“Neural Circuit Basis of Behavior and its Disorders Suzhou, China”


Neural Circuit Basis of Behavior and its Disorders Suzhou, China May 12-16, 2014 Abstract Deadline: March 23, 2014

Organized by:
Rui Costa, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal Guoping Feng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Yasunori Hayashi, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN, Japan Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China

We are pleased to announce the 2nd Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference onNeural Circuit Basis of Behavior and its Disorders which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at7:00pm on the evening of Monday May 12, and will conclude after lunch on May 16, 2014.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in plant biology. 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:
(i) Development and Genetics of Neural Circuits
(ii) Circuit Mechanisms of Perception, Cognition, and Learning and Memory
(iii) Neuromodulators in Circuit Function and Behavior
(iv) Circuit Dysfunction and Psychiatric Disorders

Keynote Speakers:
Karl Deisseroth, HHMI / Stanford University, USA

Invited Speakers:
Guoqiang Bi, USTC, China
Sumantra Chattarji, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India Jiulin Du, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Michael Fee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Wenbiao Gan, New York University, USA Michael H.ANdusser, University College London, UK Jufang He, City University of Hong Kong, China Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA Eunjoon Kim, KAIST, South Korea Jinhyun Kim, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea Anatol Kreitzer, University of California, San Francisco, USA Xiaoming Li, Zhejiang University, China Ikue Mori, Nagoya University, Japan Shigetada Nakanishi, Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan Michael Orger, Centro Champalimaud, Portugal David Perkel, University of Washington, USA Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA Zuoren Wang, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS, CAS, China Zhiqi Xiong, Institute of Neuroscience, China Masashi Yanagisawa, Tsukuba University, Japan Fengwei Yu, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, Singapore

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow’s talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

Yasunori Hayashi
Brain Science Institute, RIKEN
Room S506, Central Building
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, 351-0198 Japan Tel +81-48-467-6945
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