 – 14:35

TBA, short talk

14:40 – 15:15

Margaret Veruki, Bergen, Norway

15:15 – 16:15

Posters and coffee break

16:15 – 17:15

Session 6:  In Memoriam - Gary Matthews (Chair: TBA)

16:15 – 17:15

David Zenisek, Yale, USA

17:15 – 17:30

Best poster award & closing remarks (Chair: TBA)

17:30

Wine & cheese