14th April — 14:00 UTC (check local time) 

Martina Albini
PhD student in Fabio Benfenati's lab at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Speaking from Genoa, Italy.

Kidins220 modulates brain morphology and behavior in adult mice.

Kidins220 mediates neurotrophin signaling in neurons and astroglia. Kidins220 forebrain-specific KO in mice causes neuronal morphological alterations and reduced anxiety levels, which are at least partially linked to alterations in TrkB-BDNF signaling.

12th May — 16:00 UTC (check local time) 

Ellie Rhymes
Postdoctoral fellow in James Sleigh's group at the Queen Square UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London. Speaking from London, United Kingdom.

The GDNF-RET signalling axis alters axonal transport in models of ALS.

We highlight a key interaction between the GDNF-RET signalling axis and axonal transport. Inhibition of GDNF-RET signalling enhances the retrograde axonal transport of signalling endosomes, deficits in which are one of the earliest changes observed in several mouse models of ALS. 

17th June — 16:00 UTC (check local time) 

Monica Santos
Group leader at the Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Universidade de Coimbra. Speaking from Coimbra, Portugal.

NT3/TrkC in the regulation of fear memories.

Disturbances in fear memories are transversal to many anxiety disorders. In the past, we have identified a role for NT3-TrkC pathway in pathological fear; a role that we now explore in the regulation of fear and extinction memories. .

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