Neural Circuit Basis of Behavior and its Disorders

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
November 5 - 9, 2012
Abstract deadline extended to September 14th

Organized by:
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 Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Neural Circuit Basis of Behavior and its Disorders 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 November 5, and will conclude after lunch on Friday November 9, 2012.

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:
- Development and Genetics of Neural Circuits
- Circuit Mechanisms of Perception, Cognition, and Learning and Memory
- Neuromodulators in Circuit Function and Behavior
- Circuit Dysfunction and Psychiatric Disorders

Keynote Speakers:
Ann Graybiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title:Making and Breaking Habits: The Basal Ganglia in Action
Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, SWITZERLAND
Abstract title:Cell types, circuits and repair.

Invited Speakers:
Shona Chattarji, National Centre for Biological Sciences, INDIA
Abstract title:TBA
Le Cong, Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Rui Costa, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Portugal
Abstract title:Generating and shaping novel action repertoires
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Joshua Gordon, Columbia University, USA
Abstract title:Hippocampal-prefrontal synchrony in psychiatric disease models
Abstract title:Identification of ensemble of neurons supporting memory
Hailan Hu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Neural circuit mechanism of social hierarchy
Z. Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Inbal Israely, Champalimaud Foundation, PORTUGAL
Abstract title:Protein synthesis dependent synaptic depression in competition for spine plasticity.
Suresh Jesuthasan, A*Star-Duke/NUS, Singapore
Abstract title:Triggers and modulators of fear
Kumi Kuroda, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title:Neural Mechanism of the behavioral choice between parenting and infanticide in mice
Inah Lee, Seoul National University, KOREA
Abstract title:Hippocampal-like strong visual contextual memory representations in the dorsomedial striatum.
Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Abstract title:Attention, Thalamic Reticular Nucleus, and ErbB4
Wu Li, Beijing Normal University, CHINA
Abstract title:Adaptive Mechanisms in Visual Cortical Processing
Yingxi Lin, McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, USA
Abstract title:An activity-dependent transcription pathway for contextual memory formation
Bruno Poucet, Aix-Marseille Univ and CNRS, FRANCE
Abstract title:Neural bases of spatial navigation: What do unit recordings from the hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex tell us
Yi Rao, Peking University, CHINA
Abstract title:Pheromones and Social Behavior
Song-Hai Shi, MSKCC, USA
Abstract title:Lineage-dependent microcircuit assembly in the neocortex.
Naoshige Uchida, Harvard University, USA
Abstract title:How do dopamine neurons compute reward prediction errors?
Dai Watanabe, Kyoto University Faculty of Medicine, JAPAN
Abstract title:Perception and control of syntactic vocal signals
Yoshihiro Yoshihara, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title:Olfactory circuits and behaviors in zebrafish

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 November.

Sponsored by:

Package Content:

Package TypeEarlyNormalLate
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
August 24th,2012  October 8th, 2012Before 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¥6,345$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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