The Synaptic Transmission GRC has a long tradition in the field. Going back to 1998, when this highly successful conference series was established, this GRC has developed into the quintessential biannual meeting in the field of Neuroscience. Although synaptic function is highly complex, previous work identified several modular design principles that are highly conserved across synapse types, brain regions, and animal species. The Synaptic Transmission GRC successfully exploits these modular design principles, uniquely covering several key aspects of synaptic transmission in a single meeting. Accordingly, the Synaptic Transmission GRC successfully brings together neuroscientists who work on synapses at different levels (molecular, cellular, and systems level), look at them from different perspectives (bottom-up, top-down), and use different cutting-edge techniques (molecular biology, imaging, optogenetics, subcellular electrophysiology, modeling, and many others) to examine their function. Thus, the Synaptic Transmission GRC fulfills an important function to interface multiple areas of Neuroscience, providing a forum where recent breakthroughs, cutting-edge techniques, and interdisciplinary research on synapses are discussed. Within this highly successful tradition, the 2014 GRC will put particular emphasis on synaptic signaling in microcircuits and neuronal networks. We anticipate that the Synaptic Transmission GRC will have a major pacemaking role in the Neuroscience of the future.
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Conferences (GRC) are 5-day meetings that bring scientists together from around the world to present and discuss unpublished research with other leaders in their field.
This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series is related to the "Synaptic Transmission" 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.