Nachrichten der Institute - Donnerstag, den 9 Oktober 2014

Einladung zum Gastvortrag von Herrn Prof. Fujio Murakami (Suita, Osaka, Japan)

27. Oktober 2014, 15.00, Institut für Physiologie, Bibliothek

Wir laden Sie herzlichst zum Gastvortrag von

Herrn Prof. Fujio Murakami

Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan


Titel des Vortrags: 

„The mode of migration initiation, spreading and termination of cortical interneurons”.


The mode of migration initiation, spreading and termination of cortical interneurons.

Cortical interneurons play vital roles in the development and function of cortical networks. Their inhibitory influences regulate both the excitability of cortical projection neurons on the level of individual cells, and the synchronous activity of projection neuron ensembles that appear to be a neural basis for major aspects of cognitive processing. Most cortical interneurons are generated in the medial ganglionic eminence and migrate tangentially across long distances to settle in the dorsal pallium, the future neocortex, where they form local circuits. Using transgenic animals, in utero electroporation and live imaging, I show how interneurons initiate migration, spread into the cortex, terminate migration and settle in the cortex.