Training School – Reactive gliosis from mechanobiology and signal transduction to molecular targets and disease pathogenesis, Gothenburg, Sweden

The aim of this training school was to provide both an overview and cutting edge research data on the role of cellular structural networks in CNS disease pathogenesis, with a special focus on the glia-neuron interactions in health and disease.

The training school aimed at providing multidisciplinary understanding of the function of cellular structural networks in CNS disease context. In the past 10 years, deregulation of structural cellular networks and their impact on human diseases, had been intensely studied, and glia‐neuron interactions had been found to play a key role in the pathogenesis of many neurological diseases. This training school aimed to present and integrate novel techniques and recent discoveries as well as to define interdisciplinary approaches to study cellular networks in CNS diseases for better understanding of diseases pathogenesis and the opportunities to enhance regenerative processes in situations such as stroke, neurotrauma, Alzheimer's disease, ALS, or Alexander disease. Organizers brought together some of the most prominent scientists and teachers from diverse but highly complementary fields, including astrocyte (patho)physiology, biology of the nanofilament system, cell signaling, cell biophysics and rheology, neuroimmunology, neurodegeneration, regeneration/neuroplasticity, or state‐of‐the art in vitro and in vivo imaging.