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Microglia in the Brain (Z4)

Organizer(s) Beth Stevens and Richard M. Ransohoff
June 12—16, 2016
Keystone Resort • Keystone, CO USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Feb 11, 2016
Abstract Deadline: Mar 10, 2016
Scholarship Deadline: Feb 11, 2016
Discounted Registration Deadline: Apr 12, 2016

Sponsored by BioLegend, Inc., Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Summary of Meeting:
In the past five years, understanding of the origins and functions of microglia, the unique myeloid cells of the central nervous system (CNS) parenchyma, has proceeded at such a remarkable pace that it’s as if an entirely new CNS cell type had been discovered. Since their discovery 100 years ago, it has been suspected that microglia are implicated in virtually all disorders of the nervous system. Associations of polymorphic variants of microglial genes have now proven this hypothesis. It is therefore rather urgent to engage investigators in developing a coherent account of the present status of microglial origins, physiological functions and aberrant properties in the diseased CNS. This meeting will further the objective of translating new information into research and treatment strategies. In many ways, the salient barriers in the field can be addressed by sharing fundamental understanding of complex organ systems among investigators. Microglial research is now conducted in parallel among three disciplines: leukocyte biology, neuroscience and immunology. Other interested research groups include those studying neurodegeneration; developmental neurological disorders (autism, schizophrenia); aging; neuroimmune disorders; and stroke and brain trauma. Optimal progress can only be realized by bringing together thought leaders and students in these varied disciplines around the common goal of studying how microglia are involved in processes under investigation. The program will incorporate the extraordinary depth and breadth of scientists now examining microglial biology and will highlight cutting-edge imaging and genetic technologies.

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Biogen Idec ECITA Scholarship Recipients

Joaquin N. Lugo
Baylor University, USA

Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Marta Olah
Columbia University Medical Center, USA

KS/ABRCMS Travel Award Recipients

Jennifer M. King
University of Pennsylvania, USA

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Scholarship Recipients

Louis-Philippe Bernier
University of British Columbia, Canada

Paul J. Cheng-Hathaway
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA

Kathleen Grabert
Roslin Institute, UK

Kasey M. Johnson
University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA

Steven Marinero
Duke University, USA

Morgane S. Thion
INSERM U1024, France

The Elkes Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Jessica L. Bolton
University of California, Irvine, USA