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Francis Crick Symposium-Transforming Neurosciences: Questions & Experiments

Suzhou, China 
April 15-19, 2019 
Abstract deadline: February 22, 2019

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Organized by:

Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University, China

Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA

John O’Keefe, University College London, United Kingdom

Hee-Sup Shin, Institute for Basic Science, South Korea

Alcino Silva, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Francis Crick Symposium-Transforming Neurosciences: Questions & Experiments which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday April 15, and will conclude after lunch on Friday April 19, 2019.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in Transforming Neurosciences. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1.Molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of memory
2.Social neuroscience
3.Instinct behavior
4.New technology
5.Hippocampal formation
6.Neuroglial signaling

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Carol Barnes, University of Arizona, USA
Mu-Ming Poo,
Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, CHINA

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Camilla Bellone, University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Tiago Branco, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM
Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Inbal Goshen, The Hebrew University, ISRAEL
Hailan Hu, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Sheena Josselyn, Hospital for Sick Children, CANADA
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Anatol Kreitzer, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Julija Krupic, University of Cambridge, UK
Stephan Lammel, University of California, Berkeley, USA
C. Justin Lee, Korea Institute of Science & Technology, SOUTH KOREA
Bo Li, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Yulong Li, Peking University, CHINA
Christian Lüscher, University of Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Jeffrey Magee, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Robert Malenka, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
Maiken Nedergaard, University of Rochester, USA
John O'Keefe, University College London, UNITED KINGDOM
Teruhiro Okuyama, The University of Tokyo, JAPAN
Ole Paulsen, University of Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Hee-Sup Shin, Institute for Basic Science, SOUTH KOREA
Alcino Silva, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Jin Zhang, University of California, San Diego, USA
Hitoshi Okamoto, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, JAPAN

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's 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. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in April, 2019.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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