13/07/2014 - 09:00 - PRBB

Barcelona 2014 Summer Course "Cellular Biology of Addiction"


Jon-Kar Zubieta University of Michigan), Angus C. Nairn (Yale University), etc.

A CSHL-UPF co-organised summer school

The primary objective of this workshop is to provide an intense discussion of the fundamentals, state-of-the-art advances and major gaps in the cell and molecular biology of drug addiction. Targeted to both new and experienced investigators, the workshop will combine formal presentations and informal discussions to convey the merits and excitement of cellular and molecular approaches to drug addiction research. The workshop will stress the significance of this approach not only to the most costly neuropsychiatric disorder, addiction, but its applicability to learning, memory, neurochemical correlates of reward, perception and other disciplines of neuroscience. Research on the molecular and cellular changes that occur in response to drugs is critical for clarifying whether adaptive processes are diverse for each stage of addiction and for each drug of abuse. With the advent of genomics and proteomics, an extraordinary opportunity now exists to develop comprehensive models of neuroadaptative processes fundamental to addiction, craving, and relapse to drug use.

Rafael MaldonadoUniversitat Pompeu Fabra
Brigitte L. KiefferCERBM/University of Strasbourg 
Chris Evans, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Antonello Bonci, National Institute on Drug Abuse-NIDA, Baltimore, USA
Mark Von Zastrow, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

This event is organised by the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Spain) and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL, USA), and is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). 

To apply and for more information on the event please go here.

The course will be held at the PRBB (Barcelona Biomedical Research Park) excellently located at Barcelona’s seafront.