XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
|Introductory Course on Glial Cell Biology |

Friday, July 7, 2017, 9:30 – 16:50
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Level 0, Room Tinto + Moorfoot
The Introductory Course on Glial Cell Biology the day before the XIII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease on Friday, July 7, 2017 is aiming at young researchers and researchers who are new in the field. The lectures will give a broad overview on the key aspects of glial cell biology. Supplementary registration is required.
9:30–17:00 Introductory Course
9:30–10:05 Dwight Bergles (Baltimore, USA): Live imaging of glia
10:05–10:40 Rory Duncan (Edinburgh, UK): Super resolution microscopy
10:40–11:10 Coffee break
11:10–11:45 David Lyons (Edinburgh, UK): Zebrafish fish glial biology
11:45–12:20 Klaus Nave (Göttingen, Germany): Axoglial interactions and myelination
12:20–12:55 David Rowitch (San Francisco, USA and Cambridge, UK): Astrocytes
12:55–14:00 Lunch
14:00–14:35 Veronique Miron (Edinburgh, UK): Microglia: the architects of the central nervous system in health and disease
14:35–15:10 Steve Goldman (Rochester, USA and Copenhagen, Denmark): iPS cells to study glia and glial diseases
15:10–15:40 Coffee break
15:40–16:15 Steve Pollard (Edinburgh, UK): Glial tumours and cancer stem cells
16:15–16:50 Anna Williams (Edinburg, UK): Remyelination




Ceilidh* at Teviot Row House (Debating Hall), Edinburgh University  +++ booked up +++

* A cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʲʰeːli])  is a traditional Scottish gathering involving playing Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.

Student Ceilidh on Friday,
July 7, 2017

July 3, 2017: We are sorry to inform you that the Ceilidh Evening Event is booked up.

Delegates who have already booked their ticket can find further information here.


Picture Gallery

We have selected some pictures of the meeting which are availabe here.

Final Program online

The final program booklet can be downloaded here.

Next European Glia Meeting

July 10–13, 2019
Porto, Portugal

Travel Arrangement

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Scientific Secretariat

   XIII European Glial Meeting
    Meino Alexandra Gibson
    Max Delbrück Center for
    Molecular Medicine (MDC)
    Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
    13092 Berlin, Germany


Meeting Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Christina Norkus/
Jessica Heimbecher
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany

  +49 351 4842722