Symposium Brains on Chips

Brains on Chips

International Symposium on Brain Cell Homeostasis and Neurodegenerative Disease Processes

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24 - 26 May 2023

Brains on Chips Symposium 2023

We cordially invite all interested students, scientists, researchers and professionales to our international symposium from May 24 - 26 2023 in Braunschweig!

The central theme of the symposium will be brain cell homeostasis. Being in balance is important as being out of the equilibrium state causes neurodegenerative diseases in young and old age, such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, other dementias or Parkinson’s disease. One of the main causes of such diseases is the disturbance of the brains metabolic homeostasis. What happens to the subcompartments of nerve cells such as dendrites, soma and axons? How do they interact with each other and with the glial cells, and what affects a disturbed metabolic homeostasis? At the interdisciplinary symposium researchers from the fields of neurobiology, systems biology, chemistry and engineering sciences such as mechanical and electrical engineering will jointly discuss their knowledge about disease processes in the brain, how they can be reproducibly measured and treated from different points of views. In this way, special requirements for measuring systems in controlled biomimetic environments and new approaches will be discussed to link natural and engineering sciences for establishing quantitative subcellular neuroscience collaborations.

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from 24th May 2:00 pm until 26th May 2:00 pm


Haus der Wissenschaft
Pockelsstraße 11
38106 Braunschweig

Interdisciplinary networking

The human brain consists of 83 billion nerve cells and just as many or even more glial cells. Their inner milieu is kept in a state of equilibrium by finely tuned metabolic processes, the so-called metabolic homeostasis. One of the main causes of diseases is that the metabolic homeostasis of the brain cells is disturbed. As neuronal compartments are assumed to act independently of each other, it is of special interest to know what happens when one nerve cell compartment is altered and how that affects the other compartments as well as surrounding interaction partners like glial cells. Investigations of these homeostatic processes must match the cellular organization providing spatial and temporal resolution and the ability to only monitor and challenge a selected compartment. To answer those complex questions precise measuring instruments and optical systems are needed. The symposium aims to build a bridge between methodological development and its biomedical application offering a platform for the exchange between scientists from natural and engineering sciences. Interdisciplinary networking enables basic research to advance the fight against important brain diseases in terms of reliable measurement and therapy.