Francis Crick Symposium – Transforming Neurosciences: Questions & Experiments

Suzhou, China
May 8-12, 2017

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Abstract deadline: March 17, 2017

Organized by:

Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University, China

Edvard Moser, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway

John O’Keefe, University College London, United Kingdom

Hee-Sup Shin, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Alcino Silva, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


We are pleased to announce  Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Francis Crick Symposium – Transforming Neurosciences: Questions & Experiments 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 May 8, and will conclude after lunch on May 12, 2017.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in neurosciences. 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:
Circuit of Action
Emotion Circuit and social behavior
Sleep, attention and brain rhythym
Translational neuroscience and new technology

Keynote Speakers:
David Anderson, Caltech/HHMI, USA
Abstract title: The neural circuitry of sex and violence
Edvard Moser, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, NORWAY
John O'Keefe, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM

Invited Speakers:
Gyorgy Buzsaki, New York University, Langone Medical Center, USA
Edward Callaway, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Abstract title: Circuits, Cell Types and Function in Mouse Visual Cortex
Peng Cao, Institute of Biophysics, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: How do mice learn from their social partners?
Rui Costa, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, PORTUGAL
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title: Neural Circuits Controlling Sleep
Shumin Duan, Zhejiang University School of medicine, CHINA
Abstract title: Critical roles of presynaptic endosomal Cathepsin D in regulating biogenesis of GABAergic synaptic vesicles
Michael Halassa, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: Thalamic control of functional cortical connectivity
Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title: Depression – “seizure” of LHb
Kaoru Inokuchi, University of Toyama, JAPAN
Abstract title: Overlapping memory trace is indispensable for linking, but not recalling, individual memories
Bong-Kiun Kaang, Seoul National University, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Role of active synaptic protein turnover in cortical synaptic reorganization induced by peripheral nerve injury
Ole Kiehn, Karolinska Institute, SWEDEN
Abstract title: Brainstem control of locomotor behavior: start, speed and stop
Eric Klann, New York University, USA
Abstract title: Cell type-specific de novo translation in memory consolidation
C. Justin Lee, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Abstract title: The amygdala circuits in the regulation of divergent behaviors
Andreas Lüthi, Friedrich Miescher Institute, SWITZERLAND
Abstract title: Deconstructing Fear
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: The gut-microbiome-brain axis in neurodevelopmental disorders
Zilong Qiu, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, CHINA
Abstract title: Probing autism with the non-human primate model
Hee-Sup Shin, Institute for Basic Science, SOUTH KOREA
Abstract title: Genetic and neural circuit analysis for observational fear learning, a rodent model of empathic fear
Alcino Silva, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Abstract title: Molecular, cellular, and circuit mechanisms that link memories across time.
Li-Huei Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Abstract title: Bringing gamma back — using noninvasive sensory stimulation to modify Alzheimer’s disease
Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Naoshige Uchida, Harvard University, 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. 

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 Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in May, 2017.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early 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 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.

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

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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