Glia is our mind.

Where is the location of our mind? It probably resides in the milky-white substance that sits inside your skull. But the half of the brain is glia. Let's, for the sake of argument, assume that our mind is embedded in these glial cells. What would be your counterevidence?


Young Glia
November 15, 2015
Budget source
Japan: Glial Assembly
Germany: Glial Heterogeneity

Executive Supervisors
Japan: Dr. Kazuhiro Ikenaka
Germany: Dr. Frank Kirchhoff

Project Overview

The purpose of this framework is to stimulate mutual exchange visits of young researchers of glial research. The collaborative research between Japan and German will be carried out by the young researchers. Applicants must be graduate students or have obtained a Ph.D. degree within the past five years. The collaboration must be approved by the priciple investigators on both sides but the original proposal and execution of the research itself must be done by the young researchers.


2018.01.16-19 The third Young Glia meeting @ Tokyo

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2017.04-2018.03 Execusion of FY2017 "Young Glia" collaboration program

2016.04-2017.03 Execusion of FY2016 "Young Glia" collaboration program

2016.05.29-31 The second Young Glia meeting @ Homburg

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2016.02-03 Execusion of FY2015 "Young Glia" collaboration program

2016.01.09-11 The first Young Glia meeting @ Tokyo

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2014.10.10-15 Glial heterogeneity meeting @ Düsseldorf