Neuronal Circuits
March 16 - 19, 2022
Abstract Deadline: January 21, 2022


Fritjof Helmchen, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Vanessa Ruta, The Rockefeller University
Manuel Zimmer, The University of Vienna and Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria

Call for Nominations:
Larry Katz Memorial Lecture - deadline to submit: January 21, 2022

Call for Applications: TCCI Writing Fellowship - application deadline  March 4, 2022


**We are pleased to announce we will be hosting this meeting safely in-person, with a virtual participation option. **

COVID-19: All participants planning to attend in-person will be required to provide documentary proof of full vaccination AND first booster (when eligible) with an FDA or EMA approved vaccine. Additional safety measures will be in line with current NY and federal guidelines applicable in spring 2022. For more information, see COVID-19 Policies and Protocols.


We are pleased to announce the ninth Cold Spring Harbor conference on Neuronal Circuits, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 16 and run through lunch on Saturday, March 19, 2022.

Sample Schedule Outline

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 and Keynote Speakers:

Plastic Developing Circuits
Meital Oren-Suissa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ellie Heckscher, University of Chicago

Large-scale Neural Coding
Surya Ganguli,
Stanford University
Carsen Stringer, Janelia Research Campus

Circuits for Navigation
Rachel Wilson, Harvard University
Dori Derdikman, Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, Israel
Michael Yartsev, University of California, Berkeley

Decision Making and Cognition
Loren Frank,
University of California, San Francisco
Thomas Mrsic-Flogel, University College London, England
Jeremiah Cohen, Johns Hopkins University

From Sensation to Action
Megan Carey,
Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
Yun Zhang, Harvard University

Singing Across Species
Jesse Goldberg, Cornell University
Benjamin Judkewitz, Humboldt University, Germany
Mala Murthy, Princeton University

Social Behavior in Mind
Annegret Falkner,
Princeton University
Nadine Gogolla, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Germany
Ann Clemens, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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 Samantha Mastronardi. 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 Samantha Mastronardi.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlcircuits. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Additional support provided by: Tianqiao & Chrissy Chen Institute


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,310 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1,235
Academic Shared Room Package: $1,130
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $860
Student Package*: $1,045
Student No-Housing Package: $775
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1,625
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1,250

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions and access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should firstly request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Samantha Mastronardi.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Samantha Mastronardi

Late Fees (registrations submitted after 5:00pm ET on March 10th)

Academic Virtual Package: $355
Student Virtual Package: $250
Corporate Virtual Package: $475