Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience The Changing Brain

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience, which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday May 6, and will conclude after lunch on Friday May 10, 2013.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
- The Developing Brain
- The Plastic Brain
- The Disease Brain
- The Evolving Brain
- The Dynamic Brain
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Keynote Speakers:
Atsushi Miyawaki, Riken Brain Science Institute, Japan
Abstract title:TBA

Invited Speakers:
Richard Benton, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract title:Olfactory evolution in Drosophila

Guo-Qiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Abstract title:Interaction between synaptic plasticity and network dynamics

Tobias Bonhoeffer, Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Abstract title:How Experience Changes Synapses in the Mammalian Brain

Xiaoke Chen, Stanford University, USA
Abstract title:Brain circuits mediating taste guided behavior

Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Visual cortical microcircuit

Kenji Doya, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Abstract title:Neural networks for reinforcement learning

Marla Feller, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Dynamic reconfiguration of retinal circuits

Guoping Feng, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, USA
Abstract title:Probing synaptic and circuitry mechanisms of autism

Anirvan Ghosh, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
Abstract title:Molecular biology of synaptic specificity

Hailan Hu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, China
Abstract title:The neural circuit mechanism of social hierarchy

Yuh-Nung Jan, University of California, San Francisco/HHMI, USA
Abstract title:Development, remodeling and regeneration of dendrites

Na Ji, Janelia Farm Research Campus / HHMI, USA
Abstract title:TBA

Arnold Kriegstein, University of California at San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Neurogenesis and migration in the developing human neocortex: not a scaled-up mouse

Virginia Lee, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Transmission of neurodegenerative diseases: A common mechanism for pathoegenesis

Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China
Abstract title:Activation of dorsal raphe neurons produces strong reward and guides rapid learning

Christian L├╝scher, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Abstract title:Drug-evoked synaptic plasticity: a mechanism for circuit remodeling that drives addictive behavior

Judit Makara, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungary
Abstract title:Compartmentalization and cooperation of excitatory synaptic inputs

Robert Malenka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:The role of a heterogeneous midbrain dopamine system in reward and aversion

Adi Mizrahi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Abstract title:Structural and functional plasticity in olfactory circuits

Hitoshi Okamoto, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Abstract title:Habenula as a gate switch of emotion

Mu-Ming Poo, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Circuit mechanisms for learning/memory of temporal sequence and time interval

Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:New tricks from an old structure - unexpected signaling in the basal ganglia

Hitoshi Sakano, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Abstract title:The mouse olfactory systems utilizes autonomous interchange of GPCR conformations for receptor-instructed axon targeting

Song-Hai Shi, MSKCC, USA
Abstract title:Lineage-dependent structural and functional organization of the neocortex

Nelson Spruston, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, USA
Abstract title: Two types of pyramidal neurons with different plasticity rules form output from the hippocampus

Scott Sternson, Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI, USA
Abstract title:Neural circuits and motivational processes underlying hunger

Thomas Sudhof, Stanford University School of Medicine/HHMI, USA
Abstract title:Neurexin and neuroligin function and dysfunction

Michael Sutton, University of Michigan, USA
Abstract title:Tuning neurotransmission through local protein synthesis at the synapse

Susumu Tomita, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Molecular rules for excitatory synaptic transmission in the brain

Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/HHMI, USA
Abstract title:Chromatin remodeling regulates gene expression and cognitive performance

Naoshige Uchida, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title:Dissecting the reward circuit: Beyond stamp collecting

Ryan Watts, Genentech, Inc., USA
Abstract title:Alzheimer's Disease Genetics and Drug Development: Abeta on First BACE

Mehmet Yanik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title:High-throughput technologies for neuroscience

Fengwei Yu, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore
Abstract title:Sculpting the nervous system: Mechanism of developmental dendrite pruning in Drosophila

Karen Zito, University of California Davis, USA
Abstract title:Mechanisms of structural remodeling during synaptic plasticity

Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz, USA
Abstract title:Synapse reorganization in formation of motor memory

6 May - 10 May 2013
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