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Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2013

Date: September 30th - October 2nd, 2013

Location: Max-Planck-Institute for Experimental Medicine in Goettingen, Germany [detail]

We would like to announce the Ribbon Synapses Symposium 2013, a small-sized international meeting to be held from the September 29th to October 2nd 2013 in Göttingen, Germany. The conference is jointly organized by the two Collaborative Research Centers "Cellular Mechanisms of Sensory Processing" and "Ca2+Signaling: Molecular Mechanisms und Integrative Functions". Ribbon synapses of sensory cells in the inner ear and the retina are specialized in reliably transmitting sensory information over prolonged periods of time. Recent work has achieved major progress in understanding ribbon synapse molecular anatomy and physiology. Moreover, ribbon synapse function has been explored at the sensory systems level and by computational approaches. The meeting brings together experts in the field for discussing new data and providing a current overview on the processing of sensory information at ribbon synapses. We encourage participation of young scientists who might contribute by a poster or short talk (a limited number of slots are available).