Axon Guidance, Synapse Formation and Regeneration
September 20 - 24, 2016
Abstract Deadline: July 25, 2016


Greg Bashaw, University of Pennsylvania
Linda Richards, University of Queensland, Australia
Peter Scheiffele, University of Basel, Switzerland

You are cordially invited to participate in the tenth meeting on Axon Guidance, Synapse Formation and Regeneration to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

The meeting will begin with dinner and the first session on the evening of Tuesday September 20 and will conclude after lunch on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The specific goals of this conference are to bring together a diverse group of scientists studying various molecular, cellular and genetic aspects of cell migration, axon guidance, synaptogenesis, and developmental plasticity of neural connectivity. This meeting is intended to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information, to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances, and to facilitate the intellectual unification of research in this field.

Keynote Speakers:

Ralph Adolphs, California Institute of Technology
Liqun Luo, Stanford University
Aviv Regev, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Topics & Chairs:

Axon to Synapse I
Samantha Butler, University of California, Los Angeles
Ruediger Klein, Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany

Synapse to Circuit I
Kelsey Martin, University of California, Los Angeles
Andres Villu Mariq, University of Utah

Regeneration & Disease I
Franck Bradke, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn
Catherine Collins, University of Michigan

Axon to Synapse II
Guillermina Lopez-Bendito, Instituto de Neurosciences, Spain
Robin Hiesinger, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Synapse to Circuit II
Kang Shen, Stanford University
Gordon Fishell, New York University Medical School

Regeneration & Disease II
Massimo Hilliard, The University of Queensland, Australia
Michael Granato, University of Pennsylvania

Axon to Synapse III
Eloisa Herrera, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Iris Salecker, The Francis Crick Institute, UK

The format of the meeting will include seven oral sessions consisting of short talks and three poster sessions, primarily chosen from openly submitted abstracts. All speakers and chairs are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire meeting. The organizers will decide the suitability of each abstract for oral or poster presentation, but please specify if you prefer a poster. Status 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. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Val Pakaluk stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

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

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


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

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 Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those applying who submit abstracts to the meeting.