March 26, 2018 - March 28, 2018

Neurotransmitters: non-neuronal functions and therapeutic opportunities

Neurotransmitters have profound effects throughout the body, and are essential for communication between neurons, stimulation of muscle and the function of epithelial layers. It is now clear that neurotransmitters regulate a wider range of physiological responses than previously appreciated, including major influences on the immune system, and can be produced by non-neuronal sources.

In this meeting we will present new insights into how neurotransmitters function outside of the nervous system, how these roles contribute to protecting the body from disease and how these molecules can be manipulated to treat disease.

Convenors

  • Dr William Horsnell, LE STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow.
    FROM: The Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine (IDM), University of Cape Town - ZA and Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI), University of Birmingham - UK
    IN RESIDENCE AT: Immunologie et Neurogénétique Expérimentales et Moléculaires (INEM) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Bernhard Ryffel,
    Immunologie et Neurogénétique Expérimentales et Moléculaires (INEM) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR

Main Topics

Neurotransmitters, epithelial cells, immune system, nervous system, lung health, mucosal immunity, infection

Confirmed Speakers

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Pr Reinoud Gosens, University of Groningen – NL
  • Dr William Horsnell, Immunologie et Neurogénétique Expérimentales et Moléculaires (INEM) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR
  • Dr Bernhard Ryffel, Immunologie et Neurogénétique Expérimentales et Moléculaires (INEM) / CNRS, University of Orléans - FR
  • Pr Murray Selkirk, Imperial College London – UK

Oral presentations & Posters

Abstracts for oral presentation should be submitted before Monday 12th of February. The number of oral presentations is limited, convenors will process a selection and confirm your presentation not later than Friday 16th of February.

Please send your poster (or the abstract of your poster) to maurine.villiers@lestudium-ias.fr. Please note that we do not print the posters, but racks & pins will be provided for up to A0 sizes. 

Location

Hôtel Dupanloup, 1 rue Dupanloup 45000 Orléans

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS

PRICING

Including two lunches, a Wine & Cheese Cocktail and the coffee breaks

Private institutions 250 EUR
Researchers 180 EUR
Students 75 EUR
Social dinner 60 EUR

Partners of the event