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The Neurovascular Interface – Course and Conference Office

EMBO | EMBL Symposium

The Neurovascular Interface

Overview

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Symposium Overview

Neurovascular biology is a young, emerging field that aims to unravel the molecular communication between the nervous system and the vasculature. Both the nervous system and the vascular system share striking conceptual similarities in the assembly of cellular networks through guided growth and branching processes. Vascular and neural cells work together to form a number of functional tissue compartments. Endothelial cells, certain mural support cells (i.e., pericytes), astrocytes and neurons assemble the neurovascular unit, which establishes the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers. In fact, many of the most debilitating neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline involve disruption of the neurovascular unit or compromised vascular function in the nervous system. It has become increasingly clear that the endothelium and mural support cells function go beyond nutrient supply and are instructive and structurally required to allow nervous system function. 

In this symposium, we bring together researchers from vascular biology and neurobiology to foster interdisciplinary exchange and new emerging concepts on how vascular and nervous systems crosstalk to maintain organ homeostasis and function.

Session Topics

  • Vessel-neuronal structure
  • Neurovascular signalling
  • Blood-brain barrier 
  • Neurovascular coupling
  • Glymphatics 
  • Neurovascular pathology

Speakers

Jonathan Kipnis

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

USA

Andy Shih

Seattle Children’s Hospital

USA

Scientific Organisers

Ralf H. Adams

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Germany

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About

EMBO | EMBL Symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration in the European research area. They provide scientists with a platform to discuss and exchange ideas on forward-looking topics and new developments in the life sciences.

Topics emphasise upcoming developments and the interdisciplinary nature of related fields. Jointly funded and organised by EMBO and EMBL – and complementary to their respective courses, workshops, and conference programmes – the symposia promote scientific communication and collaboration.

All symposia are held in the EMBL Advanced Training Centre (ATC) in Heidelberg, Germany, or virtually.

Date: 7 - 10 Nov 2022

Location: EMBL Heidelberg

Organisers:

  • Amparo Acker-Palmer
    Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

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