Lectures and seminars The Dark Side of The Brain: Myelinating Glia in the Central and Peripheral Nervous System

09-10-2019 to
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Campus Solna Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Stockholm Sweden

The Nobel mini-symposium “The Dark Side of the Brain, Myelinating Glia in Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems” will focus on the emerging roles of myelinating glial cells in the central and peripheral nervous systems and will gather leading scientists that are making fundamental contributions to and opening new avenues of research in this field.

Poster for the symposium with illustration of a brain and a list of the speakers.

Since the pioneering work of Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Camillo Golgi in the late 1800’s (Nobel prizes in Physiology or Medicine in 1906), neurons have taken major stage for their role in higher functions in the CNS and PNS.  In the 1920’s, Pio del Rio-Hortega described for the first time oligodendrocytes, a glial population later found to produce myelin, an ensheathing layer that insulates neuronal axons and also concluded that Schwann cells play the same role in the PNS. The production of myelin and consequent fine-tuning of the electrical transmission within neuronal networks in the CNS and PNS has been for many decades the main function ascribed to myelinating glia. However, in the last decades, the view of myelinating glial cells as sole neuronal support cells have started to evolve, with the emergence of other roles of these cells in the CNS and PNS circuitry.

This mini-symposium will focus on the emerging roles of myelinating glial cells (oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells) in the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS) and will gather leading scientists that are making fundamental contributions to and opening new avenues of research in this field.

Speakers

  • David Attwell, UK
  • Dwight Bergles, USA
  • Patrizia Casaccia, USA
  • Anne Baron-Van Evercooren, FR
  • Patrik Enfors, SWE
  • Charles French-Constant, UK
  • Robin Franklin, UK
  • Jonas Frisen, SWE
  • Vittorio Gallo, USA
  • Steven Goldman, USA/DK
  • Thora Karadottir, UK
  • Claire Jacob, DE
  • Qing Richard Lu, USA
  • David Lyons, UK
  • Wendy Macklin, USA
  • Kelly Monk, USA
  • Michelle Monje, USA
  • Klaus Armin Nave, DE
  • Akiko Nishiyama, USA
  • Elior Peles, IL
  • William Richardson, UK
  • Mikael Simons, DE

Registration

The event is fully booked.

Programme

The Mini-symposium number 55 is organized under the auspices of the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, which annually awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It will also be sponsored by the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine at Karolinska Institutet.