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Systems Biology of Hearing - ICSB 2008


Development and Genetics of the Inner Ear

Venice, 2008 

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27th of August, 13:30 - 18:30 - Göteborg, Sweden

A deeper understanding of hearing and deafness can only be brought forward by a multidisciplinary effort: from molecular dissection to physiology and computational biology. During the past years structural and functional aspects of hearing have been studied quantitatively and modeled at at various scales. A large number of deafness genes has been identified, whose mutations individually or collectively perturb the system to various degrees. Functional genomics has succeeded to elucidate some of the underlying pathways. These efforts have led to the discovery of protein networks that mediate complex processes like those involved in hair cell function or inner ear ionic homeostasis. Genetic approaches have been combined with comprehensive structural and functional analysis and modeling of hearing to study the auditory system's responses to molecular perturbations. The challenge is now to integrate the various findings into a comprehensive model of hearing

Jonathan Ashmore, University College London, London – UK
Benedikt Grothe, Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Munich –Germany
Frank Jülicher, MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden - Germany
Fabio Mammano, University of Padua, Padova - Italy
Tobias Moser, University of Goettingen, Goettingen - Germany
Christine Petit, Institut Pasteur, Paris - France
William Roberts, University of Oregon, Eugene - USA
Ian Russell, University of Sussex, Brighton - UK

Poster of the event

To register, please sendan e-mail to the Organising Committee contact point: Laurent Charvin, [email protected]

HEARING AND SEEING : European research to fight deafness and blindness

Paris, France, July 2nd - 3rd 2007

Presentations of the 2nd of July will be available soon

of the press conference of the 3rd of July are available on the EC website.

THIRD ANNUAL THE0RETICAL TRAINING: Development and Genetics of the Inner Ear

Instituto Veneto, Venice (Italy) – June 23-27, 2008 

Advances in human and mouse genetics and in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the development of the inner ear offer exciting opportunities for investigating mechanisms of hearing in normal and pathological states. EuroHear’s 2008 theoretical training course will allow participants to gather comprehensive knowledge on human genetics, comparative genomics, gene regulation, genetic aspects of complex disease, cloning of disease genes, and mouse and human development, with application to hearing research. 

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