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EMBO Workshop — Dendrites 2021: Dendritic anatomy, molecules and function

21st September 2021 - 24th September 2021
Heraklion, Greece


Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and its impact on our lives, we have decided to reschedule the meeting, now planned to take place on May 23-26th, 2022 in Heraklion, Crete. We are very sorry for this development but strongly believe that it is the responsible thing to do. Abstract submission will have to re-open next year, to allow new participants to join and accepted participants to update their abstracts. For those whose abstracts were already accepted in 2020, we kindly ask that you state so during your new submission. We will do our best to accept all previously accepted abstracts, assuming the work remains relevant. We hope that you and your families are safe and well and look forward to seeing you in Heraklion next year! The organizers, Yiota Poirazi, Kristen Harris, Matthew Larkum, Michael Häusser Dendrites are thin processes extending from the cell bodies of neurons. Since the majority of synaptic connections reside in dendrites, they provide the primary substrate for inter-neuronal communication. Beyond their role as conducting cables, dendrites of many neuron types contain a rich repertoire of ionic mechanisms that allow them to perform complex nonlinear computations. As a result, dendrites have been suggested to play a key role in information processing in the brain. The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together scientific leaders from around the world whose latest work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical, computational and/or functional aspects of dendrites can further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions and their abnormalities. With the backdrop of an informal yet spectacular setting on the Greek island of Crete, the meeting has been carefully planned to not only satisfy our scientific curiosity but to also foster discussion and encourage interaction between attendees well beyond the traditional presentations. In this spirit, this EMBO Workshop will also dedicate half a day to addressing key issues of concern particularly for young researchers such as gender, work-family balance, open science and data sharing.

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