Development, Function and Disease of Neural Circuits

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
October 21-25, 2013

August 30, 2013

Organized by:
Barry Dickson, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Zhigang He, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital, Boston, USA
Hitoshi Okamoto, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Yimin Zou, University of California at San Diego, USA

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Development, Function and Disease of Neural Circuits, 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 October 21, and will conclude after the lunch on Friday October 25, 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:
- Neurogenesis
- Axon guidance
- Synapse formation
- Dendrite morphogenesis
- Developmental plasticity
- Circuit function
- Axon regeneration
- Developmental and degenerative disorders

Keynote Speakers:
Eric Nestler, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:New Insight into the Neurobiology of Depression

Larry Zipursky, HHMI, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title:TBA

Invited Speakers:
Paola Arlotta, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title:Programming and Reprogramming Neuronal Diversity in the Cerebral Cortex
Chinfei Chen, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, USA
Abstract title:Wiring and Rewiring a Sensory Circuit: When Does it End?
Gregoire Courtine, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), SWITZERLAND
Abstract title:Neuroprosthetic Technologies to Restore Motor Function after Spinal Cord Injury
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Aaron DiAntonio, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Walking the Highwire from Synaptic Growth to the Axonal Injury Response
Jiulin Du, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
Abstract title:A functional module formed by specific dopaminergic neurons and inhibitory interneurons gates visuomotor transformation
Shumin Duan, Zhejiang University School of medicine, China
Abstract title:TBA
Martyn Goulding, The Salk Institute, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Marc Hammarlund, Yale University, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Zhigang He, Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital, Boston, USA
Abstract title:Intrinsic control of axon regeneration
Hailan Hu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:ßCaMKII in Lateral Habenula Mediates Core Symptoms of Depression
Yishi Jin, University of California, San Diego/HHMI, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Joshua Kaplan, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Med., USA
Abstract title:Tuning the kinetics of synaptic responses: mechanisms regulating release kinetics in C. elegans.
Hitoshi Okamoto, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan
Abstract title:TBA
Franck Polleux, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Abstract title:Molecular mechanisms underlying axogenesis in mammalian neurons in vivo.
Mu-Ming Poo, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:TBA
Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, SWITZERLAND
Abstract title:TBA
Thomas Schwarz, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:Regulation and misregulation of the dynamics of axonal mitochondria
Mark Tuszynski, University of California San Diego, USA
Abstract title:Neural stem cells and the recovery of neural circuits after spinal cord injury.
Fan Wang, Duke University, USA
Abstract title:The brainstem sensorimotor circuits for active touch sensation in rodents
Hongyan Wang, Duke-NUS, Singapore
Abstract title:Asymmetric division of neural stem cells and tumor formation in Drosophila
Wei Xie, Southeast University, China
Abstract title:Drosophila Neuroligins Play Important Roles in Synapse Formation, Function and Behaviors
Michisuke Yuzaki, Keio University, Japan
Abstract title:The C1q complement family synaptic organizers: complementary or essential?
Yimin Zou, University of California at San Diego, USA
Abstract title:TBA

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 $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October 2013.

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Package Content:

Package TypeEarly
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
August 9,2013 Sept 23, 2013Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student¥1,530$250¥1,700$275¥1,870$300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing¥3,750$605¥4,000$645¥4,250$685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing¥5,100$825¥5,500$890¥5,900$955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing¥3,300$535¥3,500$570¥3,700$605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing¥6,340$1,025¥6,880$1,115¥7,420$1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the full payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

3. For late registrations, your housing & registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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