Thursday, April 3, 2014

[Comp-neuro] DENDRITES 2014, July 1-4, Crete: LAST CALL & LOWER REGISTRATION

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many thanks!

Yiota Poirazi



4th NAMASEN Training Workshop

Heraklion, Crete, Greece. 

July 1-4, 2014



Abstract submission for poster and oral presentation has been extended to April 14th, 2014. This is the final submission date.


Several registration waivers are still available!!
Waivers are provided by
IBRO PERC funding for Symposia, Workshops & Meetings. Students and postdocs presenting an abstract are eligible. To request a waiver, please send an email to including information about your submitted abstract.

Travel funds might also become available and will be announced on the web site.

* * * * * LOWER REGISTRATION FEES if registering by April 30th, 2014* * * * *

We are happy to announce that, given the availability of new sponsorships, we can provide lower registration fees (-40 Euro) for attendants registering by April 30th, 2014. People who registered already will get reimbursed.

* * * * * EMBO KEYNOTE LECTURE* * * * *

We are happy to announce that Prof.  Tonegawa's lecture will be supported by EMBO, as the "EMBO Keynote Lecture". This award, given to EMBO members presenting in major international scientific meeting, highlights the international standing of DENDRITES 2014.


Dendrites 2014 aims to bring together scientists from around the world to present their research on dendrites, ranging from the molecular to the anatomical and biophysical levels.  The Workshop will take place in the beautiful island of Crete, just after the AREADNE meeting ( which takes place in the nearby island of Santorini. Note that Santorini is just a 2 hour boat ride from Crete. One could combine two meetings in a single trip to Greece!


The meeting consists of the Main Event (July 1-3) and the Soft Skills Day (July 4).  Invited speakers for the Main Event include: 

* Susumu Tonegawa (Nobel Laureate),  

* Angus Silver, 

* Tiago Branco, 

* Alcino J. Silva, 

* Michael Häusser, 

* Julietta U. Frey, 

* Stefan Remy, and

* Kristen Harris. 


For the Soft Skills Day, Kerri Smith, Nature podcast editor, is going to present on communication and dissemination of scientific results.  Alcino J. Silva (UCLA) will present his recent work on developing tools for integrating and planning research in Neuroscience. There will be a hands on session on tools used to model neural cells/networks and a talk about the advantages of publishing under the Creative Commons License.



Submission of abstracts for poster and oral presentations are due by 14 April 2014. We welcome both experimental and theoretical contributions addressing novel findings related to dendrites. For details, please see


Electronic abstract submission is hosted on the Frontiers platform, where extended abstracts will be published as an online, open access special issue (in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, Impact factor 4.5). One of the authors has to register for the main event as a presenting author. In case an abstract is not accepted for presentation, the registration fee will be refunded. 



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--   Panayiota Poirazi, Ph.D.  Research Director  Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)  Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)  Vassilika Vouton, P.O.Box 1385  GR 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, GREECE    Tel: +30 2810 391139  Fax: +30 2810 391101  Εmail:

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