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Synapses: From Molecules to
Circuits & Behavior

April 16 - 20, 2013
Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2013

Hollis Cline, The Scripps Research Institute

Michale Fee, Massachussets Institute of Technology

We are pleased to announce a sixth meeting on Synapses: From Molecules to Circuits & Behavior, which will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York. The meeting will begin at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 16, and will conclude with lunch on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The proposed meeting will assemble the leaders in the field, together with junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, to discuss new, cutting-edge developments in the molecular control of neuronal excitability and synapse function.

Keynote Speakers:
Richard Tsien, New York University

Session Topics:
Ion Channels, Receptors & Transporters
Synapse Formation
Synaptic Plasticity
Circuit Development
Neuronal and Circuit Plasticity
Circuit and Behavioral Plasticity
Behavioral Plasticity
Diseases of Synapses and Circuits

Invited Speakers:
Carlos Aizenman, Brown University
Alison Barth, Carnegie Mellon University
Vivian Budnik, University of Massachusetts
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Dickinson, University of Washington
Florian Engert, Harvard University
GuoPing Feng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wen-Biao Gan, New York University
Medical Center
Paul Garrity, Brandeis University
Stefan Herlitze, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
Loren Looger, Carnegie Institute/Janelia Farm
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel, UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, UK
Alysson Muotri, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Coleen Murphy, Princeton University
Song-hai Shi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Lisa Stowers, The Scripps Research Institute
Jing W. Wang, University of California, San Diego
Ryohei Yasuda, Duke University

The format of the meeting will include eight 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. As usual at Cold Spring Harbor meetings, abstracts of both poster and platform sessions will be published in an abstract book. The abstracts should focus on new and unpublished data.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 hope to see you at Cold Spring Harbor in April.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Diseases & Stroke

Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190
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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. 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 Kate Bradley (


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Meetings & Courses Program
PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845