Upcoming events and news
Workshop on Applications of Artificial Intelligence on Silicon and Data Processing Algorithm Publication date : 2013/01/30
All relevant information on http://www.isl.eu/index.php/les-news-de-lisl/7-workshop/209-first-announcement-workshop-on-applications-of-artificial-intelligence-on-silicon-and-data-processing-algorithms-november-6-and-7-2014
Meet & Match – Dec. 3, 2012 Publication date : 2012/11/07
In order to stimulate interactions between academic laboratories and private companies, a meeting takes place on Monday, the 3rd of December 2012. Entitled “Assessing neurological and psychiatric disorders & their therapeutic answers” and organized in collaboration with Alsace BioValley, this “Meet and Match” event brings together scientists working in those fields and agents for European Research projects.
Workshop on “If only Descartes had known about the Habenula” – Nov. 19-20, 2012 Publication date : 2012/10/29
The pioneering work that Matsumoto and Hikosaka published in 2007 in Nature revealed in monkeys a crucial role for the lateral habenula in sending negative reward signals to the dopaminergic system. Since then, the habenula has been the focus of intensive investigations. This tiny epithalamic structure, lying between the medial thalamus and the third ventricle, has been shown to exert a prominent role in behaviors and brain functions such as value-based decision making, response to stress, cognition, circadian rhythms and sleep. Moreover, its dysfunction has been linked to pathologies of the central nervous system such as depression, drug addiction and schizophrenia. Time has now come to review recent advances in this field. To that purpose, a workshop entitled “If only Descartes had known about the Habenula” will be held on November 19th and 20th 2012 at the Collège Doctoral Européen in Strasbourg (46 Boulevard de la Victoire), gathering some of the leading scientists in the field.
Workshop on “New breakthroughs in motor neuron disease” – Nov. 12, 2012 Publication date : 2012/11/02
The motor neurons in the spinal cord and the brainstem directly communicate with skeletal muscle fibres through the neurotransmitter acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions. The loss of these specialized synapses is characteristic of neurodegenerative conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which is the most frequent, adult-onset form of motor neuron disease. ALS affects both upper and lower motor neurons, and is often associated with frontotemporal lobar forms of dementia. During the last decade, multidisciplinary studies, from the molecule to the patient, have brought to light the implication of new genes, as well as of complex cell-to-cell interactions and pathological alterations beyond the motor neurons, which altogether will help us to understand more precisely motor neuron pathophysiology. A workshop entitled “New breakthroughs in motor neuron disease” will take place on Monday, the 12th of November in Strasbourg (Salle Pasteur, Palais Universitaire, Place de l’université).
Workshop on “Cell Migration in the Brain” – Sept. 6-7, 2012 Publication date : 2012/08/20
The cellular ballet accompanying the development of the central nervous system is orchestrated by highly organized, time and space-controlled molecular pathways. This leads to the precise establishment of routes of cell migration that requires to be analyzed with an integrated view of the entire process of neurogenesis ranging from cell proliferation, site of origin of the cells and differentiation. A workshop is intended to provide attendees a comprehensive presentation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing cell migration in the developing central nervous system. Interestingly, because malfunctioning of these mechanisms may be at the origin of various CNS diseases, this workshop will represent the unique opportunity to discuss how our current knowledge may help in designing innovative therapeutic strategies to help an increasing number of patients suffering from cognitive and degenerative impairments. A Workshop on “Cell Migration in the Brain” will be held on September 6th and 7th, 2012 in Salle Mozart (29 Rue des serruriers) in Strasbourg.