Capillary transit time heterogeneity and regulation of the microvasculature
Time: 6 - 8 December 2012
Place: Palle Juul-Jensen Auditorium (DNC Auditorium)
Danish Neuroscience Center, Aarhus University Hospital, Building 10G, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C.
To address the relations between Capillary Transit Time Heterogeneity (CTTH), Cerebral Blood Flow (CBF) on Brain Metabolism. In particular:
- How can we measure and model capillary flows patterns - and their joint impact with CBF on the extraction of solutes such as Oxygen and Glucose across the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB)?
- How are capillary flows patterns regulated via cerebral blood flow, by local innervation, by local cellular activity and by elements of the BBB such as endothelial cells, pericytes and astrocytes?
- How do local metabolism, innervation and other signaling regulate CBF and CTTH to meet the metabolic needs of neuroglial activity?
Scientific Organizing committee
David Attwell, PhD
Professor of Physiology at UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology
David A. Boas, PhD
Professor in Radiology at The Optics Division at Harvard Medical School
Ulrich Dirnagl, Dr.med.
Professor at Experimental Neurology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Leif Østergaard, PhD
Professor at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience and MINDLab