Gaia Tavosanis is professor for Neurogenetics at the University of Bonn and head of the working group “Dynamics of neuronal circuits” at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. At this year’s meeting of the Society of Neuroscience she organizes the symposium “Circuit Variability and Plasticity in the Central Nervous System of Drosophila”. The meeting takes place from 19th to 23rd October in Chicago (USA) and features lectures, symposia, and events for scientists at all career stages (registration is now open online and also possible on-site).
Short description of the symposium:
Which level of variability in the connections within a circuit can support behavioral variation among individuals or trigger the modified response of an animal that has learned a given task? Unprecedented views into neuronal morphology and circuit organization allow for asking such questions in flies with great precision. This symposium will explore how variability emerges during nervous system development and its behavioral correlates and discuss the signals that promote plasticity in the adult nervous system.
Chair: Gaia Tavosanis, PhD (DZNE)
Co-Chair: Bassem A. Hassan, PhD (INSERM, CNRS, Sorbonne University)
Date & Time: Monday, October 21, 2019 8:30am – 11am
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For further information concerning the symposium please contact Gaia Tavosanis (Gaia.Tavosanis@dzne.de).