Neuroplasticity and synaptic function in neuropsychiatric disorders

27/04/2017 - 28/04/2017

This exciting two-day symposium is aimed at reviewing the evidence that synaptic dysfunction is a primary causal factor in most, if not all, neuropsychiatric disorders. We will consider the molecular and genetic evidence for the role of synaptic protein mutations in psychiatric disorders before exploring functional studies in mouse models of schizophrenia, autism, and fragile X. Ideas about cures for these conditions will be presented by Alcino Silva in his talk entitled “Understanding and treating cognitive disorders” and by Riccardo Brambilla in his talk on “Precision medicine approaches to “cure” synaptic and behavioural deficits in Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorders” A key part of the programme will be the discussion around the talks and in breakout groups, which we hope will foster future collaborations. For more information, please see the symposium programme.

2017 Meeting of the Chemical Signals in Vertebrates Group

29/08/2017 - 01/09/2017

Welcome to the 14th triannual meeting of the Chemical Signals in Vertebrates (CSiV) group. This event will be held from 29 August to 1 September 2017, at Cardiff University School of Biosciences.