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Francis Crick Symposium on Neuroscience
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center

April 12 - 17, 2010
Abstract deadline: January 29, 2010

Arranged by:
Z. Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Mu-ming Poo, CAS Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China & University of California, Berkeley, USA
Linda Richards, University of Queensland, Australia
Joshua Sanes, Harvard University, USA
Keiji Tanaka, Laboratory for Cognitive Brain Mapping, RIKEN, Japan

Detailed Program

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Cold Spring Harbor Asia Francis Crick Symposium on Neurobiology which will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China. The Symposium will begin at 7.30pm on the evening of Monday April 12th, and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, April 17th.

This Symposium is similar in design to the famous Cold Spring Harbor Symposia series, now in its 75th year. The Francis Crick Symposium will include ten oral sessions and two poster sessions covering the latest findings across many topics in neurobiology. The majority of the talks will be given by invited speakers but some talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Topics include:
Neurogenesis (embryonic and adult)
Neuronal development (polarization, axon guidance, migration)
Synaptogenesis (formation, refinement)
Synaptic plasticity & cell biology of neurons (ion channels, trafficking, regulation)
Neural circuit functions (sensory processing)
Neural circuit functions (others)
Cognitive functions (learning and memory)
Cognitive functions (others)

Keynote Speakers:
Linda Buck, University of Washington/HHMI, USA
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University, USA
Nikos Logothetis, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Invited Speakers:
Carol Barnes, University of Arizona, USA
Perry Bartlett, University of Queensland, Australia
Gyorgy Buzsaki, Rutgers University, USA
Lin Chen, Institute of Biophysics, China
Ann-Shyn Chiang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Robert Desimone, MIT/McGovern Institute, USA
Shumin Duan, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Catherine Dulac, HHMI/Harvard University, USA
Michael Fee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Yukiko Gotoh, University of Tokyo, Japan
William Harris, University of Cambridge, UK
Okihide Hikosaka, NIH/National Eye Institute, USA
Nobutaka Hirokawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Christine Holt, University of Cambridge, UK
Nancy Ip, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong
Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Yuh-Nung Jan, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Kozo Kaibuchi, Nagoya University, Japan
Ole Kiehn, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Gilles Laurent, California Institute of Technology, USA
Jeff Lichtmann, Harvard University, USA
Andreas Luethi, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Liqun Luo, Stanford University, USA
Minmin Luo, National Institute of Biological Sciences, China
Zhen-Ge Luo, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Jeffrey Macklis, Harvard University Medical School, USA
Roberto Malinow, University of California, San Diego, USA
Edvard Moser, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
Fujio Murakami, Osaka Universtiy, Japan
Akinao Nose, University of Tokyo, Japan
Noriko Osumi, Tohoku University, Japan
Joseph Rauschecker, Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
Masamichi Sakagami, Tamgawa University, Japan
Hitoshi Sakano, University of Tokyo, Japan
Erin Schuman, HHMI/California Insitute of Technology, USA
Shubha Tole, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, India
Li-Huei Tsai, HHMI/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Richard Tsien, Stanford University Medical Center, USA
Yi Zhong, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and 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. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in April.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
Suzhou Ventures Group

Regular Pricing
Academic Package
CNY 8,700 / USD 1,275
Academic Package (Single Supplement)
CNY 9,560 / USD 1,400
Student  Package*
CNY 7340 / USD 1,075
Corporate Package
CNY 10,930 / USD 1,600
Academic No-Housing Package
CNY 5,975 / USD 875
Student No-Housing Package* CNY4,780 / USD 700
Corporate No-Housing Package CNY
7,510 / USD 1,100
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, 5 nights housing. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the Symposium.

Housing is available in  a mixture of single and double occupancy. Corporate and Academic (Single Supplement) are guaranteed single occupancy. If the Symposium is heavily subscribed we cannot guarantee single housing for participants paying the regular academic rate.     






Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou, China



Cold Spring Harbor Asia Conferences
Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
No.299 Qiyue Road
SIP/ Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
Phone: +86 512 6272 9029
Fax: +86 512 6272 9028