Neural Excitability: Theory and Experiments

Paris, France

Jan. 31, 2020 at 09:00 – Jan. 31, 2020 at 18:00

The workshop aims at bringing together experimentalists and theoreticians interested in neural excitability and its regulation.

Recent years have seen exciting experimental developments in this area, for example with the observation of plasticity of the axonal initial segment (AIS), the periodic nanoscale structure of the axon, new findings on synapses targeting the AIS, the modulation of synaptic transmission by spike initiation dynamics, etc. Although the initiation of action potentials is central to the understanding of network dynamics, relatively few modeling efforts address these new developments. This workshop aims at providing a forum for discussion of these recent findings between theoreticians and experimentalists, as well as at identifying specific hypotheses to be tested and formulating novel theories.


The registration is free however mandatory due to a limited number of places.


Preliminary list of speakers

  • Sarah Goethals, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim and Clinic Mannheim
  • Andreas Neef, Max-Planck-Institute for experimental Medicine
  • Susanne Schreiber, Bernstein Center Berlin
  • Shimon Marom, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
  • Christophe Verbist, University of Antwerp
  • Dominique Debanne Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, University of Aix-Marseille
  • Ilya Fleidervish, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Juan Burrone,  Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London
  • Hua Hu, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Oslo
  • Maren Engelhardt, Universität Heidelberg


Organizers: Romain Brette (Institut de la Vision)  & Michele Giugliano (Universiteit Antwerpen)

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