Interneuron Summer School

During this school in the heart of Amsterdam, international experts working at the forefront on inhibitory neuron structure, function, development and disease will be sharing their newly acquired knowledge – as yet unavailable in textbooks - with a new generation of researchers. We will focus on the role of interneurons in the cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, the retina, the thalamus and the cerebellum. The first four days will deal with the development, anatomy and physiology, neuronal circuits, in vivo function, and information processing of interneurons. The last day will be devoted to their role in brain disease and disorder. Graduate students and more senior researchers are invited to attend and particpate.

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Program
Each lecture is a 1¼ hour overview of a topic, including recent work of the lecturer. For each lecture, five participants join the speaker to propose experiments to answer open questions and present the next day.

29 Jun 2014, Day 1 – Interneuron development, anatomy,and basic physiology
13:00 Alexander Heimel & Christiaan Levelt (Amsterdam) – Introduction
13:30 Gord Fishell (New York) – Cerebral cortex
15:00 Hannah Monyer (Heidelberg) – Hippocampus
16:30 To be confirmed – Cerebellum
18:00 Boat tour to Meeting Dinner

30 Jun 2014, Day 2 – Interneurons in neuronal circuits
09:00 To be confirmed - Thalamus
10:30 Kevan Martin (Zurich) – Visual cortex
12:00 Maarten Kamermans (Amsterdam) – Retina
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Participant presentations
15:00 Chris McBain (Bethesda) – Hippocampus
16:30 Wade Regehr (Boston) – Cerebellum & Thalamus

1 Jul 2014, Day 3 – Interneurons in vivo
09:00 Chris de Zeeuw (Amsterdam/Rotterdam) – Cerebellum
10:30 Bernardo Rudy (New York) – Somatosensory cortex
12:00 Thomas Klausberger (Vienna) – Hippocampus
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Participant presentations
15:00 Judith Hirsch (Los Angeles) – Thalamus
16:30 Carl Petersen (Lausanne) – Somatosensory cortex
20:30 Pub quiz – Inhibition, what do you know?

2 Jul 2014, Day 4 – Interneuron computation
09:00 To be confirmed – Cerebral cortex
10:30 To be confirmed – Cerebellum
12:00 György Buzsáki (New York) -- Hippocampus
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Participant presentations
15:00 Jeffrey Diamond (Bethesda) -- Retina
16:30 Matteo Carandini (London) – Visual cortex
21:00 Party – Lose your inhibitions

3 Jul 2014, Day 5 – Interneurons in disorders of the CNS
10:00 Yuri Bozzi* (Trento) – Epilepsy
11:30 Guillermo González-Burgos (Pittsburgh/Amsterdam) – Schizophrenia
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Participant presentations
14:30 Gene Blatt (Baltimore) – Autism
15:45 Closing thoughts
16:00 Drinks

29 Jun - 3 Jul 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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