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The Logistics of Neuronal Function

Neurons need to organize the production, transport, storage, and recycling of various molecules such as neurotransmitters, mRNA, and proteins to fill their extensive dendritic and axonal arbors. How do they organize these processes to function robustly and efficiently? This first workshop on the logistics of neuronal function brings together leading experimentalists, theoreticians, and method developers to exchange ideas on this fundamental question.

Coupled with the conference, there will be a Summer School for young researchers. Leading experts will teach about the fundamentals of the logistics of neuronal function.


  • Jochen Triesch, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • Erin Schuman, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Tatjana Tchumatchenko, MPI Brain Research, Frankfurt
  • Christian Tetzlaff, Georg-August University, Göttingen

FIAS Senior Fellow Laureate Lecture

Thanks to a generous donation from the Giersch Foundation, FIAS can present the "FIAS Senior Fellow Laureatus" award for the third time. In 2018, the prize goes to Edvard Moser, who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2014. Within the framework of the "3rd International Giersch Symposium", the public award ceremony for Mr. Moser will take place on September 3, 2018. Prof. Moser will give an talk about his current research. 

If you are interested in joining the Ceremony please register for the event:


Edvard Moser
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