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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 will soon be open.

All applications will be reviewed by the scientific committee. Candidates will receive a final answer as soon as possible.  


  • Francesca Bartolini, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Columbia University, New York, USA.
  • Christian Behrends, DZNE, Munich, Germany.
  • Roland Brandt, Department of Neurbiology, University Osnabrück, Germany.    
  • Fiona Francis, French Institute of Health and Medical Research, Paris, France.
  • Aunab Ghose,  Department of Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Pune, India.
  • Martin Harterink, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Torben Hausrat, Institute of Molecular Neurogenetics, Hamburg, Germany.       
  • Christian Hübner, University clinics Jena, Jena, Germany.
  • David Keays, Sensory and Developmental Neuroscience lab, LMU, Munich, Germany.
  • Zdenek Lansky, Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.  
  • Christophe Leterrier, NeuroCyto Lab, Marseille, France.
  • Laura Anne Lowery, Boston University, Boston USA.
  • Zeynep Ökten, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.
  • Dominik Paquet, DZNE, Munich, Germany.
  • Michael Sendtner, Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Würzburg, Germany.
  • Yuyu Song, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Germany.
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The registration fee (accommodation, meals) will amount to a maximum of 350€ per participant. Transport costs are not covered by the organisers. 


Abbey Frauenwörth

Isle of Frauenchiemsee Frauenchiemsee
D-83256 Chiemsee

how to get to Frauenwörth and boat timetable

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