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Behavior & Neurogenetics of Nonhuman Primates
September 6 - 9, 2013

New Extended Abstract Deadline:
July 10, 2013

Jeffrey Rogers, Baylor College of Medicine
Nelson Freimer, University of California, Los Angeles

We are pleased to announce a new Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Behavior & Neurogenetics of Nonhuman Primates, which will begin the evening of Friday, September 6, and end at lunchtime on Monday, September 9. This conference is designed to bring together a diverse group of researchers, both junior scientists and established investigators, who study the behavior, behavioral genetics, neurogenetics, and/or brain evolution of nonhuman primates.

Keynote Speaker 
Svante Pääbo, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

Sessions and Co-Chairs
Evolution and Behavior
Susan Alberts, Duke University
Ajit Varki, University of California San Diego

Genome Structure and Brain Function
Evan Eichler, University of Washington
Lisa Stubbs, University of Illinois

Comparative Evolution of the Brain
Philipp Khaitovich, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology, China
Ed Lein, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Neurodevelopment and Stem Cell Biology
Collette Dehay, Inserm Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, France
Dan Geschwind, University of California Los Angeles

Genetics of Primate Behavior
Judy Cameron, University of Pittsburgh
Ned Kalin, University of Wisconsin

Optogenetics and Transgenics in Primate Neuroscience
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Erika Sasaki, Keio University, Japan

The format of the meeting will include six oral sessions and one poster session. Each oral session will feature invited talks as well as talks selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from both junior and senior investigators are warmly invited.

Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

Academic Package $1100
Graduate/PhD Student Package $920
Corporate Package $1400
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $750

Corporate No-Housing Package $945

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, a wine-and-cheese party, cocktail reception, and a lobster banquet. No-Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission, or any other matters may be directed to Maureen Morrow (


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
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