New Insights into Glia Function & Dysfunction

Glia including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and microglia are traditionally considered as the passive supporting cells of nerve tissue. However, emerging evidence has indicated that glia play a variety of active roles in the development and functioning of nervous system including synapse formation, synaptic efficacy modulation, neural inflammation and tissue repair among others. The 2015 Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conference on the Glia: New Insights about Their Functions and Dysfunctions, will attempt to reflect the rapid development of the field by bringing together an outstanding and diverse group of basic and translational scientists who are at the cutting edge of glial research to discuss the latest and most significant progress in the field. The emphasis of this conference will be on the development, function and regeneration of glia under normal and pathophysiological conditions, with a highlight of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms.
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Major Topics:
1. Astrocytes and brain function
2.Roles of microglia in CNS function and disorder
3.Oligodendroglia differentiation, myelination, and demyelinating disease
4.Glia and synapse
5.Glia metabolism
6.Glial cells and CNS disease

Keynote Speakers:
Brian MacVicar, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Pierre Magistretti, University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
William Richardson, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Invited Speakers
Benjamin Deneen, Bayor College of Medicine, USA
Shumin Duan, Zhejiang University School of medicine, China
Tian-ming Gao, Southern Medical University, CHINA
Woo-Ping Ge, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Cheng He, Second Military Medical University, CHINA
Masamitsu Iino, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Kazuhide Inoue, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Hiroshi Kiyama, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine, JAPAN
Schuichi Koizumi, University of Yamanashi, JAPAN
C. Justin Lee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Qing Richard Lu, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, USA
Wendy Macklin, University of Colorado School of Medicine, USA
Robert Miller, George Washington University, USA
Hiroshi Nakanishi, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Shigeo Okabe, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Elior Peles, Weizmann Institute of Science, ISRAEL
Marco Prinz, University Hospital of Freiburg, GERMANY
Mengsheng Qiu, University of Louisville, USA
Bruce Ransom, University of Washington, USA
Makoto Tsuda, Kyushu University, JAPAN
Wei Wang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Long-Jun Wu, Rutgers University, USA
Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu, Peking University, Neuroscience Research, CHINA
Jiawei Zhou, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS, CHINA

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22 Jun - 26 Jun 2015