Development and 3-D Modeling of the Human Brain   
December 6 - 9, 2017
Abstract Deadline: September 22, 2017


Paola Arlotta, Harvard University
Sergiu Pasca,
Stanford University

We are pleased to announce a new Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory winter conference on Development and 3-D Modeling of the Human Brain. The goal of this meeting is to bring together researchers from diverse fields to discuss advances in 3D neural differentiation models (brain organoids and neural spheroids) and their contribution to the understanding of human brain development and pathology.

The meeting will begin on the evening of Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and end after lunch on Saturday December 9. Abstracts should contain new and unpublished material. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and session chairs.

  • Human Brain Development
  • Neural Differentiations of Stem Cells
  • In Vitro Models of Disease
  • Brain Organoids and Neural Spheroids
Keynote Speakers:

Insoo Hyun, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Svante Pääbo,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

Invited Speakers:

Helen Bateup, UC Berkeley
Elena Cattaneo, University of Milan, Italy
Mototsuga Eiraku, RIKEN, Japan
Kevin Eggan, Harvard University
Dan Geschwind, UCLA
Magdalena Gotz, Munich University, Germany
Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Institute/MIT
Juergen Knoblich, IMBA, Austria
Arnold Kriegstein, UCSF
Guo-Li Ming, Johns Hopkins University
Allyson Muotri, UCSD
Lee Rubin, Harvard University
Hongjun Song, Johns Hopkins University
Lorenz Studer, Sloan Kettering
Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute
Paul Tesar, Case Western Reserve University
Giuseppe Testa, University of Milan, Italy
Barbara Treutlein, Max Planck, Germany
Flora Vaccarino, Yale University

Please bring this notice to the attention of any of your colleagues who may be interested in participating in the meeting.

All abstracts must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Late registrations may be accepted after the abstract deadline if the meeting is not oversubscribed. In the event of over-subscription, every effort will be made to ensure that all groups who wish to participate will be represented. The 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 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. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs; preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

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

Academic Package $1165
Graduate/PhD Student Package $975
Corporate Package $1475
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $795
Corporate No-Housing Package $995

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