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Francis Crick Symposium: Advances in Neuroscience
Suzhou, China 
June 29-July3, 2015

Abstract Deadline extended to: May 8th, 2015

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Organized by:

Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Bai Lu, Tsinghua University, China

Masashi Yanagisawa, UT Southwestern, USA

Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience 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 June 29, and will conclude after lunch on July 3, 2015.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many. 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:
Novel Methods for studying neural circuit function and development
Basic and translational research using primates

Keynote Speakers:
Xiaoqin Wang, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Abstract title:Marmoset as a model system for studying neural basis of audition and social communication
Hongkui Zeng,
Allen Institute for Brain Science, USA
Abstract title:Genetic approaches to brain circuit mapping and cell type characterization

Invited Speakers:
Jose Carmena, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Abstract title:Large-scale neural circuit dynamics during neuroprosthetic skill learning
Yijuang Chern, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN
Abstract title:The Type VI Adenylyl Cyclase Regulates Reversal Memory via Controlling the Level of NR2B-containing NMDA Receptors
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Yi-Ping Hsueh, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Abstract title:Neural Morphogenesis and Neurodevelopmental disorders Tbr1 haploinsufficiency results in aberrant axonal extension and NMDAR hypoactivation in autism spectrum disorders
Hailan Hu, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Neural mechanism of social hierarchy
Chengyu Li, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CHINA
Abstract title:Dynamical neural circuitry for working memory
Michael Lin, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Ultrafast fluorescent probes for brain activity imaging: engineering and application
Bai Lu, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Minmin Luo, National Instutute of Biological Sciences, CHINA

Abstract title:Encoding reward and punishment signals by the dorsal raphe
Andres Villu Maricq, the Univeristy of Utah, USA
Abstract title:Engines of Change: Kinesin, CamKII and Synaptic Plasticity
Yi Rao, Peking University, China
Botond Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, SWITZERLAND
Anna Wang Roe, Vanderbilt University, USA

Abstract title:The Monkey Connectome Project: Towards A Connectional Theory of Brain Function
Nirao Shah, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Neural control of sexually dimorphic behaviors
Vikaas Sohal, University of California San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:Prefrontal interneurons and gamma oscillations in cognition and disease
Hee-Sup Shin, Institute for Basic Science, Korea
Abstract title:Wireless brain stimulation reward system to study interactive social behaviors in mice
Yi Sun, Tongji University School of Medicine, CHINA

Abstract title: Building non-human primate models for Rett syndrome
Lin Tian, University of California, Davis campus, USA
Abstract title:Illuminating neuroglial signaling with genetically encoded indicators of neural activity in a human stem cell model of Down Syndrome

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

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in June, 2015. 

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June 1, 2015

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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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Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China


Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences (冷泉港亚洲会务)
Suzhou Industry Park Conference Center (苏州工业园区会议中心/独墅湖世尊酒店)
No.299 Qiyue Road (启月街299号)
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China (中国江苏省苏州工业园区)
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028