Neuronal Circuits
April 11 - 14, 2018
Abstract Deadline: January 26, 2018


Florian Engert, Harvard University
Fritjof Helmchen, Brain Research Institute, Switzerland
Kristin Scott, University of California Berkeley

Call for Nominations: Larry Katz Memorial Lecture - deadline to submit: January 26, 2018

We are pleased to announce the seventh Cold Spring Harbor conference on Neuronal Circuits, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 11 and run through lunch on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

A comprehensive description of neuronal circuitry, an old dream of neuroscientists, is about to become a reality with recent technological advances. As these advances have been made in different model organisms and systems, there is a need for a forum where neuroscientists studying various neuronal circuits could exchange ideas.

This CSHL meeting will allow for neuroscientists working on neuronal circuits in a wide range of model organisms, from invertebrates to mammals, to come together and discuss their research. Contributions from research, centered on neuronal circuits involving anatomical, physiological, theoretical and behavioral approaches, will be encouraged.

Topics, Session Chairs and Speakers:

Chair: Florian Engert, Harvard University
Jeff Lichtman, Harvard University
Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science

Sensory Transformations
Chair: Fritjof Helmchen, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Daniel O’Connor, Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Cardin, Yale University

Circuit Computations
Chair: Daniel O’Connor, Johns Hopkins University
Gyorgy Buzsaki, New York University
Manuel Zimmer, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria

Internal States
Chair: Kristin Scott, University of California Berkeley
Zachary Knight, University of California San Francisco
Steve Liberles, Harvard Medical School
David Prober, Caltech

Chair: Takaki Komiyama, University of California San Diego
Vanessa Ruta, Rockefeller University
Wolfram Schultz, University of Cambridge, UK

Motor Control
Chair: Manuel Zimmer, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Michael Dickinson, Caltech
Takaki Komiyama, University of California San Diego

Abstracts are welcomed on all scientific topics related to the structure or function of neuronal circuits. They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (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 to 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 stating need for financial support to Catie Carr at Preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

All questions pertaining to registration, fees, housing, meals, transportation, visas, abstract submission or any other matters may be directed to Catie Carr at

Partial support may be provided by:


Academic Package: $1190
Graduate/PhD Student Package: $1000
Corporate Package: $1505
Academic/Student No-Housing Package: $815
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1015

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