EMBO Workshop on
Dendritic Anatomy, Molecules and Function

June 18-21, 2016. Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete.

Spotlight on molecules, structure, and function

Dendrites are thin processes extending from the cell bodies of multiple neuron types. Since the majority of synaptic connections take place on dendrites, they provide the primary substrate for inter-neuronal communication. In addition to their role as conducting cables, the dendrites of many neuron types contain a rich repertoire of ionic mechanisms that allow them to perform all sorts of nonlinear computations. As a result, dendrites have been suggested to play a key role in information processing in brain and may even serve as independent processing units. This Workshop brings together scientific leaders from around the world to present their work on molecular, biophysical, anatomical and/or functional studies in dendrites, aiming to further our understanding of how these beautiful structures contribute to different brain functions.

With the backdrop of an informal yet spectacular setting on the Greek island of Crete, the meeting has been carefully planned to not only satisfy our scientific curiosity but also foster discussion and encourage interaction between attendees well beyond the traditional presentations. In this spirit, the workshop will also provide soft skills sessions for all participants.

Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission opens on December 15, 2015. Registration of presenting author required. 
  • Abstract submission closes February 25, 2016. 
  • Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2016.
  • Early registration fees apply until May 31, 2016.

Dendrites 2016 ends right before AREADNE 2016 - Research in Encoding And Decoding of Neural Ensembles, which takes place on the neighboring island of Santorini. Consider attending both conferences in the Aegean backdrop.


  • Congratulations to the winners of EMBO Travel fellowships for Dendrites 2016! We are pleased to announce the names of the winners of the EMBO Travel Fellowships for Dendrites 2016:-Chrysoula Dioli, Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS), University of Minho ...
    Posted May 16, 2016, 5:32 AM by George K
  • Travel fellowships and extended early registration for Dendrites 2016 We are happy to announce additional support from EMBO for the DENDRITES 2016 EMBO Workshop. As a result:A. Early registration rates extend to May 31st, 2016B. We offer ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2016, 1:25 AM by George K
  • Update: Low registration fees for Greek students & Postdocs We are happy to announce a special registration fee of 50 Euro for students and postdocs working in Greek Institutions that would like to attend the Dendrites 2016 meeting. This ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2016, 4:51 AM by George K
  • Abstract Submission Deadline extended to Feb 25 Due to multiple requests, we have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission (oral & poster) until February 25th12.00pm local time(11pm CET). Please note the time difference ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2016, 4:10 AM by George K
  • Call For Abstracts In preparation for the Abstract Submission opening day (Dec 15) we are posting instructions about how to submit your abstracts to "Dendritic Anatomy, Molecules & Function" . Click here to read the ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 6:43 AM by George K
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