Mini Symposium on Neuron Mechanics and Growth, May 28 2018

May 28, 2018
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Organizers: Assaf Zemel (HU), Eran Perlson (TAU)

Monday, May 28 2018, Los Angeles Auditorium, Fritz-Haber Center for Molecular
Dynamics, Givaat Ram Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Program 

9:30-9:45
Fritz – Haber Center for Molecular Dynamics,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 28, 2018
9:45-10:15
Welcome and Introduction
Peter Baas (Drexel University, USA)
"New advances on the mechanisms by which molecular motor proteins organize
neuronal microtubules"
10:15-10:45 Maximilian Jakobs (Cambridge University, UK)
"A dynactin gradient stabilises and orients axonal microtubules"
10:45-11:15 Mike Fainzilber (WIS)
"RNA localization in neuronal growth control "
11:15-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Leah Gheber (BGU)
"The diverse functions of kinein-5 nano-motors"
12:00-12:30 Eran Perlson (TAU)
"ALS as a mislocalization disease"
12:30-13:15 Light Lunch
13:15-13:45 Kristian Franze (Cambridge University, UK)
"The regulation of neuronal growth by mechanical signals"
13:45-14:15 Shelly Tzlil (Technion)
"Mechanosensing in the sensory nervous system"
14:15-14:45 Uri Nevo (TAU)
"Is there a mechanical side to neuronal function?
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break15:00-15:30 Matan Mussel (TU-Dortmund, Germany )
" It sounds like an action potential: on acoustic pulses in lipid interfaces"
15:30-16:00 Assaf Zemel (HU)
"Mechanical regulation of neuron polarization and growth – A computational
study"