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Wiring the Brain
July 18 - 22, 2013
Abstract Deadline: May 20, 2013

Catalina Betancur, INSERM, Paris, France
Ed Bullmore, Cambridge University, UK
Z. Josh Huang, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Helen Mayberg, Emory University
Kevin Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

We are pleased to announce the first Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Wiring the Brain, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Thursday, July 18th and run through lunchtime on Monday, July 22, 2013. Previous meetings in this series took place in Ireland in 2009 and 2011 (see the blog that Kevin Mitchell writes, for more information)

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.

Keynote Speaker:
Huda Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine
Edmund Rolls, Oxford University

Sessions & Speakers
Genetically programmed development
Nenad Sestan, Yale
Oscar Marin, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante
Li-Huei Tsai, MIT
Peter Scheiffele, University of Basel

Activity-dependent development
David Lewis, Pittsburgh
Gina Turrigiano, Brandeis
Takao Hensch, Harvard
Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante

Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
Elizabeth Engle, Harvard
Ronald Yeo, New Mexico
Dan Geschwind, UCLA

Modeling neurodevelopmental disorders
Joe Buxbaum, Mt. Sinai
Ricardo Dolmetsch, Allen Brain Institute
Guoping Feng, MIT
Kafui Dzirasa, Duke

Connectivity from synapses to systems
Olaf Sporns, Indiana
David van Essen, Washington University
Anthony Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Karl Zilles, Juelich Research Centre, Germany

Circuits function and dysfunction
Amy Arnsten, Yale
Peter Uhlhaas, MPI Frankfurt, Germany
Joshua Buckholtz, Harvard
Ann Graybiel, MIT

Wiring the human brain
Jay Giedd, NIH
Lucina Uddin, Stanford
Milos Judas, University of Zagreb

Cognitive development the emergence of the mind
Essi Viding, University College London
B.J. Casey, Cornell
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard
Simon Fisher, MPI Nijmegen

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

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institutes of Health and the Cold Spring Harbor Corporate Sponsor Program

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.

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

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.



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