Roles of the lactate shuttle: Focus on brain physiology and pathologies
The Nansen Neuroscience Lectures (NNLs) are organized in conjunction with Fridtjof Nansen’s birthday to honour his fundamental contribution to neuroscience.
Since 10.10.2010 they are part of the Academy’s Nansen celebration. The NNLs are given by speakers selected from the top tier of science research.
Nansen is to be credited as father of the Neuron Doctrine (the idea that the nervous system consists of separate nerve cells rather than a continuum of tubes, published in two papers in 1886) and for realizing the significance of the neuropil (the 'dotted substance' between the nerve cell bodies) as the site of communication between the cells.
Recent findings have highlighted the significant role of the substance L-lactate in the brain's energy processes. The discovery has caused a big shift in how we understand the brain cells’ work.
The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.
Due to limited seating, we ask our guests to register for physical attendance. Register here
Watch the lectures here. (Link will follow.)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and refreshments
11:00 – 11:03 Opening by Lise Øvreås, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
11:03 – 11:06 Introduction by Linda Hildegard Bergersen, University of Oslo
11:06 – 11:461 Lecture by professor Pierre Magistretti: “Roles of the lactate shuttle: focus on brain physiology and pathologies”.
11:46 – 12:06 Discussion and questions from the audience and Discussant Lene Juel Rasmussen (NNL speaker 2020) Moderated by Jon Storm-Mathisen
12:06 – 13:00 Coffee and refreshments – Informal discussions
The Nansen Neuroscience Lecture 2023 is given by professor Pierre Magistretti on his discovery of the pivotal role played by glial cells, specifically astrocytes, in the realm of neuroenergetics. Professor Pierre Magistretti is the Director of the KAUST Smart Health Initiative at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).