Neuronal Circuits
April 6 - 9, 2016
Abstract Deadline: January 22, 2016


Florian Engert, Harvard University
Carl Petersen, EPFL, Switzerland
Kristin Scott, University of California, Berkeley

Call for Nominations: Larry Katz Memorial Lecture

We are pleased to announce the sixth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Neuronal Circuits, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 6 and run through lunch on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

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:

Sensory Processing (Chair: Florian Engert, Harvard University)
Botund Roska, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
Massimo Scanziani, University of California San Diego

Technology (Chair: Anatol Kreitzer, University of California San Francisco)
Misha Ahrens, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
Valentia Emiliani, University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France

Plasticity/Learning (Chair: Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Susumu Tonegawa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Loren Frank, University of California San Francisco

Behavior (Chair: Kristin Scott, University of California Berkeley)
Gwyneth Card, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
Barry Dickson, HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus
Nirao Shah, University of California San Francisco

Basal Ganglia (Chair: Nirao Shah, University of California San Francisco)
Gul Dolen, John Hopkins University
Anatol Kreitzer, University of California San Francisco
Kay Tye, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Active sensing (Chair: Carl Petersen, EPFL, Switzerland)
Georg Keller, Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland
David Kleinfeld, 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 They should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline.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 to stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts. Send requests to Val Pakaluk

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

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

Partial support provided by: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  


Academic Package $1,140
Graduate/PhD Student Package $955
Corporate Package $1,445
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $780
Corporate No-Housing Package $975

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.