In the last few years, dendrites have become a focus of intense research - with the understanding that many of the "secrets" of brain operations "hide" in the fine intricacies of the dendritictree. In particular, dendrites implement a variety of plasticity processes, branch-specific computations, sophisticated input-output operations, input classification and more. Many of the secrets hidden within the dendritic intricacies are rapidly unfolding as a result of the development of novel optical, molecular, anatomical and theoretical approaches. We therefore felt that it is high-time to invite the top team worldwide that is interested in dendrites in order to explore and discuss together: "what's next with dendrites"?
We hope to achieve two main goals in this meeting. 1- Update ourselves on the "dendritic state of the art" via 45 minute talks by each of the participants and what are the most urgent questions regarding the role of dendrites 2- How computational models may help answering these questions.
Organized by Idan Segev (HUJI) and Alain Destexhe (CNRS UNIC EITN).
Day 1, March 15
9:30-10:00 : Welcome and coffee-croissants 10:00 - 10:45 : Mike Hausser 10:45 - 11:30 : Jeffrey C. Magee 11:30 - 12:15 : Idan Segev