Decoding neural circuit structure and function

The formation and the function of neural circuits has gained major understanding in the recent past, largely driven by the development of new tools at the interface between molecular biology, genetics, and advanced microscopy. These tools do not only provide better visualization of nervous system development in real time but also allow manipulation of developmental processes and neural physiology in vivo.
The main goal of this EMBO Workshop is to bring together developmental, molecular, and behavioral neuroscientists to discuss emerging technologies and landmark discoveries in neural circuit research. The workshop aims to build a bridge between molecular aspects of pattern formation in sensory systems, opto-genetic dissection of physiological function, and behavioral outputs of brain circuitries. We wish to foster an active dialogue between these disciplines and to stimulate an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and research tools. Special attention will be given to the active participation of young scientists, such as students, postdocs and junior group leaders and to create a stimulating scientific atmosphere with talks, discussions, poster sessions and social events.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Claude Desplan
New York University
US
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Chris Doe
University of Oregon
US
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Juergen Knoblich
Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
US
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Gero Miesenböck
University of Oxford
UK
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Leslie Vosshall
Rockefeller University
US
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CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS
Richard Benton
The University of Lausanne
CH
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Alexander Borst
Max-Planck Institute Munich
DE
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Arzu Celik
Bogazici University
TR
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Florian Engert
Harvard Medical School
US
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Stefan Fuss
Bogazici University
TR
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Bassem Hassan
VIB, Katolieke University Leuven
BE
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Thomas Hummel
University of Vienna
AT
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Ilonaona Kadow
Max-Planck Institute Munich
DE
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Tzumin Lee
HHMI, Janelia Farm
US
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Hernan Lopez-Schier
Helmholtz Center Münich
DE
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Andreas Luthi
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
CH
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Gaby Maimon
Rockefeller University
US
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Caren Norden
Max-Planck Insitute Dresden
DE
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Vanessa Ruta
Rockefeller University
US
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Songhai Shi
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
US
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Stefan Thor
Linköping University
SE
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Scott Waddell
University of Oxford
UK
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Claire Wyart
Brain and Spine Institute, INSERM
FR
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26 Sep - 28 Sep 2014
istanbul
Turkey
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