Everything you always wanted to know about synaptic transmission: Introduction to synaptic transmission at the central synapse

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund, Department of Neurophysiology, NeuroCure Charite Berlin

Location: CCO Charite Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Virchowweg 6, 10117 Berlin
Hall: Paul Ehrlich Hörsaal, Virchowweg 4, 10117 Berlin (google link: https://goo.gl/maps/wFUdH2sQ1692)

Description: Synaptic transmission is at the heart of central nervous system function.  Christian Rosenmund, Professor at the Charite for Neurobiology will provide an overview over the current state of understanding of synaptic transmission. We will cover in 6 additional lectures topics from pre- and postsynaptic function, development maintenance and degeneration of synapses, and the role of synaptic plasticity related to learning and balancing excitation and inhibition.  There will be plenty of time for questions and discussions.
The number of attendees is limited to 70.

 Preliminary Program:

9.00 – 9.45 Christian Rosenmund (Charite, Dept. Neurophysiology)
Neurotransmitter release
9.45 – 10.30 Andrew Plested (FMP, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
The postsynapse
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Alexander Walter (FMP Berlin)
Synapse structure/function and diversity
11.45 – 12.30 Melissa Herman (Charite, Department of Neurophysiology)
Synapse plasticity
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 – 14.15
Imre Vida (Charite, Dept. Neuroanatomy)
Inhibitory synapses and excitation/inhibition balance
14.15 – 15.00 James Poulet (Max-Delbrück- Center, Berlin))
Synapses in circuits
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.15 Graig Garner (Charite, DZNE)
Synapse formation, maintenance and degeneration

16.15 – 18.00 Final discussion with all speakers and get-together