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The biennal meeting of the French Club of Glial Cells will be virtual and will take place on every afternoon from the 18th to the 22th of October, 2021.
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Two plenary lectures:
- OPENING PLENARY : Prof David Lyons (University of Edinburgh, UK) – Studying myelinated axons in vivo using zebrafish – Oct 18th. 2:00pm
- CLOSING PLENARY : Prof Magdalena Götz (Helmholtz Center, Institute Stem Cell Research, Munich, Germany) – Heterogeneity of astrocytes within and between brain regions – Oct 22th. 4:00pm
Each symposium will gather 3-4 French and European researchers and one young researcher selected on his/her abstract by the scientific committee.
October 18th. 2:00pm – 5:30pm – Glial Cells in brain development (chairs E. Huillard; M.-C. Angulo)
- Jacques Serizay (Pasteur Institue/IBENS, Paris) – Co-opting the mitotic machinery to differentiate into multi-ciliated cells
- David Ohayon (CBD, Toulouse) – OLIG2+ cell development in the spinal cord
- Karine Loulier (INM, Montpellier) – Development and heterogeneity of cortical astrocytes
- Selected presentation from a young researcher : Agathe Lafont (IBPS, Paris) – Influence of floor plate action potentials on spontaneous motoneuronal activity of the embryonic spinal cord
October 19th. 2:00pm – 5:30pm – Imaging tools to study the dynamics of glial cells (chairs O. Pascual; A.-K. Bouzier-Sore)
- Anne Desmazières (Pitié-Salpétrière, Paris) – Neuro-glial interactions at the nodes of Ranvier in the central nervous system
- Arne Battefeld (IMN, Bordeaux) – Electrophysiological recording and imaging of oligodendrocytes
- Lamia Bouslama (ICM, Paris) – Actin cytoskeleton dynamics in myelination control
- Selected presentation from a young researcher : Mélisse Robert (Institut NeuroMyoGène, Lyon) – Regulation of microglia morphodynamics by neuronal activity in the somatosensory cortex
October 20th. 2:00pm – 5:30pm – Glial cells in the control of feeding and metabolism (chairs A. Sharif; I. Denis)
- Kate Ellacott (Exeter, UK) – Astrocytes, brainstem and food intake
- Cristina Garcia-Caceres (Munich, Germany) – Hypothalamic astrocytes in the neuroendocrine control of metabolism
- Daniela Cota (Magendie, Bordeaux) – Glial activation in the control of feeding and energy homeostasis
- Manon Duquenne (LilNCog, Lille; post-doc) – Tanycytes, leptin transport, energy homeostasis & obesity
- Selected presentation from a young researcher : Céline Cansell (CSGA, Dijon; post-doc) – Hypothalamic astrocytes in the neuroendocrine control of metabolism
October 21st. 2:00pm – 5:30pm – Glial cells in brain diseases (chairs T. Amédée; C. Escartin)
- Séverine Boillée (ICM, Paris) – Modifying macrophages at the periphery has the capacity to modify microglial reactivity and to extend ALS survival
- Emmanuel Nivet (INP, Marseille) – Human iPSC-astrocytes reveal a pro-inflammatory axis under the control of the APOE4 genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease
- Manuel Valiente (CNIO, Madrid, Espagne) – Reactive astrocytes and brain metastasis
- Selected presentation from a young researcher : Cindy Bokobza (PREMSTEM, Paris) – Microglial spatio-temporal heterogeneity in a perinatal inflammation mouse model – Link to Autism-like phenotypes
October 22nd. 1:30pm – 5:30pm – Glial cells in CNS injury and regeneration (chairs P. Durbec; B. Nait Oumesmar)
- Florence Perrin (MMDN, Montpellier) – Post-injury decrease in microglia proliferation improves recovery after spinal cord injury in rodents and non-human primates
- Roland Liblau (Centre de Physiopathologie de Toulouse Purpan, Toulouse) – Immune cell activation and CNS injury in models of neuroinflammatory diseases
- Vanja Tepavcevic (Achucarro, Basque Center for Neuroscience, Bilbao, Spain) – Lactate metabolism in myelin maintenance and regeneration
- Selected presentation from a young researcher : Yannis Khenniche (Institut du Cerveau, Paris) – Function of the transcription factor CIC in oligodendrocyte development
Young investigators corners
Student and Post-doc Flash talks and Poster sessions (chairs K. Combet; M. Bigotte)
Two Flash-Talk/Poster sessions will be held on the 19th and 21st. During these sessions, selected students and post-docs will have the opportunity to briefly introduce their work.