Synaptic Function and Dysfunction in Brain Diseases - Regional Meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry
The International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN) and the CNC-Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology are organizing the 7th ISN Special Neurochemistry Conference on SYNAPTIC FUNCTION AND DYSFUNCTION IN BRAIN DISEASES. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Coimbra next June to attend this conference.

Understanding how synapses are assembled, how their function is regulated and how it is modified by neuronal activity is essential to understand the brain. Dysregulation of synaptic function is thought to underlie schizophrenia, autism, depression and addiction, but also to be an early event in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, and in brain injury and stroke. Recent methodological advances have paved the way to a better understanding of synaptopathies, and of the consequent dysregulation of neural circuitry that contributes to these diseases.

An outstanding group of speakers from around the globe will share their expertise in an informal setting. The conference will be a dynamic forum for scientific exchange and a unique opportunity to discuss recent findings on the mechanisms that govern synapse formation, neurotransmitter release, post-synaptic receptor trafficking, synaptic plasticity, neuronal circuits and cognition and behavior. These topics will also be considered in the scope of their relevance for mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

The Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN) will support the participation of 5 PhD students and 5 post-doctoral fellows who are SPN members and wish to present their work at the meeting, with awards corresponding to the registration fee as ISN members. Applications to the SPN awards should be submitted until May 7 to the e-mail, with the abstract, Curriculum Vitӕ and a letter from the supervisor.

Register now! We look forward to welcoming you in Coimbra!

The Organizing Committee
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