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Calcium dynamics in neuronal and glial cells:

experiments and models

University of Warwick, 4th April, 2011

This workshop will focus on the important role of calcium in controlling a great variety of neuronal and glial processes and on the bidirectional communication between glia and neurons. It will bring together experimentalists and theoreticians working in the fields of neuroscience and cell biology for a critical discussion of recent results and future directions.


9:45-10:20 Arrive Tea and coffee
10:20-11:10 Kirill Volynski (Institute of Neurology, University College London) "Variable presynaptic Ca2+ influx determines heterogeneity of release probability among small central synapses"
11:10-12:00 Eshel Ben-Jacob (School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University) "Astrocyte regulation of synaptic information transfer and calcium waves in networks of astrocytes"
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-13:50 Tomas Bellamy (School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham) "Crosstalk between nitric oxide and calcium signalling pathways in astrocytes"
13:50-14:40 Victor Kazantsev (Institute of Applied Physics, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) "Calcium signaling in astrocytes induced by the IP3 diffusion: instability, synchronization and chaos"
14:40-15:10 Coffee break  
15:10-16:00 Nigel Emptage (Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford) "Activity-regulated Ca2+ release from lysosomal stores in neurons"
16:00-16:50 Mark van Rossum (School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh) "Weight dependent synaptic learning rules"

    The meeting will take place in the Centre for Complexity Science at the Warwick Mathematics Institute (the Zeeman building). Click here for detailed directions to Complexity. All talks will be in Lecture Room D1.07.

      Registration is free and includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch. If you are interested to attend this workshop, please register here


      Yulia Timofeeva (Warwick) and Rüdiger Thul (Nottingham)

      The workshop is supported by the EPSRC via the UK Mathematical Neuroscience Network and the Symposium grant on The Mathematics of Complexity Science and Systems Biology.

      List of participants:

      Name Institution
      Afzali BaghdadAbadi, Hoda University of Tehran
      Amiri, Mahmood University of Tehran
      Azad, Abul Kalam al University of Plymouth
      Bellamy, Tomas University of Nottingham
      Ben-Jacob, Eshel Tel Aviv University
      Bootman, Martin Babraham Institute, Cambridge
      Bouchekhima, Abd-Nacer University of Warwick
      Bush, Daniel University of Surrey
      Caudron, Quentin University of Warwick
      Croisier, Huguette University of Nottingham
      Diaz, Vanessa University College London
      Emptage, Nigel University of Oxford
      Frenguelli, Bruno University of Warwick
      Hamilton, Benjamin University of Warwick
      Kang, YanMei University of Warwick
      Kang, Jing Babraham Institute, Cambridge
      Kazantsev, Victor Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
      Khovanov, Igor University of Warwick
      Klyuch, Boris University of Warwick
      Macdougall, Lindsey University of Nottingham
      Maryeh, Ajsh Uni Paris 6
      McDaid, Liam University of Ulster
      Mergenthaler, Konstantin Technische Universität Berlin
      Pichardo, Cesar Pfizer
      Pinheiro, Teresa University of Warwick
      Rasooli-Nejad, Ali University of Warwick
      Richardson, Magnus University of Warwick
      RodrÌguez GarcÌa, MÌriam Hamilton Institute, NUIM, Ireland
      Sadler, Peter University of Warwick
      Stocks, Nigel University of Warwick
      Thomas, Matthew University of Warwick
      Thul, Rüdiger University of Nottingham
      Timofeeva, Yulia University of Warwick
      van den Top, Marco University of Warwick
      van Rossum, Mark University of Edinburgh
      Vavoulis, Dimitris University of Warwick
      Volynski, Kirill University College London
      Wade, John University of Ulster
      Wall, Mark University of Warwick
      Wedgwood, Kyle University of Nottingham
      Wellstead, Peter Hamilton Institute, NUIM, Ireland