Cold Spring Harbor Asia Meeting Announcement:
Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain

Cold Spring Harbor Asia Meeting Announcement:
Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain

Organized by:
Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Haruhiko Bito, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, Germany
Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Venue: Suzhou, China
Time: October 15-19, 2018
Abstract deadline: August 17, 2018
http://www.csh-asia.org/2018meetings/image.html

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 15, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 19, 2018. The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics. 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:
1. Super-resolution and correlative microscopy
2. Mesoscale imaging
3. High-speed volumetric imaging
4. Calcium imaging in astrocytes
5. In vivo imaging of neuronal structure and function
6. Brain mapping
7. New indicators for neuronal and synaptic activity

Keynote Speakers:
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Karl Svoboda, HHMI, USA

Invited Speakers:
Alison Barth, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA
Haruhiko Bito, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Thomas Blanpied, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Jayaram Chandrashekar, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, USA
Liangyi Chen, Peking University, CHINA
Wenbiao Gan, New York University, USA
Hitoshi Hashimoto, Osaka University, JAPAN
Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
David Kleinfeld, University of California at San Diego, USA
Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Yulong Li, Peking University, CHINA
Michael Lin, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, CHINA
Qingming Luo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CHINA
Christian Lohmann, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, NETHERLANDS
Masanori Matsuzaki, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Timothy Murphy, University of British Columbia, CANADA
Valentin Nägerl, Université de Bordeaux / CNRS UMR 5297, FRANCE
Michael Stryker, UCSF, USA
Bruno Weber, University of Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
Fuqiang Xu, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, CHINA
Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute, USA
Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

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.

Fellowship:
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 http://www.csh-asia.org/stipends.html

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2018.