Program at a glance

Status: November 2020 (preliminary)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021
08:45–18:00Introductory course on glial cell biology (see program here)
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
09:3012:30Workshops (W01–W03)
W01
Imaging white matter function and structure
W02
Physiological functions of adult microglia: implications for plasticity, learning and memory
W03
Thyroid hormone action in glial biology
12:30–13:00Lunch break
13:0013:15Opening
13:15–14:15Plenary lecture L1
Magdalena Götz (Neuherberg-Munich, DE)
14:15–17:15Poster Session I
17:1519:15Symposia I (S01–S05)
S01
Microglia shape white matter health
S02
Transcriptional control of reactive astrocyte responses across neurological diseases
S03
Microglial immunometabolism: relevance in normal and disease states
S04
Glial regulation and remodeling of the extracellular matrix across the lifespan
S05
Mechanisms and effects of endocannabinoid signaling in glial cells
19:15–20:00Get together in exhibition area
Thursday, July 8, 2021
08:3009:30

Plenary lecture L2
Sonia Garel (Paris, France)

With kindly support of International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN)

10:0012:00Symposia II (S06–S10)
S06
Myelin Dynamics in Neurological Function and Dysfunction
S07
Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Neural Stem Cell Dynamics During Aging
S08
Blood brain barrier, neuronal activity and glia
S09
Glial cells in the limelight of metabolic signaling: experiments in mouse and fly
S10
Where do Glia Come From? Evolution and Diversification of CNS Glia
12:00–13:00Lunch Break
13:00–16:00Poster Session II
16:00–18:00Symposia III (S11–S15)
S11
Neuron to Microglia communication: neuromodulators and purines get on the front scene
S12
Metabolic aspects in myelinating glia: implications for health and disease
S13
Advances in cellular reprogramming: where biology meets physics

S14

Perisynaptic astroglial processes: activity-dependent regulation and function

S15
Glial modulation of circuit assembly and behavior: insights from different model organisms
18:1519:15Plenary lecture L3
Jonah Chan (San Francisco, US)
Friday, July 9, 2021
08:30–09:30Plenary lecture L4
David Lyons (Edinburgh, UK)
10:00–12:00Symposia IV (S16–S20)
S16
Microglia; from development to ageing
S17
Mechanics of glial cells in development and disease
S18
Targeting glial cell activation for treatment of neurodegenerative disease

S19
Studying glia with single cell resolution

(Special Trainee Symposium)

S20
Metabolic control of glial identity phenotype and function
12:00–13:00Lunch Break
13:00–16:00Poster Session III
16:0018:00 Symposia V (S21–25)
S21
Sex differences in glia
S22
Understanding the role of glia in neurodevelopmental disorders using pluripotent stem cell-derived human glia (with kindly support of International Society for Developmental Neuroscience (ISDN))
S23
Mitochondrial regulation of astrocyte function in physiological and pathological conditions
S24
Glia-axonal communication in nervous system injury and disease

S25

Satellite glial cells – unique glia of the peripheral nervous system

18:1519:15Plenary lecture L5
Nicola Allen (La Jolla, US)
Saturday, July 10, 2021
08:3009:30Plenary lecture L6
Alison Lloyd (London, UK)
10:0012:00Symposia VI (S26–S30)
S26
Innate Immunity and Microglia
S27
Emerging pathways and therapies to enhance Repair Schwann cells functions
S28
Modulating reactive astrogliosis: a therapeutic strategy (supported by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd)
S29
Extracellular vesicles shape glia-neuron interplay in health and disease of the nervous system

S30

Exploring the regenerative properties of Müller glia for retinal repair

12:00–13:00Lunch Break
13:00–14:00Plenary lecture L7
Jonas Frisén (Stockholm, SE)