Perspectives towards the magnetic control of the nervous system


Manipulating cell signaling pathways with magnetic nanoactuators is an emerging method for patient-derived cell therapies of neurodegenerative disorders. While curative pharmacological treatments are not in sight, this new research field is considered very promising to reestablish neuronal circuits in a pathologically affected brain using functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. Especially, this symposium addresses the topic of magnetogenetics, which is an alternative approach arising to the field of optogenetics.

Sept. 25 (Monday)

12:30 - 15:00

Maxime Dahan
Hendrik Schöneborn



12:40 - 13:10
Maxime Dahan /Paris [FR]
Magnetic control of intracellular dynamics

13:10 - 13:20
Emilie Secret /Paris [FR]
Design and bio-functionalization of magnetic nanoparticles for intra-cellular remote control of signaling pathways

13:20 - 13:50
Arnd Pralle /Buffalo [US]
Remote magnetothermal deep-brain neuromodulation in freely behaving animals

13:50 - 14:20
Vittoria Raffa /Pisa [IT]
Mechanotransduction of axonal growth: effect of pico-Newton forces

14:20 - 14:30
Selina van der Meer /Essen [DE]
Attachment of protein-targeting molecules to the surface of ultrasmall gold nanoparticles (2 nm) by click chemistry

14:30 - 15:00
Olivia Masseck /Bochum [DE]
Illuminating the serotonergic system - Modulation of GPCR signaling by light

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