Meetings & Courses

Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain

Suzhou, China 
October 15-19, 2018  
Abstract deadline: August 3, 2018


Organized by:

Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Haruhiko Bito, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Authur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, Germany

Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz, USA



We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Advances in Optical Imaging of Living Cells & Organisms: Focus on the Brain which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday October 15, and will conclude after lunch on Friday October 19, 2018.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Super-resolution and correlative microscopy
2. Mesocale imaging
3. High-speed volumetric imaging
4. Calcium imaging in astracytes
5. In vivo imaging of neuronal structure and function
6. Brain mapping
7. New indicators for neuronal and synaptic activity

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):
Yang Dan, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Karl Svoboda, HHMI, USA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, Country/Region):
Alison Barth, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Guoqiang Bi, University of Science and Technology of China, CHINA
Haruhiko Bito, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Thomas Blanpied, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Jayaram Chandrashekar, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, USA
Liangyi Chen, Peking University, CHINA
Wenbiao Gan, New York University, USA
Hitoshi Hashimoto, Osaka University, JAPAN
Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
David Kleinfeld, University of California at San Diego, USA
Arthur Konnerth, Technical University Munich, GERMANY
Michael Lin, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Christian Lohmann, Netherlands Insitute for Neuroscience, NETHERLANDS
Masanori Matsuzaki, University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Timothy Murphy, University of British Columbia, CANADA
Valentin Nägerl, Université de Bordeaux / CNRS UMR 5297, FRANCE
Michael Stryker, UCSF, USA
Bruno Weber, University of Zurich, SWITZERLAND
Chris Xu, Cornell University, USA
Fuqiang Xu, Wuhan Institue of Physics and Mathematics, CHINA
Ryohei Yasuda, Max Planck Florida Institute, USA
Yi Zuo, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts 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. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October, 2018.

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September 17, 2018

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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