ISN-ASN 2025 - New York

Plenary Speakers

Marthe Vogt Lecture

ISN Satellite Meetings 

Astrocytic Control of Brain Circuits and Behavior


Early Bird Registration: April 28
Regular Registration: July 14
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Date: 5-6 August 2023
Venue: ICVS – School of Medicine, Braga, Portugal
Organizers: João Filipe Oliveira, Braga, (Portugal) & Christian Henneberger, University of Bonn, (Germany)


Recent technological developments allowing specific manipulation of astrocytes in behaving animals created a new research field aiming to dissect the role of astrocytes in higher brain functions. Neuron-glial networks display a surprising degree of complexity, where astrocyte neurochemical signaling modulates neuronal circuit function. This dialogue at the cellular level is reflected in the network outputs, thereby affecting the production of behavior.

This satellite event will gather experts to discuss the contribution of the underlying astrocyte physiological mechanisms to this equation: molecular, morphological, metabolic, and functional heterogeneity; and the balance between focal and global calcium astrocyte activity.

This diverse panel will also ensure a stimulating discussion based on various opinions and approaches to tackle the common goal of understanding astrocyte modulation of neural circuits and behavior.


Alfonso Araque – University of Minnesota, USA
Amit Agarwal – Heidelberg University, Germany
Annalisa Scimemi – University at Albany, USA
Audrey Denizot – Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Axel Nimmerjahn – Salk Institute, USA
Chris Dulla – Tufts University, USA
Christian Henneberger – Institute of Cellular Neurosciences, University of Bonn, Germany
Gertrudis Perea – Cajal Institute, Spain
Inbal Goshen – The Hebrew University, Israel
João Filipe Oliveira – ICVS, School of Medicine, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Matthew Holt – i3S, Porto, Portugal
Rune Enger – University of Oslo, Norway
Ruth Beckvordersandforth – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany
Tommaso Fellin – Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
Yukiko Goda – RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan

15th Biennial ISN Satellite Meeting on Myelin Biology

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Registration closes June 30

Date: 2-4 August 2023
Venue: Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa, Baião, Portugal
Chair(s): João Relvas (Portugal) & Pedro Brites (Portugal)


Maarten Kole, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, NL
Gonçalo Castelo Branco, Karolinska Instutute, Sweden
Tania Kuhlman, University Hospital Munster, Germany
Maria Cecilia Angulo, Paris, France
Anna Williams, Edinburgh University, UK
Hirohide Takebayashi, Niigata University, Japan
Alison Lloyd, LMCB, London, UK
Robin Franklin, UCambridge, Altos, UK
Wiebke Moebius, MPI Gottingen, Germany
Hauke Werner, MPI Gottingen, Germany
Brad Zuchero, Stanford University, US

Registrations options 

(registrations closes June 30)
Student (shared room) – 375 €
Student (single room) – 600 €
Postdoc (shared room) – 500 €
Postdoc (single room) -700 €
Faculty (single room) – 700 €

Please note that these fees include registration, 2 hotel nights at Douro Valley and meals, and free transfer from Porto city centre  to the venue in the morning of the 2nd of August

(more information on this will be provided closer to the date)

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Pedro Brites (
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Teresa Summavielle (


The Brain in Flux: Genetic, Physiologic, and Therapeutic Perspectives on Transporters in the Nervous System

Held as a satellite meeting to the ISN-ESN biennial meeting in Porto (Portugal), and as a joint meeting with NeuroTrans, a European Training Network (ETN) from the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (MSCA ITN) of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework.

The Brain in Flux – MSCA NeuroTrans Joint Satellite Meeting, hosted in the city of Gaia, close to the historic center of Porto, will offer you an excellent opportunity to gather new knowledge, show your data, and network with fellow neurotransmitter transporter aficionados. 

Date: 12-15 August 2023
Venue: Porto, Portugal (To be announced)
Organizers: Harald H. Sitte (Austria) & Ulrik Gether (Denmark)

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