Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2017

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Frontiers of Serotonin Beyond the Brain (T5)

Organizer(s) Fusun Kilic, Michael D. Gershon and Luc Maroteaux
November 12—15, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton - Park City • Park City, UT USA
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Jul 11, 2017
Abstract Deadline: Aug 10, 2017
Scholarship Deadline: Jul 11, 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: Sep 12, 2017

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Serotonin is a multifunctional signaling molecule that plays extra-cerebral roles, not only in adult life but in development as well. Although research concerning extra-cerebral serotonin is growing rapidly and interest in the subject is great, the physiological control and underlying molecular processes, as well as the involvement of peripheral serotonin in disease, have not been definitively established. Furthermore, the role of serotonin in peripheral tissues, has been neglected and under-represented at current meetings, which have focused on the 3-5% of the body’s serotonin that is present in the central nervous system. Therefore, this Keystone Symposia meeting aims to reveal insights into the role of serotonin in peripheral tissues, specifically in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of many diseases, which is long overdue.

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Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipients

Ramya Kalyana Kumar
Michigan State University, USA

Maximilian Mauler
Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Germany