March 24 - 28, 2015
Abstract Deadline: February 9, 2015

Z. Josh Huang,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory    Helen Mayberg, Emory University     Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 

We are pleased to announce the second Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Wiring the Brain, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday March 24 and run through lunchtime on Saturday March 28, 2015. Previous meetings in this series took place in Ireland in 2009 and 2011 and at CSHL in 2013.

The main goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers from diverse fields to explore how brain connectivity is established, how genetic variation can affect these processes, how circuit and network function are affected by defects in neural development and how this can lead to psychiatric and neurological disease.

Thomas Sudhof, Stanford University
Ann Graybiel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session Topics:
Development – early events
Synapse formation and plasticity
Human brain development
Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
Neural dynamics
Circuit dysfunction
System dysfunction

Confirmed Speakers:
Paola Arlotta, Harvard University
Catalina Betancur, INSERM U952, Paris, France
Gyorgy Buzsaki, New York University
Rosa Cossart, INMED, Marseille, France
Damiaan Denys, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Damien Fair, Oregon Health & Science University
Gord Fishell, New York University
Paul Fletcher, University of Cambridge, UK
Anirvan Ghosh, UCSD and Roche
John Gilmore, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
David Goldstein, Duke University
Josh Gordon, Columbia University
Anthony Grace, University of Pittsburgh
Julie Korenberg, University of Utah
Ed Lein, Allen Brain Institute
Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Freda Miller, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Franck Polleux, Columbia University
Beth Stevens, Harvard University
Michael Talkowski, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School

The format of the meeting will include seven oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.  

We hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in March.

This conference may be supported in part by: National Institutes of Health and Forest Laboratories

Academic Package $1,425
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1,185
Corporate Package $1,835
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $965
Corporate No-Housing Package $1,230

Regular packages are all-inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due four weeks prior to the meeting.

We have funds to provide partial scholarships for individuals who are US citizens/permanent residents from minority groups under-represented in the life sciences. Please provide justification in writing to Demetria Mudar and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.