Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors


Keynote speakers

Eric Gouaux, Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Presentation Title: Structure of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

Darryle Schoepp, Vice President, Neuroscience Discovery Research, Merck Research Laboratories, Merck and Company, USA
Presentation Title: Future CNS Therapies: Where will they come from, and what about drugs which target glutamate?

Invited speakers

Lei Chen, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University, China
Presentation Title: Structural Mechanism for Action of Cone Snail Toxin on AMPA Receptors

Graham Collingridge, Ernest B. and Leonard B. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Canada
Presentation Title: Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors and LTP

Kei Cho, Professor, University of Bristol, UK
Presentation Title: Synapse Weakening: A New Conceptual Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease

Hiro Furukawa, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Presentation Title: Understanding Conformational Dynamics of NMDA Receptors

David Hackos, Senior Scientist, Genentech, USA
Presentation title: Positive Allosteric Modulators of GluN2A-Containing NMDARs: in vitro and in vivo characterization

Kimberly Huber, Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Presentation title: Experience and activity-dependent priming of mGluR5-dependent long-term synaptic depression

Richard L. Huganir, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA
Presentation title: Regulation of AMPA Receptor Function

Zhengping Jia, Professor Neuroscience Platform, University of Toronto, Canada
Presentation Title: Genetic Manipulations of Spine Machinery and AMPA Receptors

Bong-Kiun Kaang, Seoul National University, Korea
Presentation Title: Impaired NMDA Receptor and GABA Receptor Functions in Shank2 Mutant Mice

Jette Kastrup, Head of GluTarget, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Presentation Title: Insight from Structures of Ligand-Binding Domains of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors

Juan Lerma, Director, Instituto de Neurociencias at Alicante, CSIC-UMH, Spain
Presentation Title: Role of Kainate Receptors in Mood Disorders

David Lodge, Visiting Fellow, University of Bristol, UK
Presentation Title: From hypothesis to fact: glutamate, the brain’s excitatory transmitter

Lisa Monteggia, Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Presentation Title: Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Action

Hannah Monyer, Professor, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Presentation Title: Glutamate Receptors: From Cloning to Network and Behavioral Function Studies

Richard Morris, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK
Presentation Title: LTP, Learning and Memory

Roger Nicoll, Professor, University of California San Francisco, USA
Presentation Title: The Amino Terminal Domain of the AMPA Receptor is not just a Large Ornament

Mike Rogawski, Professor of Neurology, UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, USA
Presentation Title: AMPA Receptors in Epilepsy Therapy

Steve Traynelis, Professor, Emory University, USA
Presentation title: Subunit Selective Positive Allosteric Modulation of NMDA Receptors

Gina Turrigiano, Levitan Professor, Brandeis University, USA
Presentation title: Disrupted Homeostatic Synaptic Plasticity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Arturas Volianskis, University of Bristol, UK
Presentation title: NMDA Receptor NAMs and PAMs: From discovery to modulation of synaptic plasticity

Gary Westbrook, Senior Scientist and Co-Director, Vollum Institute, USA
Presentation title: A Mouse Model of Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Min Zhuo, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada
Presentation title: Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors: Coupling Pain to Suffering