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Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

New and Emerging Technologies in Studying Neural Development, Plasticity, and Diseases

Dates

June 11-12, 2016

Location

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China

Organizers

Chairs:
Hao Wu & Michael Hart

Hong Kong Advisory Board:
Tony F. Chan, Kathryn Song Eng Cheah, Fanny M.C. Cheung, Arthur B. Ellis, Barry Halliwell, Nancy Ip, Jian Lu, Peter Mathieson, Alfonso Ngan, Paul Tam, Benjamin Wah, Henry Wong, Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Kenneth Young & Albert Cheung-Hoi Yu More Information

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This meeting will focus on new and emerging technologies that can dramatically accelerate the study of molecular mechanisms underlying neural development, plasticity and related diseases. Along with scientific talks and posters from graduate students and post-docs, the GRS will also include a keynote research presentation from Dr. John Ngai (UC Berkeley).

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Saturday
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmNeural Circuits and Behavioral Analysis
Discussion Leader: Hao Wu (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pmOpening Remarks
3:50 pm - 4:05 pmWilliam Olson (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Region-Specific Organization of Mammalian Dorsal Spinal Cord Pain Circuits"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmLele Cui (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"The Control of Action Selection by Cell-Type Specific Circuits of the Striatum in Auditory-Guided Decision Task"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNew Advancements in Understanding Brain Functions and Diseases
Discussion Leader: Michael Hart (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmMathieu Quesnel-Vallieres (University of Toronto, Canada)
"Linking an Alternative Splicing Regulatory Network to Autism Spectrum Disorders"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmQiu-fen Jiang (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
"Antidepressant Reinstates the Plasticity of Vestibular-Mediated Navigation in the Adult"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmAnita Thambirajah (Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Canada)
"The Dynamic Incorporation of the Histone Variant H2A.Z During Hippocampal Maturation Is Associated with Neurodevelopment-Dependent Transcription"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmZhihui Huang (Wenzhou Medical University, China)
"YAP Is a Critical Inducer of SOCS3, Preventing Reactive Astrogliosis"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmYa Chun Chen (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"A Life Without Pain: New Mendelian Disorders of Human Painlessness Caused by Homozygous PRDM12 Mutation"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:25 pmXin Jiang (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Neurodegeneration-Associated FUS Is a Key Circadian Regulator in a Novel Negative Feedback Loop"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amKeynote Session: New Technologies to Study Cellular Diversity and Function in Nervous System
Discussion Leader: Yi Sun (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
9:00 am - 9:50 amJohn Ngai (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Illuminating Cellular Diversity in the Nervous System"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amXiaoying Chen (Tongji University, China)
"Coupled Electrophysiological Recording and Single Cell Transcriptome Analyses Revealed Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neuronal Maturation"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amKoto Kikuma (University of Southern California, USA)
"A Forward Genetic Screen Identifies a Link Between the Homeostatic Control of Sleep Behavior and Synaptic Plasticity"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amRuiming Chai (Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
"Enhanced Sensory Response of Somatostatin Interneurons During Perceptual Behavior"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmNeural Lineage Specification and Plasticity
Discussion Leader: John Ngai (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmHyang Mi Moon (Stanford University, USA)
"GABRB3-LPS Interactions Impair Placental Function and Neocortical Development in Mice"
1:50 pm - 1:55 pmDiscussion
1:55 pm - 2:15 pmYat-Ping (Alex) Tsui (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China)
"Schwann Cells Demonstrated Lineage Plasticity in Culture and Acquired Oligodendrocyte Phenotypes"
2:15 pm - 2:20 pmDiscussion
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmClosing Remarks
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Research reported in this publication was suppoted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorers and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS098595. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
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