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Symposium: “Brains on Chips” (24-26 May 2023)

From 24 – 26 May 2023 the symposium “Brains on Chips” will take place at the TU Braunschweig.

The central theme of the symposium will be brain cell homeostasis. Being in balance is important as being out of the equilibrium state causes neurodegenerative diseases in young and old age, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, other dementias or Parkinson’s disease. One of the main causes of such diseases is the disturbance of the brains metabolic homeostasis. What happens to the subcompartments of nerve cells such as dendrites, soma and axons? How do they interact with each other and with the glial cells, and what affects a disturbed metabolic homeostasis? At the interdisciplinary symposium researchers from the fields of neurobiology, systems biology, chemistry and engineering sciences such as mechanical and electrical engineering will jointly discuss their knowledge about disease processes in the brain, how they can be reproducibly measured and treated from different points of views. In this way, special requirements for measuring systems in controlled biomimetic environments and new approaches will be discussed to link natural and engineering sciences for establishing quantitative subcellular neuroscience collaborations.

Interested students, PhD students, PostDocs and scientists are invited to attend. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

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Date: 24 May 2023, 2 p.m. – 26 May 2023, 2 p.m.

Venue: Haus der Wissenschaft, Pockelstraße 11, 38106 Braunschweig


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