Neurons, synapses & circuits - from function to disease

Understanding how neuronal activity and synaptic function produce and are shaped by behaviour is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Similarly, improved treatments for mental and neurological disorders will rely on gaining a better appreciation for how the brain coordinates activity across synaptic, circuit and system scales. This short conference brings together academic, industry and clinical leaders to discuss the latest advances in these areas.

    Neurons, synapses & circuits - from function to disease

    Thu 16 Aug 2018 9:00amSat 18 Aug 2018 4:30pm

    Venue

    1 North Head Scenic Drive. Manly NSW 2095
    Room: 
    Q Station

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    Understanding how neuronal activity and synaptic function produce and are shaped by behaviour is a fundamental goal of neuroscience. Similarly, improved treatments for mental and neurological disorders will rely on gaining a better appreciation for how the brain coordinates activity across synaptic, circuit and system scales. This short conference brings together academic, industry and clinical leaders to discuss the latest advances in these areas.

    Registration

    Registration costs $200 and includes a buffet dinner on Friday August 17. 

    Register 

    Abstract submissions and posters

    Abstract submissions are encouraged prior to the deadline of July 15. A small number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation (15 minutes each). 

    Please provide abstracts using the following template and email to qbievents@uq.edu.au

    Poster boards will be 1200 (W) x 1800 (H) mm. We recommend posters be made to A0 dimensions (1189 x 841 mm).

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    Speakers

    • Ehsan Arabzadeh         The Australian National University
    • Bernard Balleine           The University of NSW
    • David Bredt                    Johnson and Johnson
    • Elizabeth Coulson        The University of Queensland
    • Marta Garrido               The University of Queensland
    • Geoffrey Goodhill         The University of Queensland
    • Shengtao Hou              Southern University of Science and Technology
    • Rick Huganir                 Johns Hopkins University
    • Julie Kauer                    Brown University
    • Anatol Kreitzer             University of California, San Francisco
    • Diane Lipscombe        Brown University
    • Rob Malenka                Stanford University
    • Stephen Maren            Texas A&M
    • Chris McBain                NIH
    • Katherine Roche          NIH
    • Bernardo Sabatini        Harvard University
    • Pankaj Sah                    The University of Queensland
    • Morgan Sheng             Genentech
    • Peter Silburn                 The University of Queensland
    • Greg Stuart                   The Australian National University
    • Susannah Tye              The University of Queensland
    • Andres Villu Maricq     University of Utah
    • Liping Wang                 Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

    Abstracts 

    Program

      Preliminary program

    Accommodation

    Q Station has a total of 84 rooms and is 35 minutes from central Sydney. Numerous alternative hotels are located within a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride of the conference venue, near Manly beach.

    Sponsors

    The organisers are extremely grateful to the following sponsors: 

    • International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN)
    • Janssen
    • Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (CIBF)
    • ZEISS
    • Coherent Scientific
    • BioLegend
    • The Queensland Brain Institute

    Conference Organisers: Pankaj Sah*, Katherine Roche, David Bredt and Shengtao Hou

    *Scientific queries to pankaj.sah@uq.edu.au

    All other queries to qbievents@uq.edu.au

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