Course program

Glial cells in chronic neurodegeneration, Kuopio 16.-17.5.2017
program updated 10.5.2017

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Tuesday, May 16
OPENING OF THE COURSE
9.15 - 9.30 Registration   
9.30 - 9.45
       
Welcome, practical matters and introduction of participants
Course organizers Katja Kanninen and Tarja Malm, UEF
MORNING SESSION 1. GLIAL CELL FUNCTIONS IN PHYSIOLOGY AND PATHOLOG
9.45 - 10.30 Plenary lecture: Critical role of microglia in CNS physiology and pathologies
Melanie Meyer-Luehmann, University of Freiburg, Germany
10.30 - 11.00                Coffee and exhibition
11.00 - 11.45 Plenary lecture: Cholinergic modulation of glial function in physiology and neurodegeneration
Manuela G Lopez, University of Madrid, Spain
11.45 - 12.30 Human astrocytes in neurodegeneration research
Sarka Lehtonen, UEF
12.30 - 13.30              Lunch and exhibition
AFTERNOON SESSION 1. MODERN TECHNIQUES TO STUDY GLIAL CELLS
13.30 - 14.15 Plenary lecture: Electron microscopic techniques to study glial cells
Marie-Eve Tremblay, Québec-Université Laval, Québec, Canada
14.15 - 14.30 Imaging of glial cells
Thermo Fisher Scientific
14.30 - 14.45 Innovative tools for neurodegeneration and neural signaling
AH Diagnostics
14.45 - 15.15             Coffee and exhibition
15.15 - 16.00 Calcium signaling in glial cells
Kira Holmström, University of Helsinki
16.00 - 16.45 Nrf2 in glial cells
Jeffrey Liddell, University of Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday, May 17
MORNING SESSION 2. BRIDGING THE GAP: FROM EXPERIMENTAL MODELS TO TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE
9.00 - 9.45    A system biology approach to studying glial cells
Merja Heinäniemi, UEF
9.45 - 10.30    Astrocyte-neuron interactions: a computational neuroscience approach
Marja-Leena Linne, Tampere University of Technology
10.30 - 11.00                 Coffee and exhibition
11.00 - 11.45 The future in PET imaging of glial cells
Pekka Poutiainen, KUH radiopharmaceuticals
11.45 - 12.00 Wrapping up of the course
Course organizers Katja Kanninen and Tarja Malm, UEF
12.00 - 13.00              Lunch and exhibition
AFTERNOON SESSION 2. PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATIONS
13.00 - 14.30 Group 1: Glial cell cultures in 3D format
Group 2: Calcium imaging in 3D cultures
14.30 - 15.00               Coffee and exhibition
15.00 - 16.30 Group 1: Calcium imaging in 3D cultures
Group 2: Glial cell cultures in 3D format