The Gordon Research Seminar on Synaptic Transmission is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to provide a forum for early career neuroscientists to present and discuss unpublished research on synapses, ranging from fundamental biophysics/biochemistry to the function of synapses in neural networks. The meeting aims to foster open scientific discussion between participants, collaborations, mentorship and a global perspective on synapse research.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Synaptic Transmission" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: Modulation of Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity|
|Discussion Leader: Richard Tsien (New York University School of Medicine, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Erwin Neher (Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)|
"Modulation of Short-Term Synaptic Plasticity - Katz's Concept in the Light of Recent Findings at the Calyx of Held"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Presynaptic Mechanisms of Neurotransmission|
|Discussion Leaders: Sergio Couoh-Cardel (State University of New York Upstate Medical University, USA) and Devon Crawford (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:45 pm||Callista Harper (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)|
"Altered Synaptobrevin-II Trafficking in Neurons Expressing a Synaptophysin Mutation Associated with a Severe Neurodevelopmental Disorder"
|7:45 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:15 pm||Qiangjun Zhou (Stanford University / Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)|
"Molecular Mechanism of 'Fast' Ca2+-Triggered Synaptic Neurotransmitter Release"
|8:15 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Sean Merrill (University of Utah, USA)|
"Locating Synaptic Calcium Channels"
|8:45 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:15 pm||Noemi Holderith (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)|
"Target Cell Type Dependent Quantitative Differences in Presynaptic Active Zones"
|9:15 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Synaptic Plasticity - From Molecules to Networks|
|Discussion Leaders: Srikanth Ramaswamy (Blue Brain Project, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and Anna Ingebretson (University of Minnesota, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:15 am||Weinan Sun (Vollum Institute, USA)|
"Subunit Interactions Within NMDA Receptors"
|9:15 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:45 am||Tricia Garay (University of Michigan, USA)|
"The RAI1 Complex: Priming the Chromatin for Synaptic Plasticity-Related Gene Expression"
|9:45 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Simon Chamberland (Laval University, Canada)|
"Presynaptic Calcium Dynamics Translate Bursts of Action Potential to Control the Mode of Neurotransmitter Release"
|10:15 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:45 am||Norbert Krebs (University of Bern, Switzerland)|
"Neuropathic Pain Impairs Spike-Timing Dependent Long-Term Depression in Layer 5 Pyramidal Neurons of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex"
|10:45 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Career Panel|
|Discussion Leader: James Daniel (Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine, Germany)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Building Your Career in Neuroscience"|
- Alison Barth (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
- Lindsey Glickfeld (Duke University, USA)
- Richard Tsien (New York University School of Medicine, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS096779. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.