Blood Brain Barrier

We are pleased to announce the third Cold Spring Harbor conference on Blood Brain Barrier which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 5 and run through lunch on Saturday, December 8, 2012.

The purpose of this Cold Spring Harbor meeting is to explore and encourage new conceptual approaches and to apply novel methods to the neuroprotective physiologies of BBB structures. Our goal is pair genetic model organism biological methods with recent insights in vertebrate BBB physiology and development. We hope to create cross fertilization between fields that rarely see each other and get people thinking about how model systems can help parse the regulatory networks necessary for parsimonious BBB function.

The conference is intended to foster cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas and expertise between developmental and evolutionary biologists, vascular and BBB physiologists and disease oriented industry scientists interested in modifying or circumventing specific pathways of neuroprotection. While a number of speakers have been invited, please note that the majority of oral presentations will be drawn from openly submitted abstracts.
+ show speakers and program
Molecular Control of BBB Development & Function
Stefan Liebner and Alexander Prat

Cellular & Acellular Elements of the BBB
Christer Betsholtz and Lydia Sorokin

Model Organisms to Study the BBB
Bela Anand-Apte and Roland Bainton

Retinal Vasculature + Other Tissue Barriers
C-Yan Cheng and Holger Gerhardt

BBB in Inflammation & Disease
Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve and Elga de Vries

Crossing the BBB
Margaret Byone and Matthew Wood

5 Dec - 8 Dec 2012
cold spring harbor
United States of America
meeting website