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The Institute of Cell Biology of the Nervous System at the Technical University of Munich and the Institut Curie (France) cordially invite interested Master's students, PhD candidates and post-docs to our French-German Fall School:

Microtubules in Neurons 2023 - Regulation of microtubules in neuronal homeostasis

from 8th to 12th of October 2023

at the historic Frauenwörth Abbey on Fraueninsel in Lake Chiemsee (Bavaria)

Scientific Organizers

Dr. Monika Leischner-Brill (TU München)

I am a group leader at the Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, TUM, Munich, Germany. I work on the role of the cytoskeleton during axonal remodelling, both during development and disease. In particular, I study the microtubule severing enzyme spastin and how it microtubular stabilization impacts on neuronal homoeostasis. As a model I study lower motor neurons in nerve-muscle explants, using live imaging techniques and immunohistochemical approaches. Recently I also focus on human skin biopsies from patients suffering from motor neuron diseases.

Dr. Magda Magiera (Institut Curie)

I am a CNRS researcherin the lab of Carsten Janke at the Institut Curie in Orsay, France. I work of the role of tubulin polyglutamylation in neurodegeneration and in the regulation of axonal transport. I mostly work in mice and primary neurons, but I also contributed to investigating the role of posttranslational modifications of tubulin in in vitro

The conference aims to bring together researchers and clinicians working on post-translational modifications of microtubules to understand how changes in microtubules control cell homeostasis. It also offers students and early career researchers the opportunity to present and discuss their work in front of an international audience of experts.


The submission platform is open. The deadline for abstract submission is July 23rd. Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizers and the selected ones will be notified during the last week of July.


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