Speaker: Professor Mike Cousin 
University of Edinburgh


Title: Synaptic vesicle endocytosis: function and dysfunction at the presynapse


Abstract: The ability to sustain neurotransmission relies on the efficient and accurate recycling of synaptic vesicles at the presynapse. Central to this is the process of synaptic vesicle regeneration by endocytosis. Over the course of the past decade, there has been considerable debate regarding the nature and mechanism of this essential event. This seminar will outline recent developments regarding the molecular mechanism of synaptic vesicle endocytosis, touching on the identification of new molecules and pathways in this process. It will also cover recent developments in the field of human disease, in the context of endocytosis dysfunction and implications for a series of neurodevelopmental disorders. 

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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