SPP 1172:  The significance of neuroglia for the formation, function and plasticity of synapses (2004 – 2010)


Professor Dr. Joachim W. Deitmer
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Fachbereich Biologie
Fachgebiet Zoologie/Neurobiologie
Postfach 3049
67653 Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 631 2052877
E-Mail: deitmer@biologie.uni-kl.de
Deputy: Professor Dr. Christian Steinhäuser

The Priority Programme aims to study the influence of neuroglia in a multidisciplinary approach, from molecular to systemic, on the brain’s prime functional structure for information processing, the synapse, under physiological conditions and during pathological changes.

  • The programme is focussed on the following topics:
  • neuron-glia interactions at neuronal synapses
  • molecular relationships between synaptic elements, extracellular matrix molecules and glial cell processes
  • role of glia for the formation, stabilisation and removal of synapses
  • modulation of synaptic transmission by glia
  • metabolic nuturing of synapses by glia
  • significance of glial precursor cells (stem cells) for the formation and function of synapses

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8–11 July 2025
XVII European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease
Marseille, France

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