On December 8th 2023, the Conférences Monod-Diderot will welcome Erin Schuman (co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research) who will speak on the theme:
Local Neuronal Transcriptomes and Proteomes
The complex morphology of neurons, with synapses located 100’s of microns from the cell body, necessitates the localization of important cell biological machines and processes within dendrites and axons. I will discuss our studies on the localization of mRNAs and protein synthesis machines- ribosomes- at synapses. In addition, I will describe some of the unique mechanisms neurons use to meet protein demands at synapses.