NEURONES IN CULTURE - MEETING

Julian_Dow at vme.gla.ac.uk Julian_Dow at vme.gla.ac.uk
Mon Dec 30 07:44:32 EST 1991


        *** NEURONES IN CULTURE ***
  A two day conference organised as part of the 
Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology 
 Lancaster, UK. April 9-10, 1992
 Sponsored by ICI
 Here is a list of speakers and topics:
 1) Synaptogenesis and Development: Chair: P.R. Benjamin
 S.B. Kater (Colorado): The neuronal growth cone as an integration of 
diverse environmental cues.
 A.G.M. Bulloch, N. I . Syed and K . Lukowiak (Calgary): Sprouting by 
adult molluscan neurons - role of neurotrophic factors.
 P.G. Haydon (Iowa): Retrograde signalling during synaptogenesis.
 K. Lukowiak, A.G.M. Bulloch and N.I. Syed (Calgary): In vitro connections
 
between Lymnea and Helisoma neurones: a new test for homology.
 J.A. Sim and D.A. Brown (London): Culturing central neurones from post-
natal rats for electrophysiology.
 J.G. Nicholls (Basel): Growth and synapse formation by identified leech
 
neurones in culture.
 2) Model systems: Chair: S.B. Kater
 D.J. Beadle and I. Bermudez (Oxford): Insect neuronal cultures.
 E.A. Howes (Cambridge): Some properties of adult cockroach neurones in
 
culture.
 M. Stengl and J.G. Hildebrand (Tucson): Insect olfactory receptor 
neurones differentiate in vitro.
 R.A. Smith and Z . Jiang (Glasgow): Factors affecting the survival of 
adult mouse sensory neurones in vitro.
 N. Dale (Bristol): Isolation and study of neurones that control movement 
in a simple vertebrate
 3) Techniques and circuits : Chair: A.S.G. Curtis
 L.J. Breckenridge, P. Connolly, A.S.G. Curtis, J.A.T. Dow, C.D. Wilkinson 
and R.J.A. Wilson (Glasgow): An extracellular microelectrode array for
 
monitoring  neuronal  activity in culture.
 B.M. Salzberg, A.L. Obaid, J.D. Parsons, D. Kleinfeld and F. Raccuia-
Behling (Philadelphia): Long term optical recording from ensembles of 
cultured Aplysia neurones.
 W. Winlow (Leeds): Effects of anaesthetics on neurones in culture.
 N.I. Syed, K. Lukowiak and A.G.M. Bulloch (Calgary): In vitro 
reconstruction of a central pattern generator.
 P.R. Benjamin, J. Horwood and M. Yeoman (Sussex): The use of cell culture 
for studies of neurotransmission.
 K.A. Green, K. Crockford, B. Powell and G.A. Cottrell (St Andrews): The
 
experimental advantages of using isolated Helix neurones maintained in 
culture.
 4) Channels : Chair: J.G. Nicholls
 A.N. Spencer, J. Przysiezniak and J.M. Chung (Alberta): Voltage- and
 
ligand-gated currents in a cultured jellyfish motor neurone.
 P.A.V. Anderson (Florida): Properties of flatworm neurones in culture.
 W.D. Krenz, F. Nagy and C. Jackel (Arcachon): Ionic currents in 
crustacean neurones in culture.
 T. Weiger and A. Hermann (Salzburg): Polyamines  block calcium-activated
 
potassium channels  ir  pituitary  tumor cells (GH3).
 5) Neurones in Culture - Posters
 D. Alef, K.S.J. Thompson and J.P. Bacon (Sussex) Regeneration of 
identified locust neurones: an in vivo and in vitro study.
 J.M. Horwood, P.R. Benjamin and M. Yeoman (Sussex) Immunocytochemistry of
 
Lymnea stagnalis cells grown in culture.
 G. Lees and N.B. Waslidge (Wellcome, Berkhamsted) Mode of action studies 
on a novel anti-convulsant using primary cultures of rat cortex.
 M. Deneen and E. Marani (Leiden) The effects of hormones on DRG-cells in
 
culture.
 J.P. Ternaux, P. Portalier, P. Cogan and S. Tyc-Dumont (CNRS, Marseille)
 
Morphology and neural activity of nodose cells in culture.
 J.P. Gueritaud and N. Seyfritz (CNRS, Marseille) Organotypic slice co-
culture of rat brainstem motoneurones and skeletal muscle fibres.
 A.S.G. Curtis, B.J. Wojciak, N. Asghar and S. Patel (Cell Biology, 
Glasgow)
New culture and observational techniques with mammalian neurones.
  To register, contact: Administrative Office, Society for 
 Experimental Biology, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London 
 W1V 0LQ, UK. Phone 071 439 8732, FAX 071 287 4786 
  To enter a paper/poster, contact: Dr. D.M. Neil, Department of 
 Zoology, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK. 041 
 339 8855 x 5969, FAX  041 330 5971
  or Dr. J.A.T. Dow, Department of Cell Biology, University 
 of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK. Phone 041 330 4616, FAX  
 041 330 4501
 



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