December 18 and 19, 2013, San Juan-Bayamon, Puerto Rico

 IBRO GLIA Workshop:
Membrane capacitance techniques to study regulated exocytosis

based on the Nature Protocols 8: 1169-83, 2013 & CaribeGLIA-3 Symposium


Workshop outline (Dec 18 and 19; 1 – 5 pm)

Nina Vardjan, Marko Kreft, Robert Zorec

Picture1Background in membrane capacitance measurements: Methods for measuring membrane capacitance (microscopic and macroscopic). Regulated exocytosis. Whole-cell measurements. Fusion pore properties (single vesicle measurements). Historical view and future directions. Laboratory demonstrations and hands-on experience of the new technique: Measurements of Single Vesicle Fusion in Glial Cells. Data interpretation.

Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamón, Puerto Rico


Robert Zorec,
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia,

Serguei Skatchkov, Mikhail Inyushin, Misty Eaton, 
Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Space is limited to 70 participants for symposium and 25 students/post-docs for workshop

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