Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015

Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015

Date: September 24th - 26th, 2015

Location: Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine in Goettingen, Germany


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We would like to announce the Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2015, a small-sized international meeting to be held from the September 24th to 26th 2015 in Göttingen, Germany. The conference is jointly organized by the two Collaborative Research Centers "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" and "Ca2+Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms und Integrative Functions". Ribbon synapses of sensory cells in the inner ear and the retina are specialized in reliably transmitting sensory information over prolonged periods of time. Recent work has achieved major progress in understanding ribbon synapse molecular anatomy and physiology. Moreover, ribbon synapse function has been explored at the sensory systems level and by computational approaches. The meeting brings together experts in the field for discussing new data and providing a current overview on the processing of sensory information at ribbon synapses. We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by a poster.