CNS*2018 workshop, Seattle, July 17, Allen Institute for Brain Science

4th workshop on
Neuronal morphology and structure

Alexander Bird (Ernst Strüngmann Institute and FIAS, Frankfurt)
André Castro (Ernst Strüngmann Institute and FIAS, Frankfurt)
Hermann Cuntz (Ernst Strüngmann Institute and FIAS, Frankfurt)


Neurons are complex structures and their morphologies display both great diversity and the potential for remarkable specificity in function and connectivity. Theoretical neuroscience has always had a key role to play in analysing neuronal structure, starting with Cajal's insight that neurons must balance the material and functional costs associated with their dendritic trees. Recent advances in experimental techniques allow us to study dendrites from new perspectives, but have also created new challenges in reconstruction, quantification, and comparison. For example, large scale studies of connectivity have reinforced the importance of single cell morphology within microcircuits, whilst an ever-expanding library of genetic and physical manipulations shed new insights into the processes leading to the development of these morphologies. The goal of the workshop is to provide a resume of the state-of-the-art in experimental, computational and mathematical investigations into the morphology of neurons in a variety of systems.
Hosted at the CNS*2018 Meeting, Seattle, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Date: July 17, 2018.