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9th FENS Forum 2014 of Neuroscience

The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is the largest international neuroscience meeting in Europe, involving all neuroscience societies' members of FENS, and held biannually on every even year. The FENS Forum strives to promote excellence in neuroscience research in Europe at large and to facilitate the interaction between scientists in and outside Europe. Participants in the FENS Forums are scientists at all career levels working in all areas of neuroscience research. Students and early career researchers are extensively represented as a group in the Forum.

IVth SISSA Neurobiology Summer School

From Electrophysiology to Imaging and BioNanotechnology

TERMIS 2014, Genova, ITALY

The Conference's goal is to present the latest scientific and clinical innovations in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. There will be sessions focusing on biomaterials and intelligent scaffolds, fetal and adult stem cells, growth factors and other bioactive molecules, activation of developmental and regenerative pathways, cell and innovative therapies covering all tissues and organs, translation of research to the clinic and industry ... and much more!

European Patent Application

A patent application related to the FOCUS Project has been deposited: "Device, apparatus and system for use in photonics, nanotechnology, microscopy and biology" Our ref. MBP13552-EP - European Patent Application No 13195786.2 filed on 05.12.2013

Nanomechanics of biomolecular adhesion

Biophysical Society 58th Annual Meeting

43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Neuroscience 2013 is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Join more than 30,000 colleagues from more than 80 countries at the world's largest marketplace of ideas and tools for global neuroscience.

European Meeting on Phototransduction 2013

Venue: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Lehmkuhlenbusch 4 27753 Delmenhorst Germany Organizers: Prof. Dr. Karl-Wilhelm Koch Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Prof. Dr. Daniele Dell'Orco University of Verona, Italy Research on molecular sensing has made significant progress in the past 10 - 15 years to unravel numerous fascinating signaling pathways. Molecular oriented techniques have provided us with a large complexity of signaling building blocks and some of the main players in cell signaling - G-protein-coupled receptors, G-proteins, effectors of G-proteins, ion channels and calcium-binding proteins, to name a few - derive chiefly from a few senses only (usually vision and olfaction). In particular research on phototransduction has significantly developed in the last four decades leading to computational systems biology approaches in order to understand these vision related sensory signaling steps in quantitative terms. However, we still lack detailed knowledge on mechanistic aspects related to the deactivation of the excitation cascade, the recovery of the photoreceptor cell to the dark state and the adaptive properties of the cell. In addition, new trends in the phototransduction field have developed in the last years including differences between rod and cone signaling, transmission of the visual signal to second-order neurons and intracellular protein trafficking, just to name a few. Moreover, recent technological and methodological advances call for some reconsideration of the classical picture evoked to describe the molecular processes and new model organisms have been introduced, which point to unexpected complexity of the signal transduction regulation in different photoreceptor types. Thus, the meeting will focus on the following topics: Crystal clear or unresolved? Current issues in phototransduction Multiscale/ computational approaches to phototransduction Model organisms in phototransduction Novel tools and experimental approaches

New publications from IBEC

Partner IBEC - Pau Gorostiza's group -has recently published a paper in Angewandte Chemie. It reports a highlighted result in chemical nanoengineering to design drugs controlled by light, and in the framework of different projects.

FENS Forum of Neuroscience 2014

Organised by THE FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETIES (FENS) Hosted by The Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (SINS)

Advanced Biophysics Workshop on Structure-Function of Ion Channels

Pau Gorostiza: invited key lecturer

European Meeting on Phototransduction 2013

6th IBEC Symposium on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine

IBEC is pleased to announce its 6th annual Symposium on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine. The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) annual symposium brings together high-profile international experts for an open forum for interdisciplinary discussions and networking. The whole scientific community is invited to participate. Researchers are welcome to present their projects in a poster format for the 6th Symposium. Some of these contributions will be selected, by the scientific committee, for an oral flash presentation.

Single Molecule Activation and Detection in Molecular Devices

International Workshop