Key Dates

21 July 2013
On site registration opens

Further key dates

Interplay between neurones, astrocytes and blood vessels

Date & Venue

  • The Journal of Physiology
0930 - 1130
Lecture Theatre: 
Symphony Ballroom (Hyatt Regency Hotel)

Function the central neurones critically depends on their interplay with the astrocytes and blood vessels. Over the past decade it has become clear that we cannot explain many physiological and pathological processes in the brain without paying attention to these non-neuronal components of the CNS.The proposed symposium will review the latest developments and controversies in this exciting and rapidly advancing field by featuring presentations on the astrocyte-neuronal communication, plasticity of astrocytic networks and neuro/astrocyte/vascular coupling.

Sergey Kasparov
University of Bristol
United Kingdom
Maiken Nedergaard
University of Rochester
United States
New insights into the functions of cortical astrocytes from multiphoton imaging in awake mice
09.30 - 10.00
Maiken Nedergaard
University of Rochester
United States
In vivo evidence for neuron-glia metabolic coupling
10.00 - 10.15
Benjamin Boury-Jamot
University of Lausanne
Imaging brain activity from capillaries
10.15 - 10.45
Serge Charpak
Paris Descartes University
Astroglial hemichannels modulate UP and DOWN states in the olfactory bulb
10.45 - 11.00
Lisa Roux
NYU Langone Medical Center
United States
Astrocytes control release of noradrenaline in the locus coeruleus via a novel signalling mechanism
11.00 - 11.30
Anja Teschemacher
University of Bristol
United Kingdom