KAUST & EPFL Blue Brain Project - Online Workshop 'Integrative Modeling of Brain Energy Metabolism'

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Date and time 15.03.2021 16.03.202114:0016:35  
Category Conferences - Seminars
The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and EPFL Blue Brain Project Alliance was set up to focus on understanding the structural and biochemical basis of astrocyte-mediated neuronal energy metabolism in the mammalian brain.

The key objectives of this open workshop are to highlight and share the achievements of this Alliance and to gain insight from global experts in the field on future research directions.



Monday 15 March 2021
All times are Central European Time

14:00 - 14:45    Session #1:
Chaired by Felix Schürmann (EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland)
Welcome and introduction

Keynote by Pierre Magistretti - KAUST, Smart Health Initiative, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
'Neuron-glia metabolic coupling: Relevance for neuronal plasticity, brain imaging and diseases'

14:45 - 17:30    Session #2:
Chaired by Jay Coggan (EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland)
Guest speakers 
 
  • L. Felipe Barros - Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs), Valdivia, Chile
    'Making lactate requires glucose: stimulation of astrocytic GLUT1 by extracellular K+'
  • Marja-Leena Linne - Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology, Tampere University, Finland
    'Modeling astrocyte signaling and astrocyte-mediated long-term plasticity'
  • Johanna Beyer - Visual Computing Group,
    Harvard University, Boston, USA
    'Interactive visualization for exploring nanoscale brain tissue'

15 min break

16:30 - 17:30
Panel Discussion with Pierre Magistretti, L. Felipe Barros, Marja-Leena Linne and Johanna Beyer
'The future of glia research'
Chaired by Corrado Cali (Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Department of Neuroscience, University of Torino, Torino, Italy)


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Tuesday 16 March 2021

14:00 - 14:10
Felix Schürmann (EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland)
Welcome and introduction

14:10 - 15:10    Session #3:
Chaired by Dan Keller (EPFL BBP,  Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland)
Data and visualization, dedicated to the KAUST-BBP collaboration
 
  • Corrado Cali - Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Department of Neuroscience, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    'Ultrastructural characterization of astrocytes and its morphological relevance to brain energy metabolism'
  • Marco Agus - College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
    'Visual computing and virtual reality technologies for EM-based neuroscience investigations'
  • Marwan Abdellah - EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
    'Efficient reconstruction of high fidelity models with realistic geometries from raw data using Ultraliser'

15:10 break

15:25 - 16:25    Session #4
Chaired by Corrado Cali (University of Torino, Italy)
Modeling session, dedicated to the KAUST-BBP collaboration
 
  • Eleftherios Zisis -  EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
    'Structural architecture of the neuronal-glial-vascular system'
  • Polina Shichkova - EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
    'Reconstruction and simulation of neocortical energy metabolism'
  • Jay Coggan - EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland
    'A secret language of cells: Ligand-receptor-cascade dynamics communicate through molecular phase transitions'

16:25 - 16:35
Dan Keller (EPFL BBP, Campus Biotech, Geneva, Switzerland)
Summary and wrap-up


This workshop will be recorded. By registering and attending the workshop, you have confirmed your consent to be recorded.

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