Imaging Neurons & Neural Activity Meeting

15 03 2007

Next week a major conference, Imaging Neurons & Neural Activity: New Methods, New Results, focusing on new brain imaging technology will be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The lineup of invited speakers and topics is quite impressive.

Keynote Address: Richard Axel, Columbia University, HHMI

Topics and Discussion Leaders:

Controlling Neural Activity with Light
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Stefan Herlitze, Case Western Reserve University
Richard Kramer, University of California, Berkeley

Fluorescence Imaging of Neurons
Hollis Cline, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
David Kleinfeld, University of California San Diego
Hannah Monyer, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Optical Measures of Neuronal Excitation And Signaling
Rainer Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institute for Med. Res., Germany
Ryohei Yasuda, Duke University Medical Center
Rafael Yuste, Columbia University

Novel Methods to Dissect Neural Circuits
Dmitri Chklovskii, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Jeff Licthman, Harvard University
Clay Reid, Harvard Medical School

Super-Resolution Optical Techniques
Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Stefan Hell, Max Planck Institute for Biophys. Chem., Germany
Sunney Xie, Harvard University

Novel Approaches to Ultrastructure
Jean-Louis Bessereau, INSERM Ecole Normal Superieure, France
Winfried Denk, Max-Planck-Institute, Germany
Mark Ellisman, University of California, San Diego

New Protein Tagging Strategies
Konstantin Lukyanov, Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Inst., Russia

The inaugural meeting two years ago had the highest density of innovative, novel, and unpublished research of any conference I have attended. How much more has the field progressed in two years? We will find out soon. I will be posting a daily blog of my notes on the talks and poster sessions, starting Friday, March 23rd. Take a scan through the full abstract list to whet your appetite.


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