Conference

Lecture Series Freiburg "Protein Synthesis at Neuronal Synapses" by Erin Schuman

December 1, 2021

Freiburg (online) (Germany)

PROGRAM

in the framework of the NEUROSCIENCE & NEUROTECHNOLOGY LECTURE SERIES

 

Erin Schuman

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main

 

Protein Synthesis at Neuronal Synapses

Abstract

The complex morphology of neurons, with synapses located hundreds of microns from the cell body, necessitates the localization of important cell biological machines, including ribosomes, within dendrites and axons. Local translation of mRNAs is important for the function and plasticity of synapses. Using advanced sequencing and imaging techniques we have updated our understanding of the local transcriptome and identified the local translatome- identifying over 800 transcripts for which local translation is the dominant source of protein. In addition, we have explored the unique mechanisms neurons use to meet protein demands at synapses, identifying surprising features of neuronal and synaptic protein synthesis.

Further info: here

 

DATES AND VENUE

Dec. 1, 2021
from 12:15 PM to 01:45 PM

Zoom meeting - Duration of the talk: Approx. 50 minutes, then general and specialized discussion.

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