The Gordon Research Seminar on Sleep Regulation and Function 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 GRS is focused on the mechanisms and function of sleep in animal and human models of study. It is a forum for trainees at doctoral and postdoctoral levels to present game-changing, cutting-edge science. Specific attention will be paid to biomarkers of sleepiness, the genetics of sleep, and function of sleep from the perspective of memory and metabolism. This is also a unique opportunity to have an editor talk to trainees about what it takes to get sleep research published in a journal targeting the broader scientific community.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Sleep Regulation & Function" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at North Carolina State University.
Support from the University of Wisconsin-Madison comes from
Wisconsin Sleep and the
Department of Psychiatry.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: In Search of Biomarkers|
|This session will focus on identifying novel biomarkers of sleepiness beyond the use of EEG.|
|Discussion Leaders: Zoltan Torontali (University of Toronto, Canada) and Allison Brager (Morehouse School of Medicine, USA)|
|3:45 pm - 4:05 pm||Luisa de Vivo (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)|
"Can We Tell Whether a Brain Cell Has Been Asleep or Awake by Looking at the Ultrastructure of Mitochondria and Other Cellular Organelles?"
|4:05 pm - 4:10 pm||Discussion|
|4:10 pm - 4:25 pm||Nicolette Ognjanovski (University of Michigan, USA)|
"Searching for Network Mechanisms Underlying Sleep-Dependent Memory Consolidation"
|4:25 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||In Search of Genes|
|This session will focus on molecular regulation of sleep in both invertebrate and vertebrate models.|
|Discussion Leaders: Vilma Aho (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Stephane Dissel (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 8:05 pm||Stephane Dissel (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)|
"Can Sleep Fix a Broken Brain?"
|8:05 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 9:05 pm||Marieke Hoekstra (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)|
"The Double Life of PER2"
|9:05 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||In Search of Function|
|This session will dissect the function of sleep in mammals with an emphasis on memory and metabolism.|
|Discussion Leaders: Chris Depner (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) and Jared Saletin (Alpert Medical School, Brown University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:35 am||Jacqueline Ho (University of Washington, USA)|
"Effects of Early-Life Sleep and Diet on Glycemic Control in Mice"
|9:35 am - 9:40 am||Discussion|
|9:40 am - 10:15 am||Bryce Mander (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Prefrontal β-Amyloid Pathology Disrupts NREM Slow Waves
and Associated Hippocampus-Dependent Memory Consolidation"
|10:15 am - 10:20 am||Discussion|
|10:20 am - 10:55 am||John O'Donnell (University of Rochester, USA)|
"Changes in the Composition of Interstitial Ions Control Neuronal Activity in the Sleep/Wake Cycle"
|10:55 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: In Search of Publication in a High-Impact Journal|
|This session will largely focus on the strategy for getting a paper into a high-impact journal (e.g., one where the average paper has more than 10 citations per year in the first few years after publication) and a discussion of the philosophy of this goal.|
|Discussion Leader: Allison Brager (Morehouse School of Medicine, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:15 pm||Clifford Saper (Harvard Medical School, USA)|
"In Search of Publication in a High-Impact Journal"
|2:15 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Research reported in this publication was supported by the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13NS095356. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.