*Commercial Post* WEBINAR "Insights into synaptic plasticity using STED"

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*Commercial Post* WEBINAR "Insights into synaptic plasticity using STED"

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Please join us for a Nikon/Abberior co-hosted webinar on "Insights into Synaptic Plasticity using STED Microscopy".  

Date:  Feb 10, 2021 Time:  12:00 pm EST / 5:00 pm GMT / 6:00 pm CET  

In the first half of this webinar, Joachim Fischer, PhD (Abberior) will introduce the theory of STED and its implementation in the compact STEDYCON system. The optical design of the STEDYCON as well as its imaging capabilities will be highlighted.  

In the second half of the webinar, Dion Dickman, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Neurobiology at USC) will present new insights into synaptic organization and plasticity using STED microscopy. Synapses have the remarkable ability to adaptively modulate synaptic strength in response to perturbations that would otherwise destabilize neurotransmission, referred to as homeostatic synaptic plasticity. Homeostatic signaling systems have emerged as robust and potent regulators of neural activity, enabling stable synaptic function while permitting the flexibility necessary for learning and memory, yet the molecules and mechanisms involved remain poorly understood. Dr. Dickman will first discuss the Drosophila neuromuscular junction as a powerful model system to illuminate fundamental principles of structural and functional synaptic organization and plasticity. He will then present new findings using STED microscopy that reveal active zones, the sites of neurotransmitter secretion at presynaptic terminals, to be substrates for homeostatic modulation.  

REGISTER at:  https://www.microscope.healthcare.nikon.com/learn/webinars